Sharon Martin

Welcome To The Third World
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Welcome To The Third World

BY SHARON MARTIN If you have never spent time in a classroom, just you, the kids, and the curriculum, you have no idea the stamina required to be a teacher. Add education requirements, low pay, lack of respect, and mandates that make no sense to anyone but the lobbyists whose companies will benefit, and you…

What Can One Person Do?
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What Can One Person Do?

BY SHARON MARTIN At U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas’ recent Town Hall meeting in Sapulpa, he said, “You come to realize, after you’ve been through this a while, that folks tend to focus on their day-to-day lives. They come [to Town Hall meetings] when they’re mad or they’re scared.” The handful of people who showed up…

Some Questions For The GOP
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Some Questions For The GOP

BY SHARON MARTIN Speaker Ryan, are you and your party trying to destroy the United States’ economy? Are you trying to speed up the destruction of Earth? And I wonder, do you understand exactly what a representative democracy is? You guys did a lot of damage in just one month. Consider your move to dismantle…

Bulldozing Progress
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Bulldozing Progress

BY SHARON MARTIN A former mayor of Cushing used to complain about welfare, especially for the city’s darker-skinned citizens. He was having coffee one afternoon at a local fountain and complained to his coffee drinking buddies that the owner had hired two black ladies to run the place. “Let me get this straight,” a friend…

Dear Mr. President
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Dear Mr. President

BY SHARON MARTIN The idea that President Obama’s policies were bad for jobs is a lie. Robots are bad for jobs. Every time we go through the self-checkout line, computers do the job of a checker. Robots assemble and paint cars. They water plants in greenhouses, check for leaks in pipelines, and diffuse bombs. Those…

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