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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Commentary

Coalition catalyst


Commentary

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

Point: Oklahoma's Matthew Shepard


Commentary

Robin Meyers
  Arguments ad nauseam over who is number one in football, and why the Bowl Championship Series is the Great Satan have overshadowed a much more important debate in Oklahoma about what kind of...
 
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Counterpoint: Be careful what you ask for


Commentary

Ron Black
It's the Christmas season " be careful what hate-crime legislation you ask for.   The murder of Steven Domer, 62, was and is a heinous, barbarous act by, allegedly, a couple bottom-feeders bent...
 
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Point: Petitioners broke the law


Commentary

Drew Edmondson
The Taxpayer Bill of Rights " or TABOR " initiative petition was thrown out by the Oklahoma Supreme Court last December because the process was riddled with fraud, including the illegal use of out-of-...
 
Thursday, December 20, 2007

Counterpoint: Blunder, not crime


Commentary

Andrew Spiropoulos
It has not been a good autumn for Oklahoma's national reputation. In November, The Wall Street Journal compared us to Pakistan and Forbes magazine compared us to North Korea. Why all the criticism? A ...
 
Thursday, December 20, 2007

Point: Gaming improves standard of living


Commentary

Kirke Kickingbird
Indian gaming benefits Oklahoma in many ways. Oklahoma tribes operate about 95 gaming facilities, with gross revenues of nearly $2 billion in 2006. This revenue directly or indirectly supports more th...
 
Thursday, December 27, 2007

Counterpoint: A gamble for all


Commentary

Judith Murphy
Laugh or cry " your choice. A key, fast-growing industry in Oklahoma operates largely under rules of its own creation, with oversight by its own employees, for the benefit of some, but not necessarily...
 
Thursday, December 27, 2007

Who should pay the bill?


Commentary

Ron Black
  It was a Thursday evening and my lovely wife, Suzanne, and I were sitting in the living room watching the news, and there he was: Mayor Mick Cornett, discussing an extension of the existing MA...
 
Thursday, January 3, 2008

Mitt, you're no Jack Kennedy


Commentary

Robin Meyers
Mitt Romney is running for president, and the Christian right runs the country. The result is that a Mormon felt compelled to make a speech in which he pretended to defend the separation of church and...
 
Thursday, January 3, 2008

Taxing rhetoric


Commentary

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
 
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