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GOP Hypocrites Reveal True Beliefs
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GOP Hypocrites Reveal True Beliefs

BY GARY EDMONDSON God’s Own Party continues to demonstrate its ambivalence toward the Christian principles its members wield against political opponents while pursuing their enrich-the-rich agenda. Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan forced House Chaplain Patrick Conroy to resign after mounting pressure from his GOP colleagues, upset because Conroy dared to remind Greed’s Own Party of…

It’s Not About Teacher Pay
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It’s Not About Teacher Pay

Editor’s Note: The Oklahoma House late Monday approved both a revenue-generating package that would raise the gross production tax to 5% and a measure that would give pay raises to teachers, support personnel and state employees. The proposals now go to the state Senate for consideration. While the pay raises are long overdue, the package…

Resistance Is A Moral Imperative
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Resistance Is A Moral Imperative

BY BOB BEARDEN Is resistance futile? Not by a long shot. I have been there-done that and I have seen the power that, as Margaret Mead noted, a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can do in making a difference in the world. It is never easy, and, yes, the system is rigged and one…

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…

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