‘Nuisance House’ law should remain unchanged
Editor, The Transcript: As past president of the South Pickard Neighborhood Association and a homeowner, I take extreme issue with Mr. Lungren and his total lack of knowledge, and caring, about this ever-present problem. A few years ago I ...
Pensions in danger
Editor, The Transcript: Oklahoma politicians are taking a page out of Rhode Island’s playbook to “reform” the Oklahoma public pensions. Rhode Island’s State Treasurer’s reforms led to small returns on investments while tens of millions of ...
Counties should have a say
Editor, The Transcript: I’m concerned about an issue that is facing us here in Cleveland County and, therefore, Norman. There is a move to establish horse slaughter plants in Oklahoma, perhaps Cleveland County....
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 ...
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