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Wedding Cakes, Religious Belief And Equality

BY DON HOLLADAY While the nation’s attention stays focused elsewhere – dangerous name-calling games with North Korea, foreign policy blunders, Russian meddling, and the plight of hurricane disasters victims – the president and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are methodically carrying out an agenda to dismantle the rights and protections of gay and transgender Americans. The...
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Promoting Fascism

BY BOB BEARDEN So, what’s next – elaborate patriotic displays by our armed forces at NFL games and public shaming and public firings of NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem? The Dallas Cowboy players have been publicly threatened by the owner Jerry Jones, that if they take a knee during the...
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The Trump ‘University’ Of Healthcare Insurance Systems

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES In his desperation to erase any progress made by President Obama and to please his religious base, Trump has now declared that he will no longer enforce the Affordable Care Act mandate that requires employer based healthcare insurance to include free birth control. Under Trump’s new rules, both non-profit organizations and...
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End Of Another Gilded Age

BY FROMA HARROP Mark Twain was thinking big in 1874 when he moved into his new 19-room mansion in Hartford, CT. The Missouri-born writer was not one to economize. Following the success of Tom Sawyer in 1881, he hired none other than Louis Comfort Tiffany to “do” the interior. It seems fitting that Twain wrote...
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What Bipartisan Means Now

BY JOE CONASON On the eve of Barack Obama’s ascension to power, at candlelit dinners across Washington sponsored by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the designated theme was bipartisanship. From the speeches delivered to the choice of honorees, which included Sen. John McCain, the former secretary of state Colin Powell, and the incoming vice president, Joe...
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Already Missing The ‘Bushisms’

BY JIM HIGHTOWER “So long,” sang Woody Guthrie, “it’s been good to know you.” I’m humming that tune as George W., rides off into the sunset – just an old cowpoke headed back home to his Texas spread. No, he’s not headed to that hokey ranchette in Crawford that Karl Rove insisted he buy in...

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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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