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Why Republicans Fail – Part III
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Why Republicans Fail – Part III

Last In A Series BY VERN TURNER The gap between Part II and this final part is, in part, due to the cascade of events surrounding the United States government, the president [lower case intended due to the current holder of the office] and the Republican Party. I have to begin somewhere, so let’s start with…

Let’s Talk Taxes
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Let’s Talk Taxes

BY SHARON MARTIN Nobody likes to pay taxes. Nobody likes to pay mortgage payments or rent, either, but we want the security of roof and walls. Taxes are a necessary part of a democracy. It’s the money we all throw into the pot. In return, we expect infrastructure and services that serve the common good….

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…

Will The 57th Oklahoma Legislature Effect Change?
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Will The 57th Oklahoma Legislature Effect Change?

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Oklahoma convenes a new legislature every two years. 2019 will mark the opening of the 57thLegislature. When the dust settled after the Nov. 6 elections, not much changed. Of the 101 members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, 76 will be Republicans and 25 will be Democrats. Currently, there are no independents…

Don’t Mess With Texas
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Don’t Mess With Texas

BY DAVID PERRYMAN This is the time of year that we hear about how Oklahoma needs to be more like Texas. Normally, the discussion begins with someone remarking how groceries aren’t taxed in Texas or if it is true that Texas has no income tax. Usually someone in the room who has just returned from…

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