Thursday 31 Jul
 
 

 

OKG Newsletter


Topic: politics

Game Change

Not nearly as good as the book, but vote Moore for the Emmy.


Drama

Rod Lott
Nearly every scene of HBO's telefilm Game Change, I recall from John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's excellent nonfiction book of the same thing. But the movie directed by Jay Roach (of the Austin Powers and Meet the Parents franchises) only tells half — maybe even one-quarter — of the story, ignoring the 2008 presidential-campaign narratives of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards for the one it finds most compelling: that of Sarah Palin and John McCain, and not the other way around.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Open books

The City Council passes symbolic support for increased transparency in campaign financing.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council passed a resolution March 6 supporting any effort by the Legislature or the state Ethics Commission requiring more disclosure in campaign financing.
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Identity crisis


CFN

Gazette staff
While smart people were celebrating Pi Day, The Very Serious People of the Oklahoma Senate approved a measure March 14 requiring presidential candidates to prove they were born in ’merica.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Trying something new for the economy


Letters to the Editor

Russell W. Jones
I really enjoy the letters you publish, but there is one thing that bothers me.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Talking turkey


CFN

Gazette staff
After recounting a terrifying story of being attacked by a turkey, Sen. Ralph Shortey has offered up a new way to kill the man-eating beasts.
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ill-conceived


CFN

Gazette staff
Not wanting to come away with fertilized egg on its face, the state House of Representatives will not be hearing the so-called personhood bill.
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tax credits worth saving


Commentary

Gene Perry
Are the hundreds of thousands of families in Oklahoma who make less than $50,000 a year a “special interest”?
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Water wait

A task force hopes to resolve a legal battle over water rights pitting two American Indian tribes against city and state officials.


News

Clifton Adcock
Mary Fallin, water, water rights, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, Sardis, OKC, Oklahoma legislature, politics, Aubrey McClendon, Oklahoma City
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fixing a role in parole


Commentary

Harry Coates
The state Department of Corrections struggles financially every year because we have some of the most overcrowded prisons in the country.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Funny people


CFN

Gazette staff
Are state lawmakers getting a little punchy as the legislative session comes to an end?
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
 
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