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Not fit for fitness

A new health-related report should not be ignored or qualified.


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
It’s more than just another typical report that exposes the city’s and state’s weaknesses.
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Students cover tax cuts

The word “irresponsible” to describe the pending income tax cut on Jan. 1, 2012, is probably an understatement.


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Oklahoma college students should expect another increase in tuition costs this fall, in part, because the state Legislature will probably not stop what University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren has called an “irresponsible” tax cut.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Point: More doctors, less preachers

The scientific community supports evolutionary theory.


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Some conservatives among the religious right want people to believe there is a scientific controversy over the validity of the theory of evolution, but it’s only a backdoor attempt to bring creationist ideas into Oklahoma science classrooms.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Workers under attack

GOP staging a full fiscal assault on the middle class


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
The start of the legislative session had some Democrats here hoping GOP overreach on cultural wedge issues might create voter backlash and fatigue this year that would hurt conservative political candidates in the future.
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Counterpoint: Separation anxiety

The Constitution is under fire by the right-wing assault


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
The bills would also appear to directly violate Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution, which states: “No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or...
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Okie flavor


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
State Republicans are poised for an intraparty battle this coming legislative session, and Democrats could benefit from the ensuing political fracture.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Poverty picture


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
There's still too much suffering and more needs to be done in the fight against systemic impoverishment here.
 
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Counterpoint: Recovery and redemption


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Everyone knows the contemporary story of the addict who bottoms out only to find recovery and redemption later.
 
Thursday, November 11, 2010

What's the point?


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
State Questions 751, 755 and 756 will probably pass by landslides as voters vent some anger or make larger political statements. But is it really worth the trouble?
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Prop 8 and Oklahoma


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
But what does the ruling really mean for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community in Oklahoma?
 
Thursday, September 2, 2010

Elusive reform


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
What will it take to change the prevailing political mentality in Oklahoma when it comes to prison incarceration?
 
Thursday, July 29, 2010

At what price?

 
Thursday, July 8, 2010

Gimme storm shelter


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
The recent tornadoes that killed two people, injured many more and destroyed or damaged dozens of homes, and businesses should encourage Oklahoma leaders to come up with renewed comprehensive safety p...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dangerous proposal


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
It's significant that state political leaders, especially mainstream Republicans, recently denounced the idea of creating an official anti-federal government militia in Oklahoma.State tea party activi...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Point: Feds to the rescue


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
All this opt-out legislation at the state Capitol this year ignores the fact that Oklahoma's history shows the state is heavily dependent on the federal government for its viability. Oklahoma has been...
 
Thursday, April 1, 2010
 
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