The Delaware Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://delgazette.com/section/OPINION http://delgazette.com/section/OPINION Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:57:28 EST 1800 ‘Common sense’ says ‘America needs immigrants’ http://delgazette.com/news/letters/152065977/Common-sense-says-America-needs-immigrants To the editor: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:21:05 EST Board games available at library http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152051377/Board-games-available-at-library Of course, you can check out books, DVDs and the like from Delaware County District Library, but did you know the library now has a small collection of board games for you to check out and play at home? Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:46:02 EST ‘Do what is right for the nation’ http://delgazette.com/news/letters/152055461/Do-what-is-right-for-the-nation I am confused. Do we have a democratic form of government, a representative republic or a combination of both, or do we just have a representative dictatorship? We obviously do not have any separation of powers as defined by our... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:46:04 EST A season to focus on love http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152020718/A-season-to-focus-on-love This Lenten Season has hit me in a different way. I'm not sure why. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:41:03 EST The Dr. Pepper wars http://delgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152051741/The-Dr.-Pepper-wars “I've always maintained you cannot tell anyone what Dr. Pepper tastes like because it's so different.” Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:36:02 EST ‘Different’ is not reason to dismiss the person within http://delgazette.com/news/editorial/152043790/Different-is-not-reason-to-dismiss-the-person-within Oscar acceptance speeches tend, with rare exceptions, to be bland/dull/excruciatingly boring thank-you lists of names of people who few in the television audience recognize. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:41:02 EST A mirror for our community http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152000150/A-mirror-for-our-community Editor's note: The Gazette in mid-December wrote about an anonymous Christian family from Pakistan, now living in Delaware and facing financial difficulties because of serious medical problems. Some readers donated to their cause; while... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:01:02 EST ‘Internet will never be the same’ http://delgazette.com/news/letters/152019236/Internet-will-never-be-the-same To the editor:On Feb. 26, the FCC will vote to either save net neutrality, or let Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and AT&T create Internet slow lanes. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:36:02 EST 3 Ohioans make us proud http://delgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152018208/3-Ohioans-make-us-proud This was intended to be a “television avoidance” column since airwave commentary has been a topic for two prior weeks. Sorry for the redundancy, but a few Oscar Awards highlights merit recognition, especially since several of... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:16:03 EST Keeping manure out of our lakes http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152018321/Keeping-manure-out-of-our-lakes Two weeks ago, my family was celebrating my cousin's birthday at her farm in Union County. As always, I like to take my grandsons to the farm to try to engage them in some “teachable moments.” Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:11:02 EST Taking issue with ‘alarmists’ predictions’ http://delgazette.com/news/letters/151996435/Taking-issue-with-alarmists-predictions To the editor:In their Gazette letter of Feb. 17 (“We don't see alarmists' predictions coming true”), the writers claim to find a list of predictions wrong. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:36:01 EST Thumbs up to 2 retiring educators http://delgazette.com/news/editorial/151969584/Thumbs-up-to-2-retiring-educators Here are our “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” selections for the week: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 02:31:04 EST Not worried about Hillary http://delgazette.com/news/letters/151968651/Not-worried-about-Hillary To the editor: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 01:56:05 EST More on the Dog Star http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151922760/More-on-the-Dog-Star Last week, we discussed what humans thought about Sirius, the Dog Star, before science came along. Our ancestors were convinced that the star's bright glow in the constellation Canis Major led to disease. They believed that its heat caused the... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 01:31:04 EST Gloria changes ‘lazy’ to ‘busy’ http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151956463/Gloria-changes-lazy-to-busy The winter flu bugs have been doing their share in our community these last days. Seemingly the children are the ones to get the brunt of it. Poor dears. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:31:03 EST Silence not good for business http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151963702/Silence-not-good-for-business The film “Selma” calls us to consider where we stand today and what we are doing as individuals and communities about racial justice. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:01:03 EST Need to learn English? We can be of assistance http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151922742/Need-to-learn-English-We-can-be-of-assistance Mluvíš anglicky? Parlez vous anglais? Sprechen Sie Englisch? Ingriis miyaad ku hadashaa? ¿Habla Usted inglés? Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:46:03 EST Thumbs up to public works http://delgazette.com/news/letters/151949986/Thumbs-up-to-public-works To the editor:Delaware had a high of 4 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday (2/19), and local schools were canceled. It would constitute animal abuse to leave your dog out in these Arctic temperatures for any length of time. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 02:41:03 EST Stratford cows were afraid to cross icy gateway http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151943842/Stratford-cows-were-afraid-to-cross-icy-gateway This year it seems everyone has a tale to tell about falls on the ice, and how much more care they are taking since they took a tumble or heard other people's dire stories. The cattle at Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road experienced... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:11:04 EST When will the spring flowers come? http://delgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151895515/When-will-the-spring-flowers-come I was recently talking with a friend of mine who commented on the weather. Well, not the weather really, it was more about the seasons. Her remark was along the lines of: I keep driving by the corner, knowing there will be flowers there, but right now... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:41:03 EST