Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:32:55 EST 1800 Brown: ‘I’m here to help’ http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152917889/Brown:-Im-here-to-help During his presidency, Abraham Lincoln would meet regularly in the White House with ordinary Americans, even during the darkest days of the war. He called these meetings his “public opinion baths.” Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:46:26 EST The road to ruin http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152966068/The-road-to-ruin The race for the White House delivers either Republican presidents who favor the rich or Democrats who also favor the rich, but not as much. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:46:23 EST Odd bedfellows, lying together http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152965926/Odd-bedfellows-lying-together Supporters of a job-killing global pact are peddling hokey numbers and neon lies.Come one, come all. Step right up and buy your ticket for a ride on the splendiferous, phantasmagoric and miraculous Trans-Pacific Partnership! Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:41:23 EST It’s not easy to prove he’s green http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152965744/Its-not-easy-to-prove-hes-green Hillary Clinton would probably stick with his counterproductive energy policies. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:36:26 EST Remembering Marian Reid http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152920589/Remembering-Marian-Reid Marian Whitelaw Ronald Reid was born in 1804. Following her marriage to Robert Charlton Reid, she became a life-long resident of Cedarville Township, living in the home her husband, a skilled carpenter built for her. When her son, Whitelaw Reid,... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:01:22 EST Baseball needs to ‘Hustle’ and reinstate Rose http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152946441/Baseball-needs-to-Hustle-and-reinstate-Rose By Scott HalaszIt's no secret I'm a huge Chicago Cubs fan.From my license plate, to the tattoo above my ankle, in addition to Ohio State scarlet and gray, I bleed Cubby Blue. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:36:21 EST Saving coal country http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152837342/Saving-coal-country Mitch McConnell's quest to undermine the Clean Power Plan won't rescue Appalachia. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:46:25 EST Not another NAFTA http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152790300/Not-another-NAFTA Earlier this month, I traveled our state, meeting with workers and businesses about the future of U.S. trade policy. Ohioans are sending one message, loud and clear: the last thing we need is another NAFTA. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:41:24 EST Ambassador Whitelaw Reid http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152920142/Ambassador-Whitelaw-Reid Perhaps one of the most interesting and colorful individuals to be born in Greene County was Whitelaw Reid. He was born Oct. 27, 1837, the son of Robert Charleton and Marian Whitelaw (Ronald) Reid. Robert, a skilled carpenter, constructed a six-room... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:51:27 EST Addicted to stress http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152711786/Addicted-to-stress We live in a society that makes any choice besides pushing through the pain very difficult.Not long now until freedom — or temporary freedom, anyway. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:26:23 EST Clinton and the lesser of ‘who cares’ http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152918528/Clinton-and-the-lesser-of-who-cares Now that Hillary Clinton has finally confirmed her run at the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, there is growing concern that the next election will be all about electing a woman, rather than choosing the right candidate for the... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:06:26 EST Oh the great use of puns http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152916657/Oh-the-great-use-of-puns It's time once again for me to share a few more of my favorite puns with all the readers out there. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:41:22 EST A very exciting year in all http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152282646/A-very-exciting-year-in-all It's a funny world we live in.After 75-plus years on this wildly spinning planet I call home I'm recalling things I never bothered to remember before. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:41:23 EST Letter to the editor http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152791125/Letter-to-the-editor Response to Deer's last columnEditor: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 14:06:25 EST Flying still safest way to travel http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152790797/Flying-still-safest-way-to-travel “I hope this incident doesn't put you off of flying. Statistically speaking, it's still the safest way to travel.” – Superman. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:56:23 EST America’s billionaires owe you a thank you http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152836638/Americas-billionaires-owe-you-a-thank-you America's billionaires minimize their tax burdens, making the rest of us pick up their tab.This tax season, America's billionaires are toasting you, the ordinary taxpayer. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:21:24 EST Blowing past political turbulence http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152836757/Blowing-past-political-turbulence Dawdling lawmakers won't snuff out the wind industry's growth. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:56:23 EST Remembering: John Harbine http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152792174/Remembering:-John-Harbine John Harbine and his wife came to Greene County in 1827. While traveling, they secured their money in a box nailed under the axle of the wagon. He soon became known as the first industrialist in the county, having constructed several mills in the... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 14:36:30 EST The history of Harbine House http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152791664/The-history-of-Harbine-House Greene County is considering selling what was for some years a girl's home near U.S. Route 35 in Beavercreek. The house was constructed in about 1827 by John Harbine. It remained in the Harbine family until A.Z. Heller purchased the home in... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 14:21:24 EST Guilty of being poor http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/152710731/Guilty-of-being-poor When a community issues arrest warrants for more offenses than it has residents, something's deeply wrong. 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