Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:10:40 EST 1800 Celebrating and sharing our heritage http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50453040/Celebrating-and-sharing-our-heritage West Virginia is a state with a story around every scenic turn, and our people are known for sharing tales of generations past from countries all over the world. West Virginia is a melting pot of diverse cultures and traditional heritage, and I... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:48:07 EST Contemporary journalists and our war on terror http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50412074/Contemporary-journalists-and-our-war-on-terror James Foley's senseless death at the hands of ruthless kidnappers sheds light on two frequently misunderstood subjects: Contemporary journalists and our war on terror. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:48:05 EST Drug addiction affects nearly every family http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50431429/Drug-addiction-affects-nearly-every-family She weighs maybe 90 pounds as she pitifully stands in the courtroom; her eyes starting to roll back into her head. There are remnants of what probably used to be a pretty girl. The young woman is in custody for prostitution and possession of a... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:39:05 EST Carter an honorary West Virginian? http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50408334/Carter-an-honorary-West-Virginian So you thought Mingo County politics was bizarre? Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:06:05 EST Senate needs to fill its role http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50412006/Senate-needs-to-fill-its-role Dysfunction in Congress can damage the country in many ways, but none may be as serious as a failure to fill its role in the system of checks and balances set up by the U.S. Constitution. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:05:09 EST The difference between fact and truth http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50409014/The-difference-between-fact-and-truth I want to compare two words that are very similar to each other and try to explain the difference in those two words the way that the Lord has shown this to me. The first word is 'fact' – the dictionary defines the word... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:32:04 EST Replacing credit and debit cards with new chip cards http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50409091/Replacing-credit-and-debit-cards-with-new-chip-cards By the end of 2015, banks and retailers are expected to replace credit and debit cards with new chip cards, 575 million to be exact (that's a little more than half of the cards issued in the United States). Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:31:12 EST Times of trouble and terror http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50280720/Times-of-trouble-and-terror William Barclay was the great expositor of the Bible, known throughout the world. In Matthew 24:1-31, he writes and edits one of the Biblical passages about the second coming of Christ. When on the Mount of Olives with Jesus, His disciples asked Him... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:53:03 EST Veterans act — a reward for failure http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50389703/Veterans-act--a-reward-for-failure The $16-plus-billion emergency fix for the scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs is designed to do a lot of things. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:38:08 EST Why Government Openness Matters http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50359944/Why-Government-Openness-Matters One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:57:05 EST Tobacco use in West Virginia http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50360013/Tobacco-use-in-West-Virginia West Virginia has one of the nation's worst smoking problems. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:56:06 EST (No heading) http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50343892/ Too much?The death of comedian Robin Williams has many people upset.And that's not the only thing. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:14:07 EST If we’d just send Capito … http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50332212/If-wed-just-send-Capito If we'd just send Shelley Moore Capito to Washington, the coal trucks would start rolling again.Oh … wait … we've already sent her to Congress and … well, coal is in big trouble. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:52:07 EST (No heading) http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50310447/ More jobs being available, but paying lessTwo new reports are out this week that, taken together, provide a pretty good picture of how the U.S. labor force has fared since the economic recovery began in June 2009. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:51:11 EST Let’s start the school year right http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50319687/Lets-start-the-school-year-right It is that time of year when our children are returning to school to begin a brand new school year or even the first year of school for many of our younger children. With this thought in mind, I know that this is also the time of year that parents and... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:14:10 EST Lessons learned from mistakes in Iraq http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50310427/Lessons-learned-from-mistakes-in-Iraq Military victories, former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger wrote in his memoir White House Years, can be meaningless “unless they brought about a political reality that could survive our ultimate withdrawal”. That argument still... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:14:08 EST How do I start? http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50308271/How-do-I-start What does it mean to make disciples for Christ, that's a good question? In using the word making disciples, we are actually taking some of the credit away from God. It is God that forms us and makes us into what he needs for his church and for... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:14:03 EST Re: The Ed Show http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/50280687/Re:-The-Ed-Show Editor, Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:50:06 EST Obama was on to something with the fist bump http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/50280294/Obama-was-on-to-something-with-the-fist-bump The origin of the fist bump as a greeting is uncertain, although it has been around for a long time and seems to have evolved from sports. But it wasn't until Barack Obama went on stage in St. Paul, Minnesota, in June 2008 to clinch his... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:14:02 EST Promoting good attendance http://loganbanner.com/news/letters/50310376/Promoting-good-attendance Community Partner,We invite you to join Logan County Schools in recognizing this September as Attendance Awareness Month in our community as well as promoting good attendance throughout the 2014-15 school year. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:57:04 EST