Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Fri, 1 Aug 2014 06:46:29 EST 1800 The darker side of sunblock http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50060811/The-darker-side-of-sunblock A chemical that might be safe in its normal-sized form may not be when it goes nano.This time of year, sunblock is part of the daily routine for many Americans. Wake up, slather it on, and go outside. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Not much better than Bush http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50060718/Not-much-better-than-Bush Especially when it comes to addressing the refugee crisis, Obama's Iraq track record doesn't mark much of an improvement over the mess his predecessor made. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST My ‘Honey Do’ list for our nation continued http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50090066/My-Honey-Do-list-for-our-nation-continued The list of illegal, immoral and/or unconstitutional actions (and mistakes) of our Federal government that should be corrected continues. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Clinton’s real scandal is Honduras not Benghazi http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50070527/Clintons-real-scandal-is-Honduras-not-Benghazi Her Central American foreign policy blunder ought to darken her presidential prospects.Is it too soon to predict who will be the next president of the United States? Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Running for their lives: The child migrant crisis http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50055811/Running-for-their-lives:-The-child-migrant-crisis US policies stoked the gang violence Central American kids are fleeing. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Law and marriage go together like a horse and carriage http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50061793/Law-and-marriage-go-together-like-a-horse-and-carriage My latest article (As the Family Goes) discussed the essential role of married mom-and-dad families for raising the next generation of Ohioans and advocated for restoring the traditional nuclear family to its rightful place in society. This article... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dealing with sticker shock http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50070165/Dealing-with-sticker-shock It seems to me that most of us have suffered “sticker shock” — that unpleasant surprise upon learning of an unexpectedly high cost of something. The term used to be associated with the startling price of a car or truck as displayed... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Citigroup’s $7 billion wrist slap http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50062184/Citigroups-$7-billion-wrist-slap That penalty is too light to deter future finagling.When Citigroup accepted what the media hailed as a whopping $7 billion penalty for defrauding its own investors and wrecking our economy, the bank just shrugged. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Keeping Ohio businesses competitive in a global economy http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50070382/Keeping-Ohio-businesses-competitive-in-a-global-economy For small and mid-sized businesses, securing the private financing needed to export their products can be difficult. To assist these companies, and allow them to expand and create jobs in the United States, the federal Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank)... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Celebrating our paramedics http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50070233/Celebrating-our-paramedics When was the last time you felt the urge to run into a burning building? What about cutting your way into a mangled car to extract an injured child after a wreck? It takes a particularly kind of person to reject self-protective responses and dive in,... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Peace wins in Colombia http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50007307/Peace-wins-in-Colombia Voters chose a new president determined to negotiate an end to the country's 50-year-old insurgency. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crafting a Hobby Lobby doc fix http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50007309/Crafting-a-Hobby-Lobby-doc-fix The Republican Party may experience more fallout than any one company from the Supreme Court's birth control ruling. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Shortchanging our national treasures http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50007286/Shortchanging-our-national-treasures State and national parks alike are underfunded in this era of tight budgets. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Honoring our vow to America’s Veterans http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50007289/Honoring-our-vow-to-Americas-Veterans In recent weeks, hundreds of Ohioans have called or written about the critical need to fix the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system and ensure that our veterans are receiving quality healthcare without long delays. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The latest crack in our broken immigration system http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50008858/The-latest-crack-in-our-broken-immigration-system Undocumented immigrants who arrive as children may be well into their 40s before they get a green card. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cargill’s integrity-free soybean oil http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50007260/Cargills-integrity-free-soybean-oil By huge margins, consumers don't want Frankenfoods on their tables.Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Worth more: One man or an entire city? http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/307277/Worth-more:-One-man-or-an-entire-city By Bob LordWhat does it say about our society when one hedge fund manager makes a bigger income than the whole population of Springfield, Ohio or Burbank, California? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The end of pot prohibition as we know it http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/307228/The-end-of-pot-prohibition-as-we-know-it Without federal leadership, you can count on marijuana legalization to keep spreading one state at a time.How much longer will it take before the United States declares a truce in the Drug War? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST We don’t need bullying laws for kids http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/307258/We-dont-need-bullying-laws-for-kids Kids bullying other kids has become the problem of the day for many in our society. Let's pass some laws, adopt policies, punishments, discover medications, initiate interrogations and psychological profiles to deal with it. You'd think... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Trust and confidence http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/307221/Trust-and-confidence It seems to me that two words have become of increasing importance of late; one is “trust” and the other is “confidence.” Just so we are all on the same page, let's take a short excursion into definitions. It won't... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST