Troy Daily News- RSS opinion Feed http://tdn-net.com/section/opinion http://tdn-net.com/section/opinion Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:48:04 EST 1800 Government openness is important http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/50610524/Government-openness-is-important One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:55:06 EST Obama’s immigration red line http://tdn-net.com/news/editorial/50619981/Obamas-immigration-red-line No one will ever mistake President Barack Obama for Lyndon Johnson, the master legislator as president. He doesn't really do congressional schmoozing or arm-twisting. Compromise and deal-cutting are beneath him. Once he lost the Democratic... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:25:07 EST You can be “ProActiv”; I’m making peace http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/50572972/You-can-be-ProActiv;-Im-making-peace A lot of my college girlfriends blog on the website wordpress.com, and I have a blog of my own I need to be better at updating. Since we're all 21 or 22 and either in our final year of college, starting big girl jobs or going to grad school, a... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:27:10 EST Surviving suicide: From a mental hospital to the Emmys http://tdn-net.com/news/editorial/50609345/Surviving-suicide:-From-a-mental-hospital-to-the-Emmys September is National Suicide Prevention Month. For me, suicide awareness is personal, because I have lost two family members and almost died myself by suicide as a troubled teenager. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:40:09 EST We need to change our energy strategy http://tdn-net.com/news/editorial/50604422/We-need-to-change-our-energy-strategy It's filling up at the gas pump and watching the numbers climb to more than $40 for a tank of gas, or it's a trip to the grocery store where the packaging seems to be shrinking but price tags are growing higher and higher. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:58:09 EST State report cards report what exactly? http://tdn-net.com/news/editorial/50593678/State-report-cards-report-what-exactly By the time this article runs, the state's School District Report Cards may have already been released, but as I write it, the Columbus propaganda machine is in full force preparing us all for its publication in just a few days. In fact, just... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:46:12 EST Four horrible words that forever changed my life http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/50591200/Four-horrible-words-that-forever-changed-my-life I was asleep when the phone rang.When I saw it was my mother calling, I immediately answered it — something I almost never do. She asked if I was watching the news on television. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:47:18 EST Celebrating family birthdays deliciously http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/50593756/Celebrating-family-birthdays-deliciously Hi to each of you!Can it really be true that three years have swiftly passed since the birth of our darling daughter, Julia? Julia certainly has blessed our lives in so many ways. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:13:08 EST (No heading) http://tdn-net.com/news/letters/50573794/ BOEHNER REPRESENTS EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG WITH CONGRESSTo the Editor, Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:38:12 EST Examine the underlying culture behind racism http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/50558647/Examine-the-underlying-culture-behind-racism Michael Brown. Jordan Davis. Sean Bell. Trayvon Martin. The list of African-American boys and men gunned down at the hands of police officers and vigilantes just gets longer and longer. It makes me numb. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:38:16 EST My own butterfly effect http://tdn-net.com/news/editorial/50539652/My-own-butterfly-effect Have you heard the supposition that a butterfly flapping its wings in Africa eventually produces a shower in Ohio? The tale alleges that this small beating of translucent airfoils can alter the wind patterns which themselves change large weather... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 22:08:10 EST The real rape culture http://tdn-net.com/news/editorial/50539339/The-real-rape-culture There are no words for the horror of Rotherham. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 13:26:08 EST Writer concerned about council’s decision on statue http://tdn-net.com/news/letters/50536935/Writer-concerned-about-councils-decision-on-statue To the Editor: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 13:10:09 EST Avoid these common mistakes http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/50522407/Avoid-these-common-mistakes Year after year, in bull and bear markets, investors make some all-too-common blunders. They have been written about, talked about, and critiqued at some length – and yet they are still made. You can chalk them up to psychology, human nature,... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 12:11:11 EST Instead of hiding life’s weeds, pull them out http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion/50522578/Instead-of-hiding-lifes-weeds-pull-them-out I have weeds. My yard is full of them. Since we built our house, I've enlisted the help of lawn care professionals to help me get my sod established and keep it weed free. This year, however, my cheapness and my pride conspired to convince me... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 16:39:08 EST Giving up on a childhood dream http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/50511576/Giving-up-on-a-childhood-dream P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Sat, 6 Sep 2014 15:14:10 EST (No heading) http://tdn-net.com/news/letters/50509856/ COME SEE THE NEW RECTo the Editor:While the Troy Rec is officially 73 years old, its recent renovations would never have... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 13:55:10 EST Protecting kids in school zones http://tdn-net.com/news/editorial/50453239/Protecting-kids-in-school-zones The back to school rush is now in full-swing in my home as I'm sure it is in yours as well. It never ceases to surprise me at how quickly this season comes and with how much must be done. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 11:40:06 EST Headlines can be head-scratchers http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/50573911/Headlines-can-be-head-scratchers Last weekend I spent time enjoying family and friends, watching the OSU game, playing games, grooming pets, and reading. It was a perfect weekend, in my opinion. Sunday evening, I sat down at the computer and as I began to scroll around the internet,... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:38:18 EST A day at the amusement park ain’t what it used to be http://tdn-net.com/news/opinion_columns/50509041/A-day-at-the-amusement-park-aint-what-it-used-to-be I distinctly remember times during my childhood in which I felt extremely sorry for my parents. Actually, given the fact they had to deal with me, I frequently felt sorry for my parents when I was a kid. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 23:52:13 EST