Newberry Observer- RSS OPINION Feed http://newberryobserver.com/section/OPINION http://newberryobserver.com/section/OPINION Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:48:07 EST 1800 Update on several veteran-related bills http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/153123873/Update-on-several-veteran-related-bills Federal employees who break the law or aren't in good standing with their agency would be prohibited from receiving bonuses under a new bipartisan Senate bill. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:15:52 EST Ten things every veteran should know http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/153049559/Ten-things-every-veteran-should-know The Vantage Point blog at the Department of Veterans Affairs website has some very useful information that most veterans should be aware of. They report: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:25:51 EST God is good http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/153068716/God-is-good Three little words. God is good, because He reveals His goodness to us in so many ways. When we meditate on His goodness, we can see how He has provided what we need. We have food to eat and a good place to sleep. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:30:51 EST We need someone new http://newberryobserver.com/news/letters/153097267/We-need-someone-new Last year the Mega Site I-26 and exit 76 was reintroduced as the only site of this size certified and approved in South Carolina for a large auto manufacturing plant. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:20:52 EST ‘Libertarians’ for ethnic cleansing http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/153097227/Libertarians-for-ethnic-cleansing Usually when right-libertarians defend gentrification, they do so by framing it as an entirely spontaneous free market phenomenon, and minimizing or ignoring the state's role in promoting it. That's bad enough. But we don't usually... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:05:53 EST A dangerous and unnecessary game http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/153097203/A-dangerous-and-unnecessary-game Supporters of a national constitutional convention, as provided for in Article V of the US Constitution, have gained the support of 27 state legislatures for the idea. They need 34. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:40:53 EST Sen. Ronnie Cromer reviews 2015 legislative session http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/153049297/Sen.-Ronnie-Cromer-reviews-2015-legislative-session Sen. Ronnie Cromer serves the residents of Senate District 18, representing Newberry, Lexington and Union counties. Cromer serves as the chairman of the Senate Rules Committee. In addition, he also serves as subcommittee chairman for the Senate... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:15:52 EST The road to ruin http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/153044277/The-road-to-ruin That harsh whine you hear in the background — like a buzzsaw getting ready for a log to come down the chute — is the vast right-wing conspiracy revving its engines. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:55:52 EST Whitmire veteran’s event is May 16 http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152966115/Whitmire-veterans-event-is-May-16 Hello everybody, as I sit and type this edition it is raining cats and dogs here in The Whitty. Or as the old folks used to say “It's raining in good fashion.” Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:50:51 EST Costs of teen DUI can outlast memories http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/152965903/Costs-of-teen-DUI-can-outlast-memories A survey of high school juniors and seniors conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) found that 79 percent of students thought their peers were more likely to drink and drive on graduation... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:40:51 EST Prosperity’s Hoppin! is right around the corner http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152985978/Prosperitys-Hoppin-is-right-around-the-corner In just a few days, citizens in the town of Prosperity will be celebrating the founding of their town, and they cordially invite you to help them in their anniversary celebration. I find the history of this town to be fascinating. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:50:51 EST Life in anxietyland http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/153044247/Life-in-anxietyland Greetings from Anxietyland. Or as some might know it, graduate school. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:40:51 EST New computational tool for post-traumatic stress disorder http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152986248/New-computational-tool-for-post-traumatic-stress-disorder Researchers have built a new computational tool that identifies 800 different ways people are at increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), permitting for the first time a personalized prediction guide. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:00:52 EST How to apply for VA benefits online http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/152940183/How-to-apply-for-VA-benefits-online Veterans, family members and survivors should always feel free to contact their local DAV National Service Office with any questions about claims, appeals and compensation. Contact information for those offices can be found online at... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:35:51 EST The inherent defectiveness of public schooling http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/152964961/The-inherent-defectiveness-of-public-schooling The February 15 Washington Post reported that an outgoing superintendent of public schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, Joshua P. Starr, is lamenting the short tenure of school superintendents. Starr took the job of school superintendent in 2011... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:10:51 EST 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