Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:49:45 EST 1800 Citigroup’s $7 billion wrist slap http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50062184/Citigroups-$7-billion-wrist-slap That penalty is too light to deter future finagling.When Citigroup accepted what the media hailed as a whopping $7 billion penalty for defrauding its own investors and wrecking our economy, the bank just shrugged. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Keeping Ohio businesses competitive in a global economy http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50070382/Keeping-Ohio-businesses-competitive-in-a-global-economy For small and mid-sized businesses, securing the private financing needed to export their products can be difficult. To assist these companies, and allow them to expand and create jobs in the United States, the federal Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank)... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Celebrating our paramedics http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50070233/Celebrating-our-paramedics When was the last time you felt the urge to run into a burning building? What about cutting your way into a mangled car to extract an injured child after a wreck? It takes a particularly kind of person to reject self-protective responses and dive in,... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Peace wins in Colombia http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50007307/Peace-wins-in-Colombia Voters chose a new president determined to negotiate an end to the country's 50-year-old insurgency. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crafting a Hobby Lobby doc fix http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50007309/Crafting-a-Hobby-Lobby-doc-fix The Republican Party may experience more fallout than any one company from the Supreme Court's birth control ruling. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Shortchanging our national treasures http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50007286/Shortchanging-our-national-treasures State and national parks alike are underfunded in this era of tight budgets. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Honoring our vow to America’s Veterans http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50007289/Honoring-our-vow-to-Americas-Veterans In recent weeks, hundreds of Ohioans have called or written about the critical need to fix the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system and ensure that our veterans are receiving quality healthcare without long delays. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The latest crack in our broken immigration system http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50008858/The-latest-crack-in-our-broken-immigration-system Undocumented immigrants who arrive as children may be well into their 40s before they get a green card. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cargill’s integrity-free soybean oil http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50007260/Cargills-integrity-free-soybean-oil By huge margins, consumers don't want Frankenfoods on their tables.Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Worth more: One man or an entire city? http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/307277/Worth-more:-One-man-or-an-entire-city By Bob LordWhat does it say about our society when one hedge fund manager makes a bigger income than the whole population of Springfield, Ohio or Burbank, California? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The end of pot prohibition as we know it http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/307228/The-end-of-pot-prohibition-as-we-know-it Without federal leadership, you can count on marijuana legalization to keep spreading one state at a time.How much longer will it take before the United States declares a truce in the Drug War? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST We don’t need bullying laws for kids http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/307258/We-dont-need-bullying-laws-for-kids Kids bullying other kids has become the problem of the day for many in our society. Let's pass some laws, adopt policies, punishments, discover medications, initiate interrogations and psychological profiles to deal with it. You'd think... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Trust and confidence http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/307221/Trust-and-confidence It seems to me that two words have become of increasing importance of late; one is “trust” and the other is “confidence.” Just so we are all on the same page, let's take a short excursion into definitions. It won't... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A deluded consensus on discrimination http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/5294961/A-deluded-consensus-on-discrimination Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling made it clear that bigotry still flourishes. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST How to deal with the chickens http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/5211113/How-to-deal-with-the-chickens The verse of the day is Psalm 103:11-12. “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Walgreen writes its own sick prescription http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/5294889/Walgreen-writes-its-own-sick-prescription The nation's biggest drugstore chain may pretend it's a Swiss company to cut its tax bill. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A fracking boondoggle http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/5282609/A-fracking-boondoggle The public would pay a heavy price for a $4 billion gas export terminal in Maryland at Cove Point. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Safeguarding free speech in the digital age http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/5294925/Safeguarding-free-speech-in-the-digital-age Representative Spencer Bachus stands out among conservatives. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Risky business in Ukraine http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/5194073/Risky-business-in-Ukraine Is this really a resumption of the Cold War?Thanks to Iraq's latest woes, it's getting pretty hard to pay attention to all that unrest in the former Soviet Union. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Keeping up with the transit turnaround http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/5294905/Keeping-up-with-the-transit-turnaround Political gridlock over the Highway Trust Fund is blocking the road toward more public transportation options. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST