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Visiting With A Korean War Vet

BY EDWIN E. VINEYARD While undertaking the physically challenging task of pushing a shopping cart through the lengths, depths, and widths of the vast domain of our local Walmart store, this writer sought to separate himself momentarily from his shopper-in-chief and to pause in the relative comfort of a two-person bench. Already on this bench...
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Finally, Dems Find Their Voice?

BY RICHARD L. FRICKER It seems the Democrats may have found a voice in calling for Sen. Tom Coburn to release his hold on S.1963, the veterans caregiver bill. It would be nice if they would keep up the pressure on Coburn and others. Too often in the last few years Democrats have caved fearing...
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Needed: A Women’s Party

BY BARBARA SANTEE I watched that shameful vote that excluded abortion coverage from the National Health Care Bill. Thirty-nine Democrats voted for it, including Dan Boren of Oklahoma!! Owning the Republican Party is not enough for the right-wing extremists. They are gaining more and more political power within the Democratic Party, and there is no...

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Bernie The Good vs. Bernie The Bad

BY FROMA HARROP Bernie Sanders is back in the news, showing us all both his good side and the bad. Let’s start with the good. “If Democrats control either the House or the Senate,” he recently told The New York Times, “Trump’s agenda is dead.” Here is Bernie at his best – blunt and colorful,...
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The Woman Who Landed The Plane

BY SUSAN ESTRICH For years, people such as myself have been arguing that gender discrimination doesn’t just hurt women: It hurts all of us, our economy, our efficiency, and, yes, even our safety. The stories about the obstacles that Tammie Jo Shults, the now-famous pilot of Southwest Flight 1380, faced in her quest to become...
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Imagine A Cuomo-Trump Street Fight In 2020

BY FROMA HARROP Democrats scouring their ranks for a 2020 presidential candidate should put Andrew Cuomo high on their list. The New York governor is already on the case, giving speeches tailored for the Iowa caucuses. Assuming Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination for a second term, Cuomo would be an especially strong combatant. Five...
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Apr’18 Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister and Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton discuss the Oklahoma teacher walkout, education funding and the future of the state’s public schools during the April 12 Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers event at Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City.
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