Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:51:38 EST 1800 (No heading) http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50691082/ Here's an unusual super-rich guy with a strange message for his fellow 1-percent-of-the-1-percenters. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:04:09 EST Drug monitoring http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50650530/Drug-monitoring One of the hoped-for consequences of substance-abuse legislation passed by the West Virginia Legislature two years ago is starting to take shape. But also apparent is that a significant portion of the state's medical community is slow to get on... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:04:07 EST Obama’s war plan sends wrong message to our enemies http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50650319/Obamas-war-plan-sends-wrong-message-to-our-enemies Critics looking for more reasons to pound President Barack Obama probably found ample fodder in his speech last week outlining a strategy to confront the Islamic State threat in Syria and Iraq. Americans are losing patience with a reluctant warrior in... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:40:08 EST President, Congress should work together on military intervention http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50672720/President-Congress-should-work-together-on-military-intervention In his speech last week outlining his plans to use military force against the jihadists of the Islamic State, President Obama gave Congress only passing mention. “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL,” he said. “But I... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:23:07 EST Former first lady had class http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50650836/Former-first-lady-had-class Shelley Riley Moore was a kind, gentle and proper West Virginia first lady. In so many ways, she complemented her flamboyant husband and governor, Arch A. Moore Jr. Shelley Moore quietly passed away last week at age 88. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:28:06 EST What’s in your wallet? Maybe less, with Apple Pay http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50650260/Whats-in-your-wallet-Maybe-less-with-Apple-Pay Remember Bitcoin? It was going to change the way we buy things. Forget Bitcoin.Ever heard of Google Wallet? Probably not. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:43:05 EST A time to honor and remember http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50634075/A-time-to-honor-and-remember Last week, Joanne and I joined Americans across our state, our nation and the world as we remembered and paid tribute to lives lost on September 11, 2001. The day's ceremonies at the State Capitol Complex and those held across the nation... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:57:09 EST Fixing immigration? http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50597841/Fixing-immigration On June 30, President Obama ordered Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder to recommend actions he could take “within my existing legal authorities” to fix immigration: “I expect their... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:57:08 EST Don’t take the church for granted http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50616124/Dont-take-the-church-for-granted I read a story recently about a circuit riding preacher during the frontier days of our land. He was a humdinger of a preacher named Jesse Lee. He once preached a sermon on Acts 17:6 that reads like this in the New King James version: “These... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:45:05 EST World Health Organization hurting http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50597858/World-Health-Organization-hurting Were it not for horribly misguided Islamic religious fanatics in northern Nigeria and tribal Pakistan, the World Health Organization might have been able to eradicate polio this year. And in fact the organization and its health care allies have... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:15:08 EST Career politicians http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/50616185/Career-politicians Editor, Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:00:06 EST That Gosh Darn Minimum Wage http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50600639/That-Gosh-Darn-Minimum-Wage Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. “It was,” the Kentucky Republican confided, grim-faced, “the worst day of my political life.” Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:04:10 EST Ebola http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50597825/Ebola The United Nations warns that the intensive global medical effort needed to contain the Ebola virus sweeping through parts of West Africa could cost as much as $600 million. Ebola has killed 1,900 people so far — about half of those who have... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:03:08 EST Chafin hailed as ‘King of Logan’ http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50587483/Chafin-hailed-as-King-of-Logan The more I research about the life and times of former Logan County Sheriff Don Chafin, the more I become intrigued. There is little doubt in my mind that a story and/or movie or mini-series could be produced that would equal that of the... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:48:06 EST Patriotism should be revived http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50585577/Patriotism-should-be-revived As we move toward the anniversary of the one of the worst life-changing events in America's history, the country again faces the possibility of potentially being involved in a conflict. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:42:04 EST Mingo voters vs. Secretary of State http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50567701/Mingo-voters-vs.-Secretary-of-State Can we talk privately? I wouldn't want this spread around. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:01:09 EST Kids and Uzis http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50552566/Kids-and-Uzis The 9-year-old girl who inadvertently shot and killed an instructor at a shooting range has an awful lot to process. Among the long list of heavy topics for the child to come to terms with - and that which will be most difficult to answer - is why on... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:01:07 EST How full is your glass? http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50552543/How-full-is-your-glass Do we take life and the many blessings of God for granted? I believe that we all do to some extent. No matter what your situation is or where life has taken you, there is always something to be thankful for. While talking with a friend recently, we... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 01:40:06 EST The killing of Steven Sotloff and journalists’ mission http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50552560/The-killing-of-Steven-Sotloff-and-journalists-mission When American journalist James Foley was brutally murdered by the Islamic militant group ISIL last month it caused a lot of journalists to stop and think about our mission. The need for honest reporting during periods of war and certain unrest is... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 01:40:04 EST God bless America! http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/50541001/God-bless-America Editor, Sat, 6 Sep 2014 18:44:03 EST