Troy Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:27:52 EST 1800 Changing the face of manufacturing If someone asked you to name a career that was innovative and challenging, in a precise and highly advanced field, what industry comes to mind?If you answered manufacturing, you'd be right. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:17:08 EST A simpler solution to climate change Even if climate science is complicated, author Naomi Klein wants you to know that finding a solution to global warming is easy. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:52:10 EST The climate march to nowhere Anti-climate-change marchers took to the streets of Manhattan, N.Y., in the hundreds of thousands over the weekend to demand international action to fight global warming. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:24:07 EST Natural Wanders MOONS AND SEASONSLast week's full moon rolled across the heavens like a glowing sorcerer's oracle. And in several ways was a celestial crystal ball foretelling of change. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:35:04 EST My mom meets Blaze I'm an animal lover from a family of animal lovers who has grown up with cats and dogs. My college roommate Makenzie is also an animal lover coming from a family of them. When she shared at the end of our junior year that her biology professor... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:55:10 EST Let’s kick-start our economy If you look at America's economy, it's flat – it hasn't been growing as it should. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:25:08 EST Revitalizing Ohio communities The financial crisis devastated homeowners and investors in Ohio and across the country. In the years since, we've made great progress but we know that the economy cannot fully recover until the housing market does. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:22:13 EST Back home again and enjoying delicious fried rice Hello to everyone, both near and far!After spending the past four weeks with family in Ohio it feels good to be home again. The weather has been perfect since we're back. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:00:06 EST What to put in place of the old Hobart factory A number of my old friends returned to town last week for a class reunion.Boy, did they get a shock when they drive down Main Street. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:42:07 EST The President and Congress should work together In his speech last week outlining his plans to use military force against the jihadists of the Islamic State, President Obama gave Congress only passing mention. “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL,” he said. “But I... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:32:09 EST Better behavior equals better retirement What kind of retirement do you think you'll have? An outstanding one? A depressing one? What if it all starts with your outlook? Qualitatively speaking, what if the success or failure of your retirement begins with your perception of... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:55:12 EST Promoting college fire safety September marks the beginning of a new school year, the start of football season and cooler weather, but more importantly, it's Campus Fire Safety Month. Last month, I introduced Senate Bill 359 which addresses the very real need for improved... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:22:11 EST The need-to-know about the enterovirus Editor's note: This guest column was sent in as a response to staff writer Allison Gallagher's story about the prevalence of the enterovirus respiratory illness in children in Ohio. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:06:07 EST Protect our endangered species One hundred years ago, Americans across the eastern United States could have looked up into the sky and seen it filled with passenger pigeons. Their flocks numbered in the billions and could turn day into night. Now they are extinct, the victim of... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:45:08 EST Ohio needs clean water Earlier this month, I visited Put-in-Bay to tour The Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory. I met with Stone Lab scientists and accompanied them as they collected water samples of Lake Erie to better understand the rise in toxic algal... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:41:08 EST Court doesn’t reward frivolous conduct When the Madison County Board of Commissioners (“the Board”) filed an appropriation action against Greg Bell and his wife to acquire a sewer easement on Bell's property, the Bells decided to fight the action. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:52:10 EST Commercials that make me want to NOT buy their product My friend Rex prefaces all of his disquieting statements (which is to say, all of his statements) with the phrase, “I don't mean this bad, but…” You've heard of pre-paid phone cards and pre-arranged marriages? This is... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:21:12 EST Stopping rape on college campuses Last year the president signed the third reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. The act provides increased funding to help in the treatment and protection of rape victims as well as providing funds for rape sensitivity training to police. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:56:10 EST 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 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