Pickens Sentinel- RSS OPINION Feed http://pickenssentinel.com/section/OPINION http://pickenssentinel.com/section/OPINION Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:05:44 EST 1800 What’s in a name? Depends on who you ask http://pickenssentinel.com/news/editorial/50563147/Whats-in-a-name-Depends-on-who-you-ask Native Americans are a proud people with a vibrant culture, rich history, and a past that is a colorful tapestry of triumph, tragedy, and ultimately survival. Natives may refer to themselves and each other by many different names, tribes, and titles,... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:10:05 EST Shop locally, and improve your community http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion/50557703/Shop-locally-and-improve-your-community The benefits of shopping locally can't be overstated. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:37:07 EST Washington Redskins should get to keep their name http://pickenssentinel.com/news/editorial/50563180/Washington-Redskins-should-get-to-keep-their-name Should Daniel Snyder be forced to change the mascot of his NFL franchise Washington Redskins? Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:27:08 EST No excuse for not vaccinating children http://pickenssentinel.com/news/editorial/50437396/No-excuse-for-not-vaccinating-children In 1998, the medical journal The Lancet published one of the most damaging articles in modern history — a study supposedly linking the MMR vaccine with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. By 2010, the medical journal retracted the paper in its... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:26:07 EST You don’t have to be a jerk to support your team http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/50478017/You-dont-have-to-be-a-jerk-to-support-your-team I'm going to preface this column with a statement, a disclosure, if you will, so that all of you know where I stand and know where I'm coming from before you read any further: I am a Tiger fan. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:43:04 EST The passage of time — when perception meets reality http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/50407009/The-passage-of-time--when-perception-meets-reality My little brother is getting married this weekend, and I can't seem to wrap my head around the fact that he's all grown up. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:34:16 EST Is a brokered peace possible? http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion/50406780/Is-a-brokered-peace-possible For well over 2,000 years, there has been a continuing struggle in the Middle East and to presume the United States can broker any lasting peace in this situation is to expect the impossible. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:34:04 EST Apollo 11 an achievement worth remembering http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/50092726/Apollo-11-an-achievement-worth-remembering July 21 marked the anniversary of one of America's great triumphs. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:23:03 EST The case for low taxes http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/50241583/The-case-for-low-taxes They boast about how they “bring home the bacon.”They take credit for new buildings, new parks and new programs for which they've secured public funding. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:10:02 EST What’s in a game of football? Plenty, if you ask my husband http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/50324757/Whats-in-a-game-of-football-Plenty-if-you-ask-my-husband With football season just around the corner, things are beginning to get a little crazy around my house. I'm not much of a college fan myself, but my husband, John, is a die-hard Carolina Gamecocks fan. And I do mean die-hard. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:49:14 EST Could the loss of one save another? http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/50276777/Could-the-loss-of-one-save-another I was just a kid and a huge fan of the show Happy Days, never missing the show so my friends and I could all talk about it the next day at school. All these years later I remember the night I met Robin Williams when he appeared for the first time as... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:06:04 EST High school football — danger or rite of passage? http://pickenssentinel.com/news/editorial/50199536/High-school-football--danger-or-rite-of-passage The state of California recently instituted a new set of regulations concerning high school football and the staggering statistics now becoming available from the long-term effects of concussions and concussion related injuries. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:25:14 EST EMS there when you need them http://pickenssentinel.com/news/letters/50229550/EMS-there-when-you-need-them Sometimes you don't realize just what you have until you need it. Who would think you'd require the services of the Pickens EMS at 3AM on a Sunday morning, but sure enough, there I was, gasping for air like a fish out of water and a wife... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:24:08 EST Dance — and don’t care who’s watching http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/50199680/Dance--and-dont-care-whos-watching I remember as a boy, I couldn't have been more than nine or 10 years old at the time, my mother took it upon herself to teach me to dance. At 10 I had no idea what she was passing along to me until years later, that it was more than just dancing... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:24:02 EST Sometimes, all it takes is a book http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/50160875/Sometimes-all-it-takes-is-a-book It's just about time for those three words almost every kid hates to hear … back to school. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 13:28:01 EST S.C. Supreme Court stumbled on FOIA rulings http://pickenssentinel.com/news/editorial/50123943/S.C.-Supreme-Court-stumbled-on-FOIA-rulings The S.C. Supreme Court has made two rulings during the summer that will help to undermine journalism and transparency in the state moving forward and questions and concerns to boot. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 11:21:09 EST Irresponsible state government http://pickenssentinel.com/news/letters/50047446/Irresponsible-state-government The people are going to have to decide what kind of life we shall have. The South Carolina legislature runs this state. The speaker of the house is under investigation by a grand jury. No state Infrastructure Bank money gets spent on roads in Pickens... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:53:01 EST No agenda here http://pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion_columns/50097477/No-agenda-here I had a disturbing conversation with someone I consider a dear and close friend this past weekend which has left me a little perturbed. It seems one of the political parties in this state has taken umbrage with some of my remarks and have determined I... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:34:02 EST If you have to borrow, you can’t afford it http://pickenssentinel.com/news/editorial/50050310/If-you-have-to-borrow-you-cant-afford-it To know what is truly important to Americans all you have to do is turn on your television set and wait. It all becomes very apparent as what was once the home of the free has become the mortgage of the indebted. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:24:02 EST Worth more: One man or an entire city? http://pickenssentinel.com/news/editorial/50015912/Worth-more:-One-man-or-an-entire-city A population of 100,000 is substantial. Five states don't even have one metropolis that large. Some cities that size, like Fargo, North Dakota, are their state's biggest. Others, like Lansing, Michigan, are state capitals. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:05 EST