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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

LETTERS

Republicans are angry elitists


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
Republicans like Jonathan Small (Commentary, “The problem is cost, not coverage,” Oct. 9, Gazette) have shut down the government and threaten default on America’s debts because they could not get their way by legitimate means on three issues.
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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Planned Parenthood prevents abortions


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
I have learned that 99 percent of Planned Parenthood’s budget probably goes for programs that extend health and contraceptive services to women in need.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

No time for pipeline


Commentary

Nathaniel Batchelder
Oklahoma City residents Nancy Zorn and Stefan Warner are among several members of the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance arrested for nonviolently protesting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Opposition to the pipeline and development of the Canadian tar sands is based on a long-range view of tar sands development and its threat to sustainability on earth.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What about the public good?


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
How did America become a nation with 440 billionaires politically concerned mostly with tax cuts allowing them to keep or increase their wealth? What happened to valuing the public good and social responsibility, the principle that all of us, especially the fortunate, should contribute to a society supporting everyone’s possibilities for education, opportunity, access to some kind of health care, a better life for themselves and their families?
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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

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

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

Cutting taxes is not an answer


Commentary

Nathaniel Batchelder

A recession is no time to cut taxes.

 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lankford and the Bush trifecta


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
Regarding Clifton Adcock’s “The debt deal” (News, Aug. 10, Gazette):
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

‘Just asking'


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
The Rev. Steve Kern’s Commentary (“Counterpoint: Soul concern,” June 22, Oklahoma Gazette) restates the belief shared by his wife, Rep. Sally Kern, that homosexuality is the sin that will bring down America for having displeased God.
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Religion should stick to faith


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
Religion says God created everything. Science cannot refute that. Science describes what happens in the world, correcting its errors as it pursues accuracy.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Creation conversation


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
Everyone who believes in God knows God created everything. Does anyone believe God could not have created life through the process of evolution? Overwhelming evidence indicates that evolution is what happened. Those with a conflict can simply say, “God created life on earth, and this is how God did it.”
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A rhetorical analysis for ending violence


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
Some argue that Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot by a deranged individual and that violent political speech had nothing to do with the murders. Perhaps, but shortly after the health care reform vote, which she supported, somebody jumped a gate and smashed the front door of her office.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Family' values


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
Sometimes, a single decision can start ripples spreading through a whole society, bringing about change in consciousness that affects tens of thousands.
 
Thursday, December 2, 2010
 
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