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The Effect Of A Nuclear Event On All Of Us

BY FANNIE PASCHALL BATES Who will be hurt if Donald Trump drops a nuclear bomb on North Korea? South Korea, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Alaska, the state of Washington, Oregon, California, the coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean, billions of fish, lobster, whales, dolphins and shrimp, the seaweed which millions of people depend on as...
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Save Our State By Balancing The Budget Responsibly

BY JOE DORMAN We are approaching a critical deadline in Oklahoma as we near the end of the legislative session. No comprehensive budget solution has moved forward to address the roughly $1 billion shortfall facing our state. Both Gov. Mary Fallin and the House Democratic caucus have released plans to balance the budget by raising...
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Rural Health Care

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Some people think that rural health care is one of those things that we don’t need until we really need it. However, the truth is that rural health care is not only essential for the individual and collective health of rural residents, it is also essential for all people who visit or...
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Senate Seat No Kennedy Heirloom

BY FROMA HARROP Have New York Democrats lost all self-respect? Their excited talk of whether Caroline Kennedy is “interested” in Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat makes you wonder. The late John F. Kennedy’s daughter has made at least one feeler phone call to New York Gov. David Paterson. And Uncle Teddy, the Massachusetts senator, is busy...
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Coddling Bankers, Bashing Autoworkers

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Sen. Bob Corker is … well, a real corker. The Tennessee Republican is on the Senate banking committee that’s overseeing the bailout of America’s Big Three automakers, and, by gollies, he got his dander up when the three CEOs told the committee last week that they needed a $34 billion loan to...
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The Old Media

BY SUSAN ESTRICH In Los Angeles, where I live, there was plenty of snickering this week about Tribune Company’s decision to file for bankruptcy protection. Tribune owns the Los Angeles Times, which in recent years has seen its staff cut even more than its circulation and advertising. The once mighty Times has managed to give...

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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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