Help for rural America
A drive through rural parts of the Southwest can be depressing. For sale and for rent signs are prevalent. Businesses along main streets have closed. Unless they are close to a major interstate highway, many communities are in decline....
Embarrassment to Oklahoma, again
The standardized testing that was halted in local schools Monday is another embarrassment to the state. The same thing happened a year ago and Oklahoma gave them another chance....
Time to move on; exit of Sebelius is right choice
From the moment it became obvious that healthcare.gov wasn’t working, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius became damaged goods for the White House....
Happy birthday to us
We don’t expect any cake and that many candles might be dangerous but today is the unofficial 125th birthday of Norman....
Hero of Haarlem … for common good
“Trudging stoutly along by the canal,” as the story goes, the 8-year-old son of a Dutch sluicer was returning home from delivering cakes to a blind man. Humming as he passed the dikes, he noticed that recent rains had made his father’s job ...
Hate without end
The news that a former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan is suspected of shooting and killing three people near Jewish community centers in Kansas seems at first glance like a disparaged past flaring briefly into the present. Americans like ...
Reform is necessary
Editor, The Transcript: Last year, the legislature passed laws reforming the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, which was a good start, but more is needed. Recent media reports have revealed that the ODVA employs M.D. and D.O. ...
Keep your brain cells
Editor, The Transcript: Hey kids. Four centuries ago, Shakespeare wrote about life’s seven great adventures. I forget his exact words, but they were something like this: 1. Our birth; none of us can remember it, but never the less, it is ...
Don’t let moderation confuse you
Jeb Bush’s recent compassionate comments on immigration show how far apart he is from the far right of the Republican Party....
Priest’s execution should spur action
In the hierarchy of saints, martyrs are on the highest rung of the celestial ladder, at least for me....
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