The Herald-Dispatch Opinions RSS 2014-07-26T13:13:56-04:00 urn:uuid:1b4aaecd-a220-4476-a731-f1603094589d Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. Voice of the People -- Saturday, July 26 The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/opinions/2014+0726_allvoices 2014-07-26T00:00:00-04:00 <p>Chuck Landon's recent article promoting alcohol sales at Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards football stadium calls for a response. His position was solely for the drinker. Alcohol sales do not enhance my game-day experience. Both my friend and I develop headaches from its fumes, which have a negative impact on our overall experience. Seems Chuck hasn't talked to all fans. </p> Thumbs up: Success of forensic science program reflects well on MU The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/opinions/2014+0726_editup 2014-07-26T00:00:00-04:00 <p>While Marshall University football fans are dreaming about a season that could put the school back in the national spotlight, there's another Marshall program that's already there. </p> Thumbs down: Child death case deserves review The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/opinions/2014+0726_editdown 2014-07-26T00:00:00-04:00 <p>The death of a 20-month-old child in Mason County last year is tragedy enough. </p> Editorial: State should put more reserve funds to use The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/opinions/2014+0725_edit 2014-07-25T00:00:00-04:00 <p>West Virginia's state government has had to make some tough budget decisions in recent years. Many agencies have suffered 7.5 percent cuts in their spending, among them the state's colleges and universities, including Marshall. </p> Milt Hankins: Palestine vs. Israel a revolting situation The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/opinions/2014+0725_Hankins 2014-07-25T00:00:00-04:00 <p>Most Americans have a limited understanding of the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which goes back to the earliest times in Old Testament history. Since the Balfour Declaration and the State of Israel's founding, grim and irreparable mistakes have been the norm. </p> Voice of the people -- Friday, July 25 The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/opinions/2014+0725_allvoices 2014-07-25T00:00:00-04:00 <p>Marshall football fans, I have read some of the reasoning behind the "re-seating" of season ticketholders at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium. It stinks! </p> Voice of the people The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/opinions/2014+0724_allvoices 2014-07-24T00:00:00-04:00 <p>It is easy to sit at home and criticize someone who just says let everyone come to our country who wants to. However, the facts say that if a child comes, then his family can also come, so triple that number of refugees and then say who will take them in? Would the writer of that letter let one family in and provide for them? </p> Mark Caserta: Progressives need liberal Supreme Court The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/opinions/2014+0724_Caserta 2014-07-24T00:00:00-04:00 <p>The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the nation. Its decisions set precedents which all other courts must follow and can never be superseded. Not even Congress or the president can change, reject or ignore a Supreme Court decision. </p> Editorial: New projects keep downtown momentum going The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/opinions/2014+0724_edit 2014-07-24T00:00:00-04:00 <p>Pullman Square has done much to help revitalize downtown Huntington. </p> Thumbs up: Child obesity levels hold steady in W.Va. The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/opinions/2014+0723_editup 2014-07-23T00:00:00-04:00 <p>One of the early signals that West Virginia was developing a child obesity problem came from the work of Huntington native Dr. William A. Neal. For the past 16 years, Neal has been checking the weight and health of elementary school students in the state through the West Virginia University School of Medicine's CARDIAC Project. </p>