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Lousy Week For Wingnuts

BY KENNY BELFORD This has not been a great week to be a wingnut – hopefully more will follow. Three examples illustrate this point: 1. Ever heard of Orly Taitz? Even though it sounds like the clinical name for some greasy teenage facial problem, it’s actually the name of a person, a female wingnut. You...
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Killing The Messengers

BY FRANK P. BELCASTRO The Goldstone Commission report detailed the results of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s fact-finding mission on the Gaza conflict. These findings included the recommendation that both Hamas and the Israeli government bring to justice those responsible for war crimes during the three weeks of fighting in late December and early...
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No Peace For Obama Or America

BY RICHARD L. FRICKER Watching the conservative and Republican reaction to President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize certainly tells us more about them than about the prize. It should be remembered these are the same people who cheered when Chicago lost its Olympic bid, because it was a loss for Obama. These people have shown they...

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Trump Turns Farmers Into A Sacrifice

BY FROMA HARROP Our generally strong economy has yet to cast its blessings on American farm country. Incomes there are headed for their lowest level since 2006. And farmers are going deep into debt to keep their heads above water. President Trump’s budget blueprint would only make things worse for U.S. agriculture. Trump’s hostility to...
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The South Is Rising Again

BY JIM HIGHTOWER In the past year, we’ve seen a burst of audacious political assertiveness coming out of Old Dixie, and I’m not talking about those Trumpeteering, tiki-torch-brandishing, tinhorn KKKers the media focuses on. The real story is that a fresh, “Reclaim the South” movement of young African-American populists is emerging, kindling long-suppressed hope in...
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You, Too, Mr. President

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Poor Donald Trump. He can’t help himself. Take the case of Roy Moore: After numerous women accused Moore of sexual assault, sexual misconduct and child molestation, every Republican I knew was rooting against him, hoping to spare the party huge embarrassment. But the president supported Moore for a seat in the United...
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Jan ’18 Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers

From left, state Rep. Monroe Nichols, Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton and former Gov. David Walters discuss ways to fix Oklahoma’s broken political system, including Nichols’ proposal to repeal or modify anti-tax SQ 640 and Walters’ efforts to end partisan gerrymandering.
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