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A Green New Deal For A New America

BY GARY EDMONDSON Two related news items from early this month. From The Oklahoma Observer: “That shockwave felt across carbon country was a U.S. Energy Information Administration report that clean energy – for the first time – supplied more of America’s electricity than coal in April.” From KOTA Territory TV in Rapid City, SD: “More...
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Drug Price Gouging: An American Story

BY FROMA HARROP To be American is a wonderful thing most of the time. There are moments, however, when it is downright humiliating. Can you imagine a more pitiful scene than a busload of Americans traveling 815 miles from Minneapolis to a Walmart in London, Ontario, Canada, to buy insulin at a 10th – a...
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Racists In Office

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES President Trump’s racist comments about four American persons of color in the U.S. House of Representatives in which he declared they should “go back to where they came from,” and the unwillingness of the vast majority of Republican members of Congress to condemn Trump’s comments, led me to think of another...
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Biden Is Still Ahead

BY SUSAN ESTRICH After all the pundits declared him the loser in his first debate, after almost two weeks of backpedaling and explaining, Joe Biden still leads the field among likely Democratic primary voters. At least that’s what the latest national polls say. The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, one of the best, was released on...
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Playtime Over For Democrats’ Radicals

BY FROMA HARROP It was certainly no slip of the tongue when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cut a small group of her party’s radicals to size. “All these people have the public whatever and their Twitter world,” she told The New York Times. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people, and that’s how...
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Climate Change Has Minor Winners And Big Losers

BY FROMA HARROP A terrible thought, but suppose the planet were to heat up by 2 degrees Celsius – the level past which environmental damage would be catastrophic. It would also be wildly expensive. That much warming could cost the global economy $69 trillion by 2100, according to a study by Moody’s Analytics. The consulting...
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July’19 Newsmakers

State Rep. Forrest Bennett, left, and UCO Political Science Professor John Wood, right, join Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton to discuss big money’s impact on state policymaking and potential ethics reforms at July 8’s Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers at Full Circle Books in OKC.
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June’19 Newsmakers

Democratic National Committee member and former Gov. David Walters, center, joins longtime House Democratic Leader Scott Inman, right, and Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton in analyzing the 2019 legislative session and looking ahead to the 2020 elections, including the Medicaid expansion initiative, during June 13’s Newsmakers at Full Circle Books in OKC.
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