Xenia Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION http://xeniagazette.com/section/OPINION Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:52:22 EST 1800 California adds steam to the bag-banning movement http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50705811/California-adds-steam-to-the-bag-banning-movement We can conserve by not wasting stuff we don't actually need. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:51:07 EST Local festivals must evolve to continue http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50777429/Local-festivals-must-evolve-to-continue Virtually every community festival I've been involved with around Ohio this season has reported steadily decreasing attendance. Some of them have run for more than a half-century, others only a few years, but regardless of their endurance, the... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:24:08 EST A crooked cat tail http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50675632/A-crooked-cat-tail The verse of the day is Proverbs 4:14-15. “Do not enter the path of the wicked and do not proceed in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not pass by it; Turn away from it and pass on.” Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:17:10 EST Contact public officials http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50642072/Contact-public-officials Greene Countywww.co.greene.oh.usCommissioners35 Greene St., Xenia, Ohio 45385937-562- 5006Alan Andersonaanderson@co.greene.oh.us Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:33:07 EST Revitalizing Ohio neighborhoods and communities http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50753724/Revitalizing-Ohio-neighborhoods-and-communities The financial crisis devastated homeowners and investors in Ohio and across the country. In the years since, we've made great progress but we know that the economy cannot fully recover until the housing market does. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:31:11 EST We are a country that loves all kinds of gimmicks http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50448265/We-are-a-country-that-loves-all-kinds-of-gimmicks America has become a nation of gimmicks.I'm talking about such things as 2 for 1 sales and frozen heat 'n serve lunches, breakfasts and dinners. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:50:18 EST ‘Honey Do’ list for our nation continued http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50572882/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. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:01:16 EST Worried about climate change: Ban fracking on federal lands http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50705691/Worried-about-climate-change:-Ban-fracking-on-federal-lands It's up to Congress to protect our national treasures. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:01:12 EST Restoring government by the people, for the people http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50705280/Restoring-government-by-the-people-for-the-people It doesn't have to be this way. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:00:09 EST Dreams up assorted fossil fuel favors http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50705718/Dreams-up-assorted-fossil-fuel-favors He's got a nifty plan to alleviate Native American poverty by opening up their tribal lands to oil drilling.Let's take a cruise down the narrow byways and twisting turns that form Senator Ted Cruz's mind. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:38:08 EST A simpler solution to climate change http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50705654/A-simpler-solution-to-climate-change Naomi Klein wants everyone to join forces and just pull the plug on oil, gas, and coal.Even if climate science is complicated, author Naomi Klein wants you to know that finding a solution to global warming is easy. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:27:05 EST This election puts women in the driver’s seat http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50620325/This-election-puts-women-in-the-drivers-seat Female voters could tip the balance for Democrats in several high-profile Senate races that Republicans are counting on for majority control. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:32:16 EST Taxing the rich kids http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50705746/Taxing-the-rich-kids A reality TV show's gaudy displays of wealth beg the question: How much is too much?It doesn't take long for viewers of #RichKids of Beverly Hills to realize the show is deliberately trying to make you feel poor. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:41:09 EST Letter to the Editor http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50705790/Letter-to-the-Editor A thank you to the cityEditor: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:40:17 EST Pet peeves http://xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/50705386/Pet-peeves It seems to me that each of our lives is full of minor tribulations - sometimes known as “pet peeves.” These little tests of our normally good humor and easygoing attitude are not really significant in the larger scheme of things but they... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:40:15 EST 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