Galion Inquirer- RSS OPINION Feed http://galioninquirer.com/section/OPINION http://galioninquirer.com/section/OPINION Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:02:45 EST 1800 Stop pretending Pacific trade deal is not a treaty http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153141995/Stop-pretending-Pacific-trade-deal-is-not-a-treaty Since passage of the Trade Act of 1974, every trade agreement the U.S. has entered into under trade promotion authority has not been considered a treaty under U.S. law. This includes the currently-being-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership between the... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:21:06 EST Chow Line: Diet may play role in chronic inflammation http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153141987/Chow-Line:-Diet-may-play-role-in-chronic-inflammation Are there foods you can eat to reduce chronic inflammation? Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:16:12 EST A knife-sharpening contest http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153141980/A-knife-sharpening-contest Delbert's at it again. You know Delbert McLain, our local chamber of commerce? He's the guy who wants to bring lots of people here so the place isn't quite as nice as it is now. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:16:06 EST Compassion may be what Hamilton needs the most http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/152892225/Compassion-may-be-what-Hamilton-needs-the-most As baseball season got under way earlier this month, we joined other fans of the national pastime in wishing we could focus our attention solely on the beauty of a grand old sport that still moves with untimed grace in a high-speed age. As with all... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:51:06 EST Costs of teen DUI can outlast memories http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153135088/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... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:46:06 EST Social media and school laptops http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153135058/Social-media-and-school-laptops Social media offers to all of us an unlimited information highway, or it can instill punitive, life-long consequences. It is a dilemma encountered daily when counseling teenage clients. My popularity plummets when I suggest to parents that a... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:41:13 EST Why are Senate Republicans yielding treaty power to Obama? http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153105742/Why-are-Senate-Republicans-yielding-treaty-power-to-Obama According to Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, “[The president] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur…” Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:06:19 EST The renewable fuel standard: Can the ‘tyranny of the status quo’ be broken? http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153105656/The-renewable-fuel-standard:-Can-the-tyranny-of-the-status-quo-be-broken Free market economist Milton Friedman explained how government subsidies are very hard to dislodge, once in-place. With concentrated benefits and diffused costs, the status quo can become tyrannical in that a few winners have great incentive to... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:06:08 EST A key to happiness http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153105602/A-key-to-happiness Americans hoard too much stuff. Everywhere I go in small or large towns I see storage facilities being built. Americans have “stuff” and we need more storage space. We spend most of our lives wanting stuff and then we have to worry about... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:01:15 EST I swear, our language is terrible http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153083215/I-swear-our-language-is-terrible “Suits,” a TV show on the USA network, is one of the shows Lora and I record to watch on weekends. Since we don't have much time to watch television during the week, we store up shows on the DVR and watch as time allows on... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:06:10 EST Farm to school lessons learned http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153083146/Farm-to-school-lessons-learned Hemingford, Nebraska, public schools recently transitioned from a “warm and serve” to a “made from scratch” school lunch. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:06:05 EST Helping Ohio families afford college http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153083100/Helping-Ohio-families-afford-college College costs are sky-high and climbing. Right now, many families across Ohio are waiting on their financial aid packages. For many students and their families, those aid packages can force agonizing choice over budgets, savings, and which school to... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:01:08 EST No fast track trade shortcut for Obama http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153066645/No-fast-track-trade-shortcut-for-Obama President Barack Obama's managed trade agenda hit the front burner when Congress returned as Republican Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch introduced legislation granting the President fast track trade authority. The demand for fast track... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:56:10 EST Home and Country - April 22 http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153066575/Home-and-Country---April-22 Doc saw Dewey the other day, supervising as Windy Wilson unloaded a dump truck of manure into a huge bin on a vacant lot.“I'll go persecute some more, Dewey,” Windy said, and drove off toward the feedlot. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:51:07 EST Construction claims: Should I sue? http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153066521/Construction-claims:-Should-I-sue Whether you are a project owner, contractor, subcontractor, supplier, design professional or engineer in the construction industry, you expect to get paid for your work. What happens when there is a dispute or you do not get paid? You can pursue... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:46:05 EST How do Ohio courts decide what happens to minor children following divorce or dissolution? http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153040937/How-do-Ohio-courts-decide-what-happens-to-minor-children-following-divorce-or-dissolution In a divorce or dissolution action, or in the case of unmarried parents, parental rights and responsibilities for minor children must be allocated. Custody can be allocated in two ways: sole custody can be given to either parent, or shared parenting... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:31:07 EST The deflation at hand http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153040857/The-deflation-at-hand “We're not only going to see rates move irregularly lower, but they're going to remain depressed for several years. This process is not coming to an end, it's dragging on.” Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:21:11 EST Time for an adult discussion about America’s role in the world http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153040783/Time-for-an-adult-discussion-about-Americas-role-in-the-world Presidential primary season is upon us, and handlers of candidates of both political parties will attempt to control how the public perceives them. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:21:06 EST Turkey season has begun http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion_columns-sports/153024585/Turkey-season-has-begun As I write this, I just concluded two near perfect days of turkey hunting for the youth season. It was the first really warm days of the spring and it felt good to get outside and enjoy it. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:32:28 EST Is a revocable (“living”) trust right for you? http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153017896/Is-a-revocable-(living)-trust-right-for-you Q: What is a trust?A: A right of property held by one party for the benefit of another, usually in writing.Q: Who are the parties? Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:21:06 EST