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OKG Newsletter

Topic: republicans

Okie flavor


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

Point: Pro-business stance is ‘shortsighted’

The desired end doesn’t justify the means here.


Chris Smith
In May 2009, Sen. Glenn Coffee and fellow legislators announced the passing of a comprehensive lawsuit reform package. Everyone lauded its passage. Why then are Republicans back again with more legislation on the same issue?
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The gospel according to a ‘liberal’

Letters to the Editor

Brandon Wertz
Mickey McVay seems to think that liberals are the only ones throwing dirty words in the political ring.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Do as I say

...not as I...collect federal farm subsidies


Gazette staff
There’s nothing like rank hypocrisy by elected officials to inspire confidence in one’s government. When people in control of the government start talking about how bad the government is, one begins to fall into an uh-oh-I-tried-to-divide-by-zero vortex in which self-awareness is nonexistent.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Counterpoint: Bad tax model


Kurt Hochenauer

For years, Republicans have touted the idea of eliminating the state income tax to create a better business climate, and they have at least a fair chance to start the process during the next legislative session.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A senator’s parting thoughts

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Read the constitution

Letters to the Editor

Carl Owen
Finally, a Republican who speaks the truth. In the article “Drug-testing for dollars” (News, Feb. 29, Oklahoma Gazette), when asked if we test [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families] applicants for drugs, why shouldn’t business owners applying for state incentives be drug tested as well, Republican Rep. Guy Liebmann replied, “If he hired somebody or brought in five more jobs, should we drug test him? He’s done the state a favor, putting them on the payroll and they’re going to pay taxes and use the local shops and eat out and so forth.”
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The country’s in trouble

Letters to the Editor

J.A. Gowman
In reference to Howard Hendrick’s editorial (“The tipping point for families,” March 7, Oklahoma Gazette), Howard is exactly right — he defines the problem elegantly, but does not cover the cause or the cure. Young people (anywhere in the world) will have sex, regardless of their economic status. When economic times are tough, what he describes is what will happen.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Swan song


Gazette staff
On April 10, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, the Republican presidential candidate who came closest to catching Mitt Romney in the GOP primary, suspended his campaign.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ignorance and hate

Letters to the Editor

Dennis Weigand
In regard to “He deserves no respect” by Dick J. Brooks: In his letter, Mr. Brooks writes about President Obama and his recent visit to Oklahoma.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012