Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:27:53 EST 1800 You’re as young or old as you feel http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152583045/Youre-as-young-or-old-as-you-feel It's happened. At some point I officially became everything my teenage self swore she never would — a boring adult. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:25:31 EST Jeff Kessler’s run for governor http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152582792/Jeff-Kesslers-run-for-governor The following editorial appeared in the Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on March 23:——- Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:45:31 EST Childhood do-over? No way http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152569714/Childhood-do-over-No-way On those occasions when I can't think of anything constructive and worthwhile to do, I go on Facebook. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:55:31 EST The reality of sexual assault http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion_columns/152569958/The-reality-of-sexual-assault The most common violent crime on many college campuses today is sexual assault.The scope of the problem can include everything from stalking to unwanted advances to rape — often at the hands of an acquaintance. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:50:31 EST License plate slogans: Allow any or none http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152559381/License-plate-slogans:-Allow-any-or-none The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, March 24:——— Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:35:31 EST From the desk of Michel Moffatt http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152539613/From-the-desk-of-Michel-Moffatt All of the 262 bills passed by the Legislature are now either signed, vetoed, or in the Governor's hands, including the final one, the budget for 2016. I was disappointed that we had to dip into the Rainy Day fund for the second year in a row... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:05:41 EST The best defense to railway dangers is a smart response http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152539267/The-best-defense-to-railway-dangers-is-a-smart-response The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, March 23:——— Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:05:40 EST Judgment calls http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152539439/Judgment-calls The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Tuesday, March 24:——- Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:05:38 EST Professionalism and progress on key issues http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152504285/Professionalism-and-progress-on-key-issues CHARLESTON — Given the tide-turning November elections and the exceptional class of incoming legislators, expectations were high for the 81st Legislature. Now that the 2015 session is complete, it is the opinion of many Capitol-watchers that we... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:25:36 EST Park lodge pledge http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152484393/Park-lodge-pledge The following editorial appeared in the Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, on March 17:——- Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:25:35 EST Gov. Tomblin stands tall on veto of gun lobbyists http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152490575/Gov.-Tomblin-stands-tall-on-veto-of-gun-lobbyists The following editorial appeared in The Charleston Gazette on March 21:— — — — Sun, 22 Mar 2015 02:00:31 EST Asking for memories http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/152490820/Asking-for-memories Editor,I am looking for information from Banner readers regarding my deceased sister Eunice Spears Butcher who died recently in N.C. She was 93. Her remains will be taken to Chapmanville in June for burial. Sun, 22 Mar 2015 01:55:43 EST What Time Is It? http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152484680/What-Time-Is-It There are many differing views and theories concerning the end of this age, but it is very clear that Jesus' return is imminently near. One doesn't need a degree in Eschatology, the study of the final events in the history of the world, to... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 02:00:32 EST West Virginia’s business climate http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152461402/West-Virginias-business-climate The following editorial appeared in the Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on March 17:——- Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:30:34 EST Governing by crisis isn’t governing at all http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152461490/Governing-by-crisis-isnt-governing-at-all After Congress came a hair's breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people. “We're certainly not going to shut down the government or... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:30:32 EST From the desk of Del. Jeff Eldridge: http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152440215/From-the-desk-of-Del.-Jeff-Eldridge: The legislative session has come to an end. The past sixty days have flown by and once again we have finished our time here at the Capitol. We meet this week to vote on a budget but afterwards we will be finished. It has been a pleasure representing... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 01:25:38 EST China’s leaders control plenty, but not the afterlife http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152416795/Chinas-leaders-control-plenty-but-not-the-afterlife The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Friday, March 13:——— Thu, 19 Mar 2015 01:25:37 EST Shootings, murders and maimings http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152408916/Shootings-murders-and-maimings Any kind of research one does regarding Logan County's rugged past, particularly during the years of Prohibition (1920-1933), one continuously will find stories of shootings, murders and maiming throughout the county. And even though there were... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:40:32 EST Waiting for Loretta Lynch http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152416402/Waiting-for-Loretta-Lynch The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday, March 17:——— Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:35:37 EST At the Capitol – March 9-14 http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152379932/At-the-Capitol--March-9-14 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — No matter which party is in charge, one rule of the Legislature is ironclad: the session ends at midnight on the 60th day. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 03:00:35 EST