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January 16, 2017

King’s Beloved Community vs. Trump’s Chaos

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES Towards the end of his tragically shortened life caused by the bullet of a white supremacist, Martin Luther King Jr. questioned whether our world house was headed for chaos or community. He reminded the world of the “fierce urgency of now” in relation to the global challenges that we face, and...
January 15, 2017

Here Is What We Need

BY SHARON MARTIN My cousin wrote, “If everyone worked as hard as animals, the world would be better off.” You mean, if people worked like dogs? My dogs are asleep on the couch. One of the aides at school, a job whose pay doesn’t match the work and the stress, also works an evening shift...
January 14, 2017

The Empty Folder

BY VERN TURNER This one was teed up quite high, and I couldn’t resist. Perhaps the only light moment of the president-elect’s press conference was realizing that the stacks of folders used as a prop to illustrate his plans for his administration were empty. This fact screams irony all over the place, especially in view...
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Columnists

January 13, 2017

Saying Goodbye To Obama

BY SUSAN ESTRICH We will miss him. We will miss his intelligence and restraint; his dignity and diplomacy; his efforts to rebuild the image of America in a world where more children grow up hating us every day. I have always admired Barack Obama, but I supported Hillary Clinton in both 2008 and 2016. I...
January 11, 2017

Searching For Integrity In Trumplandia

BY JIM HIGHTOWER It’s about time America has a president who will stand up to those greed-headed corporate executives who keep hauling our middle-class jobs out of country. Bring those jobs back home, Donald Trump bellowed, or I’ll slap you with a huuuge tariff when you try to sell your foreign-made products here. Great stuff,...
January 10, 2017

The ObamaCare Repeal Game Is A Disgrace

BY FROMA HARROP The Republican majority in Congress has voted to kill the Affordable Care Act dozens of times. It’s done this knowing that President Obama would veto the bill, thus sparing members from the consequences. So obviously, it was always a game. It was posturing before a public that largely didn’t know what ObamaCare...
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News

  • Real Economics: Teacher Pay
    December 12, 2016

    Real Economics: Teacher Pay

    BY SHARON MARTIN The state legislator stared straight into the television camera and said that we don’t calculate teacher pay honestly. He suggested t...

    Tips For A Safe Halloween
    October 27, 2016

    Tips For A Safe Halloween

    BY JOE DORMAN With Halloween approaching, everyone has to be on the watch for ghouls and goblins. That does not mean to be fearful, but to be careful ...

    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...

Newsmakers

November 24, 2016

Oklahoma Observer Newsmaker on Education and Children

Oklahoma politics and its effect on education and the children of Oklahoma with State Representative George Young and Joe Dorman, former State Representative now CEO of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy. Oklahoma Observer Newsmaker on Education and Children from Bruce Prescott on Vimeo.
October 29, 2016

Oklahoma Observer Newsmaker on SQ 780-781

Arnold Hamilton, editor of the Oklahoma Observer, interviews Chris Steele, former Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives now Executive Director of The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM) and Dr. William Tabbernee, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches about criminal justice reform, the death penalty and State Questions 780-781. Oklahoma Observer Newsmaker on...

Videos

  • Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers Series: Politics And The Judiciary
    September 26, 2016

    Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers Series: Politics And The Judiciary

    Essential Viewing for Oklahoma Voters: Garvin Isaacs, President of the Oklahoma Bar Association and David Perryman, Oklahoma State Representative disc...

    Yuval Rabin Interview
    September 25, 2016

    Yuval Rabin Interview

    Arnold Hamilton, Editor of the Oklahoma Observer, interviews Yuval Rabin, son of Yitzhak Rabin, about the documentary “Rabin: In his own Words&#...

  • 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...

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