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OKG Newsletter


Topic: politics

Don’t drop the communion wafer


CFN

Gazette staff
Would you rather go to jail or church?
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What would J.C. do?


CFN

Gazette staff
The spanking Mitt Romney took in the presidential election might have the GOP thinking it’s time for a new quarterback — perhaps a real, honest-to-goodness QB. And so it is that J.C. Watts, the former Oklahoma congressman and University of Oklahoma Sooners quarterback, says he is being encouraged to run for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee.
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Top cop


CFN

Gazette staff
How many make-believe cops can you name off the bat? Let’s see … there’s Sgt. Joe Friday, Dirty Harry, Axel Foley … oh, and John Doak. If the name of Oklahoma’s insurance commissioner doesn’t immediately strike fear among the criminal kind, it’s certainly not for lack of trying. Doak’s agency has bolstered its anti-fraud unit by spending more than $180,000 on police cars, pump-action shotguns, bulletproof vests and the like.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Things to learn in Denver


Commentary

Leslie Batchelor
The city of Denver recently played host to the Urban Land Institute’s major convention for leaders in land use and real estate development. ULI’s mission is to promote best practices in responsible land use. While the meeting was very worthwhile, even better were the lessons offered by Denver itself.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Loving our guns to death


Commentary

Robin Meyers
The Oklahoma response to the latest mass shooting will be utterly predictable. Gun rights in this state are like an official religion with a canned liturgy: “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.”
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sound off, voters!


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
In 2000, George Bush took the White House with 48 percent of the popular vote and 271 electoral votes. He cut taxes and waged war on Iraq.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A real maverick

The term of D.A. David Prater has been marked by tough, and often controversial, decisions.


News

Clifton Adcock
It was a sunny May morning in 2009 and Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater had just finished dropping off his daughter at school when his cell phone rang.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cliff hanger


CFN

Gazette staff
Now that the dust has settled with the averted fiscal cliff, there are dubious Beltway winners and losers, but among the unequivocal winners is Oklahoma's own U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore. Early on, he urged his Republican colleagues to accept tax hikes on the wealthiest 2 percent and wait until spring to battle over spending cuts, and the political postmortems have been more than kind to him.
 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

‘21’ ain’t just blackjack, folks


CFN

Gazette staff
A few weeks ago, Chicken-Fried News profiled an effort by state Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, to push a bill prohibiting state and local governments from participating in the implementation of United Nations initiative — here we will speak in an ominous whisper — Agenda 21.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Decisions of politics and compassion


Commentary

Rep. Doug Cox
Jane is in the emergency room complaining of stomach pain. This is her third ER visit in two weeks. She is worried about losing her job because of the missed time.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
 
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