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9-20-16c-blacklives
September 25, 2016

Changing Our Culture And The Narrative

BY BOB BEARDEN We have to change – we can’t keep killing each other Protests in Charlotte and an arrest and charges in Tulsa. Two different killing scenarios and two different ways of handling the situation. In one incident, complete transparency, and in the other, not. In Tulsa the protests have been peaceful and prayerful,...
9-3-16c-trumptydumpty
September 22, 2016

Fear Is A Rising Commodity

BY BOB BEARDEN Death by gun, the deadly season, continues and fear is a rising commodity. More and more police shootings of African Americans and nothing is done to stop it. The Donald sells fear as a weapon to end violence. With more deaths and more violence he ramps up the fear, hate and bigotry...
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September 21, 2016

Another Oklahoma Scam

BY SHARON MARTIN This year I got a small tax refund from the state of Oklahoma. It wasn’t a check; it was a debit card from a third party. Apparently, the Oklahoma Tax Commission is edging toward privatization. You can get cash from your card when you use it at the grocery store, the gas...
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  • Another Oklahoma Scam
    September 21, 2016

    Another Oklahoma Scam

    BY SHARON MARTIN This year I got a small tax refund from the state of Oklahoma. It wasn’t a check; it was a debit card from a third party. Apparently,...

    Public Money For Religious Purposes
    September 20, 2016

    Public Money For Religious Purposes

    BY DAVID PERRYMAN Most Oklahomans don’t want public tax dollars to be used for private and religious schools. That has pretty much been a part of the ...

    Birthers, Birchers, And Lee Harvey Oswald
    September 19, 2016

    Birthers, Birchers, And Lee Harvey Oswald

    BY DON WILKEY With the stoke of a pen, Peter Savodnik, in his book, The Interloper, discredited a billion dollar industry … the JFK conspiracy b...

    Three Monkeys
    September 16, 2016

    Three Monkeys

    BY VERN TURNER We are all familiar with the statuary of the three monkeys demonstrating their innocence from negativity. The statue kind of reminds me...

  • Oklahoma Jenga
    May 31, 2016

    Oklahoma Jenga

    BY DAVID PERRYMAN Jenga is a game played with 54 wooden rectangular blocks. Each block is three times as long as its width and one fifth as thick as i...

    Actors And Demagogues
    May 30, 2016

    Actors And Demagogues

    BY SHARON MARTIN Because the people who benefitted from the demotion of the middle class have kept the legend alive, there are plenty who still believ...

    History Lesson
    May 28, 2016

    History Lesson

    BY KAREN WEBB I am about to get up on my soapbox again, so look out. Earlier this week I had a post shared with me on Facebook. It had two young Afric...

    The Roots Of Our Evils
    May 27, 2016

    The Roots Of Our Evils

    BY VERN TURNER When did the money meme become the driving force in everything we do? It seems that everything we talk about in our human discourse cen...

  • Spin Machine
    May 24, 2016

    Spin Machine

    BY SHARON MARTIN Listening to the chairman of the Republican Party a couple of Sundays ago, two things were clear: 1. Power is more important to the R...

    When Is A Tax Not A Tax?
    May 23, 2016

    When Is A Tax Not A Tax?

    BY DAVID PERRYMAN The Treaty of Paris in 1763 ended what could actually be referred to as the first world war. Known in North America as the French an...

    Really? Leader Of Lincoln's Grand Old Party?
    May 23, 2016

    Really? Leader Of Lincoln's Grand Old Party?

    BY BOB BEARDEN As far as the Grand Old Party of Lincoln concerned the race for the nomination is over. The Donald is the presumptive nominee and has e...

    Scoop And Toss
    May 18, 2016

    Scoop And Toss

    BY DAVID PERRYMAN Raising cattle provided a nearly endless supply of “organic fertilizer” for our garden and flower beds. Gathering the fertilizer fro...

Videos
  • Cory Williams and Jimmy Curry Interview
    September 4, 2016

    Cory Williams and Jimmy Curry Interview

    Cory Williams and Jimmy Curry Interview from Bruce Prescott on Vimeo.

    The Village Is Burning
    March 14, 2015

    The Village Is Burning

    Editor’s Note: This is a brilliant political call to arms for Oklahomans, especially Millennials, who are tired of, and embarrassed by, the dema...

  • Sorry
    February 25, 2015

    Sorry

    Editor’s Note: This video, produced by Walter Jenny, captures the wackiness and hypocrisy on display at the Oklahoma Capitol these days. Jenny l...

    Interview: Don Holladay
    November 7, 2014

    Interview: Don Holladay

    Attorney Don Holladay, lead counsel in the federal lawsuit that led to marriage equality in Oklahoma, visits with Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton, lef...

  • Interview: Joe Dorman
    October 20, 2014

    Interview: Joe Dorman

    Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton interviews Joe Dorman, Democratic nominee for governor, during the Payne County Democrats annual Brayfest Oct. 3 in St...

    Interview: Dr. John Cox
    October 17, 2014

    Interview: Dr. John Cox

    Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton interviews Dr. John Cox, Democratic nominee for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, during the Payne County De...

Columnists

9-6-16brexit
September 22, 2016

Could Britain Become The Fourth Amigo?

BY FROMA HARROP Britain’s vote to leave the European Union sparks speculation on where the United Kingdom might turn for new trading partners. How about NAFTA? Britain could become the fourth amigo, joining the United States, Canada and Mexico in the North American Free Trade Agreement. It is not the purpose here to argue the...
9-21-16c-xenophobictrump
September 21, 2016

Donnie Is A Trumpist, Not A Populist

BY JIM HIGHTOWER To many hard-working people, this is a time of economic uncertainty. Thus, it is important to point out that America’s superrich are intentionally and brazenly knocking down the middle class and poor to further enrich themselves. They are aided by clueless, corrupt politicians who don’t care about the future of ordinary Americans...
9-19-16c-homegrownterror
September 20, 2016

New Yorkers Walk Past Political Bluster Over Bombing

BY FROMA HARROP The explosives going off in the dumpster in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea was not a major terrorist event – except on the TV news channels. No one was killed, fortunately. And thanks to superb police work, a suspect was captured within 48 hours. On the night after, Sunday, trains from the...
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