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Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much
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Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much

BY GARY EDMONDSON Monday is the last day for Americans to submit their income taxes: write that check or daydream about that refund. One year in, what has been the effect of Greed’s Own Party’s tax breaks for the rich? “The GOP tax scam gives ‘eye-popping’ payouts to CEOs, and workers pick up larger share of…

Anti-Vaxxers Spread A Plague Of Ignorance
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Anti-Vaxxers Spread A Plague Of Ignorance

BY FROMA HARROP An outbreak of measles four years ago at Disneyland focused attention on a growing health menace – the refusal of parents to vaccinate their children. The threat has gone international. The World Health Organization has just named the anti-vaccination movement among the 10 biggest global health crises. Italy is ground zero, thanks…

Blue-State Republicans Turn To Democrats
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Blue-State Republicans Turn To Democrats

BY FROMA HARROP You’d think that with stocks still up for the year and the new tax law smiling on big earners, the financial community would be gung-ho for Donald Trump and congressional Republicans. But it’s not. For the first time in a good while, Wall Street is giving more in direct donations to Democrats…

SQ 798: Proposed Running Mates
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SQ 798: Proposed Running Mates

BY DAVID PERRYMAN SQ 798 is likely the most straight-forward of the five state questions that will appear on the November 2018 ballot. It simply provides that if it passes, beginning in 2026 our governor and lieutenant governor will be elected as running mates. Many Oklahomans don’t realize that it is possible for these two…

On Climate Threat, States Refuse To Surrender
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On Climate Threat, States Refuse To Surrender

BY FROMA HARROP As large parts of America burn or drown under weird weather conditions made more extreme by global warming, California and other states are doggedly pursuing solutions. What do you say to those who deny climate change is happening – or who dismiss the scientific consensus that humankind is making the problem worse?…

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