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OKG Newsletter


Opinion
 

A national celebrity

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION


Commentary

Kevin Perry

As a kid growing up in Oklahoma City, I thought television personalities were larger than life.

 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Shadid is ‘We the people’

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION


Commentary

Shauna Lawyer Struby
When I first met Ed Shadid in 2011, he was running for Oklahoma City’s Ward 2 council seat. I expected the standard superficial political gesture and thrust out my hand, saying, “Nice to meet you, Dr. Shadid.” He met my eyes directly, shook my hand and responded, “Please, just call me Ed.”
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Phil Bacharach
I appreciate that Chicken-Fried News is supposed to be irreverent and clever, but it should at least remain accurate. Unfortunately, the Feb. 19 brief, “Money to spend,” (Oklahoma Gazette) isn’t particularly irreverent or clever, and it’s not accurate.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Why fund the Oklahoma Arts Council?


Commentary

Jonathan Fowler
Over the last two years, as I’ve learned more about our state arts council, this question has become especially painful to hear repeatedly.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What about the women?


Commentary

Cassi Peters
Since Senator Tom Coburn announced his retirement, Oklahoma news and social media has been full of speculation about who will represent our state in the United States Senate.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

LETTERS

Arts funding stimulates economy and growth


Letters to the Editor

Van French
Once again, the question arises of why we should, as a people, spend our government, our so-called public, money supporting the arts.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Legalize, regulate and tax


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
It might take some time before Oklahomans can hit their pot bongs without at least a pinch of police paranoia, but it’s an encouraging sign that state Sen. Constance Johnson has floated a bill for this upcoming legislative session that would legalize marijuana here.
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

LETTERS

Return nazi art


Letters to the Editor

Paul Wesselhoft
I encourage the University of Oklahoma to return Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep, to the rightful owner, Leone Meyer, the daughter of Raoul Meye.
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Thou shalt not lose to Texas


Commentary

Robin Meyers
If Oklahoma wants to stop giving latenight comics their best material, then we are going to have to stop acting like children.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
In May, 2013 the Oklahoma Legislature passed House Bill 2226. This new law told females under age 17 that they must have a doctor’s prescription for getting over-the-counter emergency contraception (called Plan B or the morning after pill).
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Realizing the dream


Commentary

Adam Soltani
In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech calling for justice for individuals of all races, ethnicities and creeds.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

LETTERS

Equality for all


Letters to the Editor

Jason Weger
After a federal judge ruled that Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin and Representative James Lankford quickly came out against the ruling.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Enterprise schools work best


Commentary

John Thompson
Fifteen years ago, participating in MAPS for Kids, I supported school choice. The first generation of choice benefited thousands of Oklahoma City students who attended selective magnet, charter and enterprise schools.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Should a former sundown town apologize?


Commentary

Christopher P. Lehman
It’s rare for local governments or the federal government to apologize for discrimination against a group of people.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Michael Jason Allred
So, Sen. James Inhofe sent me an e-mail today asking me to share my tale of woe and misery due to Obamacare. This was my reply, although I doubt it was what they were wanting.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
 
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