Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:03:25 EST 1800 Martha, the last passenger pigeon http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50624462/Martha-the-last-passenger-pigeon One hundred years ago, Americans across the eastern United States could have looked up into the sky and seen it filled with passenger pigeons. Their flocks numbered in the billions and could turn day into night. Now they are extinct, the victim of... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:45:07 EST Against the wind http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50560834/Against-the-wind Maryland faces the same energy choices as the nation overall.Shortly before Congress left for its long summer vacation, Senator Barbara Mikulski tried to block a 150-megawatt wind farm. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:51:12 EST Letter to the editor policy http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50621487/Letter-to-the-editor-policy The Xenia Daily Gazette encourages readers to write letters to the editor: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:33:10 EST Ensuring clean drinking water for communities http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50673405/Ensuring-clean-drinking-water-for-communities Earlier this month, I visited Put-in-Bay to tour The Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory. I met with Stone Lab scientists and accompanied them as they collected water samples of Lake Erie to better understand the rise in toxic algal... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:37:09 EST Auditioning for the electorate http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50619800/Auditioning-for-the-electorate It's unlikely that even one of the dozen spending bills Congress must pass will be enacted. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:05:08 EST That gosh darn minimum wage http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50624277/That-gosh-darn-minimum-wage Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. “It was,” the Kentucky Republican confided, grim-faced, “the worst day of my political life.” Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:31:12 EST A perfect sunday outing http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50673611/A-perfect-sunday-outing My wife and I have been very blessed. We both have very good incomes. We don't party on Bill Gates' yacht but we usually know where our next meal will come from. We don't have vacation homes in five states and two other countries but... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:51:11 EST Our language has a slew of beautiful words http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50448240/Our-language-has-a-slew-of-beautiful-words Some day when you don't have anything else to do, grab your dictionary and take a good look at some of the wonderful words s in the English language.Trust me, there are some dandies.Mellifluous is one of them. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:49:17 EST The leaf blower divide http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50619979/The-leaf-blower-divide These machines senselessly endanger your health.When new neighbors moved in next door, I didn't hold off long before broaching the Big Question. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:24:10 EST Why I’m marching for climate action http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50620173/Why-Im-marching-for-climate-action The vast mines stripping Alberta's tar sands are wrecking old-growth forests. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:24:08 EST Yost: Proposed GASB rule wrong for Ohio http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50638468/Yost:-Proposed-GASB-rule-wrong-for-Ohio Ohio's state auditor says that an additional reporting requirement for local governments to add future healthcare liabilities to their annual reports “would inaccurately state the position of the government and would be... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:00:14 EST ‘Honey Do’ list for our nation continued http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50572566/Honey-Do-list-for-our-nation-continued The list of illegal, immoral and/or unconstitutional actions of our Federal government that should be corrected continues. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:09:12 EST Pro-athletes: Predisposed to violence? http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50650356/Pro-athletes:-Predisposed-to-violence From the O.J. Simpson trial of the early 1990s to the current Ray Rice scandal, domestic violence seems to continually plague the world of professional sports. As evidenced with the naming of two African American athletes in the opening line of this... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:01:22 EST The ‘old men’s’ cancer: Part 2 http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50592926/The-old-mens-cancer:-Part-2 It seems to me that the most chilling words I have ever had spoken to me waswhen my urologist told me I had prostate cancer. I had already experienced a heart attack and some years later underwent multiple heart bypass surgery - both of which were... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:25:15 EST Letter to the editor http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50619037/Letter-to-the-editor Kennedy for Ohio Supreme CourtEditor: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:25:07 EST Build it and bikes will come http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50624486/Build-it-and-bikes-will-come Did you see the baseball movie Field of Dreams? Even if you didn't, you've probably heard the phrase “If you build it, they will come” — which it immortalized. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:24:07 EST Taming modern monopolies http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50538866/Taming-modern-monopolies We need to expand the struggle against privatizers. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:01:14 EST Moving is a four letter word http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50538681/Moving-is-a-four-letter-word To me there's nothing worse on the planet than one particular sentence.It causes me heart palpitations, anxiety and pain.To some its mere utterance has brought about broken friendships and even divorce. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:53:07 EST Ohio Supreme Court Justices at Xenia High School http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50617821/Ohio-Supreme-Court-Justices-at-Xenia-High-School What a great treat it was to listen to and speak with Justices Sharon Kennedy and Judith French at Xenia High School. It is a rare opportunity for most citizens to be able to talk with some of our most important judicial leaders. The audience got to... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:39:09 EST The God of angel armies http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50560501/The-God-of-angel-armies The verse of the day is Psalm 34:7. “The angel of The Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them.” Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:35:10 EST