Register Herald- RSS OPINION Feed http://registerherald.com/section/OPINION http://registerherald.com/section/OPINION Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:26:00 EST 1800 The Journey Home http://registerherald.com/news/letters/50243486/The-Journey-Home Editor: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:42:03 EST Combating infant mortality in Ohio http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50241544/Combating-infant-mortality-in-Ohio Most babies grow to live full and long lives, but infant mortality is a tragedy that too many Ohio families face. Infant mortality, which refers to any baby that passes away before their first birthday, is a horror that affects more people in Ohio... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:14:10 EST Ordinary Ohioans doing extraordinary things http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50164628/Ordinary-Ohioans-doing-extraordinary-things COLUMBUS — Turn on the news or open a paper and it seems as though the world is falling apart. From gridlock in Washington to chaos in the Middle East to war and tragedy in eastern Ukraine, bad news dominates the airwaves. But I am privileged in... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:51:07 EST Boehner announces Open Door sessions http://registerherald.com/news/othercommentary/50167892/Boehner-announces-Open-Door-sessions WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) recently announced the 8th District Open Door schedule for the week of August 4, 2014. The Open Door program gives constituents the opportunity to meet face-to-face with a member of... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 15:45:10 EST Improving veterans’ health care http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50093085/Improving-veterans-health-care Last week, I introduced Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The next day, the Committee –13 other senators... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:42:07 EST Cracking down on human trafficking http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/50093030/Cracking-down-on-human-trafficking My wife Debbie and I raised two daughters, and, like any parent, the stories of suffering and pain that follow from human trafficking crimes weigh heavily on me. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:39:03 EST Honoring Our Vow to America’s Veterans http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/300991/Honoring-Our-Vow-to-Americas-Veterans In recent weeks, hundreds of Ohioans have called or written about the critical need to fix the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system and ensure that our veterans are receiving quality healthcare without long delays. The great majority of VA... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:35:14 EST Pieratt family says thank you http://registerherald.com/news/othercommentary/304829/Pieratt-family-says-thank-you Editor:On behalf of the Steve Pieratt family, we would like to say thank you to everyone who participated in the 6th annual “Ratt Race” on Saturday, July 12. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:36:15 EST Skills gap still exists http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/5272455/Skills-gap-still-exists There's a skills gap in our country that is preventing unemployed Americans from filling available jobs. Legislation I authored is going to help close that gap. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:36:05 EST PCHS says ‘thanks’ to supporters http://registerherald.com/news/editorial/5272530/PCHS-says-thanks-to-supporters Editor: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:35:10 EST Obama has ‘circumvented’ the American people http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/5272349/Obama-has-circumvented-the-American-people Over the past five years, President Obama has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:35:07 EST All-American made flags http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/5274543/All-American-made-flags As we celebrated Independence Day last week, Americans took time to honor and celebrate our great nation. One way we can continue to express our patriotism is to support American workers and businesses. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:34:08 EST Township gives thanks for help with tornado siren http://registerherald.com/news/letters/5271279/Township-gives-thanks-for-help-with-tornado-siren Editor: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:34:06 EST Helping Ohio workers receive the benefits they deserve http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/5212784/Helping-Ohio-workers-receive-the-benefits-they-deserve To cut costs, some employers cheat the system by misclassifying their employees as independent contractors. Though the vast majority of employers are honest, the ones that aren't deny their employees vital worker safeguards and avoid paying... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:13:12 EST New EPA rule is ‘nuts’ http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/5103148/New-EPA-rule-is-nuts When I heard about the president's new EPA rule, I said it was nuts – that's because it is. The proposed rule would force new federal bureaucratic mandates on states and energy suppliers that will be passed directly to American... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:09:07 EST Lessons from the public records audit: 10 years after http://registerherald.com/news/opinion/5102517/Lessons-from-the-public-records-audit:-10-years-after There's good news for Ohio citizens in the results of a statewide, county-by-county public records audit that was conducted by more than 60 Ohio media outlets in April under the auspices of the Ohio Coalition for Open Government. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:49:05 EST Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/5157369/Honoring-the-50th-Anniversary-of-the-Civil-Rights-Act-of-1964 WASHINGTON, DC — On July 2, 1964, Congress completed what many consider to be the most fundamental and consequential legislation in our long history, the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:49:04 EST Acts make way to Congress http://registerherald.com/news/opinion_columns/5158973/Acts-make-way-to-Congress Over the past couple of weeks, two bills that I authored passed both houses of Congress—the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 2013 and the World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2014. Now both are on their way to the... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:49:02 EST