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Letters to the Editor: May 20, 2015

It’s dangerous The “fracking chemicals have never been found in drinking water” proclamation by the fossil fuel industry recently bit the dust. “Evaluating a groundwater supply contamination incident attributed to Marcellus Shale gas development,” a peer-reviewed scientific publication from the prestigious National Academy of Sciences published April 2, says otherwise. This study found evidence of

Tea Partiers for T.W.

Palin endorsed Shannon in a March Facebook post trumpeting Shannon’s accomplishments, including being the first Republican to with his district’s state house seat and becoming the youngest Speaker of the House in Oklahoma’s history. She also said he’s perfect for the job even though he is an “underdog” and has had many “naysayers” against him.

Dorman says he’s an underdog who’s gaining ground

“Just like the NCAA bracket where I see the underdogs are doing very well this year, I think we are going to see the same thing happen on Nov. 4,” said Dorman, referring to the annual NCAA basketball tournament currently in action and the date Oklahomans will vote for governor. “As the election moves toward

Bang, bang!

At the annual Conservative Political Association Conference (CPAC) recently, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell showed his respect with something, may we say, ageappropriate. Guess. No, really. Guess. Yes, it was a gun. Guess what kind. No, really. Guess. A musket! The gift eclipsed reporting of just about everything else that came out of CPAC; the

Capital kumbaya

While Sen. Tom Coburn has gone out of his way at times to be the bee in President Barack Obama’s bonnet, both have said they are friends and have a great respect for one another. With Coburn’s departure from the Senate coming soon due to his battle with cancer, USA Today reported Obama recently name-checked

He’s No. 5!

Other top-of-the-political-pops Okies include Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Westville) at No. 33 and Rep. James Lankford (R-OKC) at No. 76. The Journal decided rankings based on a number of things, including how the men voted and scoring methods that included foreign issues and social and economic reform. No other Oklahoman cracked the top 100. For shame.

What about the women?

The dominoes that continue to fall have thrown our state politics into a frenzy. At the heart of the resignations and announcements, one question is not being asked: “What about the women?” Our state ranks 48th nationally in female representation in our Legislature and is consistently named one of the unhealthiest places in the country

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