Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:25:25 EST 1800 Chris Christie’s pork barrel politics http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150946198/Chris-Christies-pork-barrel-politics The New Jersey governor just vetoed a ban on a form of animal torture. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:33:10 EST Look Up, Americans, it’s not as bad as you think http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150945633/Look-Up-Americans-its-not-as-bad-as-you-think We are one glum country. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:51:09 EST Revitalizing American manufacturing and innovation http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150922030/Revitalizing-American-manufacturing-and-innovation One of my most important jobs is to advocate for working families in Ohio. Middle-class families have felt squeezed by the number of jobs going overseas, especially in the manufacturing sector. A report released last week from the Economic Policy... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:58:11 EST This jolly old elf was rewarded http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150628332/This-jolly-old-elf-was-rewarded Every year about this time fond memories of the day I played Santa Claus for 40 or so underprivileged children at a downtown Dayton, Ohio department store come rolling back across the years to me. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:55:12 EST Neighbors don’t let neighbors frack http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150854063/Neighbors-dont-let-neighbors-frack Extracting natural gas through hydraulic fracturing threatens all that's good about my upstate New York community.All my life, I've been a good citizen. I vote. I volunteer. I know my neighbors. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:28:09 EST E-cigarettes proving as toxic as tobacco http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150919030/E-cigarettes-proving-as-toxic-as-tobacco As smoking bans continue to expand across the United States, more smokers are taking to electronic cigarettes as a way to skirt around the law while still getting their fix. While proponents of the gadgets contend they are a safer, healthier... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:13:07 EST The season for mindless consumerism http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150854794/The-season-for-mindless-consumerism This Christmas, put your money to better use than thoughtless gift-giving.'Tis the season for mindless consumerism. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:58:08 EST How to honor the kids who died at Sandy Hook http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150854300/How-to-honor-the-kids-who-died-at-Sandy-Hook If President Obama treats gun violence as a public health issue, he'll make more progress. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:37:06 EST Support local this holiday season http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150884632/Support-local-this-holiday-season Winter weather has arrived and Christmas songs are playing on the radio all across Ohio. Whether we were ready for it or not, the holidays are here. As Tina and I look forward to spending time with family and friends, we are also among the millions of... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:25:22 EST Improving mental healthcare for our veterans http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150898962/Improving-mental-healthcare-for-our-veterans When our men and women in uniform come home from overseas, they deserve the best possible medical care. Unfortunately, they haven't always been getting it. And while deficiencies in treating physical wounds have been well documented, there has... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:56:06 EST These boots were made for waiting http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150855288/These-boots-were-made-for-waiting Delay and denial are standard operating procedures when it comes to how the government cares for vets.Heads are finally rolling because of the Department of Veterans Affairs' assorted waitlist scandals. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:18:07 EST Torturing Obama’s legacy http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150855224/Torturing-Obamas-legacy Is the president wavering on his opposition to “enhanced interrogation”? Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:16:05 EST A new slant on an old story http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150852280/A-new-slant-on-an-old-story A new slant on an old storyIt seems to me that we have developed a whole series of intellectual exercises that are performed frequently by the media, politicians, and the general public. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:59:07 EST America’s ‘Post-Racial’ Lie http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150784382/Americas-Post-Racial-Lie White Americans have no right to judge the outpouring of black anger in Ferguson. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:25:07 EST An overdue fix to overtime http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150784136/An-overdue-fix-to-overtime Businesses are blurring the distinction between hourly and salaried employees.There are a lot of ways that businesses are squeezing worker pay. Here's a big one. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:14:08 EST Operation endless war http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150784049/Operation-endless-war How long must U.S. troops stay in Afghanistan? Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:09:04 EST Keeping ohio workers and children out of poverty http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150854441/Keeping-ohio-workers-and-children-out-of-poverty Ohioans – many of whom work multiple jobs while taking care of their children – deserve tax relief. And workers who lose their jobs or their pensions due to no fault of their own deserve help with health bills. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:42:10 EST Buch: My favorite things http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150784092/Buch:-My-favorite-things Remember the great song 'My Favorite Things' from the classic movie musical 'Sound of Music?' Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:11:09 EST How about national security for America? http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150853322/How-about-national-security-for-America The Democrat Senate “Intelligence” Committee report on CIA interrogation methods, which condemns the US actions attempting to get vital and necessary information to prevent terrorist attacks in the wake of 9-11-2001 is virtually aiding and... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:56:08 EST Losing the gaston syndrome http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/150463778/Losing-the-gaston-syndrome 1 Corinthians 13:4b “… [love] does not boast, it is not proud.” Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:08:04 EST