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Trump No Longer Shocks; Helpers Who Know Better Do
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Trump No Longer Shocks; Helpers Who Know Better Do

BY FROMA HARROP An insane woman was madly swinging her pocketbook at strangers on the street. No one tried to shame or reason with her. They knew she was unwell and needed to be removed by responsible parties. In a similar vein, I’ve stopped expressing shock at things Donald Trump says, tweets and does. His…

Nine Presidents
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Nine Presidents

BY LEE H. HAMILTON One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From Lyndon Johnson through Barack Obama, I’ve talked policy, politics and, sometimes, the trivial details of daily life with them. I met JFK twice for…

Freshman Legislator’s Criticism Misdirected
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Freshman Legislator’s Criticism Misdirected

BY MIKE W. RAY Sunday’s Oklahoman newspaper informed us that first-term state Rep. Tom Gann, a Republican from Inola, is “concerned about local control after an attorney general’s opinion.” Seems an AG’s opinion “confirms that the state Department of Education can overrule a local school board that rejects a charter school application.” “I am disappointed…

The Mad Man Of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
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The Mad Man Of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

BY HARRY T. COOK “He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind.” So said the sage of the Book of Proverbs. The Hebrew helps us understand the use of the word “wind.” In this instance, it may have meant a cyclonic force that could destroy a family and its life through endless fractiousness….

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