Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Wed, 27 May 2015 23:08:22 EST 1800 Working mothers http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153743726/Working-mothers West Virginia sitting near the bottom of a national ranking? Ho-hum, you say. SSDD — same stuff, different day. That's the general reaction to such news stories. Wed, 27 May 2015 14:50:37 EST Dems angry with Obama http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153743824/Dems-angry-with-Obama Thank goodness for traditional Democrats with wisdom and experience from a previous trade deal that badly hurt the American worker. They are, for the second time in a generation, opposing their own president for selling them out. Wed, 27 May 2015 14:00:39 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153711750/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, May 27, the 147th day of 2015. There are 218 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 27 May 2015 00:20:37 EST The anti-surveillance rush http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153711728/The-anti-surveillance-rush The Senate is supposed to be the cooling saucer for political passions, but surveillance opponents want it to be a slip 'n slide instead: They want the Senate to accept wholesale revisions to counterterrorism programs with little if any debate... Tue, 26 May 2015 23:15:37 EST Weight loss report: Part II http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153688073/Weight-loss-report:-Part-II “Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lie/If you put me to the test, if you let me try” — AbbaWhen I reached 377 pounds, I had to make a radical life change or die. I decided not to die. Tue, 26 May 2015 13:15:35 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153688347/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, May 26, the 146th day of 2015. There are 219 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:37 EST Demilitarizing America’s police http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153688331/Demilitarizing-Americas-police It never made sense for the Pentagon to offer surplus materiel such as grenade launchers and mine-resistant armored personnel carriers to local law enforcement agencies. The practice helped increase the militarization of the nation's police,... Mon, 25 May 2015 13:55:36 EST Weight loss report: Part I http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153687958/Weight-loss-report:-Part-I “Shot through the heart and you're to blame/ You give love a bad name” — Bon JoviI watched a man give annuities a bad name. Mon, 25 May 2015 13:55:34 EST Survey: School bullying at lowest ebb in 10 years http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153688400/Survey:-School-bullying-at-lowest-ebb-in-10-years WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1 in 4 surveyed U.S. students say they have been bullied in school. That's an improvement, but the prevalence reinforces just how difficult the problem is to solve. Mon, 25 May 2015 13:35:35 EST Show appreciation for our soldiers http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153642852/Show-appreciation-for-our-soldiers One of my sons recently came home from a 12 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 duffle bags and other luggage in... Mon, 25 May 2015 07:00:34 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153632788/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Monday, May 25, the 145th day of 2015. There are 220 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance.Today's Highlight in History: Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:38 EST Getting them ready to go http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153658984/Getting-them-ready-to-go It's been an eventful year. Between a marriage and a master's program the nest emptied and a new season began for the family. Family, it's a good word or at least should be. At our house family is made up of two parents, two kids,... Sun, 24 May 2015 07:00:41 EST Salute to military families http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153632570/Salute-to-military-families Each May, we take time as a country to celebrate our veterans, lifting them up for all the sacrifices they have made for the freedoms we have. And doing so is the good and right thing. We wouldn't be the country we are without them. Sun, 24 May 2015 07:00:38 EST The problem of a disordered mind http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/153659150/The-problem-of-a-disordered-mind What causes a disordered mind? James 4:1-4 gives us several possible causes. The first is lust, that is the passion for pleasure and gratification that rages within the body and its members (James 4:1). The word for “lust” used here means... Sun, 24 May 2015 07:00:35 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153632756/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Sunday, May 24, the 144th day of 2015. There are 221 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sun, 24 May 2015 00:00:45 EST Check the appropriate box http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153642713/Check-the-appropriate-box I was brought up in a Southern Baptist church and was in attendance many times each week. If I told you the number of times, you might not believe me, and most readers would consider it excessive. Sat, 23 May 2015 07:00:42 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153632632/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2015. There are 222 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 23 May 2015 00:00:35 EST Safe canning practices keeps everyone healthy http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153658833/Safe-canning-practices-keeps-everyone-healthy Gardens are beginning to bear the fruits of our labor. Soon, it will be time to start thinking about preserving some of the excess produce for winter months. Safety is of utmost importance for those of us who will be preserving food, because,... Fri, 22 May 2015 16:30:32 EST Seeing our area through other eyes http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153633223/Seeing-our-area-through-other-eyes Writing about our area's natural resources has made me feel appreciative and blessed to get to live and work in a beautiful part of the planet. That appreciation ramps up when you witness other people experiencing it for the first... Fri, 22 May 2015 11:35:34 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153632621/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2015. There are 223 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:35 EST