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Just Say No

BY FROSTY TROY Could Barack Obama’s record-setting fundraising be the death knell of campaign-finance “reform”? After saying he would accept public funding and live within the prescribed spending limits, Obama changed course – gambling that he could raise more privately. He raked in an more than $600 million. John McCain took public funding, criticizing Obama...
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Remembering Bush-World

BY KENNY BELFORD   Approaching the New Year, and the end of the reign of error of George W. Bush, perhaps a brief reflection of the past eight years might be interesting.  This list isn’t in a strict chronological sequence, just a few of the highlights we should never forget.    * Florida 2000 –...
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The Spirit Of The Season

BY EDWIN E. VINEYARD This writer finds himself regretfully drawn into this thing we have going again about “Christmas.” Unfortunately, for too many this has become a controversy about nomenclature – “Holiday” versus “Christmas” – for naming the season. While many of us think that this is a tempest in a teapot, a totally unnecessary...

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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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Apr’19 Newsmakers

House Democratic Floor Leader David Perryman, right, and Oklahoma Hospital Association President Patti Davis discuss Oklahoma’s health care crisis with Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton at April 11’s Newsmakers event at Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City.
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Mar’19 Newsmakers

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister discusses the state of Oklahoma public education as Pastors for Oklahoma Kids Executive Director Clark Frailey, right, and Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton listen during the Mar. 14 Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers event at Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City.
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