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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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The GOP Will Free You From Having Health Care

BY JIM HIGHTOWER When I think of freedom, I think of it in positive, aspirational terms – our First Amendment freedoms, for example, or FDR’s “Four freedoms” or the uplifting songs of freedom sung by oppressed people around the globe. But right-wing, corporate-funded ideologues have fabricated a new negative notion of “freedoms” derived from individual...
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Trump Rates Close To Zero On ‘War’ Against Opioids

BY FROMA HARROP Police near Daytona Beach, FL, recently came upon an SUV with the motor running and three little kids in the back. The parents were dead in front from a fentanyl overdose. The city of East Liverpool, OH, posted a shocking photograph of another overdosed couple, heads back and mouths open from a...
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Trump’s Lousy Numbers Spell Doom

BY FROMA HARROP Thing about Donald Trump is he doesn’t have the numbers. That became apparent starting on Election Day, when he trailed Hillary Clinton, a flawed candidate, by three million votes. And that was a high point. Ever since then, except for a few blips, Trump’s numbers have been going down, down and down....

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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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