Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:39:56 EST 1800 Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152124890/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2015. There are 303 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 00:40:36 EST Senate week in review http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152122311/Senate-week-in-review FRANKFORT — With just one full week of the 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly remaining, the Senate continued to pass a high number of bills for a short, or non-budget, year. The bills have tackled some issues that are... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:05:44 EST The cost of the death penalty http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152124636/The-cost-of-the-death-penalty Let's say you have no moral qualms about the death penalty. You also think, despite compelling evidence to the contrary, that our justice system is meting out the irreversible punishment fairly with negligible errors. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:05:41 EST What do you want from me? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152095149/What-do-you-want-from-me (Micah 6:8) “Mankind, He has told you what is good and what it is the Lord requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.” Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:00:34 EST Justified freely in Jesus Christ http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152095244/Justified-freely-in-Jesus-Christ (Romans 4:1-25) “Salvation” is a broad term and includes all that God does for the believer in Christ, while “Justification” is a legal term describing our perfect standing before God in the righteousness of Christ. In Romans... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 06:30:33 EST Reflections of wintertime http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152095432/Reflections-of-wintertime As I sit typing this, it is eight below zero with six inches of snow outside. I don't live in Alaska; I live in Indiana. Most people of the Northeastern United States would gladly trade our six inches of snow for what they have on the ground in... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 04:05:35 EST Weight loss journey: Part II http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152069998/Weight-loss-journey:-Part-II Weight loss surgery did not change Elizabeth's character or personality; it allowed her body shape and overall health to be different. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:45:33 EST Teacher pension fund shortfall http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152077977/Teacher-pension-fund-shortfall When it comes to the growing shortfall in the pension fund for Kentucky's teachers, some lawmakers in Frankfort these days sound a lot like J. Wellington Wimpy, better known as “Wimpy” from the old Popeye cartoons. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:35:33 EST (No heading) http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152078226/ By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2015. There are 306 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:40:32 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152069629/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2015. There are 307 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:40:37 EST Taking care of little things http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152070886/Taking-care-of-little-things I can remember several years ago, going fishing on a sunny but cold day in February. It was the first nice Saturday we had had in a long time. The plan was to do a little bass fishing and enjoy our first trip of the year. I was with a friend and we... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:00:33 EST Weight loss journey: Part I http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152069655/Weight-loss-journey:-Part-I Elizabeth Whitt, a communications major at Eastern Kentucky University of Richmond, Ky., has the maturity of a 40-year-old in the body of a woman who just turned 21. It's a 175 pounds thinner body than the same that she had at age 19, when she... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:33 EST What falls from the sky http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152069491/What-falls-from-the-sky These past couple of weeks have been challenging with all the frozen precipitation we've gotten. There was a period one morning at my place where it was switching from snow, to sleet, to rain, and back again, all within an hours' time. I... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:50:36 EST Legislature failing to be transparent http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152069562/Legislature-failing-to-be-transparent If one of the goals of Kentucky's legislature is to be transparent, it failed miserably Monday night. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:50:35 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152047524/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2015. There are 308 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:30:34 EST Women may face extra challenges in seeking financial security http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152051405/Women-may-face-extra-challenges-in-seeking-financial-security On March 8, we observe International Women's Day. On this occasion, thousands of events across the world will honor the cultural, political and social achievements of women. Of course, in many countries, women still face significant economic... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:45:31 EST Bathrooms now controversial http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152047562/Bathrooms-now-controversial Fairness Campaign director Chris Hartman called passage of SB 76 which maintains single-gender restrooms in Kentucky public schools “prioritizing discrimination.” He's right. Requiring girls to use the girls room and boys to use the... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:43 EST Why ‘low’ inflation still hurts http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152047717/Why-low-inflation-still-hurts One of the great mysteries in Washington, D.C. facing elected officials is why constituents feel like they are running in place, and never seem to get ahead financially.It's because they aren't. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:38 EST Tighten the Pentagon personnel belt http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152047457/Tighten-the-Pentagon-personnel-belt New Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has been told by auditors that his new headquarters doesn't know how big it is, preventing it from beginning a promised and much-needed reduction in staff. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:00:34 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152022063/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2015. There are 309 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:20:34 EST