Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:03:58 EST 1800 Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150361572/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2014. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:07:07 EST Helping to ensure students are ready http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150361244/Helping-to-ensure-students-are-ready A state report earlier this year measuring kindergarten readiness of youngsters sent up a red flag around Kentucky. It said about half of the children were considered not ready to start school based on testing. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:53:03 EST Some thoughts on governing http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150361658/Some-thoughts-on-governing I have been working in or around government for over 50 years, and if you asked me to boil down what I've learned to one sentence, it is this: Governing is much harder work than most people imagine. This doesn't excuse its lapses or... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:51:06 EST The urban shift in America http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150361734/The-urban-shift-in-America Most of America's political structure was adopted when America was a rural society. Now, 80 percent of us live in urban areas. In both the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, the states carried by the winner have an average of 291 people per... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:34:07 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150345880/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2014. There are 62 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:03:05 EST Let them have cash http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150346601/Let-them-have-cash Pulling a modern day Marie “Let Them Eat Cake” Antoinette, Brown University professor Mark Blyth and hedge fund manager Eric Lonergan boldly propose to do what no central bank has done before: Just print money and give it to... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:23:06 EST Putin’s erratic antics wearing thin with leaders http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150345720/Putins-erratic-antics-wearing-thin-with-leaders When George W. Bush proposed pulling U.S. bases out of Germany and moving them farther east to Poland and Romania, the plan got a chilly reception with the U.S. public and Congress. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:54:07 EST Avoid these scary investment moves http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150347856/Avoid-these-scary-investment-moves Whether you have young children or not, you're probably well aware that Halloween is almost here. However, despite the plethora of skeletons and ghosts you might see floating around this week, you probably don't have much to fear (except,... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:29:08 EST Houston mayor flexes muscles http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150346514/Houston-mayor-flexes-muscles I've been to Athens, Greece. It's an interesting place. There are a lot of ancient buildings and lots of history. A lot of Christianity can be studied in Greece. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:23:09 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150328088/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2014. There are 63 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:30:08 EST The other election day story http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150328129/The-other-election-day-story FRANKFORT — U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell still has a chance of being ousted on Nov. 4, but even if he wins a sixth term and becomes only the second Kentuckian to lead a Senate majority, that might not be the day's most historic development in... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:41:04 EST Kobani’s unavoidable reality http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150327845/Kobanis-unavoidable-reality Islamic State's siege of Kobani in Syria has become a microcosm of the choices facing the United States in the war with this terrorist army. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:40:05 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150311236/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2014. There are 64 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:01:15 EST Opening up communications within a relationship http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150314438/Opening-up-communications-within-a-relationship While there are numerous reasons why a serious relationship might end, a common thread in virtually all fractured relationships is a lack of communication. That can seem surprising, since communicating with others appears to be a basic part of being... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:29:04 EST Dr. Harold Pease Contributing Columnist http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150311273/Dr.-Harold-Pease-Contributing-Columnist Recent headlines indicate that President Barack Obama is sending the National Guard to Liberia to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus. Their assignment, according to Obama in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, is to “augment the active... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:35:09 EST GAO report undermines prison savings claims http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150310965/GAO-report-undermines-prison-savings-claims One argument for expanding Medicaid under Obamacare is that Oklahoma could “save” money by shifting costs to the federal government, including payment for the care of inmates in prisons. A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:34:06 EST Domestic violence awareness http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-opinion_columns/150289320/Domestic-violence-awareness She's beautiful, sophisticated, well educated, fully capable of supporting herself financially and yet she became a victim of domestic violence. She was caught in a web, initially mesmerized by his charm, his good looks, his position. Without... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:51:08 EST The Smokey Bear phenomenon http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150292167/The-Smokey-Bear-phenomenon The Smokey Bear campaign is 70 years old this year, and its power is reflected by the fact that anybody over the age of 4 knows who Smokey is and his favorite one liner: “Only you.” Smokey was born out of a fear for our natural... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:55:06 EST Fighting Ebola takes money, not another czar http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150276947/Fighting-Ebola-takes-money-not-another-czar President Barack Obama is under pressure to do something about Ebola as if his critics expect the president to dust off his Gilbert chemistry set and go down to the White House basement and get to work on a vaccine. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:35:08 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150277296/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2014. There are 67 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:13 EST