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The Power of Communication

(Remarks to Oklahoma City University Mass Communications students in Singapore, October 6, 2017)  All of us in this room today have goals that we are pursuing. Some of us want to be broadcasters and journalists, some may want to be … Continue reading

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Who Will Protect the Environment from the Director of the EPA?

People make mistakes. Institutions make mistakes. Government makes mistakes. Mistakes can be forgiven, especially when there is admission of the mistake, a sincere regret for the mistake, and desire and commitment to correct the mistake and make sure it does … Continue reading

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The Wesleyan Covenant Association’s Breaking of Covenant

Humans are causing the Sixth Great Extinction on Earth, but the schismatic Wesleyan Covenant Association within the United Methodist Church is more concerned about discriminating against people based on their sexual and gender orientation than it is about addressing climate … Continue reading

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In Times Like These…

In times like these, we have to help one another. If you are like me, you are depressed that we live in a country that could elect someone like our current president. You knew the United States was deeply flawed, … Continue reading

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Declaring Independence from Religious Nationalism

As I spend Independence Day weekend in New York City, I have been reminded of the tremendous diversity of our nation in what may well be the most diverse and international city in the world. I am reminded especially of … Continue reading

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Not Here by Accident

We didn’t just get here by accident. By “here,” I mean: a situation in which all three branches of the federal government are controlled by the large corporate interests represented by the Republican Party a situation in which income inequality … Continue reading

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These Three Things for Oklahoma

In conversation with hundreds of Oklahomans over the past couple of years and after years of analysis concerning systemic change in the Oklahoma context, I am convinced that Oklahoma needs three things to happen before we will be able to … Continue reading

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