Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Sun, 3 May 2015 14:24:18 EST 1800 A lesson in limitless love http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153266807/A-lesson-in-limitless-love Where do I even begin with this? The nation that I love so much is in complete turmoil. I still believe in the land of the free and the home of the brave. We have always been a great nation, but lately we seem anything but great. Currently, we are... Sun, 3 May 2015 00:35:31 EST National disgrace http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153266825/National-disgrace The following editorial appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday, May 1: Sun, 3 May 2015 00:20:34 EST Thanks for the support http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/153268320/Thanks-for-the-support Photo submittedPictured, Lt. Tim Granger of the Henlawson Volunteer Fire Department gives the final salute to fallen 28-year veteran Lt. Gregory Prichard.Editor, Sun, 3 May 2015 00:00:34 EST Entertainment in early Logan Co. http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153232217/Entertainment-in-early-Logan-Co. Nowadays, anybody, including children, has access to different types of entertainment by simply clicking on a computer or a smartphone. But, can you imagine how it must have been back in the days before television came to Logan County, or even radio?... Fri, 1 May 2015 02:55:36 EST Craft beer makers http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153230931/Craft-beer-makers The following editorial appeared in The Register-Herald, Beckley, on April 29:The production of beer in the United States actually predates the founding of the country. Fri, 1 May 2015 02:55:35 EST Parents rightly urged to ‘take control of your kids’ http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153210023/Parents-rightly-urged-to-take-control-of-your-kids The following editorial appeared in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Tuesday, April 28: Fri, 1 May 2015 02:55:33 EST Kids and their imaginations http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153190967/Kids-and-their-imaginations Kids and their imaginations. Oh wait … what imaginations? Do kids these days even really know what that is? Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:50:42 EST Policing and the precarious public trust http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153209906/Policing-and-the-precarious-public-trust The following editorial appeared in the Pocono Record, Stroudsburg, Pa., on Wednesday, April 29: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:50:41 EST Sister Rice goes after the bomb http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153190221/Sister-Rice-goes-after-the-bomb Last March, Sister Megan Rice stood before a federal court in Cincinnati. Along with her companions Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed, the 85-year-old Catholic nun was appealing a serious conviction. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:55:34 EST North Korea, Iran and bitter lessons http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153189752/North-Korea-Iran-and-bitter-lessons The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday, April 28:———What's North Korea done lately besides rage against Hollywood over the “The Interview”? Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:55:33 EST The first 100 days in Congress http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153154599/The-first-100-days-in-Congress Having taken the oath of office just more than 100 days ago, every day I have supported policies in Congress that will help West Virginia. In just four months, we have worked in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a number of bills that will... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:35:34 EST Bad science and bogus results in hair forensics undermine justice http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153101112/Bad-science-and-bogus-results-in-hair-forensics-undermine-justice The following editorial appeared in The Dallas Morning News on Tuesday, April 21:———The number of near absolutes in a new nationwide review of shabby forensics used to secure convictions is devastating: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:35:32 EST Taking authority over the accuser of our soul http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153119193/Taking-authority-over-the-accuser-of-our-soul We wouldn't worry nearly so much about what others think of us — if we knew how seldom they did! Our natural, social and emotional insecurities sometime make us feel far more vulnerable than we really are. I'm talking about... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:35:37 EST Massacre at Fort Hood: Vindication at last http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153100921/Massacre-at-Fort-Hood:-Vindication-at-last The following editorial appeared in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Wed., April 22:——- Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:20:33 EST EPA rules for coal-fired power plants http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153100831/EPA-rules-for-coal-fired-power-plants The following editorial appeared in the Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, West Virginia on April 20:——-Even if the odds are against you, sometimes it is important to make your case. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:20:32 EST Ann McFeatters: We must trust Obama to negotiate a good trade pact http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153098022/Ann-McFeatters:-We-must-trust-Obama-to-negotiate-a-good-trade-pact WASHINGTON — Uh-oh, Democrats are in disarray.It's over 40 million jobs, wages, unions, the middle class's future, and the export of everything from apples to oranges. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:20:33 EST Manchin’s decision to stay in Senate http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153100560/Manchins-decision-to-stay-in-Senate The following editorial appeared in the Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on April 21:——— Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:20:31 EST ‘Aftershocks’ in W.Va. from decline of coal http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153100627/Aftershocks-in-W.Va.-from-decline-of-coal The following editorial appeared in The Register-Herald, Beckley, on April 19:——-The decline of coal in southern West Virginia continues to be felt in our communities. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:17:02 EST Christina Ryan Claypool: Remembering a courageous prom king http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion_columns/153075460/Remembering-a-courageous-prom-king Most people attend a prom or two, but I've attended lots of proms. Like most teenage girls, as a high school junior, I was excited about the prospect of my first prom. Truthfully, it wasn't much fun, since the boy I had a crush on... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:00:40 EST VA hospital cutting wait times http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153019017/VA-hospital-cutting-wait-times The following editorial appeared in the Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, on April 15:——- Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:00:38 EST