Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:14:05 EST 1800 Finally some common sense http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151380492/Finally-some-common-sense Voters are rolling back pot prohibition, and even members of Congress are getting on the bandwagon.Until recent years, marijuana prohibitionists have been able to intimidate most reform-minded politicians by simply threatening to brand them as... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:21:23 EST Get wild about abandoning common sense http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151160663/Get-wild-about-abandoning-common-sense This year, get out there and enjoy what nature has to offer. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:41:22 EST Because you had a bad day http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151398991/Because-you-had-a-bad-day Did you ever have one of those days when it seems nothing can go right? No matter what you do everything just has a black cloud over it. Sometimes life is just like that and there's nearly nothing you can do about it. You can, however, lower... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:16:23 EST Remembering the greatest ‘Babe’ in sports http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151444286/Remembering-the-greatest-Babe-in-sports Babe Didrikson Zaharias shattered the stereotype that female athletes were delicate, half-court players. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:16:23 EST The next big progressive battle http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151444233/The-next-big-progressive-battle The minimum wage shouldn't force workers to live in poverty. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:11:25 EST Fighting for Europe’s soul http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151444123/Fighting-for-Europes-soul Extremists of all stripes would love to see the Crusades revived. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:06:22 EST Threat of radical Islam won’t diminish anytime soon http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151425156/Threat-of-radical-Islam-wont-diminish-anytime-soon It is settled: The Paris terror attacks had almost nothing to do with Islam. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:06:29 EST Make a bad day much better http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151145128/Make-a-bad-day-much-better Just in case you are having a bad day here are some wonderful thoughts from comedian Larry the Cable Guy…· A day without sunshine is like night.· Ninety-nine percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:06:25 EST Letter to the Editor http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151421586/Letter-to-the-Editor FairTax is the solutionEditor:I read Sen. Sherrod Brown's column on improving the lives of Ohioans — helping to revitalize US manufacturing. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:06:22 EST Expanding health coverage for Ohioans http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151459647/Expanding-health-coverage-for-Ohioans By Sen. Sherrod Brown Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:11:24 EST Bargain hunting, anyone? http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151132615/Bargain-hunting-anyone When it comes to value, most of us are interested in bargains. It doesn't really matter what it is. It may be a home, clothes, cars, or food, but we are incredible in our pursuit of getting something for nothing. We wait till the last minute to... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:06:25 EST Pipeline: Foreign profits, American risk http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151425189/Pipeline:-Foreign-profits-American-risk Media coverage of the Keystone XL pipeline is coalescing around a single narrative. It goes like this: environmentalists oppose the pipeline because of climate change concerns, and U.S. construction companies support the pipeline because it creates... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:51:23 EST The war on hen-pecking http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151322131/The-war-on-hen-pecking All states should follow California's example and make egg producers treat laying hens better.Chickens had plenty to celebrate on New Year's Day. Supposedly. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:31:23 EST Desperate times; desperate measures http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151320970/Desperate-times;-desperate-measures It seems to me that the way an old proverb or adage pops up in my head could be explained in some scientific way, but for me it just happens. Yep, they just get stirred up by some mysterious connection to something I've seen, heard, or read... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:51:25 EST Building a more inclusive world http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151322051/Building-a-more-inclusive-world A new law that provides some financial security for children with disabilities says a lot about how to get things done in today's politically divisive climate. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:26:25 EST Scrubbing the air of smog http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151321953/Scrubbing-the-air-of-smog Even when air-quality alerts give parents the all clear, kids could still be breathing in dangerous chemicals. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 14:21:25 EST My mother was a tough task master http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151145081/My-mother-was-a-tough-task-master My New Year's resolution this year is to shed all of my bad habits.Like everyone else, I have a few of them.Well, actually, I have LOTS of them. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:11:35 EST An alternative to high interest payday loans http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151200377/An-alternative-to-high-interest-payday-loans When unexpected costs arise before tax returns come in, workers are faced with a dilemma and many workers turn to predatory payday loans to make ends meet. These loans – which can carry hidden fees and can have annual interest rates more than... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:11:32 EST Getting government out of the way of the pipeline http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151200517/Getting-government-out-of-the-way-of-the-pipeline The ongoing debate surrounding the Keystone XL pipeline has become a microcosm of everything that is wrong with Washington. Later this year will be the seventh anniversary since the initial permit request was made for the construction of the 1,700... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:11:30 EST A short discussion of time http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151200457/A-short-discussion-of-time Time is a concept, at least on Earth, unique to humans. No other creature has a sense of time nor do they seem to miss it. When deprived of its constant ticking, however, humans do indeed miss it – sometimes to the point of madness. People can... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:11:24 EST