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Pride And Activism

BY SHARON MARTIN I get it. You believe what you believe and can’t understand why I don’t believe it, as well. I know, because I can’t understand why everyone doesn’t agree with my fundamental truths: [1] We are all connected, each part of a greater whole. [2] The creator who created me, created you, too....
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These Three Things For Oklahoma

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES In conversation with hundreds of Oklahomans over the past couple of years and after years of analysis concerning systemic change in the Oklahoma context, I am convinced that Oklahoma needs three things to happen before we will be able to begin digging ourselves out of our current crisis, and these things...
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A Capitol Idea

BY DAVID PERRYMAN I often encourage Oklahomans to be involved in Oklahoma government. Sometimes that means traveling from your home to the Capitol at NE 23rd and Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City. Normally, the Capitol is air conditioned and brimming with artwork and artifacts representing the rich heritage of our state from pre-statehood through the...
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Where Does Inequality Come From?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER The vast inequality that’s rending our society is not a natural, inevitable or accidental phenomenon – it’s caused intentionally by policy-decisions that corporate and political officials make, often in tandem. Every now and then, we commoners get a glimpse of inequality in the making, as we did recently when the GOP Boss...
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We Can Move Past Trump On Climate Change

BY FROMA HARROP President Trump’s spoken thoughts on climate change layer ignorance over irresponsibility. They humiliate thinking Americans and frustrate our friends. The president’s recent refusal in Europe to commit to sticking with the Paris accord for curbing planet-warming gas emissions is the latest national embarrassment. Trump did say he’d come up with an answer...
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Trump’s Epic Budget Swindle

BY JOE CONASON Elect a fraudster to the presidency – remember Trump University and the Trump Foundation? – and he will soon deliver a fraudulent budget. What makes this presidential fraudster’s first budget so special is the simultaneous perpetration of multiple levels of fraud. Aside from defense spending, the Trump budget violates nearly every programmatic...

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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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Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers On Immigration

At the April 27, 2017 Newsmakers event, Oklahoma Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton discusses the challenges facing immigrants, social service agencies that help them and public policymakers in the age of Trump with [from left] state Rep. Forrest Bennett and immigration law attorneys Paola M. Alvarez de Bennett and Michael Brooks-Jiminez.

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