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Kern Keeps Going … And Going … And Going …

BY JAMES NIMMO Terrorist-sniffing GOPer Rep. Sally Kern, high from hyper-ventilating her own hot air, is accusing the Oklahoma affiliate of the ACLU of intimidation. http://repsallykern.com/html/news_details.php?id=40 According to Kern’s website on July 11, [she who communicates with the Founding Fathers from the grave and who thinks “context” are visual aids] the ACLU is asking for...
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Trickling Out More Voodoo

BY EDWIN E. VINEYARD Spokespersons for the Republican Party, aided by their media pundits, have made great efforts to make Americans think that the Obama stimulus plan has failed. Is this true? If so, then what is the Republican alternative plan for the solution to the economic recession that has gripped this nation? In answering...
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What’s Good For The Goose …

BY JAMES NIMMO Sen. James Inhofe’s OKC staff is AFRAID of opposite-party constituent crowds and allergic to grass – grassroot ideas, that is. So it would seem judging by the rejection [I started to type “reception”] a crowd of 50 Oklahoma taxpayers received Thursday at Republican Inhofe’s tax-paid office digs in 50 Penn Place. The...

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Earth Dinner

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Let’s talk Turkey! No, not the orange butterball sitting in the Oval Office. I’m talking about the real thing, the big bird, 46 million of which we Americans will devour on this Thanksgiving Day. It was the Aztecs who first domesticated the gallopavo, but leave it to the Spanish explorers to “foul-up”...
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Must We ‘Believe’ Juanita Broaddrick? No.

BY FROMA HARROP Whenever charges of sexual misconduct shoot through the air, an arrow or three hit Bill Clinton. That’s inevitable, given his history of philandering capped by the notorious Oval Office tryst with Monica Lewinsky. What was not inevitable, but surprising, is the crush of liberals swallowing whole a fishy story that Clinton raped...
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When ‘Reckoning’ With Bill, Try Facts Not Myths

BY JOE CONASON Suddenly it has become fashionable again in liberal circles to flay Bill Clinton for his sexual misconduct, whether real, alleged or imagined. Amid the national frenzy swirling around the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Roy Moore, prominent journalists and politicians are competing to display their dudgeon over the former president and things...
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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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Oct ’17 Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers

From left, Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton, former Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth and Sierra Club Oklahoma Director Johnson Bridgwater discuss the state’s environmental and energy future, including water and air quality, injection wells and earthquakes, the post-carbon age and renewable energy, state regulation and the future of the Corporation Commission.
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