Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:06:20 EST 1800 Let’s affirm the right to unionize and the freedom to abstain http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50463043/Lets-affirm-the-right-to-unionize-and-the-freedom-to-abstain This Monday, September 1st, our nation celebrates the contributions of the American labor movement and, more broadly, the social and economic achievements of all workers. In the midst of the parades, end-of-summer sales, anticipation of football, and... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:28:12 EST Save the life of the next Michael Brown http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50447879/Save-the-life-of-the-next-Michael-Brown We all must build a common understanding of race, become aware of the role we play in upholding systems of oppression, and get comfortable with vulnerability. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:24:06 EST A prescription for treating runaway CEO pay http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50446377/A-prescription-for-treating-runaway-CEO-pay Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, your premiums are now guaranteed to pay for health care instead of executives' yachts. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:47:13 EST Let’s give workers something to cheer about http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50448188/Lets-give-workers-something-to-cheer-about Labor Day should be a day on, not a day off, in the effort to reclaim the American dream for working people. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:45:10 EST Guard your heart, grow your marriage http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50317499/Guard-your-heart-grow-your-marriage Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:42:07 EST Das boot http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50415479/Das-boot Throughout history there have been many epic tales of gallant ships on heroic voyages. This isn't one of them. Rather, it's a story about a pleasure boat and a taxing authority. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:10:09 EST Enjoying the Harvest http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50397574/Enjoying-the-Harvest The verse of the day is Galatians 6:9. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:11:14 EST A question for the readers http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50363720/A-question-for-the-readers I have a question for you Senior Moments readers.Why, whenever our telephone rings, do we answer with the word “Hello?”I mean I think it is rather weird. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:52:15 EST ‘Purge’ fear just the latest urban legend http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50415436/Purge-fear-just-the-latest-urban-legend Every so often, I receive an email from my mother warning me to be careful in mall parking lots when an old woman asks for help.Or not to stop if I see a baby left on the side of the road. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:17:07 EST It’s time to free Rick Perry http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50415458/Its-time-to-free-Rick-Perry It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:41:11 EST When did being nerdy become cool? http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50413382/When-did-being-nerdy-become-cool Am I to understand that, largely because of a television situation comedy, it is now cool to be awkward, socially inept, and very smart, all while being considered - dare I use the word – “nerdy?” When did this happen? In my day, we... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:48:12 EST On the bubble http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50378533/On-the-bubble It seems to me that, amidst all the headline-grabbing stuff going on both in this country and around the world, there are other activities that kinda slip under the “newsworthy” radar even if they are of interest to us ordinary folks. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:29:10 EST No appetite for fixing school lunch http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50316080/No-appetite-for-fixing-school-lunch Making healthy food taste good will require a spending increase that's not on the table.You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can't make her eat. Especially if the food doesn't taste good. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:13:13 EST Fighting to save Ohio Postal Service jobs http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50363737/Fighting-to-save-Ohio-Postal-Service-jobs In 2015, the United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to close and consolidate up to 82 mail processing facilities across the country – including ones in Akron, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown – putting 15,000 jobs at risk. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:12:10 EST Letter to the Editor http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50354294/Letter-to-the-Editor End of an eraEditor: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:38:11 EST On the road in Ohio http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50378878/On-the-road-in-Ohio Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to travel across our state and meet with Ohioans from all walks of life, from veterans to teachers to business owners, workers, farmers and families. They told me about the problems they are facing... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:00:09 EST Extreme makeover: Canal edition http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50315878/Extreme-makeover:-Canal-edition The widening of the Panama Canal requires a logical and coordinated response, not a feeding frenzy.Panama! Panama-ah-ah-ah! Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:55:11 EST Protecting children from liquid nicotine and E-cigarettes http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50317719/Protecting-children-from-liquid-nicotine-and-E-cigarettes The tobacco industry, in an effort to replace the 480,000 customers it loses each year to smoking-related deaths, has turned to electronic cigarettes, a new nicotine product that it hopes to make appealing to young people. These so-called e-cigarettes... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:56:11 EST Solar power gets hot, hot, hot http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50317557/Solar-power-gets-hot-hot-hot It's hard to rig the rules against increasingly competitive green energy options. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:45:07 EST Those wonderful notes from my readers http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50177208/Those-wonderful-notes-from-my-readers I have a special place in my heart for all of the faithful readers of Senior Moments.They pay me back by frequently sending me column items.Many of the following headlines came from a reader named Fred. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:39:11 EST