RSS OPINION Feed Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:33:44 EST 1800 EDITORIAL: Boehner out to punish Jim Jordan Every since John Boehner won re-election from Republicans as Speaker of the House, the scuttlebutt in Washington political circles has been that his aides and the Republican Leadership are on a mission to crush the party's conservative... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 00:06:03 EST George Will: Stopping the IRS WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service, and hence of Lois Lerner's legacy. He knows how interesting her career was before she,... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 20:01:04 EST Meghan Daum: Westminster dog show’s bark doesn’t deserve PETA’s bite For the past several years, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has disrupted Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the canine Oscars, inveighing against breeders. In 2009, PETA members stood outside Madison Square Garden wearing Ku Klux Klan garb... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:06:02 EST Elida schools must open up on arming teachers I am writing to express my continued concern over the recent movement of the Elida board of education toward allowing teachers and other school staff access to firearms while on duty. Moreover, I am very troubled over the Board's apparent... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:51:01 EST Letter: Oscars host should keep pants on First, I did not watch the Oscars. I saw clips the next day.Recently at the Oscars, the host, Neil Patrick Harris, decided to parade himself in his Fruit of the Looms underwear. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:46:02 EST Editorial: Netanyahu’s strong warning to United States Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a blistering speech to Congress on Tuesday, raising images of the Holocaust and warning that an impending nuclear deal with Iran would be worse than no deal at all. Among his objections to the... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 02:01:02 EST Steve Paul: Confronting the Islamic State, this gruesome scourge, requires a new solution This is the stark reality we now face in the turbulent era of the Islamic State: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 01:01:05 EST Bob Seggerson: T-Bird Camp memories Five years after retiring from coaching, there are things I really miss about the game. I miss the relationship with the players, watching the chemistry of a team develop and the competition, especially in big games. And I really miss T-Bird Camp, the... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 00:31:12 EST So much for global warming The sky is not falling.Once again, I read in article about how man is producing all this carbon dioxide, and it's causing climate change. This time it was by a Bluffton professor. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:56:04 EST Chicago Tribune: If Obamacare falls FEBRUARY 27, 2015 — Five years ago, President Barack Obama signed a law that will be a significant part of his presidential legacy: the Affordable Care Act. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 00:01:05 EST Trudy Rubin: Jeb Bush, Iraq and the truth As the Islamic State's barbarities make headlines, Republican presidential candidates are scrambling to outdo each other's hawkish pronouncements on foreign policy. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 00:01:02 EST Chicago Tribune: Get Takata’s dangerous air bags off the road FEBRUARY 27, 2015 — You would think a company that makes vehicle air bags — a critical safety feature — would go all-out to assure the world that its product is, you know, safe. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:01:08 EST Doyle McManus: Birther II: Ted Cruz really was born in a foreign country Sen. Ted Cruz is getting close to announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The Texan is spending almost as much time in Iowa and New Hampshire as he does on Fox News; he's hired a staff and collected a long list of... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:01:06 EST Letter: True nature of Islam The following words will be the shortest letter to the editor that I have written. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:01:05 EST Letter: Fundraiser a success February's Cinderella's Closet, sponsored by the Lima Kiwanis Club and the Key Club of Lima Senior, helped the dreams of more than 80 girls come true. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:01:03 EST Jim Krumel: Can we just do away with February? Let's see now, that's one, two, three … 17…. the final 17 days of February where temperatures failed to get above the 32-degree freezing mark. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:41:03 EST Two reading lessons from the Supreme Court WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court frequently ponders arcane matters. But this week, however, in oral arguments concerning two cases, the justices' task will be to teach remedial reading to Congress and to Arizona. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 00:01:07 EST Thomas Lucente: Uncle Sam’s typewriter mentality If you like your Internet, you can keep your Internet.Well, not so much. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 00:01:03 EST Mary Sanchez column: Suicide holds up an unflattering mirror to our politics Sometimes the hateful words that slither out of people's mouths are shocking. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:56:04 EST David Trinko: Phone-free dinners spark great questions Some people get irritated when their children keep asking question after question.For us, it's a sign we're finally doing something right. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:11:05 EST