Helping the poor and the needy
Editor, The Transcript: All of us who work with people who are struggling in some way — people who are homeless, going without health care, those who suffer from illnesses whether mental or physical, or maybe multiple challenges — we all ...
The smokeless tobacco threat
Smokeless tobacco is not a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco includes; chewing tobacco, oral tobacco, spit tobacco, dip, chew, and snuff/snus. Smokeless tobacco causes oral cancer, esophageal cancer, and pancreatic ...
City officials not making the right economic moves
Editor, The Transcript: The following is in response to Edd Painter’s recent letter, “NEDC making right incentive moves.” Mr. Painter has it wrong. Neither the Norman Economic Development Coalition (NEDC) nor the city did its homework on ...
There’s more to the Tea Party
Editor, The Transcript: Had the guy who wrote the letter sarcastically denigrating the Tea Party and implying their only issue was Obamacare read either George Will or Dana Milbank he probably would have reconsidered! Dana Milbank, a ...
Trimming the branches
Editor, The Transcript: Back in 1948 when I was a student in Mrs. Miller’s civics class, we were taught that there were three branches of government set forth in the Constitution of the United States. The legislative branch was charged ...
Is the story fact or fiction?
Editor, The Transcript: Pictures and words do not always tell the story. They are but a snapshot of an experience....
Obama has used few executive orders
Editor, The Transcript: “So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.” This statement from President Obama’s fifth State of the Union address ...
Health system needs work
Editor, The Transcript: Dr. Jesse Fuchs wrote an excellent letter in The Norman Transcript Jan. 30 covering extensively the problems with our health care systems in the United States. I can only add a family experience as an illustration ...
Freshman Academy and University Center big steps forward
Editor, The Transcript: As a recent graduate of Norman North class of 2013, I couldn’t be more supportive of the district’s Freshman Academy and University Center proposals in the upcoming Feb. 11 school bond election....
Cutting taxes and slashing education: A recipe for disaster
Editor, the Transcript: I hope you saw the front-page headline in The Transcript last week, “School funding down.” And now, we learn that our Republican governor wants another income tax cut. If you think this frightening combination ...
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