Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:14:39 EST 1800 Letter to the editor http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4518585/Letter-to-the-editor Losing a great citizenEditor: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioner won’t vote to close yard waste site http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4520913/Commissioner-wont-vote-to-close-yard-waste-site Because of his extensive background in waste management the County commissioners chose to appoint Mr. Tom Koogler to the Greene County Solid Waste Committee. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A loveless diplomatic marriage with no future http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4511078/A-loveless-diplomatic-marriage-with-no-future It's time for the United States and Saudi Arabia to split up. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Of high-speed fastballs and high-speed trades http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4518104/Of-high-speed-fastballs-and-high-speed-trades You don't need to swing a bat to hit a jackpot. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Milking public education http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4508656/Milking-public-education I'm growing leery of the role corporations are playing in charter-dominated school systems.The building stood facing me, the windows staring ahead like hundreds of scrutinizing eyes. It was larger than I thought it would be. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Editorials http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4510106/Editorials An alarming trendWhile prescription drug abuse is still at an epidemic level throughout the country, methamphetamine can certainly be viewed in the same manner. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST More family advocacy needed for elder care http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4483010/More-family-advocacy-needed-for-elder-care Caring for an aging parent is, in my opinion, one of the most difficult and often painful experiences life throws our way. Providing a safe, healthy environment for an elderly family member is just as taxing as doing the same for a child. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Silent encroachment http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4498928/Silent-encroachment James Madison, addressing the Virginia Convention, June 16, 1788: “I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of those in power by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A step in the right direction for Delphi workers http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4484012/A-step-in-the-right-direction-for-Delphi-workers Last week, we were able to win a small, but important victory for the 20,000 families of Delphi salaried retirees who lost up to 70 percent of their pensions because of the actions of the Obama Administration. I was able to secure an amendment in the... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Good news and bad news about news http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4385305/Good-news-and-bad-news-about-news Business is better but some coverage is too skimpy.There's some good news about the news business for a change. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Editorials http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4455056/Editorials Rwanda's genocide Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A taxing solution to the greatest challenge of our time http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4455232/A-taxing-solution-to-the-greatest-challenge-of-our-time Putting a price on carbon emissions is one of the best ways we can slow the pace of climate change.Ben Franklin said it best — nothing is certain, “except death and taxes.” Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Editorials http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4458389/Editorials Lax approach yields bad results Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Terrific things happening at XCS http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4483515/Terrific-things-happening-at-XCS Here are some of the terrific things happening in each of our schools. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Let them eat rice http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4455959/Let-them-eat-rice The gusher of money, time, and resources wasted on one genetically engineered crop imbued with a single vitamin could have solved some easier-to-fix problems behind worldwide hunger. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Stopping credit report errors http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4482742/Stopping-credit-report-errors Your credit report has an enormous impact on your financial future. Banks, credit card companies, and employers all reference credit reports when they decide whether to make a loan to a potential customer or offer a job to a prospective employee. That... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Social geography http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4297021/Social-geography By Bill TaylorIt seems to me Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A better path to prosperity http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4455677/A-better-path-to-prosperity By Isaiah J. PooleVoters would embrace the Better Off Budget's audacious, but common-sense approach if they heard about it. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Hiding profits in slimy offshore wormholes http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4455298/Hiding-profits-in-slimy-offshore-wormholes By Jim HightowerCaterpillar channeled 85 percent of its international parts profits into what amounts to a tax shelter. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Editorials http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4467398/Editorials A troubling decision Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST