Welcome, Mr. Sunshine
We’re used to sleet and snow hanging around for a few days, but this latest round is dragging on a lot longer than most anticipated or anybody wanted. Norman got a bit of a respite with Tuesday’s sunshine, but kids still missed three days ...
City, Chamber at work to grow business base
A Norman Chamber of Commerce and city council push to make Norman a more business-friendly city is apparently making some headway at city hall....
Iran at the movies
Our nation’s potential rapprochement with Iran brings to mind an insight embedded in the 2007 film “300,” an unsubtle, comic-book fantasy about the historic clash between East and West....
It’s time to bury the need for the N-word
The N-word again. Of course. Six years after the NAACP staged its symbolic burial, that word has proven rumors of its demise greatly exaggerated....
Cold increases danger
When temperatures drop, the number of house fires increases. In central Oklahoma this past week, the Red Cross responded to 34 individuals and families....
It’s an unheralded gem
Editor, The Transcript: A couple of weeks ago I visited one of Norman’s unheralded gems — and I wanted to spread the word. I am referring to the new westside branch of the Norman Public Library. It is a delight to browse in a pleasant ...
Restore the sexy Pride
With all the social attention on The Pride these days I have become inundated with the term “Band Geek.” Perplexed at why people would cry about the opening fanfare being changed and then turn on the very people they are depending to bring ...
Fund use lowers state smoking level
When Oklahoma agreed to the 1998 lawsuit settlement with tobacco companies, the state asked voters to approve a constitutional amendmnent to place a portion of the money in a tobacco trust endowment fund....
Cartoon offensive to NRA members
Editor, The Transcript: Re: Nov. 22, 2013 Pittsburgh Post cartoon reprint Your choice of reprinting a cartoon from Pittsburgh Post was offensive to me and probably to many others who are NRA members. One side of the cartoon is “JFK’s ...
Oppressive conservative thinking robs people of freedom
Editor, The Transcript: Get it straight, nobody wants to follow you down the path regressing back into the dark ages of ignorance and religious persecution....
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