Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:47:39 EST 1800 ‘Leave’ them alone http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150231178/Leave-them-alone Each fall, trees offer homeowners a bounty of free mulch.This time of year, your trees are sending you a message. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:38:09 EST Taking stock of the money midterms http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150544707/Taking-stock-of-the-money-midterms The 2014 elections exemplified everything wrong with the nation's campaign finance system as a movement to make it right gained steam. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:10:13 EST E-commerce shoppers beware price steering http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150601096/E-commerce-shoppers-beware-price-steering Recent surveys suggest that nearly 60 percent of shoppers will do their holiday buying online this year. That's probably not too surprising to most people. But did you also know that many e-commerce websites actually adjust pricing based on your... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:51:08 EST We say goodbye to a wonderful weather guy http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150600972/We-say-goodbye-to-a-wonderful-weather-guy The Dayton area lost a great guy the other day with the passing of local television newsman Ted Ryan.Ted was a newsman's newsman and a friend to many Dayton area TV and newspaper reporters and editors. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:45:12 EST Leave no generation behind http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150545136/Leave-no-generation-behind A tax on inherited wealth could eliminate student debt while reducing growing inequality.Over a decade ago, I got a call from Bill Gates. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:33:07 EST A Free Fruit-for-All http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150381843/A-Free-Fruit-for-All Along with the apples, plums, and figs, community orchards yield common dreaming.I got back from the airport just in time for the last half hour of Cider Fest, one of the Bloomington Community Orchard's large public events. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:46:08 EST A five hundred dollar connector http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150544828/A-five-hundred-dollar-connector It seems to me that we have come to take for granted the reliability of our motor vehicles - both cars and pickup trucks. I recall our first car and how “iffy” it was to start. The six volt battery was unreliable and even if it did manage... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:15:12 EST The 0.01 percent’s ‘I reap all’ accounts http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150381888/The-0.01-percents-I-reap-all-accounts Multi-millionaires and billionaires are shielding vast fortunes from taxation with monstrously huge IRAs.Do you remember when Mitt Romney's IRA made headlines during his failed 2012 presidential campaign? Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:50:07 EST Protecting consumers from the dangers of powdered caffeine http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150349421/Protecting-consumers-from-the-dangers-of-powdered-caffeine In May, Dennis and Kate Stiner faced a tragedy that no parent should have to endure. Their son Logan – a student athlete at Keystone High School in LaGrange, who planned on attending the University of Toledo this fall – died from ingesting... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:16:13 EST The not-so-good news about the border crisis http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150194613/The-not-so-good-news-about-the-border-crisis The Obama administration is making it harder for Central Americans to get refugee status.Did you notice that all that fuss over those Central American kids who were crossing the U.S. border alone suddenly died down? Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:34:12 EST Life with Alzheimer’s http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150517532/Life-with-Alzheimers The statistics are mind numbing. As many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer's disease which is the most common cause of dementia among older people. One of those 5.1 is my mom 'Cookie.' Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14:51:11 EST Your Server Isn’t on the Menu http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150517831/Your-Server-Isnt-on-the-Menu For women who make their living off tips, sexual harassment is a constant workplace peril. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:02:09 EST Fighting for our Veterans http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150517692/Fighting-for-our-Veterans Every Nov. 11, we rightly honor the men and women who have fought to keep us safe and free. We need to do a better job of fighting for them, both while they are in the service and when they join the ranks of our veterans. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:57:13 EST What do we do now with all this candy still here? http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150373777/What-do-we-do-now-with-all-this-candy-still-here Every year at this time I'm faced with making a major decision.What's my dilemma?What in the heck am I supposed to do with all this left-over Halloween candy? Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:19:07 EST A lesson in Veteran’s Day history http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150495210/A-lesson-in-Veterans-Day-history 11-11-11 a date that occurs only once every one hundred years. Nothing mystic about the date, but November 11 has been remembered by the citizens of the United States for nearly 100 years. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:10:20 EST National Novel Writing Month http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150495195/National-Novel-Writing-Month If you have any friends who are aspiring novelists and you haven't seen them for a while, I may know why. November is National Novel Writing Month, a time when writers – hobbyists and professionals alike - forsake virtually everything else... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:10:15 EST A fading minority http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150461536/A-fading-minority It seems to me that the holiday known as Veterans Day is different from our other holidays in that we celebrate a group of individuals who have something in common that is becoming a rarity in our country. That “something” is service to... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:09:10 EST Still serving America after 95 years http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150481446/Still-serving-America-after-95-years The American Legion is the nation's largest wartime veterans' service organization with a membership of 2.4 million men and women. All veterans of honorable service during a wartime period, and those currently serving on active duty, are... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:01:14 EST Sticking Texas-Sized Hurdles on the Path to Polls http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150297778/Sticking-Texas-Sized-Hurdles-on-the-Path-to-Polls Communities of color simply can't afford to sit this election out.Supporters of the right to vote just suffered a huge setback. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:48:09 EST Paying for cheap chocolate http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150297614/Paying-for-cheap-chocolate Upgrading Halloween treats might take a bite out of child labor. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:26:11 EST