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The Arab Spring (and Selecting Stones), four years later

February 28, 2015


By Bruno Fournier and Frank W. Strauch It was exactly four years ago today that Selecting Stones began.  Although what was soon to become the Internet’s most ruthless source for world-historical criticism of everything existing got off to a slow start, our own Dawn Occidere got the ball rolling until the scientific editors—led by Phil […]

On the Proposal to Abolish Marriage in Oklahoma

January 28, 2014


About three years ago, state legislators introduced a bill to ban Islamic law (sharia) in Oklahoma.  It remains a mystery why certain right-wing politicians in the United States of America think that there is an imminent and realistic threat of their courts beginning to hand down decisions based on Islamic sharia.  Likewise, it remains a […]

Woody Guthrie Today, and Woody Guthrie the Communist

July 15, 2012


By L. W. Denton Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary folk musician Woody Guthrie in Okemah, Oklahoma.  Guthrie has long been a controversial figure in Oklahoma and elsewhere for the simple reason that he was a communist. Woody Guthrie is most famous for two things: First, that he wrote the song […]

The Case of Jim Bridenstine and John Sullivan: What Is Democracy?

July 2, 2012


By W. L. D. Jim Bridenstine beat incumbent John Sullivan in last Tuesday’s Republican Party primary in the 1st congressional district of Oklahoma, which includes the city of Tulsa.  In accordance with the political winds of our times, Bridenstine was the so-called “Tea Party favorite” over Sullivan, although in practical terms, all signs indicate that […]

Recognition for the Work of the Labor Policy Institute of Oklahoma

June 27, 2012


A new upstart organization called the Labor Policy Institute of Oklahoma (LPI-OK) has seen some recent successes with a new video they’ve produced entitled “The Main Street Moment: The Struggle in the Heartland”.  As Selecting Stones itself originated out of Oklahoma, we saw it necessary to highlight the progress of another Oklahoma-based organization pursuing the […]

Occupy Tulsa Revisited, a follow-up on the Contradiction between Left and Right

March 25, 2012


By Larry Duvalier My previous article, called “Occupy Tulsa and the Contradiction of Left and Right”, contained a blatant factual error concerning the workings of magnetism.  My mistake.  Opposite poles attract — rather than repel — one another.  The principle of the dialectical unity of opposites still holds, however.  The antagonism between two repellant magnets […]

Occupy Tulsa and the Contradiction of Left and Right

March 5, 2012


By Larry Duvalier Nobody likes to hear someone jabber on about German philosophy, but bear with me for a moment. After the death of G. W. F. Hegel, the great philosopher of contradictions, his followers split into two antagonistic factions.  The dividing line between them was directly political: Left Hegelians and Right Hegelians.  To make […]

The Characteristics of Occupy Tulsa

November 15, 2011


By Larry Duvalier and Phil Ingram A little over a week ago, Selecting Stones had the opportunity to visit the protesters at Occupy Tulsa.  After talking with a few of the participants at the small downtown encampment in Oklahoma’s second largest city, we came away with a strong impression, and a much clearer understanding of […]

Sharia in Oklahoma, or Who is the Bigger Idiot: State congresswoman Sally Kern, or Middle East Studies professor Juan Cole?

June 16, 2011


By Larry Duvalier Juan Cole just said something rather strange on his blog, Informed Comment.  The piece covers the arrest yesterday of five Pakistani C.I.A. informants by Pakistani authorities.  Big news, no doubt.  Cole notes that U.S.-Pakistan relations have recently been “breaking down” in “alarming ways.”  He cites the case of Raymond Davis, an American […]


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