Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:20:09 EST 1800 Ex-judge sentenced to resort http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50106160/Ex-judge-sentenced-to-resort It could, after all, have been worse.For example, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Johnston could have ordered disgraced former Mingo County circuit court Judge Michael Thornsbury to spend the rest of his life in Hamlin. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Drawing the line on service animals http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50110822/Drawing-the-line-on-service-animals Months ago at the sports bar and restaurant in Wildhorse Casino, a well-dressed man walked in with two large, leashed canines. Each wore little vests that read “service dogs in training.” Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Leaving your past in the past http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50080946/Leaving-your-past-in-the-past We all have a past and we all have baggage. We also have a Savior who forgives our sins. This is proven in I John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Human eyes still needed http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50080962/Human-eyes-still-needed Although air travel had never been devoid of bad guys and hijackers pre-9/11, it is a distinction in history that that day, 13 years ago, marked a definite loss of innocence with regards to the airplane. Post-9/11, very little affecting air security... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Something important happens every day http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50075486/Something-important-happens-every-day Daily, I glance at the large calendar on the wall that looks down on my writing area. Last month it reminded me of Father's Day and my super father and father-in-law. Summer started on the 21st, days that may be hot and stormy. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Afghan’s recount http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50075352/Afghans-recount The latest chapter in U.S. efforts to nation-build in Afghanistan is the attempt by Secretary of State John Kerry to salvage the country's presidential election. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Why incumbents keep getting reelected http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50054613/Why-incumbents-keep-getting-reelected It's no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members' standing with the American people at a historic... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ukraine deserving support http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50054709/Ukraine-deserving-support Ukraine's new leader is making progress in regaining control over eastern areas of the country that were seized by Russian-backed insurgents, but he's getting no help from the United States or the European Union. In fact, President Petro... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Remembering the ‘70s http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50050545/Remembering-the-70s Technology has transformed our world tremendously. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that life is getting easier for most people. And, greatly due to modern medicine, life expectancy has increased significantly from around the turn of the... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The King Coal Highway http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50050649/The-King-Coal-Highway U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., is asking Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to add the King Coal Highway project to West Virginia's six-year highway improvement plan. It is a logical request, and one that Tomblin should act promptly on. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Indictments must be piling up http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/336454/Indictments-must-be-piling-up All right, let's see how many readers agree with me. All of you? That's what I thought. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Israel’s heightened peril http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/310714/Israels-heightened-peril President Barack Obama has offered to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, a standard U.S. response to the periodic outbreak of violence from Gaza. But the current rocket fire from Gaza into Israel is different from past episodes, and the... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Toomey bill protects students from sexual predators http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/310844/Toomey-bill-protects-students-from-sexual-predators U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is pushing to get a bill passed before the new school year starts, hoping to reduce a growing number of students who have been abused by school employees. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST You Can Begin Again http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3915685/You-Can-Begin-Again Words shape us. When the doctor delivers the baby and announces to the parents, “It's a girl!” those words begin to shape their lives, and will for the next few decades. When a child hears repeatedly, “You'll never amount... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Obama’s nonpolluting firefighters http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3905641/Obamas-nonpolluting-firefighters The Obama Administration is asking Congress for more money to fight summer wildfires, especially in the dry West, but perhaps it could start by getting its own agencies off firefighters' backs. We're speaking of the Defense... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Joe’s true colors http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/3916851/Joes-true-colors Editor, Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The development of medicine in Logan County http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3911683/The-development-of-medicine-in-Logan-County Reprinted 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 Jr. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Obama and economic recovery http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3905483/Obama-and-economic-recovery President Barack Obama's political opponents doubtless won't take “yes” for an answer or acknowledge that his stewardship of the economy has been on track, but the June job figures are promising indeed. Some 288,000 jobs were... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A writer is a painter of words http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3905533/A-writer-is-a-painter-of-words One thing I've noticed over the years is that every person is a “story.” Just as rock 'n roll artist Rod Stewart sang “every picture tells a story”, I like to think every story paints a picture. Sometimes the... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Drug courts http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/3895297/Drug-courts The Marion County Adult Drug Court has only been operating for a few months, but you can count Circuit Court Judge Michael Aloi as a believer. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST