Logan Banner- RSS OPINION Feed http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION http://loganbanner.com/section/OPINION Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:32:54 EST 1800 Taking authority over the accuser of our soul http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153119193/Taking-authority-over-the-accuser-of-our-soul We wouldn't worry nearly so much about what others think of us — if we knew how seldom they did! Our natural, social and emotional insecurities sometime make us feel far more vulnerable than we really are. I'm talking about... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:35:37 EST Massacre at Fort Hood: Vindication at last http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153100921/Massacre-at-Fort-Hood:-Vindication-at-last The following editorial appeared in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Wed., April 22:——- Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:20:33 EST EPA rules for coal-fired power plants http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153100831/EPA-rules-for-coal-fired-power-plants The following editorial appeared in the Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, West Virginia on April 20:——-Even if the odds are against you, sometimes it is important to make your case. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:20:32 EST Ann McFeatters: We must trust Obama to negotiate a good trade pact http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153098022/Ann-McFeatters:-We-must-trust-Obama-to-negotiate-a-good-trade-pact WASHINGTON — Uh-oh, Democrats are in disarray.It's over 40 million jobs, wages, unions, the middle class's future, and the export of everything from apples to oranges. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:20:33 EST Manchin’s decision to stay in Senate http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153100560/Manchins-decision-to-stay-in-Senate The following editorial appeared in the Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on April 21:——— Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:20:31 EST ‘Aftershocks’ in W.Va. from decline of coal http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153100627/Aftershocks-in-W.Va.-from-decline-of-coal The following editorial appeared in The Register-Herald, Beckley, on April 19:——-The decline of coal in southern West Virginia continues to be felt in our communities. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:17:02 EST Christina Ryan Claypool: Remembering a courageous prom king http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion_columns/153075460/Remembering-a-courageous-prom-king Most people attend a prom or two, but I've attended lots of proms. Like most teenage girls, as a high school junior, I was excited about the prospect of my first prom. Truthfully, it wasn't much fun, since the boy I had a crush on... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:00:40 EST VA hospital cutting wait times http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153019017/VA-hospital-cutting-wait-times The following editorial appeared in the Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, on April 15:——- Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:00:38 EST All work and low pay http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152967436/All-work-and-low-pay The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News on April 15 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:50:38 EST W.Va.’s State tax code http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152981934/W.Va.s-State-tax-code The following editorial appeared in the Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail on April 15:——- Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:50:37 EST At the Capitol — April http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/153018406/At-the-Capitol--April CHARLESTON, W.Va. — April legislative interim committee meetings were highlighted by the launch of a new select committee on tax reform. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:10:42 EST Loopholes in political spending laws keep voters in the dark http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152967532/Loopholes-in-political-spending-laws-keep-voters-in-the-dark The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, April 14:——— Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:10:40 EST Be ready to handle transitional seasons http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152982156/Be-ready-to-handle-transitional-seasons “He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.” — Daniel 2:21 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:45:33 EST The thrill of a wide-open race for president http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152967484/The-thrill-of-a-wide-open-race-for-president The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, April 15:——— Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:35:31 EST Tales of Loganites in war http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152972324/Tales-of-Loganites-in-war Logan County has traditionally responded to this nation's call during times of conflict. Although there may be no clear way to determine the numbers of men and women who have provided military service from the Civil War until today's... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:00:40 EST Empowering West Virginians through TANF http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152966818/Empowering-West-Virginians-through-TANF Across the Mountain State, we have worked hard to increase the availability of programs that provide West Virginians with an equal opportunity to live a great life right here at home, no matter what their circumstances may be. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:00:38 EST ATV rider safety http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152966777/ATV-rider-safety The following editorial appeared in The Register-Herald, Beckley, on April 8:——- Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:00:37 EST Blackwater’s day of reckoning http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152967027/Blackwaters-day-of-reckoning The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Thursday, April 16:——— Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:00:36 EST For the media, traditional values still matter http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152949817/For-the-media-traditional-values-still-matter I have been involved in politics and policy-making for over 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold strong feelings about reporters and the media. They're not what you might think, however. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:05:31 EST Saving Coal Country http://loganbanner.com/news/opinion/152922124/Saving-Coal-Country Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell recently took the extraordinary step of calling on governors to ignore Washington's Clean Power Plan, an EPA mandate to curb carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:32 EST