All hail the Queen of Rebecca Lane
On April 11, 2011, I had just completed a poem titled: “The First Philosopher,” concerning the life of Thales of Miletus, Greece (born 624 BC, died 546 BC). His main interests were ethics, metaphysics, astronomy and mathematics. Aristotle ...
A pattern is emerging
Editor, The Transcript: Over the past several weeks, three seemingly unrelated events caught my attention. First, near the end of the legislative session, the House and Senate passed with much fanfare and publicity legislation giving ...
Inhofe to the rescue
Oklahoma’s senior U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe is a hero to many rural fire departments this week. Sen. Inhofe brokered a way for the firefighters to continue receiving surplus military vehicles for firefighting....
Thanks for 125 years
Newspapers give soul to a community. They inform and engage readers. They entertain and sometimes persuade. They are changing, too....
Voting for our priorities
Editor, The Transcript: Ok, let me see if I’ve got this straight. When the federal government ended its program of providing $13-$16 million in surplus equipment each year to fire departments, our state and congressional leaders ...
U.S. loss was a win back home
The 2014 World Cup is over for America. The United States was knocked out in the Round of 16 by Belgium, 2-1, in a match with extra time that was intoxicating and crushing....
Court should apply brakes
The Supreme Court is heading down a frightening path and should apply the brakes....
Music and OU football game best choices
The Huffington Post this week picked the Norman Music Festival as the one thing to do if you come to Oklahoma. The spring festival, started in 2008 as a regional concert featuring several bands, has grown every year....
Landlines going away
Will the telephone landline go the way of the pay telephone? That seems to be the case, according to a government study released this week....
Walls coming down
Pardon the pun but it seems almost criminal to some to tear down a jail built less than 30 years ago. But then again, public jails have limited uses beyond incarceration and they take a beating by the occupants....
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