Galion Inquirer- RSS OPINION Feed http://galioninquirer.com/section/OPINION http://galioninquirer.com/section/OPINION Fri, 29 May 2015 20:23:44 EST 1800 Iowa and New Hampshire do the dirty work in picking presidents http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153785363/Iowa-and-New-Hampshire-do-the-dirty-work-in-picking-presidents The political party selection process gets a lot of criticism because of the disproportionate impact of the states of New Hampshire and Iowa on both the Republican and Democrat side. After spending a Saturday in Iowa experiencing five different... Fri, 29 May 2015 07:16:08 EST Understanding the foreclosure litigation process http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153785355/Understanding-the-foreclosure-litigation-process Q: I'm behind on my mortgage and don't think I can catch up. What happens now? Fri, 29 May 2015 07:11:10 EST Congress says, “War powers? what war powers?” http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153785346/Congress-says-War-powers-what-war-powers A few weeks ago, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia made a small splash in the press when he took Congress to task for failing to authorize our nation's ongoing war against Islamic militants. “The silence of Congress in the midst of this war is... Fri, 29 May 2015 07:11:06 EST Time limits apply to medical malpractice claims http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153740628/Time-limits-apply-to-medical-malpractice-claims Q: What is medical malpractice? Wed, 27 May 2015 08:06:12 EST USDA farming rule creates new loopholes http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153740609/USDA-farming-rule-creates-new-loopholes A draft rule issued by USDA aims to define what it means to be 'actively engaged' in farming. The proposed rule makes some important changes, but those improvements are immediately undermined by two new loopholes introduced in the... Wed, 27 May 2015 08:01:17 EST Colleges must do more to meet low-income students’ needs http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153740576/Colleges-must-do-more-to-meet-low-income-students-needs Paying for college may soon become easier — especially for low-income students. Wed, 27 May 2015 08:01:09 EST Medicaid’s death tax on the poor http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153704688/Medicaids-death-tax-on-the-poor Thinking about going on Medicaid?$497.9 million.That is how much the Medicaid program recovered from the estates of deceased patients in Fiscal Year 2011, according to a program inspector general report. Tue, 26 May 2015 04:01:19 EST Veterans may be eligible for VA-guaranteed home loans http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153704625/Veterans-may-be-eligible-for-VA-guaranteed-home-loans Q: I'm a veteran and am interested in purchasing a home. Might I be able to get a home loan through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)? Tue, 26 May 2015 02:01:07 EST Keep this a safe and fun season at the pool http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153704294/Keep-this-a-safe-and-fun-season-at-the-pool As the weather heats up, children are eager to dig out their swimsuits and head to the pool. Afternoons of swimming and splashing can be a lot of fun. But mixing kids with water can also result in tragedy. More than 1,000 children drown each year in... Tue, 26 May 2015 00:31:06 EST Planning a wedding on a budget http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153697453/Planning-a-wedding-on-a-budget Should a dream wedding mean delaying a down payment on a home? That's a tradeoff many couples make these days. Mon, 25 May 2015 08:36:11 EST What will America look like if the environmentalists win? http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153697437/What-will-America-look-like-if-the-environmentalists-win In every war, there are winners and losers. Whether the war is ideological or physical, or even if a truce is declared — there are still battles that end in victory or defeat. Mon, 25 May 2015 08:36:06 EST Remember our military http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153697429/Remember-our-military One of my sons recently came home from a twelve month military deployment. My wife and I took a couple of days and flew to welcome him at his stateside arrival airport. We watched soldier after soldier pick up his or her duffel bags and other luggage... Mon, 25 May 2015 08:31:14 EST God is Holy! http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153567228/God-is-Holy Recently while conversing with a local resident about the many atrocities being experienced by our human race, I was confronted with accusations against God. I soon realized that little was known about the complete righteousness and holiness of... Sun, 24 May 2015 09:31:04 EST Friends of the Library thank community for successful sale http://galioninquirer.com/news/letters-opinion/153658515/Friends-of-the-Library-thank-community-for-successful-sale The Friends of the Library wish to thank the people who donated books or purchased them at our recent sale. Fri, 22 May 2015 11:11:03 EST The FCC’s misguided priorities and the Amtrak 188 tragedy http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153656138/The-FCCs-misguided-priorities-and-the-Amtrak-188-tragedy The great Achilles heel of our political system is our federal government's lack of ability to prioritize public policy concerns, especially stemming from an inability or unwillingness to assess real risks and compare and contrast those risks... Fri, 22 May 2015 09:16:09 EST Republicans backtrack on fast track http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153656080/Republicans-backtrack-on-fast-track “I've said that the only way I would give fast track trade authority to a president, was if it was a president that could actually trust and negotiate well, and after watching the way this president has negotiated with folks in Iran, I... Fri, 22 May 2015 09:16:05 EST Ohio law allows conviction alternative for eligible offenders http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153655506/Ohio-law-allows-conviction-alternative-for-eligible-offenders Q: What is IILC? Fri, 22 May 2015 08:51:07 EST Time to get Old Hickory off the $20 bill http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153623955/Time-to-get-Old-Hickory-off-the-$20-bill Andrew Jackson would be the first to say to take him off the $20 bill.Right on it, the bill says, “Federal Reserve Note,” an institution he would have despised. Thu, 21 May 2015 04:01:20 EST Ohio’s adoption law now allows advertising http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153623851/Ohios-adoption-law-now-allows-advertising Major changes to Ohio's adoption law became effective on March 23, 2015. Changes include new time limits and a notification option for birth fathers, an increase in the state tax credit, a reduction in the window for contesting adoptions, new... Thu, 21 May 2015 02:01:06 EST May brings National Electrical Safety Month http://galioninquirer.com/news/opinion/153623785/May-brings-National-Electrical-Safety-Month During the storm season, rain, wind and especially power issues, all have an affect on homes. With May being National Electrical Safety Month, the service professionals at Mr. Electric want to inform homeowners about electrical safety during the... Thu, 21 May 2015 00:31:06 EST