Be wary of caffeinated food
Food manufacturers say their caffeine-pumped food is intended for adults. Included in those foods are Jelly Belly “Extreme Sport Beans,” which have 50 mg of caffeine in each 100-calorie pack. A cup of coffee has about 100 mg of caffeine....
New budget is fiscally responsible
Over the course of the legislative session, the crafting of the state budget is the biggest task we face each spring....
More on disability rolls
The number of Oklahomans collecting disability checks has risen significantly over the past decade. Currently, about 8 percent of the state’s working age population draws a government disability check. State officials say that number has ...
Obama speech sickening
Editor, The Transcript: I’ve been fighting within myself over a need to write a letter about President Obama and his speech before Planned Parenthood....
Years spent promoting
Twenty years ago Norman’s Convention and Visitors Bureau began operating out of some space at the Norman Depot. It was about six years before passenger rail returned to Norman, so the Depot was a logical spot to promote the city....
Many reasons to avoid cut to income tax
Editor, The Transcript: Last week media sources announced the governor and legislative leadership had reached an agreement on a cut in the state income tax starting in 2015. Please contact your representative, senator, President Pro Tem ...
Strategy appeals to lost money approach
Oklahoma hospital officials have tried many ways to persuade Gov. Mary Fallin and other state officials to expand the state’s Medicaid program with money from the federal government. The expansion would allow hospitals and health care ...
U.S. leaders need to meet in the middle
Editor, The Transcript: Congressmen: Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn: There is no greater danger to our republic and to the survival of democracy around the world than political extremism, the vulgar disproportionate ...
Clicks on historic Route 66
A group of Italian visitors in Norman this past week were planning to take time to visit historic Route 66. One of the travelers compared it to an ancient road that traversed the length of Italy....
High-density housing will occur in Norman someday
Editor, The Transcript: High-density housing: Yes, high-density housing that makes economic sense to an entrepreneur will occur with this city council or the next or the next. When demand for vertical housing is great enough, an ...
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