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August 2, 2013

Brevity is a good virtue

NORMAN — Editor, The Transcript:

This morning, I challenged myself to write a letter to the editor that had more informative content and took up less than half the space of the average letter from Mr. Charlie Taylor.

I think I have achieved both goals. 

Alan Atkinson

Norman

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    Editor, The Transcript: Over the past several weeks, three seemingly unrelated events caught my attention. First, near the end of the legislative session, the House and Senate passed with much fanfare and publicity legislation giving ...

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  • Voting for our priorities

    Editor, The Transcript: Ok, let me see if I’ve got this straight. When the federal government ended its program of providing $13-$16 million in surplus equipment each year to fire departments, our state and congressional leaders ...

    July 11, 2014

  • Misleading statistics make schools look bad

    Editor, The Norman Transcript: Once again the Norman Transcript has used as a main story someone writing what appears to be designed to make schools and school administrators look bad, and which uses misleading statistics instead of real ...

    July 6, 2014

  • Thank you for CCL article

    Editor, The Transcript: Thank you for running such a fine article about the three members of the Norman chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby who traveled to Washington, D.C., for CCL’s annual conference and their efforts to help publicize ...

    July 4, 2014

  • Elected officials responsible for higher education price hike

    Editor, The Transcript: On Monday, the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents approved a proposal to increase costs on students by an average of 4.8 percent. Resident undergraduates enrolled in 15 hours will see their tuition and fees ...

    June 29, 2014

  • Veterans answer the call

    Editor, The Transcript: I’ve been a member of American Legion Post 88 for 12 years, since soon after I raised my hand at West Point. I joined because my father and his father were both in the Legion. This past week I visited the post for ...

    June 28, 2014

  • Please help the animals

    Dear Mayor Rosenthal, I am a volunteer at the animal shelter. All I care about is the animals' welfare. We go and walk and pet the dogs, clean cages and sometimes clean the dogs, too. We pet the cats....

    June 27, 2014

  • Veterans come before profits

    Editor, The Transcript: The United States is again considering getting involved in another world conflict with troops ready to go to Iraq again. Our success in these conflicts since WWII has not been good and the only ones usually gaining ...

    June 22, 2014

  • Thank you

    Editor, The Transcript: I recently returned from the Oklahoma Honor Flight. At the end of the trip, I received an envelope full of “thank you” messages from the president of Rose State College and two state representatives. Thank you. ...

    June 22, 2014

  • Where is the outcry?

    Editor, The Transcript: As usual, there are many issues about which I could offer my insightful and cogent opinions, such as the incredible naïveté of our President in the conduct of Foreign Affairs, the increasingly burden of the Federal ...

    June 22, 2014