The Norman Transcript

Editorials

Editorials
  • Thanks for 125 years

    Newspapers give soul to a community. They inform and engage readers. They entertain and sometimes persuade. They are changing, too....

    July 11, 2014

  • Court should apply brakes

    The Supreme Court is heading down a frightening path and should apply the brakes....

    July 10, 2014

  • Music and OU football game best choices

    The Huffington Post this week picked the Norman Music Festival as the one thing to do if you come to Oklahoma. The spring festival, started in 2008 as a regional concert featuring several bands, has grown every year....

    July 10, 2014

  • Landlines going away

    Will the telephone landline go the way of the pay telephone? That seems to be the case, according to a government study released this week....

    July 9, 2014

  • Walls coming down

    Pardon the pun but it seems almost criminal to some to tear down a jail built less than 30 years ago. But then again, public jails have limited uses beyond incarceration and they take a beating by the occupants....

    July 9, 2014

  • Getting out the vote

    Both sides of the state’s political aisle have been known to use state questions to bring out the vote in the November General Election. A cockfighting issue in 2002 brought out extra rural Democrats and helped propel Brad Henry into the ...

    July 8, 2014

  • Water rationing in effect

    June’s rainfall and cooler temperatures have been a blessing for central Oklahoma, but now that the summer heat has arrived and the rains have slowed, Norman’s water usage is climbing....

    July 8, 2014

  • Happy birthday, America

    Consider this: When the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence in 1776, there were an estimated 2.5 million residents in the 13 original colonies....

    July 4, 2014

  • 11th most corrupt state

    Oklahoma, with its massive county commissioner scandal in the 1970s and 1980s, ranks as the 11th most corrupt state, researchers have determined....

    July 4, 2014

  • State is No. 5 for painkillers

    In 2012, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opiods, enough for every American adult to have their own bottle of pain pills....

    July 3, 2014