Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Fri, 29 May 2015 22:40:37 EST 1800 Immigration ruling will hurt the GOP in 2016 http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153771308/Immigration-ruling-will-hurt-the-GOP-in-2016 This week's decision by a federal appeals court to continue blocking President Barack Obama's order to stop deportations of more than 4 million undocumented immigrants was almost universally seen as a major setback for the... Fri, 29 May 2015 05:15:34 EST Placing children in group homes http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153771432/Placing-children-in-group-homes The following editorial appeared in the Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, on May 25: Fri, 29 May 2015 05:15:33 EST Congress says, “War Powers? What War Powers?” http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153754606/Congress-says-War-Powers-What-War-Powers A few weeks ago, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia made a small splash in the press when he took Congress to task for failing to authorize our nation's ongoing war against Islamic militants. “The silence of Congress in the midst of this war is... Thu, 28 May 2015 03:35:37 EST Tax reform committee listened http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153752753/Tax-reform-committee-listened The following editorial appeared in the Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on May 20: Thu, 28 May 2015 03:35:35 EST Cindy Lou’s Loop http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153681407/Cindy-Lous-Loop No one ever told me that being a grown up would be so hard…yet so rewarding at the same time. Wed, 27 May 2015 02:50:35 EST Low voter turnout http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153723360/Low-voter-turnout The following editorial appeared in the Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, on May 18:The 2014 midterm elections will be remembered for creating a new balance of power in Washington. Wed, 27 May 2015 02:50:34 EST A double standard to ascribing thuggery http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153681035/A-double-standard-to-ascribing-thuggery There's been a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth lately about the word “thug” and whether our very egalitarian country operates with a double standard when it comes to ascribing thuggery to society's bad... Tue, 26 May 2015 01:25:34 EST Working mothers http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153678460/Working-mothers The following editorial appeared in The Register-Herald, Beckley, on May 17: Tue, 26 May 2015 01:25:34 EST Why isn’t the church working right? http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153678328/Why-isnt-the-church-working-right I listened to a song by the Christian group Casting Crowns the other day. The song was called, “If We Are the Body.” The chorus of that song grabbed my attention. It says, “But if we are the body why aren't His... Sun, 24 May 2015 00:15:35 EST Trumka, Roberts, It’s time to get out of your offices and fight! http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153679538/Trumka-Roberts-Its-time-to-get-out-of-your-offices-and-fight Cecil Roberts! Rich Trumka! I am calling you out! Sun, 24 May 2015 00:05:32 EST The way forward for Congress http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153640134/The-way-forward-for-Congress There have been encouraging signs on Capitol Hill of late that Congress's long slide into irrelevance may be slowing. Fri, 22 May 2015 01:25:34 EST Congress asleep at the wheel http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153612525/Congress-asleep-at-the-wheel The following editorial appeared in The Miami Herald on Tuesday, May 19:——— Fri, 22 May 2015 01:25:33 EST Drag racing, potholes, and bits and pieces http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153611905/Drag-racing-potholes-and-bits-and-pieces I believe some of the best automobile drivers in the world must exist in West Virginia, especially in Logan County, with all the narrow hollow roads we have to navigate. Come to think of it, the NASCAR circuit did originate as a result of Appalachian... Thu, 21 May 2015 03:15:40 EST Cuba’s lung cancer vaccine could help US patients http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153612463/Cubas-lung-cancer-vaccine-could-help-US-patients The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, May 20:———Here's the thing about cigars: They cause lung cancer. Thu, 21 May 2015 03:15:39 EST Will rise of nonreligious reshape US politics? http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153591618/Will-rise-of-nonreligious-reshape-US-politics Don't expect any official “Atheists for Hillary” outreach, but political progressives are cheered by a study showing a rise in the number of nonreligious Americans. Wed, 20 May 2015 02:35:32 EST Password fatigue: The goal of safer online access remains elusive http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153591306/Password-fatigue:-The-goal-of-safer-online-access-remains-elusive The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, May 18:——— Wed, 20 May 2015 02:35:31 EST Can the government reduce poverty while also slashing the budget? http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153559463/Can-the-government-reduce-poverty-while-also-slashing-the-budget An important but often neglected debate broke out in Washington last week: Which political party can do more for the nation's poor? Tue, 19 May 2015 02:35:34 EST Can Congress actually help alleviate middle-class anxiety? http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153538609/Can-Congress-actually-help-alleviate-middle-class-anxiety The following editorial was written by Bloomberg View editors on Fri., May 15: Sat, 16 May 2015 21:55:35 EST Thanks for the generosity http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/153538653/Thanks-for-the-generosity Editor,The Henlawson Fire Department wishes to thank everyone who participated in our annual fund raiser drive over the past two weeks. Sat, 16 May 2015 21:55:32 EST West Virginia’s first Workforce Summit http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153500332/West-Virginias-first-Workforce-Summit Just last week, I was proud to welcome West Virginians from across the state to the state's first Workforce Summit - a comprehensive review of West Virginia's past, present and future workforce development efforts. Fri, 15 May 2015 01:30:55 EST