Arnold Hamilton

Gut Punch For Democrats
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Gut Punch For Democrats

BY ARNOLD HAMILTON House Minority Leader Scott Inman’s abrupt decision today to quit the governor’s race and resign early from the Legislature is a gut punch for Oklahoma Democrats. Inman managed to do what few thought possible: keep House Democrats united through several years of head-knocking budget battles with the Legislature’s Republican supermajorities – including…

How Big Corporations Game Our Democracy Into Their Plutocracy
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How Big Corporations Game Our Democracy Into Their Plutocracy

BY RALPH NADER A major chapter in American history – rarely taught in our schools – is how ever larger corporations have moved to game, neutralize and undermine the people’s continual efforts to protect our touted democratic society. It is a fascinating story of the relentless exercise of power conceived or seized by corporations, with…

Broken Dreams
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Broken Dreams

BY SUSAN ESTRICH When my kids were growing up, I couldn’t bear to see them cry. I always did anything I could to make it better. I keep thinking of that as I see the pictures of the “Dreamers” and their mothers. How can we punish these children? What are these mothers to do? How…

Michael Moore And The Democrats’ Burden
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Michael Moore And The Democrats’ Burden

BY FROMA HARROP Michael Moore’s one-man show on Broadway is at times hilarious, at times tedious. While theater critics found The Terms of My Surrender greatly wanting, the liberal audiences seemed grateful for some comic resistance to the Trump era. Problem is, Moore is their problem. Or, at risk of inflicting a narcissistic injury on…

Presuming To Govern
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Presuming To Govern

BY VERN TURNER Now that the Republicans have had their faces pushed into the reality show known as We Work for the People, it’s almost amusing to watch them wandering in the wilderness of their own failed ideology. Remember when Speaker Paul Ryan said something like making the transition from the opposition party to the…

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