Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:00:32 EST 1800 Household debt is a national crisis http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152561773/Household-debt-is-a-national-crisis It's time to stop blaming borrowers and instead hold predatory lenders accountable. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:56:22 EST A nation of cereal killers http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152431815/A-nation-of-cereal-killers Americans are finally ditching the sugary concoction that's ruled our breakfast tables for the last century.Cereal's gone full circle since the invention of corn flakes by nutrition guru John Harvey Kellogg. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:31:24 EST OSU Extension Today http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152565852/OSU-Extension-Today School gardens can serve as living laboratories for students to learn about nature, biology, and fresh food. Maintaining a school garden can be a rewarding experience for students, teachers, and parents, and can create a sense of community. It also... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:56:22 EST This coffee cup has a name that fits http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/151776806/This-coffee-cup-has-a-name-that-fits Oh, hello, I didn't see you sitting there reading your morning newspaper.I'm busy drinking my first cup of coffee of the day out of the cup my granddaughter Morgan bought me the other day. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:46:24 EST Editorial http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152582824/Editorial There are few issues more important than the education of our children. In public schools across Greene County, the transparency required by law helps parents, concerned citizens and taxpayers in general know and track how funds are spent. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:46:22 EST Shilling for the biggest trade flim-flam http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152581816/Shilling-for-the-biggest-trade-flim-flam A sham “progressive” coalition is pushing a wage-destroying scam.All right boys and girls, gather 'round and I'll tell you the story of the “Investor State Dispute Resolution” clause. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:11:23 EST Remembering: Tom Blackburn http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152535427/Remembering:-Tom-Blackburn Tom Blackburn, born in 1906, was a steelworker. He attended Wilmington College, where he played a variety of sports. Following graduation, he coached basketball at West Carrollton four years, then spent the next eight years at Xenia, where six of his... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:36:23 EST The basketball craze history http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152535303/The-basketball-craze-history James Naismith was a physical education instructor at a Springfield, Mass., YMCA, when in December 1891, he experimented with a new game to encourage the youth to expend more energy during the long winter months. He had the fellows toss a soccer ball... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:31:23 EST A historic victory for net neutrality http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152406803/A-historic-victory-for-net-neutrality If you mess with the Internet, you'll lose. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:01:41 EST Companies offshoots are trying to dupe the customer http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152456253/Companies-offshoots-are-trying-to-dupe-the-customer Near my home in Austin, Texas, there's an old refurbished motel with a keep-it-real attitude that's expressed right on its iconic marquee: “No additives, No preservatives, Corporate-free since 1938.” Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:01:39 EST Old dogs and new tricks http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152534912/Old-dogs-and-new-tricks Some people are of the mind that there is a certain age when learning something new is neither a priority nor even a possibility. As I approach a half-century on this earth, I have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that, at some point,... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:01:35 EST ‘Knowledge will forever govern ignorance’ http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152474288/Knowledge-will-forever-govern-ignorance In a speech encouraging the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, Patrick Henry opined that, “The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. The most iniquitous... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:11:25 EST Maybe Mom really does know best http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152455485/Maybe-Mom-really-does-know-best It seems to me that one thing most everybody has in common is concern for our health. When we were young we didn't think much about it; we left that to the grown-ups who controlled our lives including when we went to bed and what we ate —... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:11:23 EST The student debt time bomb http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152407326/The-student-debt-time-bomb Indebted students are a force to be reckoned with.There's a generational time-bomb ticking — and the student debt crisis is the trip wire. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:51:23 EST What we lose with a privatized postal service http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152304546/What-we-lose-with-a-privatized-postal-service America's founders recognized that commerce requires a common infrastructure.Did you know that when you ship a package through Federal Express, the U.S. Postal Service often carries it the last mile? Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:06:23 EST Editorial http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152353238/Editorial In 1963, the Ohio General Assembly fashioned the state's first open records law. It took a broad approach to defining public records with a strong presumption that almost all records kept by government would be open to citizens. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:16:22 EST Fraternities can be positive and enriching http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152407886/Fraternities-can-be-positive-and-enriching It may come as a surprise to some of my audience that in November of 1985, during my freshman year of college, I was formally inducted into the national roll of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity based at the University of Richmond in Virginia. Recent... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:11:23 EST Mortgaging the Pentagon http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152406865/Mortgaging-the-Pentagon The Pentagon is breaking the bank with the F-35 joint strike fighter program's $1.5-trillion tab. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:41:23 EST Grade realignment opinions http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152426691/Grade-realignment-opinions Public comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:56:24 EST Weathering the transition http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152296127/Weathering-the-transition The warm, beautiful spring weather is finally here. What? It's supposed to be cloudy and rainy the rest of the week?Whatever. At least it's not snowing anymore. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 01:06:25 EST