Public not fooled by GOP’s ‘mind tricks’
Editor, The Transcript: After reading last Sunday’s “Your View” letter from one of our resident conservative whiners accusing The Transcript of assaulting Republicans by presenting a different view than his, I feel a response is ...
Bologna, bread,quart of Falstaffand a Chick-o-stickfor all the kids
Kent and Mary Thomas bought a little produce stand on Robinson Street, west of Porter Avenue in 1962. On the nearby corner were two gas stations, Norman Park Lodge, a liquor store and Red’s Tavern....
Indecent proposal to put a loophole in the HD Ordinance?
Editor, The Transcript: Is it appropriate for the Norman Economic Development Coalition (NEDC) to encourage City Council Members to create a loophole that would undermine the high density zoning ordinance even before it is created? The ...
Priority should be on change, not blame
Editor, The Transcript: A recent letter in The Transcript by Steve Byas criticized the paper for implying “that Republicans are less compassionate and caring for people than Democrats.” Whether Democrats or Republicans, we need to be more ...
Political parties a group of individuals, not a homogenous band
Editor, The Transcript: Steve Byas’ June 6 Transcript editorial , complains of Democratic Party election tactics so shortly after the mayoral election here loaded with Republican shenanigans that one must be appalled and amused ...
Don’t be bulliedby storm contractors
When an ice storm paralyzed Norman in 2007, a different kind of storm chasers descended upon the city. They arrived overnight from out-of-state, after the storm hit and began looking for damaged homes and trees to repair....
Economy keeps humming
Oklahoma’s economy continues to grow, according to a economic analysis relesed this week. The state’s real gross domestic product grew 2.1 percent, ranking Oklahoma No. 23 in growth nationwide, according to a Tulsa World news story....
Shelter study needed
Gov. Mary Fallin’s call for an interim legislative study on requiring storm shelters or safe rooms is a step in the right direction. Mrs. Fallin this week said studying ways to improve safety should be a priority and needs legislative ...
Tornado widest on record
Friday’s EF5 tornado, which developed west of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, is believed to be the widest tornado on record. There may have been wider ones, but no one was there to measure them....
Coal ruling is unAmerican
The recent ruling by a federal bankruptcy court judge in St. Louis will apparently pave the way for the Patriot Coal Co. to back out of promised health care and pension benefits for thousands of coal miners and retirees is a slap in the ...
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