Fairborn Daily Herald- RSS OPINION Feed http://fairborndailyherald.com/section/OPINION http://fairborndailyherald.com/section/OPINION Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:09:28 EST 1800 Worth more: One man or an entire city? http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/307277/Worth-more:-One-man-or-an-entire-city By Bob LordWhat does it say about our society when one hedge fund manager makes a bigger income than the whole population of Springfield, Ohio or Burbank, California? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The end of pot prohibition as we know it http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/307228/The-end-of-pot-prohibition-as-we-know-it Without federal leadership, you can count on marijuana legalization to keep spreading one state at a time.How much longer will it take before the United States declares a truce in the Drug War? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST We don’t need bullying laws for kids http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/307258/We-dont-need-bullying-laws-for-kids Kids bullying other kids has become the problem of the day for many in our society. Let's pass some laws, adopt policies, punishments, discover medications, initiate interrogations and psychological profiles to deal with it. You'd think... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Trust and confidence http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/307221/Trust-and-confidence It seems to me that two words have become of increasing importance of late; one is “trust” and the other is “confidence.” Just so we are all on the same page, let's take a short excursion into definitions. It won't... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A deluded consensus on discrimination http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5294961/A-deluded-consensus-on-discrimination Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling made it clear that bigotry still flourishes. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST How to deal with the chickens http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5211113/How-to-deal-with-the-chickens The verse of the day is Psalm 103:11-12. “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Walgreen writes its own sick prescription http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5294889/Walgreen-writes-its-own-sick-prescription The nation's biggest drugstore chain may pretend it's a Swiss company to cut its tax bill. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A fracking boondoggle http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5282609/A-fracking-boondoggle The public would pay a heavy price for a $4 billion gas export terminal in Maryland at Cove Point. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Safeguarding free speech in the digital age http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5294925/Safeguarding-free-speech-in-the-digital-age Representative Spencer Bachus stands out among conservatives. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Risky business in Ukraine http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5194073/Risky-business-in-Ukraine Is this really a resumption of the Cold War?Thanks to Iraq's latest woes, it's getting pretty hard to pay attention to all that unrest in the former Soviet Union. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Keeping up with the transit turnaround http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5294905/Keeping-up-with-the-transit-turnaround Political gridlock over the Highway Trust Fund is blocking the road toward more public transportation options. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Letter to the editor http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5294849/Letter-to-the-editor Route 35 concernsEditor:Anyone who drives on US Route 35 will hope that the Beavercreek City Council will see through the misuse of facts presented by Mr. Doyle on June 23. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST My ‘Honey Do’ list for our nation http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5285338/My-Honey-Do-list-for-our-nation My “Honey Do” list for our nation is typical – things that need to be fixed. Most of the fixing involves correcting things done in Washington that were illegal, immoral or unconstitutional, with an occasional mistake thrown in. The... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ignorance: A leading cause of illness in America http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5282668/Ignorance:-A-leading-cause-of-illness-in-America Ahead of heart disease and cancer, could ignorance be one of the leading causes of serious illness in the United States? It seems as though, regardless of the facts related to disease prevention, there are literally millions of people who simply... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Exercising extreme nutrition http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5282560/Exercising-extreme-nutrition Unless you're in danger of overdosing on exercise, don't eat like it. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Refocus our military http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5273329/Refocus-our-military I suppose this is Part 2 of my recent column on our military involvement around the globe. As I hear more and more about security on our borders, and children coming across that border by the thousands, the gears in my mind start turning. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST There may be hope yet http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5272892/There-may-be-hope-yet It seems to me that every once in a while several events occur at about the same time that kinda fit together resulting in a outcome larger than any of the individual pieces. That's what I figured happened of late. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST American flags should be American-made http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5272931/American-flags-should-be-American-made American Flags Should be American-Made Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The skills to succeed http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5272950/The-skills-to-succeed There's a skills gap in our country that is preventing unemployed Americans from filling available jobs. Legislation I authored is going to help close that gap. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Should Facebook toy with our moods? http://fairborndailyherald.com/news/opinion/5257784/Should-Facebook-toy-with-our-moods The news last week that Facebook recently conducted an experiment designed to test whether the emotions of its users could be manipulated brought about a firestorm that is bewildering. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST