Newberry Observer- RSS OPINION Feed http://newberryobserver.com/section/OPINION http://newberryobserver.com/section/OPINION Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:35:24 EST 1800 Go, go Power Rangers — it’s sequel time http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152053756/Go-go-Power-Rangers--its-sequel-time Earlier this week, many adults who grew up in the 1990s had something new to share on Facebook and Twitter and discuss at the dinner table: a dark, adult version of the 1990s version of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was released. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:10:51 EST Good news about Jesus http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152044505/Good-news-about-Jesus Sin is an unpopular word. No one wants to be judged by any one else for their actions, or beliefs. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 08:50:52 EST SC HELP ready to assist potential homeowners http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152006235/SC-HELP-ready-to-assist-potential-homeowners South Carolina State Housing will be the topic of discussion this week. Clayton Ingram, director, Marketing and Communication, will focus attention on Housing Opportunities for buying or assistance keeping a home; programs to create opportunities to... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:20:54 EST Workers, animals share impact of farm stress http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152005739/Workers-animals-share-impact-of-farm-stress I have this boxer puppy named Sugar Ray. Lately, I've noticed that he can read me pretty well. He can see the look on my face and know whether I'm in a playful mood or whether he should just play it cool and head to the... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:10:51 EST Kanye West was right on the money again http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152066329/Kanye-West-was-right-on-the-money-again Kanye West is in the news again. He rushed an awards show stage again.West was inspired by what he perceived to be an artistic slight to Beyoncé again.He was also completely correct again. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:20:51 EST Regaining trust with veterans http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152025138/Regaining-trust-with-veterans When Secretary Bob McDonald took office he immediately set off on a series of engagements to regain trust with Veterans. He has visited dozens VA hospitals across the country and mandated all VA facilities conduct quarterly town halls to promote... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:50:51 EST Grow the grass roots http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/152024696/Grow-the-grass-roots Of all the complex environmental problems the world faces today, the elephant in the room is climate change. If current predictions are correct, our posterity faces famine and drought, land loss, natural disasters, political instability and (if the... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:50:53 EST Going off the rails http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/152112984/Going-off-the-rails When 27 CSX tanker cars loaded with fracked North Dakota crude tumbled onto a West Virginia riverbank on President's Day, the ensuing fireballs leveled a house and forced hundreds of people to flee amid a heavy snowstorm. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:50:52 EST Propranolol-enhanced treatment for PTSD http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151971369/Propranolol-enhanced-treatment-for-PTSD The following is a continuation of Thomas Crisp's column from Friday, Feb. 20. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:30:51 EST Improvement might require change http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151971145/Improvement-might-require-change The many electrical outages resulting from our recent ice storm are great examples of stress related factors that appear in our lives from time to time. It is how we deal with those occurrences that might explain who we truly are. I have stated many... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:20:52 EST Open letter to Cromer, McLeod http://newberryobserver.com/news/letters/151971032/Open-letter-to-Cromer-McLeod Dear Senator Cromer and Rep. Mcleod: Do not expand the State Universal Land-line service fee to cell phone users. The horse and buggy of land line will soon be a past like the (old party lines of the 50s). It was to be used for rural customers. I live... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:15:56 EST Can we have a regular Congress? http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151985104/Can-we-have-a-regular-Congress You probably didn't notice, but the Senate passed a milestone a couple of weeks back. Before 2015 was a month old, senators had already had a chance to vote up-or-down on more amendments than they did in all of 2014. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:50:51 EST Propranolol can help with PTSD symptoms http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151946092/Propranolol-can-help-with-PTSD-symptoms The boom of the plane hitting the towers, the gray pieces floating in the air, and the people jumping out were parts of the scene replayed in physician Margaret Dessau's mind for years after the 9/11 disaster. She remembers looking out her... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:20:51 EST State of town address is tonight in Whitmire http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151950132/State-of-town-address-is-tonight-in-Whitmire Hey everybody. I think we have thawed out long enough to get Gottrocks on the ball with the birthday wishes. Poor Gottrocks the birthday fairy had to do an emergency landing on a heliport. The wings de-icer just couldn't over come this bitter,... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:05:54 EST Freedom to the believers http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151920816/Freedom-to-the-believers Paul preached freedom to the believers in Rome. He loved these brothers and sisters and wanted them to experience freedom from sin, freedom from law, and the freedom found in God's endless love and life in Spirit. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:40:51 EST The GOP’s presidential field features some weary right-wing retreads http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151946357/The-GOPs-presidential-field-features-some-weary-right-wing-retreads Ready or not, the race is on — for president, I mean.Yes, Election Day is still nearly two years away, but the candidates are already on the loose. And they're as goosey as ever. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:10:51 EST Money to burn http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151946325/Money-to-burn Someday soon, will all our jobs involve keeping extraordinarily rich people entertained?These days, that prospect doesn't seem all that far-fetched. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:05:51 EST With the budget, the president calls the shots http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151946340/With-the-budget-the-president-calls-the-shots It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress's 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a thud. I mean this literally. The federal budget that President Obama recently submitted runs to 2,000 pages. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 09:55:51 EST The Islamic State: Obama doth protest too much http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151885021/The-Islamic-State:-Obama-doth-protest-too-much “The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL),” writes US president Barack Obama in his letter to Congress of February 11, “poses a threat to the people and stability of Iraq, Syria, and the broader Middle East, and to... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:55:52 EST Being heart smart is important http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151879653/Being-heart-smart-is-important Let's have a heart to heart talk— a discussion of heart identification, ways to minimize heart risk factors, as well as ways to prevent its progression. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:35:51 EST