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Absence, Noted

BY ARNOLD HAMILTON You could almost feel a collective hold-your-breath-moment developing in the Oklahoma House today. A resolution marking NAACP Day – and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – had just been read by the House clerk. All that was left was for lawmakers to give...
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Limits To Free Speech

BY KAREN WEBB In the last couple of days there have been two examples of people getting jiggy with word definitions for explaining why their actions should not be a threat to the life of the president of the United States. One of them everyone knows about and the other only those of us in...
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Sally Kern’s Twin?

BY FRANK P. BELCASTRO “They’re probably the greatest threat to America going down I know of.” So what’s America’s greatest threat? The weakest economy in 80 years? Widespread layoffs, bank collapses, meltdown in the auto industry and a housing crisis? Not according to Utah state Sen. Chris Buttars. In a recent interview obtained by Human...

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Will Trump’s Order Help U.S. Tech Workers Or Not?

BY FROMA HARROP Let’s describe the problem with an example. A few years ago, Southern California Edison employed 300 foreign tech workers through the H-1B visa program. They took the jobs of American IT specialists who suffered the added indignity of having to train their replacements. The foreign workers were paid at least $40,000 a...
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The Amazon 1-Star System

BY SUSAN ESTRICH I’m not dumb enough to believe that all the reviews you read on various sites are authentic. I know that if a product no one has ever heard of has thousands of five-star reviews, something is amiss. Real customers aren’t claiming a skin cream “takes years away in just minutes!” The only...

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  • Real Economics: Teacher Pay
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    Real Economics: Teacher Pay

    BY SHARON MARTIN The state legislator stared straight into the television camera and said that we don’t calculate teacher pay honestly. He suggested t...

    Tips For A Safe Halloween
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    Tips For A Safe Halloween

    BY JOE DORMAN With Halloween approaching, everyone has to be on the watch for ghouls and goblins. That does not mean to be fearful, but to be careful ...

    Another Oklahoma Scam
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    Another Oklahoma Scam

    BY SHARON MARTIN This year I got a small tax refund from the state of Oklahoma. It wasn’t a check; it was a debit card from a third party. Apparently,...

  • Public Money For Religious Purposes
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    Public Money For Religious Purposes

    BY DAVID PERRYMAN Most Oklahomans don’t want public tax dollars to be used for private and religious schools. That has pretty much been a part of the ...

    Birthers, Birchers, And Lee Harvey Oswald
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    Birthers, Birchers, And Lee Harvey Oswald

    BY DON WILKEY With the stoke of a pen, Peter Savodnik, in his book, The Interloper, discredited a billion dollar industry … the JFK conspiracy b...

    Three Monkeys
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    Three Monkeys

    BY VERN TURNER We are all familiar with the statuary of the three monkeys demonstrating their innocence from negativity. The statue kind of reminds me...

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