Idealist who loved Kashmir: Revisited
Despite the diatribe, “quiet diplomacy,” negotiations, has the political landscape of Kashmir, the nuclear flashpoint in South Asia, changed at all since 1953? How seriously do the governments of India and Pakistan take current regional ...
Women unravel dreams to dismay
I have this recurring dream where — have you stopped reading yet? If you’re a guy, I bet you have....
What’s seriously wrong with Kansas
Kansas might as well start producing “Only Heterosexuals Served Here” signs for businesses and government offices....
Exhibit chronicles state’s civil rights struggles
Tucked conveniently between two historic buildings near the OU campus’ front door, a quiet monument reminds visitors of a more turbulent time in Norman. The soothing sound of the fountain is testament to calmer days, not anything like the ...
Merger doesn’t have to be bad
The proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the country’s two largest cable TV operators, generated a predictable wave of outrage from opponents of corporate consolidation. With about 30 percent of all pay-TV customers ...
Snowballs and other winter things
A grandfather tells this winter’s tale about two sisters collecting wood for the family stove. They also collected new-fallen snow for snow cream. When they went back inside, the 5-year-old sister also carried snowballs....
Gender pay equity problem continues
Everybody knows that women commonly get paid less than their male counterparts to do the same work. But does that hold true for highly educated women in the upper reaches of corporate management, including Mary Barra, whom Fortune Magazine ...
Wagner’s Trombone Choir set to kick off his 45th year at OU
You can’t say or write OU music professor Irv Wagner’s name without mentioning spoons and trombones. He’s a master of both but will only play the trombone in a special concert Wednesday night at 8 p.m. inside Catlett Music Center....
‘Yes’ vote would transform schools
On Tuesday, Norman Public Schools will have a school bond election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and it’s very likely the weather may be less than ideal on Election Day. However, it is very important Norman voters brave the ...
The pro-pollution attorneys general
The cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay has posed an extraordinary challenge. It has taken decades of effort, cost billions of dollars and required shared sacrifice from setting aside shoreline “buffer” strips to banning phosphate detergents. ...
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