The Norman Transcript

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  • Online users need bill of rights

    Creepy doesn’t begin to describe Facebook’s 2012 psychological experiment on 700,000 of its unwitting users. Any attempt to manipulate the emotional state of consumers is unconscionable. It reflects poorly on the entire tech community, ...

    July 7, 2014

  • Actions, inaction show our courage

    The psychological explanation for what happened to Catherine Ferreira is neat and tidy and sounds like reason....

    July 7, 2014

  • Road rash, string tops, & busted melon

    A black cruiser rode by, both riders wearing full faced helmets. He wore long pants and a t-shirt. She might have been his daughter … small, young and I would imagine very pretty. I was pleased to see the helmet, but I grimaced at the ...

    July 6, 2014

  • Common Core: an Oklahoma paradox

    In 1831 Charles Darwin, a rather lazy, unmotivated medical student, hitched a ride on the ship HMS Beagle for a three-year naval trip. To some people, Charles was flunking out of school and he resurrected himself in the eyes of his peers ...

    July 6, 2014

  • Justices put mistaken faith in case ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that for some businesses, religious life begins at incorporation....

    July 6, 2014

  • Political emails unrelenting

    WASHINGTON — Perhaps, like mine, your inbox is being flooded with emails from Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Michelle Obama....

    July 5, 2014

  • An old path made new

    Old paths make good neighbors. Paths worn down from years of visiting or to borrow or return, to bring veggies from a home garden or for nothing at all but to visit....

    July 5, 2014

  • Setting Hollywood straight on gender

    Google Geena Davis and up pops the pose that established her as half of the “first selfie.” The iconic frame from “Thelma & Louise” was reprised and tweeted recently by her co-star Susan Sarandon....

    June 30, 2014

  • Carl McFarland retirement reception Lawyer closing the door on examining Norman’s history

    A piece of land, like a family, has a history. But unlike a family’s genealogy, what happens to that property is well documented. Ownership changes. Plats. Mortgages. Restrictions. Covenants. Probates. Liens. Foreclosures. Divorces. The ...

    June 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Green space is almost gone

    Green space across Norman is destroyed at an alarming rate. Apartment complexes, strip malls and parking lots take the place of trees and fields overnight. Birds and other wildlife are driven out. Recently, the mobile homes disappeared ...

    June 28, 2014