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March 22, 2017

Trump’s ‘Empire Lite’ Bound To Generate More Blowback

BY JEREMY KUZMAROV Donald Trump is a con man, and one of his cons during the 2016 election was to present himself in the campaign as an isolationist. Since taking over the presidency, Mr. Trump has proposed raising military spending by $54 billion, or nearly 10% of an already gargantuan $600 billion budget. Mr. Trump...
March 21, 2017

Clouded Politics

BY DAVID PERRYMAN This week marks the beginning of Spring and there are few childhood memories that give me a warmer feeling than those of laying in the soft green grass watching clouds float across the sky. Normally, a few minutes of “cloud-watching” would produce a number of clouds that with minimal imagination resembled animals...
March 20, 2017

Bulldozing Progress

BY SHARON MARTIN A former mayor of Cushing used to complain about welfare, especially for the city’s darker-skinned citizens. He was having coffee one afternoon at a local fountain and complained to his coffee drinking buddies that the owner had hired two black ladies to run the place. “Let me get this straight,” a friend...
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Columnists

January 2, 2009

The Real Bush Years

BY JIM HIGHTOWER As the classic New Year’s song asks, “Should auld acquaintance be forgot?” Not if our auld acquaintance is the Bush regime. Yes, our country will soon be getting a new beginning, and maybe, just maybe, we can put our country back on the right path. As we head that way, however, we...
January 1, 2009

New Year’s Reflections

BY SUSAN ESTRICH When I was younger, New Year’s was a time fraught with frantic uncertainty revolving around the seemingly critical questions of whether I would have a date and/or something to do. Having nothing to do on New Year’s Eve and/or no one to do it with seemed a fate worse than death, or...
December 31, 2008

What Israel Still Must Do

BY FROMA HARROP Everyone knows what must be done if there is to be a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Israel’s forceful response to rocket attacks from Gaza does not change that. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert recently spelled out what his country must do. This week, he is sending Israel’s forces into what...

News

  • Real Economics: Teacher Pay
    December 12, 2016

    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
    October 27, 2016

    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
    September 21, 2016

    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
    September 20, 2016

    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
    September 19, 2016

    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
    September 16, 2016

    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...

Newsmakers

November 24, 2016

Oklahoma Observer Newsmaker on Education and Children

Oklahoma politics and its effect on education and the children of Oklahoma with State Representative George Young and Joe Dorman, former State Representative now CEO of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy. Oklahoma Observer Newsmaker on Education and Children from Bruce Prescott on Vimeo.
October 29, 2016

Oklahoma Observer Newsmaker on SQ 780-781

Arnold Hamilton, editor of the Oklahoma Observer, interviews Chris Steele, former Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives now Executive Director of The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM) and Dr. William Tabbernee, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches about criminal justice reform, the death penalty and State Questions 780-781. Oklahoma Observer Newsmaker on...

Videos

  • Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers Series: Politics And The Judiciary
    September 26, 2016

    Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers Series: Politics And The Judiciary

    Essential Viewing for Oklahoma Voters: Garvin Isaacs, President of the Oklahoma Bar Association and David Perryman, Oklahoma State Representative disc...

    Yuval Rabin Interview
    September 25, 2016

    Yuval Rabin Interview

    Arnold Hamilton, Editor of the Oklahoma Observer, interviews Yuval Rabin, son of Yitzhak Rabin, about the documentary “Rabin: In his own Words&#...

  • Cory Williams and Jimmy Curry Interview
    September 4, 2016

    Cory Williams and Jimmy Curry Interview

    Cory Williams and Jimmy Curry Interview from Bruce Prescott on Vimeo.

    The Village Is Burning
    March 14, 2015

    The Village Is Burning

    Editor’s Note: This is a brilliant political call to arms for Oklahomans, especially Millennials, who are tired of, and embarrassed by, the dema...

  • Sorry
    February 25, 2015

    Sorry

    Editor’s Note: This video, produced by Walter Jenny, captures the wackiness and hypocrisy on display at the Oklahoma Capitol these days. Jenny l...

    Interview: Don Holladay
    November 7, 2014

    Interview: Don Holladay

    Attorney Don Holladay, lead counsel in the federal lawsuit that led to marriage equality in Oklahoma, visits with Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton, lef...

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