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Why Trump Is So Wrong On Iran

BY JOE CONASON The dangers of arrogance and ignorance are nowhere more starkly illustrated than in Donald Trump’s Oval Office, where anguished advisers seek constantly to steer a rogue president away from international disaster. And now the stakes of his stubborn stupidity have gone nuclear. Having disparaged the Iran nuclear deal for years – without...
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The Climate Deniers

BY BOB BEARDEN It’s abundantly clear that climate has a cause and effect upon the weather. It is also clear that humans have a cause and effect upon the climate and that what we do to our Mother Earth has a definite effect upon the climate and the weather. But there are still wild flat...
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Remembering Ron Silver

BY SUSAN ESTRICH He was positively infuriating. I e-mailed his then-girlfriend – as the crowd was applauding him at Madison Square Garden in 2004 – that I hoped she wasn’t dating the [expletive deleted] anymore. She was. Ron hammered me about that e-mail: Did I like a friend less because I disagreed with him on...
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The Stench Of Wall Street Ethics

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Citigroup, once the world’s largest financial conglomerate, has fallen so far down that you can buy a share of its stock today for less than it costs to use one of its ATM machines. A few days ago, however, Citi caused investors’ hearts to go pitter-patter with joy when it loudly trumpeted...
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GOP Racial Code

BY FROMA HARROP In his essay “Why the GOP Can’t Win With Minorities,” conservative scholar Shelby Steele almost nails the half-question in the title. An African-American, Steele contrasts the “moral activism” of liberals with conservative calls for personal discipline. He notes that blacks and Hispanics often poll conservative on social issues and that many Great...

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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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Aug ’17 Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers

From left, Oklahoma Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton, state Rep. Mickey Dollens and Oklahoma Education Association President Alicia Priest discuss the state of public education in Oklahoma at our Aug. 24 Newsmakers event at Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City.
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