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  • Public safety sales tax not all about public safety

    Editor, The Transcript: I urge you to vote no on the Sales Tax Increase. Contrary to how it is being marketed this is not solely about Public Safety....

    March 30, 2014

  • A picture-perfect day for Kidspace makeover

    By Andy Rieger Transcript Executive Editor Saturday’s sunrise brought a picture-perfect day for the dozens of volunteers assembled at Kidspace. The massive playground tucked into the corner of Reaves Park was scheduled for a volunteer ...

    March 30, 2014

  • A girdle is a girdle is a girdle

    Could you be talked into purchasing a foundation undergarment so restrictive, so unyielding and so draconian it makes a wetsuit look like a nightgown? This is why I ask: There’s been a pop-up ad appearing in the lower right-hand screen of ...

    March 29, 2014

  • Protect the mentally ill

    The federal government believed Colby Sue Weathers was a paranoid schizophrenic. It had information that she was delusional and suicidal, unable to work and therefore eligible for Medicaid and disability benefits....

    March 29, 2014

  • Using a bazooka to kill a gnat

    For seven seasons from 1957 through 1963, actor Richard Boone played a gentleman gunslinger named Paladin in the CBS television series “Have Gun — Will Travel.” The storyline involved Boone’s character, a highly educated and cultured ...

    March 28, 2014

  • Why defend abusive farming practice?

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has decided to involve the Sooner state in a lawsuit that defends the worst abuse of animals known to industrial farming, despite the fact that he is almost certain to lose....

    March 27, 2014

  • Add insurance to rising costs list

    Add flood insurance to the list of costs expected to increase for Oklahoma homeowners this year. The federal government says approximately 7,000 property owners will see higher rates....

    March 25, 2014

  • Spreading the word

    Editor, The Transcript: Vital information could be provided on billboards at one or more of the entrances to Oklahoma. These billboards could say, “Welcome to Oklahoma where Governor Mary Fallin is denying Medicaid to 131,000 ...

    March 25, 2014

  • A night at market

    The Norman Farm Market has come a long way since a few vendors set up shop at the county fairgrounds 35 years ago. The season is much longer, now, with spring and fall crops as well as the usual summer offerings....

    March 25, 2014

  • Threat to marriage isn’t its sexuality

    “By all means dress in ridiculous togs, exchange rings and kisses … but call it a wedding … with nothing theological about it — and leave marriage to those who still believe in its sanctity.” — Brian Sewell I did a London radio show two ...

    March 25, 2014