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Sweet charity


Letters to the Editor

Jeannie Yarger
In regard to “Atheists, assemble” in Chicken-Fried News (June 5, Oklahoma Gazette): Charity is not a religious issue. It is a class-warfare issue.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

None of your business


Letters to the Editor

Carl Hall
In “Too red for government aid?” (Letters to the editor, June 12, Oklahoma Gazette) Barbara Johnson of Hurst, Texas, listed a number of wealthy Oklahoma celebrities and business owners. She then commented, “I would think they would eagerly step forward to finance what is needed,” after the recent tornadoes.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Build the cathedtral


Letters to the Editor

Harold Patterson
Dr. Ed Shadid’s commentary (”Unfortunately, it’s all too conventional,” June 26, Oklahoma Gazette) reminds me of the few naysayers who spoke against the MAPS arena construction when faced with cost overruns. On behalf of Thunder fans everywhere, thank you to those who stood their ground. MAPS was 21st-century thinking before the 20th century was over.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Big, bloated government


Letters to the Editor

Mike Brake
Mickey Hepner’s lament about income tax cuts (Commentary, “Death by a thousand cuts,” June 5, Oklahoma Gazette) claimed that “one small tax cut shrinks our government services.” That assumes that current government services are being wisely funded, but even a cursory look at the state budget raises doubts about that.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Remembering segregation


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
I write with a heavy heart because on June 6, five men on the U. S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, thus erasing fundamental protections against racial discrimination in voting. What the court did takes me back in my mind to the dehumanizing days of segregation in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Profile of courage


Letters to the Editor

Jackie Schmid
I greatly appreciate Bradley Manning’s courage and efforts to shed light on U.S. government actions (News, “Cracking the code,” Ben Fenwick, June 26, Oklahoma Gazette). Despite his challenging childhood, I believe he was sincerely motivated to bring about positive change for us and the rest of the world.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Liberal angst


Letters to the Editor

Pete Lepo
Wanda Jo Stapleton’s cri de coeur (Letters, “A broken and for-sale Senate,” May 29, Oklahoma Gazette) about Sens. Tom Coburn and James Inhofe (and 45 others) for voting “no” on expanding the background checks for gun buyers is long on emotion, replete with meaningless statistics and flavored with erroneous polls.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Train kept a-rollin'


Letters to the Editor

John Smelser
From the early 1920s until the mid- 1950s, my grandmother made her home at the intersection of N.W. 11th Street and Shartel Avenue. In the mid-1950s, she bought a new home in the 400 block of N.W. 43rd. As a child, I sometimes spent the night at her homes — as a very young boy on Shartel and later on N.W. 43rd Street.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sour note


Letters to the Editor

Blake Gibb
As feared, the Zoo Amphitheatre does not have a Summer/Fall lineup as of June 12. In past years, under the Zoo Amp’s previous management, I already could have planned what concerts I would attend over the next four to five months at the Zoo. Now the people of OKC have nothing?
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Still the 'Oklahoma Standard'


Letters to the Editor

Brad Walker
There has never been a better set of Oklahoma Gazette commentaries than your May 29 issue. This, of course, was due to the fact that we needed the commentary to be that good.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Too red for government aid?


Letters to the Editor

Barbara Johnson
Oklahoma by record is the “reddest” state in the Union. It is the only state in which every county voted Republican in the last two presidential elections. The Republicans have made it clear that they feel the government is an enemy — a “tyrannical” government that further compounds the right to bear arms as a necessity for protection against such government. It has been made clear that their feeling is that they do not need the government in their lives.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Thanks from Moore


Letters to the Editor

Carl Owen III
This citizen of Moore wants to thank all of you who have come to our aid.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

In praise of petroleum


Letters to the Editor

Amber Nemecek
“Future generations call us to say no to the Keystone XL pipeline” according to Nathaniel Batchelder’s “No time for pipeline” commentary (May 22, Oklahoma Gazette). If that’s the case, then future generations need to say goodbye to telephones, soft contact lenses, motor oil, antifreeze, deodorant, lipstick, hair color, eyeglasses, soap, perfumes, tires and many other common items that Americans use on a daily basis.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Abuse of power


Letters to the Editor

Mark R. Heaton
What if we uncovered evidence that President George W. Bush had:
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
 
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