Recidivism prevention program in jeopardy
Editor, The Transcript: I would like to thank Dr. John Fletcher for presenting a program on “Mass Incarceration” at the West Wind Unitarian Universalist Congregation two weeks ago. According to Dr. Fletcher’s report, the United States ...
GOP immigration reformers shouldn’t be afraid of vocal minority
Editor, The Transcript: Three major conservative organizations recently released the results of a new national survey of Republican Primary voters who identify with the Tea Party movement. Their findings pour a lot of cold water on what ...
It’s time to take steps to combat Alzheimer’s Disease
Editor, The Transcript: There are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease with 60,000 in Oklahoma. My father passed away from the disease three years ago after a long courageous battle....
Not hard to find Inhofe’s constituents
Editor, The Transcript: Debra C. asks a rhetorical, but inane, question in Sunday’s paper: “Who does Sen. Inhofe represent?” She said she can’t figure out who his constituents are, then proceeds to list who she knows they’re not. Of ...
Banquet was a team effort
Editor, The Transcript: Did you ever hear an old-timer saying, “I’m so proud, I burst my buttons?” Well, that happened for “Grandpaw” and “Nana” at the Norman North Track and Field Awards banquet. It didn’t just happen for our grandchild, ...
A polite suggestion for a better newspaper
Editor, The Transcript: Here’s a polite suggestion for smoothing relations with newspaper readers. Two choices perhaps: Finish page references after the final makeup of the paper. Or change all the page guesses to “inside.” Rather than ...
Important primary elections to watch
Editor, The Transcript: Has the Establishment really defeated the Tea Party in the battle for control of the Republican Party as most media—liberal and conservative—are saying after last week’s Super Tuesday primaries? Most of the media ...
Editor, The Transcript: Who does Sen. Inhofe represent? I really just can’t figure out exactly who his constituents are....
Reasonable expectations for city officials
Editor, The Transcript: Norman voters do not expect their elected or appointed city officials to be perfect, but they do expect them to keep their word, especially when their promises are in writing. When such promises are altered ...
Executions inflict moral harm to society
Editor, The Transcript: Regarding Mary Fallin’s reasons for the death penalty, “... remember the victims,” she is correct in most (not all) of her rationale. Some of us are ambivalent about the issue: for instance, crimes can be so heinous ...
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