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Fallin fails


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Gov. Mary Fallin’s ruthless refusal to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income Oklahomans is typical of the way her past political actions have harmed Oklahomans.
 
Friday, January 18, 2013

God’s presence amid horror


Letters to the Editor

David Hull
Amid of the horror in Connecticut, many fellow Christians likely will want to take up the counterpoint to the media’s discussions about guns and other perceived conservative Christian stereotypical debasements. Please don’t take the bait.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Saluting the ‘Greatest Generation’


Letters to the Editor

John D. Carlson
Sincere thanks to Ben Fenwick and the entire staff and management of Oklahoma Gazette for the recent article, “Twilight’s last gleaming” (News, Dec. 5).
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sound off, voters!


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
In 2000, George Bush took the White House with 48 percent of the popular vote and 271 electoral votes. He cut taxes and waged war on Iraq.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Secede? We already have


Letters to the Editor

Ron Ferrell
In response to Mike Brake’s Nov. 21 Oklahoma Gazette commentary, the headline, “Oklahoma’s postelection rise,” is quite accurate. In my opinion, the rise started long ago, and Oklahoma is now proudly known as the reddest state in America. I would say the social dynamics of the Old South that many states have worked hard to eviscerate from their history are now proudly resurrected in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Misleading figures


Letters to the Editor

Jon Trushenski
Holding up California as an example of a failed state government is a mistake. Yes, there is outmigration from California, but their population density is still 241 people per square mile; Oklahoma’s is 55 So as bad as Mike Brake (Commentary, “Oklahoma’s postelection rise,” Nov. 21, Oklahoma Gazette) claims Californians have it, multitudes more are staying than are leaving. California private-sector employment has averaged over 20,000 new jobs per month since 2010; Oklahoma has managed about 3,000 per month over the same period. Californians voted to raise their own taxes this year, very likely for the same reason that MAPS was approved by the citizens of Oklahoma City three times — they were smart enough to recognize that the government needs to do some things that the private sector can’t or won’t do, especially in the area of social safety nets and quality-of-life improvements.
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Climate change and logic


Letters to the Editor

Todd Fagin
While it is certainly nice to see someone invoke actual science in the discussion of climate change, much of what Mike Brake wrote (Letters, “Rational on climate change,” Oct. 17, Oklahoma Gazette) deserves further scrutiny. In short, discussions of the Medieval Warm Period (which was a regional, not global, phenomenon), solar variations and Milankovitch cycles are merely red herrings used to deflect focus from the uncomfortable, yet undeniable, evidence supporting anthropogenic climate-forcing.
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Attaboy!


Letters to the Editor

Merle D. Wright
In response to the Nov. 21 commentary by Robin Meyers (”The land of Bibles and bigots,” Oklahoma Gazette):
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Latino shock waves


Letters to the Editor

Art Nuncio
 “Viva la comunidad!” (News, Peter Wright, Nov. 7, Oklahoma Gazette) claims that “five years after a controversial state law sought to reduce illegal immigration, the impact on OKC’s Latino community appears minimal.” But as the elections just proved, nothing could be further from the truth.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A shameful turn


Letters to the Editor

Kevin Acers
When Gov. Fallin announced that Oklahoma will not participate in the expansion of Medicaid under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, she revealed political cowardice and recklessness of judgment. She may as well have proclaimed of our state’s low-income citizens, “Let them eat cake.”
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Douglass needs help


Letters to the Editor

James R. Johnson
I pause to write and acknowledge the mountain of disturbing news that is emanating from my beloved school, dear ole Douglass. In recent weeks, we have witnessed federal and local investigations of grade-tampering and attendance manipulations. We have heard an outcry from former students, teachers and administrators. We have seen the suspension and resignation of a principal who had been at the helm of Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School for the past four years
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Over the cliff


Letters to the Editor

Harry Mitchell
Hi-ho! Hi-ho! It’s o’er the cliff we go.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Outraged by the man in blue


Letters to the Editor

Gary Jones
I am writing this in reference of the toddler’s mother getting a ticket for $2,500 for public urination by her 3-year-old child in her front yard. For the record, I am from a small town in New England, where peeing outside anywhere in the state is like seeing someone smoking a cigarette outside. I may dislike cigarettes but — oh, well — people do it. This is the worst-case scenario of the law about this subject I have ever heard of. Just plain stupid charge.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Judicious info for voters


Letters to the Editor

Fred Morgan
Keith Rollin Eakins’ commentary (“Whither a Kardashians court?,” Nov. 14, Oklahoma Gazette) reduces the importance of an accountable judiciary to something approaching selecting the next American Idol. It is simplistic to throw pop culture platitudes at political discourse rather than discuss Oklahoma judicial history and the need for an informed electorate.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Go ahead, secede


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
The decisive victory of the Obama- Biden ticket is prompting petitions in many Southern states urging secession from the United States. The idea merits consideration.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
 
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