RSS OPINION Feed Thu, 2 Oct 2014 04:28:11 EST 1800 Letter: Nephew saved life at restaurant My nephew Tank is a hero. My nephew, Anthony Russell, and his girlfriend, Kiara Rainey, saved a man's life. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:01:13 EST Ron Lora column: Moderating our use of social media In recent weeks the word “concerning” has become popular, frequently used in the sense that events in the Middle East are concerning (worrisome). Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:01:10 EST Who speaks for the others? Although tensions have eased following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a grand jury continues to consider whether the act was criminal. The case is far from open and shut, as witnesses... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:01:09 EST Letter: Academics try to discredit God The struggle of the Mennonite faith throughout history is well-documented, particularly by their persecutors, who held the reigns of power during the Middle Ages. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:01:07 EST Orange County (Calif.) Register: Why print still matters SEPT. 25, 2014 — Print media, those of us in the newspaper industry have been told for years, is a dying trade. With the proliferation of cable news, Internet outlets and social media, consumers can get their news in real time. The result is the... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:01:04 EST Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: An embarrassing legacy: Eric Holder departs SEPT. 28, 2014 — We say goodbye today to Eric Holder as we said hello to him six years ago — with disdain. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:01:11 EST Chicago Tribune: India proves that space exploration can be a low-budget affair SEPT. 26, 2014 — The sum of $74 million doesn't go as far as it used to: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned that amount in just the past two years. A Los Angeles home once owned by Walt Disney recently sold for $74 million. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:01:09 EST Christine Flowers: When does discipline become child abuse? I did not have a Dickensian childhood. I had more than enough to eat, unlike orphaned Oliver Twist. I had the love and attention that was denied to poor little David Copperfield. I was not forced to scavenge in graveyards, like Pip from “Great... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:01:05 EST Letter: Officials lying about Grand Lake In your recent article titled, “Auglaize, Mercer seeing tourism rebound,” it reports that tourism is rebounding with hope of returning to the level of tourism dollars in 2008. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:06:04 EST The (Carlisle, Pa.) Sentinel: We’re lacking in civics knowledge SEPT. 27, 2014 — Complaints about government from myriad points in the political spectrum have been commonplace in the republic since the country's birth. It's in the very nature of democracy. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:16 EST (Biloxi, Miss.) Sun Herald: Women should receive equal pay for equal work SEPT. 20, 2014 — Congress tried to guarantee equal pay for equal work regardless of gender more than a half century ago with the Equal Pay Act. Now many Democrats in Congress want to strengthen that guarantee by passing the Paycheck Fairness... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:13 EST Jim Krumel: Concussions in high school sports I'll admit it.I used to say it. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:10 EST Letter: Red Cross thanks those who helped troops The American Red Cross of West Central Ohio collected numerous items from June 1 through Aug. 8 for members of the armed forces deployed in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Djibouti. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:08 EST Letter: New math doesn’t add up How did civilization survive so far without the new math? We went to the moon using math skills I learned as a child. My father was an accountant and never had a calculator to help him in his daily tasks. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:02:02 EST Pitts column: Jefferson County’s assault on U.S. history This is a tale of two countries. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:01:10 EST Column: Melding religion and politics is a slippery slope WASHINGTON — True or false: A) The United States was founded on the principle of separation of church and state; B) Six out of 10 Americans want politicians with strong religious beliefs; C) Almost half the people want their churches to weigh in... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:01:05 EST Will Column: Battle royal shaping up in Iowa By GEORGE F. WILL Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:23:04 EST David Trinko: Little probability for children’s happiness I recall learning about permutations back in a high school math class. One of my classmates asked the question: “When are we ever going to use this in real life?” Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:01:08 EST Guest Editorial: Time for Ohio to get tough on domestic violence Domestic violence has recently become a major topic of conversation in this country and one that is dominating headlines and our nightly news. Because of high profile incidents in the National Football League, everyone is now keenly focused on the... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:02:06 EST Rampell column: The myth about public schools WASHINGTON — Have America's public schools gotten worse over the years? Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:01:10 EST