Wednesday 23 Apr
 
 
 photo 85cca911-3826-446b-828b-785107dd2ef3_zpse09f07ac.jpg

 

OKG Newsletter


Home · Articles · Opinion · Commentary
Commentary
 

Loving our guns to death


Commentary

Robin Meyers
The Oklahoma response to the latest mass shooting will be utterly predictable. Gun rights in this state are like an official religion with a canned liturgy: “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.”
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Things to learn in Denver


Commentary

Leslie Batchelor
The city of Denver recently played host to the Urban Land Institute’s major convention for leaders in land use and real estate development. ULI’s mission is to promote best practices in responsible land use. While the meeting was very worthwhile, even better were the lessons offered by Denver itself.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hey, Legislature, nothing’s happening here!


Commentary

Bill Bleakley
As Buffalo Springfield’s lyric of “There’s somethin’ happenin’ here” filled our ears in the ’60s, the downward spiral of public education in Oklahoma City began. Families with school-aged children began a mass exodus from the Oklahoma City Public Schools as the courts belatedly implemented the desegregation requirements of Brown v. Board of Education. They took their support for public education with them, enhancing suburban districts.

 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Questioning power and authority


Commentary

David Slane
Like most people, I’d be scared to death if I lived in a community that didn’t have police officers.
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Re-examine the convention center


Commentary

Bill Bleakley
Most of us in Oklahoma City have no doubts that we need a new convention center and supported it with our votes in the MAPS 3 election. The Cox Convention Center is outdated and inadequate for our needs and it can’t be effectively modernized.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Over-regulating energy costs jobs


Commentary

Brian Bush
As state policymakers debate how to increase Oklahoma’s historically significant role in energy exploration and production, I hope that both state and federal officials will keep in mind the growing concern among voters regarding unnecessary federal regulations that are hamstringing our energy industry.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The land of Bibles and bigots


Commentary

Robin Meyers

Pulling up behind an enormous red pickup truck a few weeks before the election, I couldn’t help but notice a huge portrait of President Obama that covered most of the tailgate, and just beneath this unflattering image, in big block letters, was this question: “Does this ass make my truck look big?” Coming closer, I saw that the driver was a Marine, and these were his sentiments about his commander in chief.

 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Oklahoma’s post election rise


Commentary

Mike Brake

Oklahoma was bright red on Nov. 6; the nation went a very pale blue.

 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Whither a Kardashians court?


Commentary

Keith Rollin Eakins
Noisier, nastier and costlier.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Solutions for progressives


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Oklahoma progressives had a lot to celebrate in terms of the national results on Election Day.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Medicaid expansion is the new SQ 744


Commentary

Jonathan Small
Remember State Question 744? It required the state to raise its annual per pupil expenditures to at least the average rate of surrounding states. The measure did not raise taxes or designate funding. It was estimated that, if passed, SQ 744 would have increased state spending on common education by $830 million.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Obama deserves the vote of Oklahomans


Commentary

Jeff Bezdek
Re-electing President Barack Obama to a second term is the clear decision for our state and our nation.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Romney is the choice for Oklahoma


Commentary

Todd Lamb
Americans have a fundamental choice about our future. Do we continue along the path of increasing government intervention into our businesses and personal liberties, or do we reverse the course? Following are a few examples of places where Mitt Romney will take our nation in a different direction than the current administration. Through this broad range of issues, it is clear that Romney should be the choice for Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Voting for peace


Commentary

Nathaniel Batchelder
Thinking about the Nov. 6 elections, it is clear to me that we the people must stand in the gap to reverse America’s drift toward becoming a nation and government of, for and by the few doing very well, while the many struggle merely to get by. The stakes are daunting.
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The federal Titanic is sinking


Commentary

State Rep. T.W. Shannon
Ninety percent of an iceberg is typically underwater. This fact makes icebergs extremely dangerous, because it takes a keen eye to determine if the ice floating on the surface is a small block that can be pushed aside or several million tons of ice that will sink your ship.
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
 
Close
Close
Close