Monday, May 22, 2017


GOP leaders

Letter: ‘Old Republican’ slams state’s GOP leaders

(Correction: This letter was updated at 11:10 a.m. Monday, May 22, to clarify that the requirement of a supermajority legislative vote for tax increases...

Editorial: Oklahomans lose if lawmakers won’t compromise

Oklahoma politicians from both parties have made a mess of state finances for the past decade. Republican and Democrat lawmakers have cut taxes, protected special...
Insane Clown Posse

Who says Insane Clown Posse isn’t family friendly?

After reading OKC City Councilman John Pettis' comments on limiting the number of concerts for Lost Lake Ampitheater, the complaint that stands out is...
raise GPT

Letter: Mineral owner implores #okleg to raise GPT

Dear members of the Oklahoma Legislature: I am writing you to provide the critical facts of the substantial loss of tax dollars to the State...
new testing rules

OKCPS must choose path in wake of new testing rules

The headline of Ben Felder’s front-page story in the May 5 edition of The Oklahoman proclaimed wonderful news: State Re-Examines Testing. Felder reviewed examples of...
Wind Coalitionvideo

Wind Coalition: Hypocritical anti-wind ads obscure truth

Every Oklahoman has seen the ads on TV: A former governor and a former football coach (see video above) serve as pitchmen for the state’s...

Letter: Nonprofit for the blind fires back at critic

To the editors: You’ve recently been told that NewView is not a qualified organization. The truth is that NewView has worked with the Department of...
Writers' Fund supporters

We need 10 new Writers’ Fund supporters this week

On April 5, we announced some changes to our crowd-sourced Writers' Fund. The public response from readers and supporters was humbling — 10 new...
Pryor Public Library

Letter: Pryor Public Library offers archives, internet

To the editors: I want to reach out to let you and your readers know that the Pryor Public Library has archives for the Pryor...
American Rule

Editorial: Oklahoma kills ‘American Rule,’ no one notices

A widely popular bill expanding rights for child victims of sexual abuse was amended quietly in the Oklahoma Senate to eliminate an important legal tenet...

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