Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:46:09 EST 1800 Obama ignores reality in State of Union speech http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151494829/Obama-ignores-reality-in-State-of-Union-speech Watching President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night, I found myself wanting to move to whatever country he was talking about – it sure wasn't the United States. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:45:37 EST FTC should ensure consumers know risks of connected-home tech http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151370582/FTC-should-ensure-consumers-know-risks-of-connected-home-tech The idea of a connected home — one filled with smart devices that can communicate with one another and automate routine tasks — is no longer the stuff of “Jetsons” cartoons. With Internet-connected locks, lights, thermostats... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:45:36 EST The Untold Story http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151479989/The-Untold-Story The untold story will unfold when you stop struggling for control. Honestly, it is scary to relinquish control of our lives, especially to someone we can't see or touch. Yet, faith requires that we live one day at a time. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:15:55 EST Allocating magistrates http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151438817/Allocating-magistrates A study of West Virginia magistrate courts presented last week to the Legislature in Charleston proposed using technology and sharing magistrates across county lines as ways to streamline the system and save taxpayers money. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:15:53 EST Student college loans http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151438808/Student-college-loans As recent college graduates struggle with the burden of student loan debt, here's some news they can use:They're leaving money on the table. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:40:39 EST The Legislative session has begun http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151445328/The-Legislative-session-has-begun Greetings! I am quite pleased and honored to once again represent the wonderful citizens of the 22nd District. The Legislative Session has just recently begun and I am once again hard at work doing my best to represent your interests to the state of... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:40:31 EST Radiator Charlie and his Mortgage Lifter http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151447915/Radiator-Charlie-and-his-Mortgage-Lifter There is a “history” behind everything — it may be good, bad, or simply interesting. Unfortunately, too many things of historical significance fade away with time; therefore, it is good to preserve history, if not just for... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:45:31 EST President’s cutesy speech omitted looming entitlement crisis http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151426179/Presidents-cutesy-speech-omitted-looming-entitlement-crisis Unbelievable. President Obama, among the most divisive presidents in our recent history, gives an also divisive State of the Union speech, taking credit for things he did not do, producing a laundry list of mostly bad things he plans and at the end... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:10:31 EST West Virginia’s Medicaid expansion http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151370528/West-Virginias-Medicaid-expansion The public pays a high price for the rampant drug and alcohol abuse in our country. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:30:31 EST Latin America needs a new economic agenda http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151371280/Latin-America-needs-a-new-economic-agenda Economists have been predicting for several months that Latin America will have a so-so year in 2015, but new projections from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund suggest that it may be worse than originally... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 02:55:35 EST Federal protection laws for reporters remain essential http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151370474/Federal-protection-laws-for-reporters-remain-essential The Justice Department took two wise steps to strengthen protection for the news media last week, signaling — dare we hope? — a new and more enlightened view by the Obama administration of the rights of reporters to do their jobs without... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 02:55:34 EST Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151381813/Remembering-Dr.-Martin-Luther-King-Jr. Each January, we unite as communities, as a state and as a nation to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate his dream of equality for all. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:25:37 EST Displaced Syrian children are ripe for terrorist plucking http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151370998/Displaced-Syrian-children-are-ripe-for-terrorist-plucking While Europeans worry about those who have gone to Syria to train with ISIS, millions of Syrian children are at risk of becoming terrorist recruits. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:25:35 EST West Virginia’s spending http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151348244/West-Virginias-spending One of the first orders of business for Republicans now that they control the West Virginia legislature for the first time in several decades is to take a close look at how state government spends its money and whether any of the public's money... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:25:31 EST Baptism: A new life in Him http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151341996/Baptism:-A-new-life-in-Him In the Gospel of Luke 3:15-17 and 3: 21-22, John the Baptist was baptizing people in the river Jordan. People were flocking to hear him and responding to his invitation. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:30:32 EST West Virginia’s bully report http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151342330/West-Virginias-bully-report A yearlong study of bullying incidents in state schools that was presented Sunday to the Legislature's Joint Committee on Education found, not surprisingly in our view, that problems are most prevalent in middle school. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 22:45:31 EST Sometimes heroes need a hero http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151316769/Sometimes-heroes-need-a-hero Auguste Deter was a forty-something-year-old woman living in Kassel, Germany. She had a pleasant life with her husband and their only daughter; nothing extraordinary, but she was irreplaceable to her family and her to them. So it was especially hard... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:10:38 EST A new day in the state http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151293644/A-new-day-in-the-state In the U.S. Census of 1930, the last Census in which the Statehouse held Republican majorities, West Virginia's population was nearly 2.4 million people. The population of the U.S. at the time was not quite 123 million. West Virginia had growing... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:10:37 EST A flat-footed backflip for Wall Street http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151308233/A-flat-footed-backflip-for-Wall-Street Congress, which had been so tied up in a partisan knot by right-wing extremists that it became unable to move, suddenly sprang loose at the end of the year. Before heading home for the holidays, it put on a phenomenal show of acrobatic... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 03:40:47 EST Chicago Tribune: With wearable tech, the gym of the future is no gym at all http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/151293621/Wearable-tech-is-the-gym-of-the-future The endless stream of new wearable technology at this year's Consumer Electronics Show tells us one thing: We are our own worst enemies, and we need technology to keep us in line. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 03:40:46 EST