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OKG Newsletter


Opinion
 

Never let us forget


Commentary

Adam Soltani
It was one year ago that tragedy struck Boston as innocent lives were lost and others injured during the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombing.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

LETTERS

Cruel and unusual?


Letters to the Editor

David Slane
Recently, an Oklahoma County district judge ruled the secrecy element of the state’s lethal injection death penalty process was unconstitutional. According to the law, the exact components of the three-drug cocktail used to execute death row inmates are supposed to be confidential. The secrecy has extended to the drug supplier as well as the name of the executioner.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Equality is victory for traditional values


Commentary

Brady Henderson
When Angela Ingram entered the Oklahoma City courtroom of Judge Bill Graves to petition for a change of legal name, she sought no special treatment.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Student testing has lost its focus


Commentary

John Thompson
With spring break, public schools transition from the disgusting winter test prep season to the spring bubble-in test and punish season. Learning has stagnated throughout the humiliating last weeks of teach-to-the-test remediation.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

LETTERS

Our federal tax dollars wasted?


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Vital information could be provided on billboards at one or more of the entrances to Oklahoma. These billboards could say, “Welcome to Oklahoma, where Gov. Mary Fallin is denying Medicaid to 131,000 Oklahomans.”
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wage hike would benefit everyone


Commentary

David Slane
The motivation behind a citizen-led drive to raise the minimum wage in Oklahoma City is simple: Neither the federal government nor the Oklahoma Legislature has deemed the issue important enough to help hardworking people make a decent, livable wage.
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

OKC benefits from market wages


Commentary

Mark Costello
Nearly 20 years ago, a 17-year-old approached me looking for a job. I offered him a minimum-wage job, thinking I was doing him a favor. Before his 22nd birthday, he was the president of my company’s office in England with 50 people reporting to him. Before his 26th birthday, he was a millionaire.
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

LETTERS

We need to fund our learning initiatives


Letters to the Editor

Chadwick Cox
In reading State Superintendent of Public Instruction for Oklahoma Janet Barresi’s commentary in the Gazette (“Reading skills are a must,” March 24), I found several items of agreement.
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Opinions and facts


Commentary

Cal Hobson
“Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not to his own facts.” So said acerbic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
Americans are against the next war. Ongoing negotiations with Iran could lead to normalized relations, even a major trading partner with the U.S. Iran would import U.S. beef and grains, benefiting Oklahoma producers. U.S. firms serving the petroleum and other industries are eager to open offices in Iran and become trading partners. Releasing Iran’s oil production would lower the world oil price, giving Americans relief at the gas pumps.
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Reading skills are a must


Commentary

Janet Barresi
Reading is the foundation for all learning. From math and science to English and social studies, the ability to read is a requisite for success in academics.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

David Grow
The deceptively titled Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act, House Bill 1674, by Rep. Gus Blackwell is again being considered this year in the Legislature.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mandating the Pledge of Allegiance


Commentary

Adam Soltani
On Feb. 17, two bills that would require the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools in our state cleared the Oklahoma Senate Education Committee. Senate Bills 1143 and 1500 change this from a provision of authorization to one of requirement; however, students may refrain if they desire.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Merle D. Wright
The Senatorial candidate T.W. Shannon knows what it takes to get elected in Oklahoma, with his TV ad having a well-placed cross behind him as he tells us how good he is.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Republican for Shadid

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION


Commentary

Bob Dani
As an OKC Republican who leads one of the state’s largest grassroots conservative groups, the High Noon Club (we meet at noon every Friday at H&H Shooting Sports Banquet Room; please join us), I have great interest in the mayoral race.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
 
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