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 ...
Opposition to new science standards a purely political statement
Editor, The Transcript On May 12 the Oklahoma House Administrative Rules and Government Oversight Committee voted 10-1 to reject the proposed Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science, included in House Joint Resolution 1099. A rejection of ...
A matter of freedom
Editor, The Transcript: I am writing in reference to forum article in the Sunday, May 11, paper titled “Grow some courage and leave the gun at home....
Water shouldn’t be subjected to risks
Editor, The Transcript: At the April 30 Council Oversight meeting, council members discussed possible rate increases for bulk water purchases. This meeting was partly a response to the concerns raised in recent Journal Record articles. ...
ACA just needs corrections
Editor, The Transcript: The Affordable Care Act (ACA), called originally “Obamacare” by conservatives who hated this program and wanted to see it abolished, has some flaws that need correcting. However, the American people do not deserve ...
Measures can be taken to combat climate change
Editor, The Transcript: Thursday’s editorial cartoon, suggesting that there is no other course on climate change open to a city than prayer, while funny is also misleading and needlessly pessimistic....
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