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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Justices put mistaken faith in case ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that for some businesses, religious life begins at incorporation....
Political emails unrelenting
WASHINGTON — Perhaps, like mine, your inbox is being flooded with emails from Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Michelle Obama....
An old path made new
Old paths make good neighbors. Paths worn down from years of visiting or to borrow or return, to bring veggies from a home garden or for nothing at all but to visit....
Happy birthday, America
Consider this: When the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence in 1776, there were an estimated 2.5 million residents in the 13 original colonies....
Thank you for CCL article
Editor, The Transcript: Thank you for running such a fine article about the three members of the Norman chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby who traveled to Washington, D.C., for CCL’s annual conference and their efforts to help publicize ...
11th most corrupt state
Oklahoma, with its massive county commissioner scandal in the 1970s and 1980s, ranks as the 11th most corrupt state, researchers have determined....
State is No. 5 for painkillers
In 2012, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opiods, enough for every American adult to have their own bottle of pain pills....
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