The Norman Transcript


  • Wrestling with business and life

    After getting a chance to watch NCAA Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City over the past few days, an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia, created a strong but short-lived, desire to return to my college wrestling days at the University ...

    March 22, 2014

  • Human extinction on the way

    March 10 illustrates the point: On that day, Russian forces seized a Ukrainian navy missile station in Crimea. But also on the 10th, three men returned to earth after spending 166 days together on the International Space Station; two ...

    March 22, 2014

  • Tax saving time, Oklahoma

    April marks the deadline for income tax filing and is also National Financial Literacy Month. Enhance your financial literacy by April 15 by opening or adding to an Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan account to take advantage of the plan’s ...

    March 20, 2014

  • Negotiations with Iran serve U.S. interests

    Ongoing negotiations with Iran could lead to normalized relations, even a major trading partner with the US. Iran would import U.S. beef and grains, benefiting Oklahoma producers. U.S. firms serving the petroleum and other industries are ...

    March 18, 2014

  • Celebrating the real beauty of life

    A few years ago, around the time Tim Tebow burst upon the scene with his Heisman trophy and his refreshing piety, the genuflecting Florida Gator made headlines when he starred in a controversial commercial with his mother. Tebow’s mom had ...

    March 17, 2014

  • “Everything’s up to date in Kansas City”: No, no, no

    In the 1943 musical “Oklahoma,” the most famous song was “Kansas City” with the tag line: “Everything’s up to date in Kansas City.” But, unfortunately that is no longer true. Kansas City has fallen on hard times. Its public schools are ...

    March 16, 2014

  • Facts about Saint Patrick’s Day

    The most kids know of St. Patrick’s Day is that you must wear green or you’ll get pinched, and adults associate the day with green beer or other alcoholic beverages. However, few really know what they are celebrating or why the holiday is ...

    March 16, 2014

  • We’re all hooked on fishing in Oklahoma

    Our mailman Preston Tolson always rang the doorbell if he brought a package up the blacktop driveway to our rural Norman home. His policy was nothing like those hurried UPS and FED-EX drivers who ring and run. Preston waited to make sure ...

    March 16, 2014

  • Congress hard at work on nothing

    Sadly, the American public does not have a thunderbolt to throw at Congress to get its members to quit acting like petulant children and focus on doing the work of the nation. In their latest tantrum, House Republicans passed a measure to ...

    March 15, 2014

  • The diplomacy pendulum

    When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, one of his selling points was the promise of a more modest foreign policy than that of his predecessor. And when Obama won re-election 16 months ago, he renewed that pledge. Drone strikes ...

    March 11, 2014