Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:26:37 EST 1800 Legislative leaders’ poor management http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151566199/Legislative-leaders-poor-management Leadership at the Legislative Research Commission, whose staff drafts the laws we live by in Kentucky, systematically wrecked a cardinal law of management: the rule of no surprises. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:50:38 EST State of the Union http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151567031/State-of-the-Union In listening to the president's State of the Union address one might think that he actually has the power to do what he requests. On domestic issues two old requests from last year's State of the Union address were renewed: a request for... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:50:34 EST Love stories give us hope http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151567405/Love-stories-give-us-hope I love a good love story. I always have. I always enjoy hearing from elderly couples how they met, fell in love, and what they've learned about love over the course of a long marriage. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:45:41 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151544525/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2015. There are 336 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:40:33 EST What do low oil prices mean for investors? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151546614/What-do-low-oil-prices-mean-for-investors As you've no doubt noticed, your trips to the gas station have been a lot more pleasant these past several months. There's not much doubt that low oil prices have been welcome to you as a driver. But when oil is cheap, is that good for you... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:15:34 EST Vision for America http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151544568/Vision-for-America In his State of the Union address, the United States president — who excels in his rhetoric skills — said that it's time to focus more on values than policies. Proudly declaring that recession is an issue of yesteryears, Obama... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:05:42 EST Americans need more money http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151545403/Americans-need-more-money American's median income was $51,939 in 2013. In 2012 our median income was $51,759. In 1999, the pre-recession peak median American income was $56,436. Five years ago the United States Treasury took in 2.1 trillion dollars. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:05:39 EST Stifling business innovation http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151545605/Stifling-business-innovation Five years after the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Citizens United v. FEC, the United States is still feeling its ill effects. The 2012 election cycle proved to be the most expensive cycle in history, with an estimated $6 billion in... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:05:36 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151519589/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2015. There are 337 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:15:32 EST Term limits not the solution http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151519679/Term-limits-not-the-solution It didn't get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate. Voters also added to the ranks of people on both sides of Capitol Hill who believe members of Congress should... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:05:38 EST Create a more just society http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151516560/Create-a-more-just-society The killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked a national outcry to end the epidemic of police brutality against black men. I believe our greatest hope lies in creating a truth and reconciliation process — starting in Ferguson, Mo. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:05:35 EST Take action for public health http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151442179/Take-action-for-public-health There should be no question about the health risks associated with tobacco smoke. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:05:33 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151497159/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2015. There are 338 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:20:33 EST Child tantrums and adult tantrums http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151500246/Child-tantrums-and-adult-tantrums Do you have a temper tantrum over your child's temper tantrum? When your child is rolling around on the floor and crying, the main thing is for the parent or guardian to stay calm. Take a few deep breaths; check your emotions and your reactions. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:45:34 EST Report puts dent in ‘fair share’ argument http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151496522/Report-puts-dent-in-fair-share-argument The rich get richer because they don't pay enough federal income taxes. Ergo, the poor stay poor even if they don't pay any income taxes. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:35:34 EST If I were the devil http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/151468465/If-I-were-the-devil (1 John 1:1-2:2) Every couple of years I like to remind us of wiles of the Devil. The following is an excerpt from a radio broadcast by Paul Harvey first aired in 1963. If I were the Prince of Darkness, I would want to engulf the whole world in... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:15:33 EST Life after death http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/151468634/Life-after-death Everyone, deep down in their soul will ask the question; some will state the question verbally while others will quietly ponder, “Is there life after death?” Is there a heaven, a hell, will I be reincarnated, or is this life all there is?... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:20:33 EST Hosea and Gomer, Jesus and you http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/151468319/Hosea-and-Gomer-Jesus-and-you (Hosea 3:1) Of all the stories from the Old Testament prophets, the most endearing and well-known may be the story of Hosea and Gomer. Theirs is a love story. As it is for all love stories one must understand the backdrop in which the story is... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:10:32 EST Local lore: Lowdown on Frog Level http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151462813/Local-lore:-Lowdown-on-Frog-Level What I love about our area is the uniqueness of its land and culture, which make life here interesting. Take names given to local land features way back in days gone by. Many of them are colorful and descriptive enough, names like Steep Gut Hollow,... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:35:31 EST Your stance on gun rights? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151460485/Your-stance-on-gun-rights Gun rights. What are they? Are there limits? What are American attitudes? What informs positions of Americans? Do race/ethnicity/political affiliation impact attitudes? Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:35:33 EST