RSS OPINION Feed Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:34:39 EST 1800 Chicago Tribune: The mystery of Germanwings Flight 9525 Anyone who boards a commercial jetliner knows the safety risks. Passengers buckle up and sometimes fortify themselves with a drink and the assurance that, statistically, flying gets safer and safer because planes are better engineered and pilots are... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:01:08 EST Cynthia Scanland: Join fight against child abuse Each day across the country, five children die as a result of child abuse. Many more survive as victims of abuse and neglect. To bring awareness to the problem and remind people about the daily fight against abuse and neglect, April is designated... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:01:05 EST Letter: Drug charge doesn’t mean drug problem I have had the painful displeasure of living with a family member with a drug addiction. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:01:03 EST John Grindrod: The absolute greatest April Fool’s Day hoaxes ever Today is one of those days that qualify in my mind as a pseudo-holiday, a day where no one gets a day off who's still one of the spokes in the wheel of labor and no one gets a gift or a fancy meal in a high-end restaurant. It's just a day... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:11:04 EST Letter: Lucente insulted poor people Thomas J. Lucente Jr.'s column from March (“Earn that Welfare with a Drug Test”) is an insult to poor people everywhere. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:01:04 EST Letter: Try to find a liberal It must be a great responsibility to be the only informed voter in America. Defining “liberal” for online wags, most of whom haven't lived long enough to distinguish between principle and cliché, is a tough job. The... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:01:03 EST Anne Michaud: Let’s put cyberbullies in the spotlight Monica Lewinsky is back, and this time, at least, not as a victim. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:01:01 EST Letter: It’s a family affair at Elida I must say that I am very proud to be a member of the 1983 graduating class of Elida High School; and I feel this way not only because the class was awesome in general, but in particular for having Dan Mathias and Brent McAdams as two members of that... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:51:03 EST Editorial: School threat handled well at Elida In less than 24 hours, Elida school officials and police had a confession from the student who wrote a note last week saying a shooting was going to take place before classes dismissed at the high school. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:26:06 EST Jerry Zezima: Kitty was the cat’s meow At the risk of starting a scandal involving promiscuous sex and teenage pregnancy, I have been living in a cathouse for almost two decades. And the madam of the establishment was the mother of nine children. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:36:08 EST Jim Krumel: 93 years old, 71 years of marriage, still going strong Robert and Gladys Ward are not the type of people who like to call attention to themselves. But there are few, if any, married couples like them in Allen County. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:06:02 EST Orange County (Calif.) Register: Cruz jumps into race with alternative to Obamacare MARCH 25, 2015 — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on March 23 became the first Republican to officially announce his candidacy for the party's 2016 presidential nomination. He's a long shot at this juncture, ranking eighth of the GOP's 12... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:09 EST Pittsburgh Tribune-Review MARCH 28, 2015 — There's nothing remotely “forgiving” in President Barack Obama's student loan bailout, which posted an almost $22 billion shortfall last year. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:08 EST Mary Sanchez: Coming to grips with the chaos we created in the Middle East Sometimes it is the aggregate of the news, more than a particular story, that ushers in a shock, a realization that things are perhaps worse than they seem. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:07 EST Letter: Instant info changing the world Our world is becoming a different place. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:06 EST Editorial: March Madness a bonus this time of year Georgia State Coach Ron Hunter literally fell off his chair with excitement after his son, R.J., tossed in a 30-foot, 3-point basket with four seconds left to give the Panthers a thrilling upset over Baylor in the NCAA basketball... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:36:03 EST George Will: Remembrance of Clintons past WASHINGTON — An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclear. The world's oldest party, which governed the nation during two world wars and is the primary architect of... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:01:09 EST Thomas Lucente: Birthers II begins with Cruz Last week, Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president. Suddenly, in typical hypocritical fashion, a bunch of leftists suddenly became birthers.Hilarious. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:01:06 EST Gary Frueh: Transfer of wealth changing America We were the largest creditor nation in the world. As the 1980s progressed our trade deficits continued to increase and today we are the largest debtor nation in the world. In the early 1980s Sam Walton, a businessman, said “We cannot continue to... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:16:01 EST Letter: Trucking group opposed 75 mph speed limi In a recent editorial, The Lima News editorial board opposed the proposed increase in the speed limit and we couldn't agree more. Unfortunately, the editorial purported that the Ohio Trucking Association “touts the economic benefits of... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:06:05 EST