Morrow County Sentinel- RSS OPINION Feed http://morrowcountysentinel.com/section/OPINION http://morrowcountysentinel.com/section/OPINION Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:22:05 EST 1800 Does Congress still matter? http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152195086/Does-Congress-still-matter Congress is no longer an effective check on the Executive Branch.It is a radical assessment. Not one reached lightly, but it also happens to be true. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:36:14 EST America needs help and it’s time to start some place http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152195030/America-needs-help-and-its-time-to-start-some-place Enact a flat tax immediately. Make Americans' lives simpler. Throw out the tax code. Let poor families pay zero. Middle class families could pay 10% to 15% and high-income people could pay about 20%. Obviously the dollar amounts and percentages... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:36:07 EST What if that river wasn’t there? http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/news-opinion_columns/152026701/What-if-that-river-wasnt-there It was 212 years ago this month, March, 1803, that Ohio was admitted to the union. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:31:09 EST ‘Dewatering’ issue needs environmental impact study http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/letters/152182735/Dewatering-issue-needs-environmental-impact-study Dear Editor, Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:26:02 EST School funding needs to be more equitable http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/letters/152012954/School-funding-needs-to-be-more-equitable To the Editor, Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:16:04 EST Speak up now rather than behind someone’s back later http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/letters/152138777/Speak-up-now-rather-than-behind-someones-back-later Letter to the Editor,A week ago I helped with my granddaughter's first grade Valentine's party at school. I waited a week to cool down before writing this letter. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:11:01 EST Net regs adopted, ALG asks ‘Why even have a Congress?’ http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152169294/Net-regs-adopted-ALG-asks-Why-even-have-a-Congress “Why even have a Congress?” Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:41:03 EST Research, preparation key to getting internships http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152169270/Research-preparation-key-to-getting-internships COLUMBUS – Students looking to land an internship should first make sure they're prepared by doing background research on the company or organization they hope to work for, according to a career development manager in the College of Food,... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:36:10 EST Did Greece cave in to Politeuro? http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152169244/Did-Greece-cave-in-to-Politeuro Greece has secured a four-month reprieve from eurozone creditors at a last-ditch summit in Brussels, heading off imminent default and a traumatic rupture of monetary union. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:36:05 EST American Exceptionalism is a good thing http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152144613/American-Exceptionalism-is-a-good-thing Boris is bumped off on a bridge. Jihadi John enjoys beheadings. We see enough evil in plain sight to jump up and shout “Amen, brother!” if our preacher pounds the pulpit to emphasize man's moral corruption. “Boris” is... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:51:10 EST House must resist Amnesty.gov http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152144527/House-must-resist-Amnesty.gov Senate Republicans appear all but ready to capitulate in the fight to prohibit President Barack Obama's unconstitutional amnesty for up to 4.5 million illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children, with leaders offering a “clean”... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:46:06 EST A budget that grows government and cultivates dependency http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152144492/A-budget-that-grows-government-and-cultivates-dependency You can tell a lot about someone's priorities by sneaking a peak at their budget. From churches and charities to Fortune 500 companies and individual households, financial statements show true colors, not just lip service. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:41:07 EST Counter OPEC’s Power by Boosting American Crude Oil Exports http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152121421/Counter-OPECs-Power-by-Boosting-American-Crude-Oil-Exports The national average for a gallon of gasoline is quickly approaching just $2. Drivers can mostly thank the highest level of domestic oil production in four decades — over 9 million barrels per day — for these low prices. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:06:06 EST A brief history of how possum became an American delicacy http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152121356/A-brief-history-of-how-possum-became-an-American-delicacy Let's clear up one misnomer right from the start. The word is possum, not “O” possum. Only city folks call possums opossums. You can look it up to read for yourself but here is a short history of how the possum came to be known as... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:56:12 EST FAFSA Primer: How to navigate through the college aid maze http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152121308/FAFSA-Primer:-How-to-navigate-through-the-college-aid-maze If you're worried about paying for your child's college education, keep this statistic in mind: during the 2011-12 school year, the U.S. Department of Education reported that 85 percent of all full-time, four-year college students were... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:56:06 EST Ohio poultry owners advised to increase biosecurity as virus spreads http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152114312/Ohio-poultry-owners-advised-to-increase-biosecurity-as-virus-spreads COLUMBUS — Three worrisome strains of avian flu have been detected in birds out West. These viruses can cause serious disease in birds, and their appearance has prompted poultry veterinarians at The Ohio State University to recommend that... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:41:05 EST Editorial: Kasich has battle with GOP brethren http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152114294/Kasich-has-battle-with-GOP-brethren Sometimes a lot can be said about “reading the crowd” during political speeches. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:36:16 EST 7 keys to turning around any organization http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152114299/7-keys-to-turning-around-any-organization A couple of weeks ago, I attended a leadership event in our community called Lead On. At this event, a very prominent superintendent of a local school system was interviewed about his story and what makes him tick as a leader. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:36:09 EST Take action to keep seniors out of the hospital http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152106868/Take-action-to-keep-seniors-out-of-the-hospital As Crawford, Morrow, Richland and Knox counties plunge into the heart of the winter season, the risk of local seniors being hospitalized spikes to its highest of the year, despite the fact that almost half of these hospitalizations (49%) can be... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:06:07 EST Memories of winters past http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/news-opinion_columns/152010905/Memories-of-winters-past The severe winter continues which reminds me of reading in the 1880 Morrow County History about the winter of 1824-25 when 20 inches of snow fell in this area and a thick crust of ice formed over it, which caused the starvation of vast numbers of... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:01:01 EST