Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Fri, 29 May 2015 14:10:54 EST 1800 Subsidizing the idle rich while poor kids go hungry http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153563168/Subsidizing-the-idle-rich-while-poor-kids-go-hungry Politicians are slashing taxes for folks who dine on caviar while making it harder for the needy to put food on the table. Fri, 29 May 2015 13:41:22 EST Fairborn’s Armstrong feed mill http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153745107/Fairborns-Armstrong-feed-mill The Armstrong family was in the milling business for over one hundred thirty years. Fri, 29 May 2015 11:36:23 EST Remembering Inez Armstrong http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153745044/Remembering-Inez-Armstrong CLIFTON — She was born in Oldtown then the family moved to Clifton, where she was often the sitter for young Woody Hayes. After graduation from Antioch College, she married O B. Armstrong. She worked beside her husband, and became Vice-President... Fri, 29 May 2015 11:31:27 EST Hoxie: Lending dreams http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153563229/Hoxie:-Lending-dreams An innovative new program helps low-income families become homeowners while engaging in social change. Thu, 28 May 2015 13:41:40 EST The only real constant is change http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153745661/The-only-real-constant-is-change For some reason as summer begins each year I reflect on how different things are today than they were not so many years ago and I realize that while change is inevitable, in my opinion it isn't always good. I think the triggers for my thoughts... Thu, 28 May 2015 11:56:25 EST Don’t talk to me about ‘life’ http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153744482/Dont-talk-to-me-about-life “I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.” ― George Carlin. Thu, 28 May 2015 11:11:22 EST From rage to reform http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153439781/From-rage-to-reform Police violence is a national problem, and everybody has a stake in solving it.Another city just erupted in rage in response to a police killing. Thu, 28 May 2015 09:46:22 EST The high cost of low taxes http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153635436/The-high-cost-of-low-taxes Californians are paying for tax cuts made years ago through outrageously high fines that make no sense. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:51:32 EST Expectations and disappointments http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153632444/Expectations-and-disappointments It seems to me that our lives are filled with expectations, that is, we look forward to, anticipate, have confidence in something or possibly someone. Most expectations are rather commonplace, such as when we hit a switch and expect a light or TV to... Tue, 26 May 2015 09:56:25 EST Xenia Community Schools retirees honored http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153644537/Xenia-Community-Schools-retirees-honored It is hard to believe that in less than two weeks another school year will have gone by. I look back in amazement with all that we have accomplished this past school year. You have done a remarkable job with our students. I can only hope that the... Sat, 23 May 2015 17:16:21 EST Standing with Ohio veterans and military families http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153632597/Standing-with-Ohio-veterans-and-military-families Few duties are more important than honoring Ohio's veterans. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:01:22 EST Remembering: Norbert Fernendez http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153563520/Remembering:-Norbert-Fernendez “Pancho” Fernandez was born in 1878 in Clark County and after coming to Greene County, was for many years a resident of Bellbrook, where he served on the City Council. He was responsible for organizing a non-profit ambulance service in... Fri, 22 May 2015 13:51:30 EST Bellbrook’s magnetic springs http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153563459/Bellbrooks-magnetic-springs Although the village of Bellbrook was settled in 1797, it wasn't until 1883 that the quiet town became nationally known. Fri, 22 May 2015 13:51:25 EST Great bargains: Our big Memorial Day sale http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153634729/Great-bargains:-Our-big-Memorial-Day-sale We've arrived at Memorial Day again. It seems like it arrives faster and faster every year. Two telltale signals that we're there; gas prices jumped forty cents a gallon overnight and the car and furniture sales are in full swing. I... Fri, 22 May 2015 11:21:22 EST More money needed to combat child poverty http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153618891/More-money-needed-to-combat-child-poverty For many Americans, a day of suffering might include a flat tire on the way to work, the cable going out right before a favorite program, or a long line at the coffee shop. But for millions of children, suffering means doing without basic necessities... Thu, 21 May 2015 15:26:24 EST Closing the door on torture http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153563298/Closing-the-door-on-torture There's still time for the Obama administration to prosecute U.S. human rights abusers. Thu, 21 May 2015 13:46:22 EST (No heading) http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153563409/ Since Fairborn is so close to Wright Patterson Air Base and having ties working and living with the military, I decided to take a walk downtown to see what our Military Flags, Gifts & More Store was like. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:46:24 EST Coddling the rich http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153439015/Coddling-the-rich Congress is gutting vital programs for the poor while heaping billions of dollars of relief on a few wealthy families. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:16:24 EST Stripping bare the arguments against marriage equality http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153561590/Stripping-bare-the-arguments-against-marriage-equality Bias can't justify denying anyone the right to equal constitutional protection.What's the marriage equality debate really about? Tue, 19 May 2015 12:51:25 EST Taylor: Impressed or concerned? http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/153560345/Taylor:-Impressed-or-concerned It seems to me that most everybody has heard or seen something about how our state is taking steps to prevent crooks from filing fraudulent state income tax returns. We were vaguely aware of such a program but didn't think much about it until we... Tue, 19 May 2015 12:01:23 EST