Newberry Observer- RSS OPINION Feed http://newberryobserver.com/section/OPINION http://newberryobserver.com/section/OPINION Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:22:15 EST 1800 Have joy in life http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151003475/Have-joy-in-life If we focus on the disappointments in life and the situations we have to face, we will be cast down, with no joy.But that's not God's plan for our lives. He wants us to have joy unspeakable and full of glory. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:09:01 EST Update on delays at veterans healthcare facilities http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150989792/Update-on-delays-at-veterans-healthcare-facilities Veterans' health care facilities should strive to provide immediate mental health care for any who request it, the leader of the Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday in Atlanta amid concern in neighboring Alabama that average wait times... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 14:49:02 EST How to honor the kids who died at Sandy Hook http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151003704/How-to-honor-the-kids-who-died-at-Sandy-Hook Confronted by a hostile Republican Congress, President Barack Obama has chosen to flex his political muscles on a range of pressing issues. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:39:03 EST What the U.S. should learn from Russia’s collapse http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151003708/What-the-U.S.-should-learn-from-Russias-collapse After months of whispered warnings, Russia's economic troubles made global headlines when its currency collapsed halfway through December. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:39:02 EST Giving the gift of Jesus at Christmas http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150953524/Giving-the-gift-of-Jesus-at-Christmas The Christmas season offers a wonderful opportunity to show love and appreciation for others by giving gifts. There is no other time of the year when we can so freely demonstrate giving to others. Christ's birth, life, and ministry were... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:46:05 EST Time serves as currency during family Christmas http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150953449/Time-serves-as-currency-during-family-Christmas The holidays can be hectic. People are dashing from store to store to find the right gifts, sending Christmas cards to relatives and friends, and gearing up for the end of another year. Somewhere in between all of the busyness of the holidays,... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:43:04 EST Release or don’t release? Sony under fire http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150975755/Release-or-dont-release-Sony-under-fire I was originally going to write a column discussing my family Christmas traditions and the excitement of seeing my family this week. However, with current events I decided to write about something I feel is more important. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:08:01 EST Give thanks to military service members, their families http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150988114/Give-thanks-to-military-service-members-their-families As the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for South Carolina, I would like to extend my gratitude during this holiday season to all the members of the military who serve our state and nation to secure the protections of liberty for each of... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:22:02 EST Four ways 2014 was a pivotal year for the Internet http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150950405/Four-ways-2014-was-a-pivotal-year-for-the-Internet The death of the Internet is at hand. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:33:02 EST Whitmire thanks its Jaycees http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150945841/Whitmire-thanks-its-Jaycees Hello everyone and Merry Christmas to you and your families!As you know birthdays are first, according to Gottrocks the birthday fairy, so let's send our wishes on to our Whitmire people in the news. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:03:02 EST For the love of being a reporter http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150958896/For-the-love-of-being-a-reporter Being a reporter is difficult. Don't get me wrong, it's what I have always wanted to do, but it has its moments where you stop and think to yourself, why did I get myself into this? I had one of those moments this past Friday night, when... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:44:01 EST Time for SC to decide what we need in 2015 http://newberryobserver.com/news/editorial/150865101/Time-for-SC-to-decide-what-we-need-in-2015 As the year begins to draw to a close, now would be the perfect time to ask ourselves the question where we as a state are headed and if that direction is the one we need to be taking. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:09:02 EST Your holiday guide to avoiding slave labor http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150932416/Your-holiday-guide-to-avoiding-slave-labor Pope Francis got into the holiday spirit this year by calling on shoppers not to buy products made by modern-day slaves. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:52:02 EST Grand jury system is under attack http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150932422/Grand-jury-system-is-under-attack GLEN COVE, NY — The grand jury system is under widespread attack from people who do not appreciate its history and purpose. It is time to affirm that the grand jury is an important element of American liberty. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:50:02 EST Vet toxic exposure legislation update http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150934189/Vet-toxic-exposure-legislation-update Reps. Dan Benishek (R-MI) and Mike Honda (D-CA) have introduced the Toxic Exposure Research Act (H.R. 5484) that will, when enacted into law, establish a national center at a VA medical facility for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:33:02 EST Have faith in God http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150918325/Have-faith-in-God When we ask something of God, we should have enough faith to believe that He is ready, willing and able to help us through anything. We should always have a repenting heart and a good relationship with Jesus. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:35:03 EST It’s in the signs: time to reform funding for education http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150874403/Its-in-the-signs:-time-to-reform-funding-for-education In the noisy political post-gaming usual for an election year, focusing as always on partisan differences, the pundits have missed one quiet fact that speaks instead to the things that unite us: November was a very good month for South Carolina... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:36:03 EST These boots were made for waiting http://newberryobserver.com/news/editorial/150903749/These-boots-were-made-for-waiting Heads are finally rolling because of the Department of Veterans Affairs' assorted waitlist scandals. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:35:05 EST Holiday season means more caution on roads and at home http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150888385/Holiday-season-means-more-caution-on-roads-and-at-home Russ Dubisky, executive director of the S.C. Insurance News Service, has a variety of information about prevention of holiday season driving safety, cooking safety and how to protect your home this winter. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:14:02 EST Veteran pro bono legal assistance update http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150903332/Veteran-pro-bono-legal-assistance-update The National listing of Pro Bono Resources for Veterans is a legal directory of offices that will advise and assist veterans and their dependents in legal matters. The directory can be accessed at... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:49:01 EST