Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:39:01 EST 1800 Music shines light through darkness of dementia http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50352761/Music-shines-light-through-darkness-of-dementia According to statistics, one in three senior Americans now suffers from some type of dementia. My mother was one of the unfortunate millions who had an advanced type of Alzheimer's disease. As it progressed, she lost the ability to communicate... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:28:12 EST Port truck drivers draw a line in the sand http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50317255/Port-truck-drivers-draw-a-line-in-the-sand It's not fair for employers to pretend that their workers are independent contractors. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:28:19 EST Letter to the Editor http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50317731/Letter-to-the-Editor A huge thank you to allEditor: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:56:11 EST A ticket to Sarah Palin’s funhouse http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50317455/A-ticket-to-Sarah-Palins-funhouse For 100 bucks you get access to an Internet channel where she'll blather about things like the war on Christmas. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:41:13 EST Entertainment center opinions http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50331951/Entertainment-center-opinions Opinions from the Gazette Facebook page about the possibility of a new entertainment center in Xenia: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:33:15 EST Remembering Merle Grace Kearns http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50316177/Remembering-Merle-Grace-Kearns MERLE GRACE KEARNS - 1938-2014 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:17:14 EST Some things never change http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50317840/Some-things-never-change It seems to me that some things never change, that is, we see how events keeps repeating themselves - and we marvel at how some folks apparently won't or can't learn from their experiences. Current events remind me of a column I wrote,... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:04:10 EST A prickly question http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50178018/A-prickly-question Should everyone pay a premium for food because Californians want to waste water? Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:19:14 EST Getting real about rape http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50237514/Getting-real-about-rape Lawmakers are finally doing something to solve the college rape crisis — but it's still not enough. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:18:10 EST The other immigrant youth crisis http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50237354/The-other-immigrant-youth-crisis Some Republicans want to end an Obama directive that lets undocumented teens and young adults temporarily work, study, and live legally in the United States. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:07:18 EST Verses with Momma: The portage http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50178095/Verses-with-Momma:-The-portage The verse of the day is 2 Corinthians 12:9. “And He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.' Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:23:08 EST 30 years of toxic injustice for bhopal survivors http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50237387/30-years-of-toxic-injustice-for-bhopal-survivors A US court inexplicably ruled that Union Carbide didn't build the pesticide plant that exploded. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:10:08 EST An unusual alarm clock http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50237187/An-unusual-alarm-clock “So in America when the sun goes down and I sit on the old, broken down river pier watching the long, long skies over New Jersey and sense all that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable bulge over to the West Coast and all that road going, all... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:50:06 EST Treating opiate addiction in ohio communities http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50177251/Treating-opiate-addiction-in-ohio-communities Addiction to opioids, like prescription painkillers and heroin, has increased significantly in the past few years, devastating communities across Ohio – rural, suburban, and urban. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:41:11 EST The class war goes retail http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50237491/The-class-war-goes-retail Why does Wall Street tank on news portending economic gains for most Americans? Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:17:06 EST Sorry, Pantene, you’re holding women back too http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50237407/Sorry-Pantene-youre-holding-women-back-too The shampoo company could do a lot more to further feminine empowerment. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:12:06 EST It’s not what you read, but why http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50253267/Its-not-what-you-read-but-why As a professional writer, and the executive director of the Western Ohio Writers Association, I am often asked what books I read or what I'd recommend to someone. But, over the years, I've learned that it's not so much what you read... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:03:07 EST Impeachment? Who said anything about impeachment? http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50237461/Impeachment-Who-said-anything-about-impeachment Republican politicians have been obsessed with impeaching President Obama for years. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:15:07 EST Across Ohio good stories are not hard to find http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50237434/Across-Ohio-good-stories-are-not-hard-to-find Turn on the news or open a paper and it seems as though the world is falling apart. From gridlock in Washington to chaos in the Middle East to war and tragedy in eastern Ukraine, bad news dominates the airwaves. But I am privileged in my job as your... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:13:06 EST Is Wal-Mart treating workers like Pop-Tarts? http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50237307/Is-Wal-Mart-treating-workers-like-Pop-Tarts The big-box giant is upending people's lives by subjecting its workers to unpredictable scheduling. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:05:10 EST