Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:53:11 EST 1800 My state, My life: Encouraging our young people to plan for the future http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50792309/My-state-My-life:-Encouraging-our-young-people-to-plan-for-the-future This week, I had the opportunity to join students from Wayne High School and Robert C. Byrd High School to talk about West Virginia's bright future and the number of exciting opportunities that await them in the Mountain State. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:53:04 EST The NFL’s fan base http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50789433/The-NFLs-fan-base This Sunday, and for the next five months, Americans will watch multimillionaire athletes try to move a ball from one side of a field to the other. We'll have tailgate parties outside massive stadiums paid for with taxes. We'll get... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:47:10 EST We need to be walking, talking witnesses http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50789559/We-need-to-be-walking-talking-witnesses I read a story written by Philip Yancey about Henri Nouwen, a priest who used to teach at Harvard University. At the height of his career, Nouwen moved from Harvard to a community called Daybreak, near Toronto, in order to take on the demanding chores... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:09:07 EST Obama points to several global challenges http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50789430/Obama-points-to-several-global-challenges At the U.N., a blunt Obama seeks new Mideast resolve Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:01:05 EST Steyer vs. Koch http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/50789609/Steyer-vs.-Koch Editor, Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:01:03 EST To protect our kids, we must extend the CHIP http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50773529/To-protect-our-kids-we-must-extend-the-CHIP From the beginning of my career in public service, I've always cared deeply about helping our children. When I arrived in Emmons, West Virginia as a VISTA worker, there were countless children in the community who'd never seen a doctor or... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:53:06 EST Black lung http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50773486/Black-lung No man should die from coal mining, be it from a methane explosion, a roof collapse or black lung — coal-miner's pneumoconiosis. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:52:06 EST The craziness brewing in the NFL http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50757256/The-craziness-brewing-in-the-NFL Like most people, I've watched and listened to the sudden craziness that is brewing in the National Football League. First, there was the controversy of whether the Washington Redskins name is offensive to Native Americans. Now, since Ray Rice... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:17:04 EST Shameful comments from Kessler, Miley http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50757461/Shameful-comments-from-Kessler-Miley House Speaker Tim Miley and Senate President Jeff Kessler apparently do not see much of a future for coal in West Virginia. They more or less said so in a recent Associated Press article slamming the state's embattled coal industry. What in the... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:30:07 EST This tradition not worth keeping http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50730147/This-tradition-not-worth-keeping Ironically, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's newspaper column this week is titled, “Keeping with Tradition.” Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:50:05 EST Childcare programs http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50730154/Childcare-programs Whenever possible, smart consumers make it a habit to check quality ratings for all kinds of goods and services, ranging from kitchen appliances to plumbers to big-ticket items such as cars. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:49:06 EST Keeping with tradition: Service to others one day at a time http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50720036/Keeping-with-tradition:-Service-to-others-one-day-at-a-time Across the country, West Virginians are known for their true hospitality and live out the tradition of neighbor helping neighbor. Throughout the year, West Virginians of all ages across the Mountain State participate in community service activities in... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:32:03 EST Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50650566/Obamas-strategy-against-the-Islamic-State Thirteen years after religious zealots murdered nearly 3,000 people in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, global terrorism not only endures but seems intractable. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:31:03 EST Responsible Care companies http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50650546/Responsible-Care-companies When folks in the Kanawha Valley and elsewhere in West Virginia woke up on the morning of Jan. 9, 2014, few of them had ever heard of Freedom Industries. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:15:02 EST Grace and Truth http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50701457/Grace-and-Truth Luke 6:36 says, “Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.” D.L. Moody said, “When we preach on hell, we might at least do it with tears in our eyes.” I have been pleading Christ's case for a merciful... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:00:02 EST Disrespect by the White House http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/50702716/Disrespect-by-the-White-House Editor, Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:57:02 EST Re: Old Covenant Conflict http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/50711171/Re:-Old-Covenant-Conflict Editor, Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:34:06 EST (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