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The Sheeple’s Protest

BY KENNY BELFORD There’s a bit of silver lining in the wingnut protests witnessed this week. For starters, after careful deliberation, they selected a name for their event that’s slang for a sexual act involving a scrotum. I’m still chuckling over that one. Then, as we watched the sheeple arrive at their protest sites, their...
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Destroying Public Ed

BY ARNOLD HAMILTON My dear friend, and our founding editor, Frosty Troy argues that any Oklahoma teacher who votes Republican these days might just as well get up each morning and shoot themselves in both feet. Several of my more conservative teacher friends – they’ve bought into the GOP-Religious Right-Values Voters claptrap – aren’t amused...
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Contrary, Mary

BY KAREN WEBB U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, R-OK, had no problems whatsoever giving corporate welfare to the CEOs so they could produce this robber-baron crash we are in, and still she thinks the wealthy thieves need more help with their taxes. Now there she is talking about how sad it is that the robber-barons won’t...

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Biden Is Still Ahead

BY SUSAN ESTRICH After all the pundits declared him the loser in his first debate, after almost two weeks of backpedaling and explaining, Joe Biden still leads the field among likely Democratic primary voters. At least that’s what the latest national polls say. The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, one of the best, was released on...
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Playtime Over For Democrats’ Radicals

BY FROMA HARROP It was certainly no slip of the tongue when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cut a small group of her party’s radicals to size. “All these people have the public whatever and their Twitter world,” she told The New York Times. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people, and that’s how...
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Climate Change Has Minor Winners And Big Losers

BY FROMA HARROP A terrible thought, but suppose the planet were to heat up by 2 degrees Celsius – the level past which environmental damage would be catastrophic. It would also be wildly expensive. That much warming could cost the global economy $69 trillion by 2100, according to a study by Moody’s Analytics. The consulting...
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July’19 Newsmakers

State Rep. Forrest Bennett, left, and UCO Political Science Professor John Wood, right, join Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton to discuss big money’s impact on state policymaking and potential ethics reforms at July 8’s Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers at Full Circle Books in OKC.
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June’19 Newsmakers

Democratic National Committee member and former Gov. David Walters, center, joins longtime House Democratic Leader Scott Inman, right, and Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton in analyzing the 2019 legislative session and looking ahead to the 2020 elections, including the Medicaid expansion initiative, during June 13’s Newsmakers at Full Circle Books in OKC.
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