To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, June 21, 2021

Observercast

Gary Edmondson

Gary Edmondson is chair of the Stephens County Democrats. He lives in Duncan, following a sporadic career as a small-town journalist, mostly in Texas, and as an editor of educational audio-visual materials. Some days he's a philosopher/poet, others a poet/philosopher.

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More Viewpoints Benefit Everyone

Four friends met up in the Arkansas Ozarks recently. Two of them have a cabin on the side of a mountain. The other two...

OU Fights To Keep Nazi-Looted Painting

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Choosing Delusions Distorts Reality

The sign at the local deli promised free fries with any meal. I ordered a meal and chose two sides. As the clerk was...

Republicans Drop Local Control Plank

I have a good memory, always have had. Back in college I was pals with four guys from another town. I had heard their...

First Amendment Gets Ill Treatment

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Trust Science; We Usually Do

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Sustainability Stakes High

Classical Greeks and Romans once had a wonder plant called silphium, so revered that it appeared on coinage. In 2017, Zaria Gorvett listed some of...

Climate Change Consequences

With generations of cloud-watching in our backgrounds and the most qualified tornado-trained meteorologists in the world, Oklahomans sense that Tornado Alley seems to be...

One Of Our Own Troubles Us All

I don’t remember electing Joe Manchin to run this country. He is a senator from West Virginia, not the president. Last month, the real president,...