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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Commentary

Cooperation and compromise


Commentary

Vince Orza
The Legislature has been back in town for about a month, facing a different set of circumstances than in recent years. Money is a little tighter, meaning the recent windfall of energy-generated taxes ...
 
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sick call


Commentary

Laura Boyd
What is more "Oklahoman" than football, the Fourth of July and " well " fast foods? Apparently, we could also add to the list of common experiences flu, colds and respiratory illnesses.   How d...
 
Thursday, April 3, 2008

A modest proposal


Commentary

Eric J. Groves
Introduced in the Legislature this session was Senate Bill 1875, which, if enacted, would go where no smoking ban has gone before: everywhere!   Under present law, smoking is still allowed in ...
 
Thursday, April 3, 2008

Wasting energy


Commentary

Vince Orza
You can always tell an election year. Whether it's in the state capital or Washington, politicians find someone to blame for whatever the current crisis is. Nationally, Republicans and Democrats up ...
 
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Rain check


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
So far Oklahoma has escaped the major economic downturn faced in many areas of the country because of the foreclosure and banking crisis, but state revenues are down because of recent tax cuts. Govern...
 
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Taking the LEED


Commentary

Jason Reese
Too often, the exigencies of politics, and the opportunism of politicians, lead to short-term thinking. Nowhere is this more apparent than in environmental policy. Immediate benefits can be realized t...
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Sally and the prophet


Commentary

Robin Meyers
Is there a double standard when it comes to hate speech? What's the difference between Sally Kern's anti-gay tirade and Jeremiah Wright's anti-America tirade? Kern compared gays to terrorists and canc...
 
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tripping out


Commentary

Judith Murphy
With the recent rash of flight cancellations by airlines suddenly inspecting planes, an increasing number of frustrated travelers may have been finding themselves with too many hours to kill. First, ...
 
Thursday, April 24, 2008

The great debate


Commentary

Philip Silverman
The recent MAPS tax proposal engendered endless editorial page discussions on just what would make Oklahoma City a great city. Mostly, these centered on the effect of a professional sports team. Cit...
 
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Who speaks for them?


Commentary

Laura Boyd
I heard a lot last month about the presidential candidates. I heard a lot about Rep. Sally Kern. I heard a lot about SuperSonics basketball. These news stories flooded the papers, TV news reports and ...
 
Thursday, May 1, 2008
 
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