A win for Oklahoma women
Editor, The Transcript: In May 2013, the Oklahoma Legislature passed House Bill 2226. This new law told females under age 17 that they must have a doctor’s prescription for getting over-the-counter emergency contraception (called Plan ...
Many people have no interest in providing medical care for everyone
Editor, The Transcript: Detractors of the Affordable Care Act are using a 2008 Oregon Medicaid study to show how ACA will lead to more emergency room (ER) visits and cost more. Oregon officials, however, counter that with reforms, medical ...
Columnist Will clueless about labor history
Editor, The Transcript: Whenever George Will cranks out an antiunion column like the one recently on government workers, he reaffirms his ignorance of labor history in the United States. Will never acknowledges organized labor’s ...
Sure you want to trust them?
Editor, The Transcript: I’ve seen several letters recently in support of the Affordable Care Act. There are too many problems with the ACA to address in one letter but here is maybe the most significant problem: This Act was designed to ...
In honor of Coy and Lou Wright
Editor, The Transcript: This letter to the editor is to honor Coy and Lou Wright and memories of them. They loved Norman and its people in all walks of life. If you happen to sit in front of Coy at church during the week when you opened ...
The insanity of 2014 tax cuts
Editor, The Transcript: At the recent Budget Summit, after listening to a litany of state services in serious trouble now and a projected $172 million budget reduction for the year, Preston Doerflinger, budget director to Gov. Fallin, ...
Incentives don’t often work
Editor, The Transcript: I want to fill in your readers on important discussion omitted from the article “IMMY coming to city’s TIF.” My reasons for opposing the incentive deal were not mentioned. Contrary to what was suggested, I did not ...
Make tax temporary
Editor, The Transcript: At the Jan. 23 meeting on the Public Safety Sales Tax, a plan was presented that would put an additional 12 armed police officers on patrol in the city’s public schools. As part of the federally-funded Community ...
Coburn a Hindrance in Completion of Native American Cultural Center
Editor, The Transcript: The recent announcement Sen Tom Coburn is retiring from the US Senate couldn’t have come at a better time help to revive efforts to complete the Native American Cultural Center in OKC. This partially completed ...
Photo captions don’t tell the whole story
Editor, The Transcript: I’m writing to point out and protest the example of poor and implicitly biased and misleading “journalism” represented on Page A5 of The Norman Transcript in your edition of Jan.19. The captions describing the ...
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