Fred Harris still sounds like a presidential candidate
A tourist who happened to wander inside the Kerr Auditorium at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History Friday afternoon missed the introduction but caught the tail end of Fred Harris’ lecture....
The Medieval Fair as a measure of human progress
Editor, The Transcript: This upcoming weekend we are invited to “Step back in time for a day of revels at the Medieval Fair. Enjoy mirth and merriment with kings, queens, knights and fools as the kingdom comes alive.” It’s an opportunity ...
Suing for more openness
Enforcement of the state’s Open Meetings Act always has been at the discretion of the state’s district attorneys. Some place a low priority on violations, often using the occasion to educate public officials about the law rather than ...
Collections, job gains portend better economy
It’s just a blip on the state’s economic radar screen but one that might portend better times ahead. The state’s unemployment rate dropped from 5.2 percent in January to 5 percent in February....
Acts of kindness still alive
Editor, The Transcript: Random acts of kindness may be an overused phrase, but when kindnesses happen to your family, it is great to know it is alive and well....
The power of youth
Political pundits and even some academics have cried for years about the lack of civic engagement and philanthropic pursuits by our nation’s young. The “slacktivist” generation will be the undoing of society, some have warned....
We’re No. 39 in taxes
Oklahoma ranks No. 39 in terms of total state and local tax burdens, a new Tax Foundation report shows....
Ready for state storm season
The first storms of the spring season have caused many of us to dig out those flashlights and weather radios and remember where to go in an emergency....
Vote closer than expected
Norman political insiders thought the permanent Public Safety Sales Tax question on Tuesday’s ballot would pass. We haven’t found any that predicted it would be as close as it was....
Procrastinators among us
In the newspaper business, we live and die by deadlines. Without one, we’d never get the next day’s paper printed in time to arrive on your driveway the next morning. The way to get someone to act is to set a deadline. There’s no question ...
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