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Coffee’s Double Talk

BY KAREN WEBB Remember when U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich was going after President Bill Clinton for committing adultery with a younger aide. While calling Clinton all kinds of names, Newt was committing adultery with a younger aide. Last year, the Oklahoma House Speaker, Lance Cargill, R-Harrah, was caught not filing or paying his taxes...
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Deregulating Schools?

BY ED CANNADAY Debate on Senate Bill 834, or the School Empowerment Act, ratcheted up this week. The bill is designed to allow local school boards to disregard or deregulate state mandates. Five areas would be exempt from this process, including requirements for: 1. serving all students in the district; 2. maintaining minimum salary schedule;...
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The 411 On Washington Babel

BY EDWIN E. VINEYARD There is a great deal of confusion among the public regarding the various spending measures which have passed or have been proposed to Congress. To some, Washington has been cursed as a modern Tower of Babel. Of course, one reason for this is that there have been so many different bills...

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Playing Monopoly For Real

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Shouting “Down with big government,” today’s tea party Trumpateers claim to be tax rebels – direct descendants of the Boston bunch who boarded three British ships in 1773 and heaved their cargo of tea chests into the harbor. But wait! That historic Tea Party wasn’t actually a tax protest. The audacious colonists...
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Paris And New York Are United By Urban Horror

BY FROMA HARROP Many of us watching the inferno at Notre Dame de Paris felt that 9/11 dread. This week, as nearly 18 years ago, the news channels kept looping the same horrific video of towers collapsing. At the end, the medieval cathedral remained mostly standing while the twin towers at New York’s World Trade...
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Change Is Coming To Health Care. Vote Wisely.

BY FROMA HARROP It’s a solid bet that our health care future won’t look quite like the present. Whether the outcome would be good or bad for the average working stiff will depend a great deal on who is president after the 2020 election. If Donald Trump is re-elected, we know where health coverage for...
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