Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:04:37 EST 1800 Liberals declare Hobby Lobby case a “war on women” http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3887974/Liberals-declare-Hobby-Lobby-case-a-war-on-women The liberal reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, which protected the religious freedoms of certain business owners, has been as predictable as it is asinine. The court, in the eyes of liberals, has declared... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The development of medicine in Logan County http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3889500/The-development-of-medicine-in-Logan-County Editor's Note — The following is a reprint from The Centennial Issue (Celebrate West Virginia Homecoming '96), Henry Clay Ragland's History of Logan County, The Early Years….Updated, Volume One by Samuel W. Rogers... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Combining two former columns into one http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3885696/Combining-two-former-columns-into-one Years ago, actually during parts of the 1970s and 80s, I produced two newspaper columns each week for The Logan Banner. There was a sports column on Fridays titled “Sports Lines” and there was another column titled “Plain... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Immigration stall http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3885634/Immigration-stall A few days before the nation last celebrated its Independence Day, 68 members of the Senate passed and sent to the House a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Opportunist Jenkins raises Mingo GOP chairman’s ire http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3872734/Opportunist-Jenkins-raises-Mingo-GOP-chairmans-ire Mingo Republican Executive Committee Chairman Russell Deskins finally came out of his cave long enough to make perfect sense at the opening of the Southern West Virginia Republican Headquarters in Logan last week. Deskins appears to hide from the... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Are we prepared for the drones? http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3873751/Are-we-prepared-for-the-drones On the night of June 26, Pittsburgh Pirates fans saw something flying above the field: not a baseball, but a drone. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST We are trees http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3872729/We-are-trees I would like to share this poem with you. I know it is not my usual column but there is a story behind this poem. In my very first publication of “Fruit of the Vine,” I talked about how we are compared to trees in God's word. This... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Contraception ruling being a setback http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3860605/Contraception-ruling-being-a-setback The Supreme Court's narrow 5-4 decision allowing some for-profit corporations to opt out of contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act might have turned on this comment from Justice Anthony Kennedy, most often the high court's... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Jesus demonstrates the fruit of the Spirit http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3868550/Jesus-demonstrates-the-fruit-of-the-Spirit In Galatians chapter 5, the apostle Paul tells us about the fruits of the Spirit, those traits in the Christian life that get played out in real life with the help of the Spirit of God who lives within us. They are: love, joy, peace, patience,... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Tax structure http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3860603/Tax-structure Today is July 1, the start of a new fiscal year for many states, including ours. And it's a reminder that West Virginia cannot be complacent when it comes to making itself an attractive place in which to do business. Sun, 6 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Help the Paws Squad http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/3868571/Help-the-Paws-Squad Editor,People of Logan County, please help the Paws Squad. Sun, 6 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Re: The Religious Right is wrong http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/3872068/Re:-The-Religious-Right-is-wrong Editor, Sun, 6 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST We the People are fed up http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/3872064/We-the-People-are-fed-up Editor, Sun, 6 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The lesson Congress should learn from the VA scandal http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3860713/The-lesson-Congress-should-learn-from-the-VA-scandal Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trod path. First comes the revelation of misdoing. Then comes the reaction: a shocked public, an administration on the defensive, grandstanding members of... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Obama’s many power grabs http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3860597/Obamas-many-power-grabs The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously reaffirmed the checks and balances at the foundation of American government by ruling that President Barack Obama's January 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Inviting others to see what makes West Virginia so special http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3860690/Inviting-others-to-see-what-makes-West-Virginia-so-special Earlier this week, USA Today published a story that pointed out a fact all of us West Virginians know well.“Few states have as intimate a relationship with the outdoors as does West Virginia,” the article proclaimed. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Legalizing fireworks http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3860599/Legalizing-fireworks West Virginia residents honor a long-standing tradition every year when the Fourth of July approaches. They journey into neighboring Ohio, head down Interstate 77 to the Carolinas or travel to Tennessee so they can buy the dazzling part of many... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Spouses riding in county vehicles is a practice that must be halted http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3860103/Spouses-riding-in-county-vehicles-is-a-practice-that-must-be-halted First of all, let me reiterate something I have said and written before: I think the vast majority of Mingo Countians are among the finest folks on earth. They are honest, sincere, dedicated and loyal. If you look in a dictionary for the definition of... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3860424/ Diversifying economyLast week, the federal government announced the awarding of twin grants worth more than $6 million to WorkForce West Virginia to be used to retrain unemployed state workers and help direct them into new jobs. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Freedom in forgiveness http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3852072/Freedom-in-forgiveness In observance of the upcoming holiday, Independence Day, I have angled my column toward another way of living in true freedom. In no way am I trying to take away from the real meaning of the fourth of July or this great country that we live in. I want... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST