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Taxing rhetoric


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Kurt Hochenauer
Should Oklahoma City voters approve an extension of a penny sales tax to fund improvements to the Ford Center so the city can have its own NBA team?   There is little doubt the city is ready fo...
 
Thursday, January 10, 2008

Coalition catalyst


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Kurt Hochenauer
Oklahoma's new illegal immigration bill, considered one of the strictest such laws in the country, should become a catalyst for state leaders from diverse political backgrounds to come together to opp...
 
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Cool city


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Kurt Hochenauer
When city officials recently dedicated a Bricktown alley in honor of The Flaming Lips, they did more than just honor a local rock band that has become world famous.   They also sent this clear ...
 
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Point: From red to blue?


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Kurt Hochenauer
It's too early to call it a progressive juggernaut and events with political ramifications could change everything, but recent polls and an election show some Oklahoman voters may be shifting away fro...
 
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Point: No merit in merit pay


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Kurt Hochenauer
What will it take to make some Oklahoma politicians and leaders understand how detrimental it is for the state that teachers here are paid below regional and national levels?   Low teacher sala...
 
Thursday, September 27, 2007

Building strong children


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Kurt Hochenauer
The famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass had it right about education in this often-cited quote: "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."   Those words are as true t...
 
Thursday, September 6, 2007

Critical county election nears


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Kurt Hochenauer
By all reliable accounts, former District 1 Oklahoma County Commissioner Jim Roth brought integrity and wisdom to county government.   Roth, who was appointed recently to the Okl...
 
Thursday, August 2, 2007

A bad case of 'reportitis'


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Kurt Hochenauer
Call it "reportitis" or report burnout, but Oklahomans have to be tired of hearing about all the latest studies and rankings that show the state has major problems.   One of the ...
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Pa-rum-pa-pum-dumb


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Kurt Hochenauer
Oklahoma County District Judge Richard Freeman's decision a decade ago to ban the Academy Award-winning film "The Tin Drum" still goes down as one of the most embarrassing moments in local history. ...
 
Thursday, June 14, 2007

Bricktown U?


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Kurt Hochenauer
Why not establish a public university in the Bricktown area of Oklahoma City?   This university would secure the financial viability of the entertainment area, offer conveniently...
 
Thursday, May 24, 2007

Paying attention


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Kurt Hochenauer
It's time Oklahomans pay attention to how money has polluted the state's political systems.   What many Oklahomans, no matter their political affiliation, may well conclude after...
 
Thursday, May 10, 2007

Diversidad


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Kurt Hochenauer
There are several pending bills in the Oklahoma Legislature that, if passed, will send a clear message to the nation that the state does not support diversity, multiculturalism and women's reproductiv...
 
Thursday, March 22, 2007

Power to the


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Kurt Hochenauer
Who would have thought after all these grim years of death and destruction fighting religious extremism in the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, Americans would be fighting the same war right here ...
 
Thursday, February 15, 2007

A right turn?


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Kurt Hochenauer
The nation may have veered left in the recent elections, but Oklahoma made a turn right when it voted into office an equal number of Republican and Democratic state senators. Republicans now have the ...
 
Thursday, February 8, 2007

Counterpoint: Song infested with clichs


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Kurt Hochenauer
The lyrics of "Oklahoma Rising," the state's centennial anthem, are infested with clichés, insensitive to contributions made by American Indians to the state and filled with hokey banalities that shou...
 
Thursday, October 5, 2006
 
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