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Another Opportunity Missed

BY VERN TURNER When I retired from teaching in the small, central Texas town of Marble Falls, there was a local newspaper named The River Cities Daily Tribune. It had a single op-ed writer who happened to be a Libertarian. Now, Marble Falls, politically speaking, was quite conservative to the point of being not the least bit...
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Knowing When No Means No

BY DAVID PERRYMAN What do low self-esteem, depression, mental health and a high teen pregnancy rate have in common? If your answer was Oklahoma, you are eons ahead of 56 members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. That is the number of men and women who last week voted against HB 1007, which would have...
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The Fixer

BY SUSAN ESTRICH I have to admit I was a little insulted when Michael Cohen explained that his job as Donald Trump’s lawyer was to be his “fixer.” For more than a decade, I was widely known around my old law firm as the firm fixer. “Plumber” was another of my nicknames. Technically, I created...
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Privacy Will Belong To A New Top 1%

BY FROMA HARROP Why did Jeff Bezos, founder of tech giant Amazon, send gushy texts to his paramour, it appears, without using encryption? Why did he even take selfies of an intimate nature? There are more whys to come, but these two are related to questions of privacy, which, we are told, is dead. Shouldn’t...

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Feb’19 Newsmakers

Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton, left, and state Rep. Jason Dunnington discuss criminal justice reform and other important legislation during Feb. 14’s Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers at Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City.
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