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Our federal tax dollars wasted?


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Vital information could be provided on billboards at one or more of the entrances to Oklahoma. These billboards could say, “Welcome to Oklahoma, where Gov. Mary Fallin is denying Medicaid to 131,000 Oklahomans.”
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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Wanda Jo Stapleton
In May, 2013 the Oklahoma Legislature passed House Bill 2226. This new law told females under age 17 that they must have a doctor’s prescription for getting over-the-counter emergency contraception (called Plan B or the morning after pill).
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Gov. Fallin cancels marriage?


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Engraved on the front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building is the phrase “Equal Justice Under Law.” 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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Gov. Fallin cancels marriage?


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Engraved on the front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building is the phrase “Equal Justice Under Law.”
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
All five of Oklahoma’s U.S. Congressmen voted on September 19 for House Resolution 3102, a measure that cuts $40 billion, over ten years, from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. They are Jim Bridenstine (Tulsa), Tom Cole (Moore), James Lankford (Oklahoma City), Frank Lucas (Cheyenne), and Markwayne Mullin (Muskogee) — all Republicans.
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

LETTERS


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Thanks for publishing that great commentary (Sept. 11, Gazette) titled “Contraception empowers women” by Ryan Kiesel. Kiesel said that Oklahoma legislators passed an amendment to “limit access to emergency contraception in Oklahoma.” Limiting access to emergency contraception would undoubtedly mean more unintended pregnancies, thus the likelihood of more abortions — abortions which these same legislators fanatically oppose! What a revolting development!
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A modest proposal


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Isn’t it “special” that Oklahoma legislators, mainly Republicans, voted to protect us women from having to make those tough decisions about our bodies?
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Do your homework


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
In a letter in the July 3 Oklahoma Gazette (”Liberal angst”) Pete Lepo attacked me because I was critical of U.S. Sens. Tom Coburn and James Inhofe for voting no on expanding background checks for gun buyers.
Further, Lepo declared that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System is in effect for gun buyers, so I’m just boohooing about nothing.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 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

Marriage equality is up for grabs


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
“Equal Justice Under Law” is engraved on the front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. To me, the phrase — when applied to marriage — means “marriage equality,” both same-sex marriage and heterosexual marriage.
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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

‘Back to the Dark ages’


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
I watched with interest the recent presidential debates in New Hampshire as candidates pandered to extreme right-wingers.
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Spurned station


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
I’m responding to Clifton Adcock’s article “Spur of the moment” in the Nov. 2 Gazette. This article is about the problems regarding “the rail line, extending east of Santa Fe Station, which is slated to be the city’s future intermodal transportation hub.”
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hub flub


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Regarding Clifton Adcock’s News story (“Back to the future,” Sept. 21, Gazette):
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Devious changes


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Thank you for the Gazette’s July 13 issue, which is a “keeper” because of the stunning revelations made by Oklahoma City Councilman Ed Shadid, Ward 2, about behind-the-scenes shenanigans going on at City Hall.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
 
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