Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Tue, 26 May 2015 05:42:02 EST 1800 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 Best teachers can’t get hired by public schools http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153471349/Best-teachers-cant-get-hired-by-public-schools To understand why the U.S. education system is mired in mediocrity, start by listening to Scott McKim's story. Fri, 15 May 2015 01:30:53 EST A GOP insider’s wise advice on immigration reform http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153483707/A-GOP-insiders-wise-advice-on-immigration-reform On the screen, one of the Republican Party's savviest strategists, Kevin Madden, is telling it like it is on immigration reform. He's talking not really to Sunday's CNN national audience but to a slightly smaller audience — his... Thu, 14 May 2015 02:30:46 EST The US tax code burdens the economy and the middle class http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153484271/The-US-tax-code-burdens-the-economy-and-the-middle-class The following editorial was written by Bloomberg View editors:——— Thu, 14 May 2015 02:30:43 EST Immigration: Will China be the new Mexico? http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion_columns/153416221/Immigration:-Will-China-be-the-new-Mexico Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will have a formidable weapon to disarm Republican anti-immigration candidates who want to virtually seal the U.S. southern border — there are already more Chinese than Mexican immigrants who enter... Wed, 13 May 2015 02:15:42 EST Anti-bias training for police is just a start http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153448820/Anti-bias-training-for-police-is-just-a-start The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, May 10:——— Wed, 13 May 2015 02:15:41 EST Deflategate controversy isn’t Crime of the Century http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion_columns/153415958/Deflategate-controversy-isnt-Crime-of-the-Century Welcome to our restaurant, The Cantankerous Carnivore. Our chef's special today is Tom Brady. May we suggest he be served deep fried or baked over hot coals? Tue, 12 May 2015 02:25:35 EST