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Grass Roots Activism
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Grass Roots Activism

BY JOE DORMAN “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who…

Throw In A Rutabaga For The Appendectomy
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Throw In A Rutabaga For The Appendectomy

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Shortly after my wife was born, her father’s check paying the hospital in full was $86.30. The receipt showed that for the healthy delivery, the three day hospital stay was itemized as $30 for the delivery room, $10 per day for her mother’s room, $5 per day for the nursery, $3.50 for…

Checks And Balances
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Checks And Balances

BY JOE DORMAN This past week, a lawsuit was filed by six individuals seeking to require the state of Oklahoma to return funds taken from agencies following a budget reduction initiated by the executive branch. Under the law, Oklahoma’s chief financial officer, appointed by the governor, is responsible for assuring that a monthly distribution of…

Testing The Political Waters
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Testing The Political Waters

BY BRIAN RENEGAR I find it interesting that over the last three years the Legislature and the governor have crafted a budget on one-time appropriated money. This is a system of “set up for failure” – especially when you throw in a tax cut in addition to leaving tax credits and benefits for corporations in place….

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