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OKG Newsletter


Opinion
 

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

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
 
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