Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:29:23 EST 1800 Burying the hatchet with Iran http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150517768/Burying-the-hatchet-with-Iran The U.S. and Iran are closer than ever to letting go of their rivalry.Don't tell anyone, but the United States and Iran are getting closer — perhaps closer than ever — to letting go of 35 years of enmity. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:59:08 EST A bigger threat to US health than ebola http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150545406/A-bigger-threat-to-US-health-than-ebola Factory farms are breeding antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:50:11 EST Silicon Valley shakedown http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150545299/Silicon-Valley-shakedown Tech giants are sinking to new lows as they squeeze their workers. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:43:07 EST How did we get here? http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150545338/How-did-we-get-here Democrats are paying heavily for their political failures — and for ditching the working stiff. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:46:05 EST You’re never too old to Christmas shop for toys http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150600922/Youre-never-too-old-to-Christmas-shop-for-toys Every year about this time I get the urge to go shopping for toys.It's silly, of course, because my four children are much too old to ask for playthings. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:43:10 EST Can you hear us now? http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150517347/Can-you-hear-us-now FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is refusing to participate in any public hearings on Net Neutrality. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:42:06 EST ‘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