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  • 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

  • America’s difficult but crucial role

    The chaos engulfing Iraq, where a brutal radical Islamist group seems poised to take power, has led to a predictable political blame game in the United States and lent new urgency to the debate about U.S. foreign policy and the wisdom of ...

    June 26, 2014

  • Is an alliance possible?

    Congress and the American people have many reasons to cheer the progress of U.S. negotiations with Iran. Both nations have much to gain from a successful outcome and improved relations.   The conflicts threatening Iraq and tensions with ...

    June 25, 2014

  • Fuel tax could repair fund

    In 1993, Bill Clinton was president, “Seinfeld” was on TV and a cellphone was the size of a brick. It was also the last time Congress raised the federal gasoline tax, which pays for roads, bridges and public transit. Over two decades, the ...

    June 25, 2014

  • Are fathers expendable now?

    Last week was Father’s Day. We know that from the calendar, the lines at restaurants and the holiday sales at Best Buy....

    June 24, 2014

  • Fantasy from adviser

    WASHINGTON — Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Barack Obama and a longtime confidant of the president, told reporters at breakfast the other day that there is an opportunity this summer for meaningful immigration reform....

    June 24, 2014

  • Last straw for IRS

    John Koskinen, a former president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, probably would rather spend his time following the FIFA World Cup from Brazil instead of preparing for another round of questions from congressional inquisitors....

    June 23, 2014

  • Are some fetuses worth protecting?

    The other day, I was standing at the bus stop when I saw something that annoyed me. That’s not unusual....

    June 22, 2014