Category Archives: politics

Our National Anthems

We have trouble with national anthems. Before The Star Spangled Banner was declared the national anthem by Congress and Hoover in 1931, the country used Hail Columbia, which was composed in 1789 for George Washington’s inauguration. It is now used … Continue reading

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Bartlesville: A Mixture of Stability and Change

I began teaching in Bartlesville 22 years ago, moving here at age 23 for my first teaching position, one I’ve yet to relinquish. In many ways Bartlesville has changed little over those decades, but in other ways changes are quite … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

April 1, 2011: Oklahoma Governor Fallin’s budget for fiscal year 2011 called for cuts in common education to be limited to 3%. But legislative leaders have indicated that some bond proposals made in Governor Fallin’s budget will not be accepted … Continue reading

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Answers for All of Those State Questions

We Oklahoma voters are facing a record number of state questions on the November 2010 ballot. Most of them are courtesy of the Republican-controlled state legislature and understandably reflect its agenda, with only one coming from a citizens’ petition. ┬áHere … Continue reading

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Banning Marriages

Once again The Onion peels away the hypocrisy: New Law Would Ban Marriages Between People Who Don’t Love Each Other

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