A year later, we’re still in denial
America will soon nod respectfully to the first anniversary of the 26 murders that “shocked the nation” last year, sparking fervent cries for action. Newtown, those directly affected by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. ...
Can women ever be good enough?
If you want to get into an argument with a woman, compliment her....
A salute to small business
Big retailers will celebrate “Black Friday” and even “Black Thursday” this year. Small businesses have their own redemption day....
The ghost in the hallowed halls
The rumor is academic ghosts hang around making mischief for students and teachers finishing up the end of the semester. Final grading in particular seems to attract the spirits....
Today, as the nation pauses to celebrate the most American of holidays, we collectively appreciate all that we have. As a nation, compared to most of the world, we remain rich and blessed. When we drill down, our complaints are mostly ...
Thanks for being ready
You wouldn’t know it by listening to the television meteorologists squawking, but central Oklahoma really dodged the bullet on the weather this past weekend....
Making the case for keeping sales tax
Norman voters approved a temporary, half-percent sales tax in 2008 with the intent of hiring 41 additional police officers and 30 firefighters. It also was to fund new fire stations in east and west Norman and needed firefighting ...
Neocons try to obstruct, urging war
The Transcript’s reprint of LA Times’ 11-11-13 op-ed “Case for a deal with Iran” was an excellent review of the current situation. It is especially important to note the difference between “weaponization” and “nuclear capability” for ...
Treating mental health
For many years, Norman was the center for mental health treatment in Oklahoma. Central State Hospital, later renamed Griffin Hospital, was one of three mental hospitals serving the state....
What’ll you take for it?
Consumer spending drives the nation’s economy, and the biggest chunk of it comes in the year’s final quarter. While they are seasonal, buyers are also kind of demanding when it comes to sales....
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