It’s an unheralded gem
Editor, The Transcript: A couple of weeks ago I visited one of Norman’s unheralded gems — and I wanted to spread the word. I am referring to the new westside branch of the Norman Public Library. It is a delight to browse in a pleasant ...
Restore the sexy Pride
With all the social attention on The Pride these days I have become inundated with the term “Band Geek.” Perplexed at why people would cry about the opening fanfare being changed and then turn on the very people they are depending to bring ...
Fund use lowers state smoking level
When Oklahoma agreed to the 1998 lawsuit settlement with tobacco companies, the state asked voters to approve a constitutional amendmnent to place a portion of the money in a tobacco trust endowment fund....
Cartoon offensive to NRA members
Editor, The Transcript: Re: Nov. 22, 2013 Pittsburgh Post cartoon reprint Your choice of reprinting a cartoon from Pittsburgh Post was offensive to me and probably to many others who are NRA members. One side of the cartoon is “JFK’s ...
Oppressive conservative thinking robs people of freedom
Editor, The Transcript: Get it straight, nobody wants to follow you down the path regressing back into the dark ages of ignorance and religious persecution....
Why not suggest accountability of our elected officials?
Editor, The Transcript: Grading has been in the news lately. The Our View of Nov. 30 “Grading Technology Centers” tweaked my imagination. Why not suggest accountability of our elected officials at the state and national level? Here are my ...
Norman Christmas Day Community Dinner brings people together
Bob Magarian’s home telephone starts ringing about the time the fall leaves begin to change colors in Norman....
Oklahomans have not lost faith in schools, but have lost faith in leadership
Editor, The Transcript: Phil Bacharach has been one of the writers whose stories and articles I have enjoyed reading through the years. His work has been, with few exceptions, well organized, informative and on point. His recent letter to ...
Good news, multiplied
Good news came in bunches this past week. The jobs report came in positive, the stock market rose and housing and manufacturing numbers improved, too....
Pensions slash a crisis
The latest news out of Detroit isn’t good. To get its fresh start, this once great but now bankrupt city is going to stick it to municipal employees and retirees....
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