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  • 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....

    July 9, 2014

  • 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....

    July 9, 2014

  • Getting out the vote

    Both sides of the state’s political aisle have been known to use state questions to bring out the vote in the November General Election. A cockfighting issue in 2002 brought out extra rural Democrats and helped propel Brad Henry into the ...

    July 8, 2014

  • Water rationing in effect

    June’s rainfall and cooler temperatures have been a blessing for central Oklahoma, but now that the summer heat has arrived and the rains have slowed, Norman’s water usage is climbing....

    July 8, 2014

  • Follow as colleges do conference shuffle

    The most tenured coach at the University of Louisville might not find joining a new athletic conference so special. But for tennis coach Rex Ecarma, the Cardinals' move is a moment to celebrate....

    July 8, 2014

  • Online users need bill of rights

    Creepy doesn’t begin to describe Facebook’s 2012 psychological experiment on 700,000 of its unwitting users. Any attempt to manipulate the emotional state of consumers is unconscionable. It reflects poorly on the entire tech community, ...

    July 7, 2014

  • Actions, inaction show our courage

    The psychological explanation for what happened to Catherine Ferreira is neat and tidy and sounds like reason....

    July 7, 2014

  • Road rash, string tops, & busted melon

    A black cruiser rode by, both riders wearing full faced helmets. He wore long pants and a t-shirt. She might have been his daughter … small, young and I would imagine very pretty. I was pleased to see the helmet, but I grimaced at the ...

    July 6, 2014

  • Misleading statistics make schools look bad

    Editor, The Norman Transcript: Once again the Norman Transcript has used as a main story someone writing what appears to be designed to make schools and school administrators look bad, and which uses misleading statistics instead of real ...

    July 6, 2014

  • Common Core: an Oklahoma paradox

    In 1831 Charles Darwin, a rather lazy, unmotivated medical student, hitched a ride on the ship HMS Beagle for a three-year naval trip. To some people, Charles was flunking out of school and he resurrected himself in the eyes of his peers ...

    July 6, 2014