Newberry Observer- RSS OPINION Feed http://newberryobserver.com/section/OPINION http://newberryobserver.com/section/OPINION Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:16:29 EST 1800 Chiropractic and pregnancy? Yes, you can! http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152966354/Chiropractic-and-pregnancy-Yes-you-can I seem to get this question a lot. “You cannot treat me because I am pregnant, right?” My answer is always, “Of course you can be treated.” Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:30:51 EST We need to listen to God http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152938813/We-need-to-listen-to-God We learn certain voices. Children know the sound of their parents' voices. In the Bible Samuel had not yet known the Lord, the Word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him, yet he heard the calling of God in the night. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:45:51 EST For the media, traditional values still matter http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/152964905/For-the-media-traditional-values-still-matter I have been involved in politics and policy-making for over 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold strong feelings about reporters and the media. They're not what you might think, however. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:15:52 EST Officers, agencies honored for DUI enforcement efforts http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152899307/Officers-agencies-honored-for-DUI-enforcement-efforts The South Carolina Department of Public Safety held its 10th annual DUI Enforcement Recognition and 2014 Law Enforcement DUI Challenge ceremony at Seawells in Columbia on April 8. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:20:50 EST A higher education revolution http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/152913469/A-higher-education-revolution You might not have noticed it yet, but student protests are undergoing something of a renaissance. They're rising to levels unseen in decades. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:50:53 EST VA health care eligibility: Net worth no longer a factor http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152899618/VA-health-care-eligibility:-Net-worth-no-longer-a-factor The Department of Veterans Affairs is updating the way it determines eligibility for VA health care, a change that will result in more Veterans having access to the health care benefits they've earned and deserve. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:25:51 EST Americans for Prosperity unfair to Sen. Cromer http://newberryobserver.com/news/letters/152888736/Americans-for-Prosperity-unfair-to-Sen.-Cromer Americans for Prosperity aka AFP of South Carolina which is part of the National organization, is targeting Senator Ronnie Cromer unfairly. They stated “The politicians and special interest want to raise prices with a massive new gas tax... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:50:56 EST Taxes and the end of the nuclear age http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/152913508/Taxes-and-the-end-of-the-nuclear-age Following the arrival of spring each year, our nation renews its commitment to our priorities on Tax Day, April 15th, from education to health care, infrastructure and national defense. Included among these expenditures are nuclear weapons programs... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:20:51 EST Palmetto Trail Hike a success in Whitmire http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152879653/Palmetto-Trail-Hike-a-success-in-Whitmire Hello everyone, did we enjoy our 90 degree days last week? Looks like spring has sprung, except my iris and some other type plants just ain't going to bust a bloom just yet. Feel free to answer me and comment on this, gardeners and hobbyists. We... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:50:52 EST Update on care for veterans in rural areas http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152857037/Update-on-care-for-veterans-in-rural-areas The Senate on March 26 unanimously passed legislation instructing the Veterans Affairs Department to allow veterans living within 40 miles of a VA facility to get non-VA care if the department hospital or clinic cannot provide the... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:50:51 EST Parents need to know underage drinking facts http://newberryobserver.com/news/letters/152857620/Parents-need-to-know-underage-drinking-facts Alcohol use by young people is dangerous, not only because of the risks associated with acute impairment, but because of the threat to their long-term development and well-being. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:10:51 EST We are busy, busy, busy http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152854737/We-are-busy-busy-busy This week, we need to discuss the slow southern lifestyle in Newberry County. Better yet, for the month of April, possibly I should call our lifestyle just the opposite — fast and exciting. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:51 EST Footing the bill while Israel thumbs its nose http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/152872828/Footing-the-bill-while-Israel-thumbs-its-nose It's tax season again. How about a little accounting?Every year, Washington sends $3.1 billion of taxpayers' hard-earned money to Israel. It's only fair to ask what Americans are getting in return. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:20:51 EST Jesus is the light that shines in darkness http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152809932/Jesus-is-the-light-that-shines-in-darkness If we have a terrible storm and we lose power. Without light to guide our steps, we walk through our home trying to find our way in the darkness. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:05:51 EST Lesson to be learned http://newberryobserver.com/news/letters/152809897/Lesson-to-be-learned It seems to me the N. Charleston officer was not only a wasteful bad shoot but exhibited an over abundance of exuberance. However those escaping the law need take a lesson here: Hands up is useful when being apprehended, foolish when leaving a... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10:05:51 EST McConnell’s quest won’t rescue Appalachia http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/152832730/McConnells-quest-wont-rescue-Appalachia Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell recently took the extraordinary step of calling on governors to ignore Washington's Clean Power Plan, an EPA mandate to curb carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 08:05:51 EST You shouldn’t have to face cancer alone http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152706824/You-shouldnt-have-to-face-cancer-alone The following is a continuation of Margaret Brackett's column from April 1.Prevention — What you can doThere are more important issues to help reduce your cancer risks: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:55:51 EST Dawdling lawmakers won’t snuff out the wind industry’s growth http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/152832838/Dawdling-lawmakers-wont-snuff-out-the-wind-industrys-growth The gaggle of workers in Montana's Carbon County hacking at the barely thawed ground in late December were on a mission: Secure Mud Springs Wind Ranch's eligibility for a green-energy incentive. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:45:51 EST Addicted to stress, pushing through the pain http://newberryobserver.com/news/editorial/152783348/Addicted-to-stress-pushing-through-the-pain Not long now until freedom — or temporary freedom, anyway.I'm just one month away from the end of my first year in graduate school. It's my first year out of a projected six, if I complete my PhD. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:15:51 EST Piedmont Technical College updates http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152763254/Piedmont-Technical-College-updates The Newberry campus of Piedmont Technical College is the largest of the off-campus locations within PTC, serving more than 700 students each semester. Students have option of taking a variety of classes in over 20 different certificates, diplomas, or... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 12:00:51 EST