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Union-Busting 101

BY KENNY BELFORD When the bailout money started flowing to AIG, Wall Street, and other major financial institutions not one single Republican senator or congressmen rushed to place themselves in front of a network news camera to demand the white collar workers – or even top management – be forced to take a pay cut....
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Defining Marriage

BY EDWIN E. VINEYARD Considerable caution should be exercised, and some trepidation felt, when the delicate topic of defining marriage is approached by any writer who is not already an ideologue on the subject. Most people in our country are separated into different camps on this. It seems now that this separation is into two...
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Giving Obama A Chance

By SHEILA SAMPLES Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O Union, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate! – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The recent blowout election that gave us President Barack Obama resulted in a flood of...

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What Is Worse Than Being Poor?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER These are hard times for America’s gold miners. They’re struggling to haul wealth out of the land, but seeing their pay dropping further and further down. Take Bob Mercer, who’s been a top miner for years, but last year, [which has been described as somewhere between lackluster and catastrophic] even Bob was...
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The Leakiest House On The Block

BY SUSAN ESTRICH What’s the leakiest house in Washington, DC? Here’s a hint: It’s on Pennsylvania Avenue. Ask anyone who’s been inside the White House lately. There’s never been anything like it. Sinking ships leak. As do losing campaigns, lame-duck administrations, and most White Houses, eventually. But not in April and May of a president’s...
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Campus Liberals Are Too Easy To Bait

BY FROMA HARROP “Rising to the bait” is a fishing term. Anglers lure fish hiding in the deep by positioning bait on or near the surface. Fish that rise to the bait usually end up on someone’s dinner plate. Conservative groups routinely try this technique on college liberals. Their lure is an inflammatory right-wing speaker....
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  • Real Economics: Teacher Pay
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    Real Economics: Teacher Pay

    BY SHARON MARTIN The state legislator stared straight into the television camera and said that we don’t calculate teacher pay honestly. He suggested t...

    Tips For A Safe Halloween
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    Tips For A Safe Halloween

    BY JOE DORMAN With Halloween approaching, everyone has to be on the watch for ghouls and goblins. That does not mean to be fearful, but to be careful ...

    Another Oklahoma Scam
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    Another Oklahoma Scam

    BY SHARON MARTIN This year I got a small tax refund from the state of Oklahoma. It wasn’t a check; it was a debit card from a third party. Apparently,...

  • Public Money For Religious Purposes
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    Public Money For Religious Purposes

    BY DAVID PERRYMAN Most Oklahomans don’t want public tax dollars to be used for private and religious schools. That has pretty much been a part of the ...

    Birthers, Birchers, And Lee Harvey Oswald
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    Birthers, Birchers, And Lee Harvey Oswald

    BY DON WILKEY With the stoke of a pen, Peter Savodnik, in his book, The Interloper, discredited a billion dollar industry … the JFK conspiracy b...

    Three Monkeys
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    Three Monkeys

    BY VERN TURNER We are all familiar with the statuary of the three monkeys demonstrating their innocence from negativity. The statue kind of reminds me...

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