Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:33:43 EST 1800 Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50413443/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, August 27, the 239th day of 2014. There are 126 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:01:52 EST Air Force changing recruiting http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50398708/Air-Force-changing-recruiting The Air Force has come a ways in reforming recruit training since sex-abuse scandals rocked the service's boot camp at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. And it is now making equally important strides with recruiters. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:16:10 EST Why government openness matters http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50413569/Why-government-openness-matters One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:04:09 EST SOAR questions linger http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50413498/SOAR-questions-linger HAZARD – Does surface mining harm the health of people in the east Kentucky coal field? And why haven't more elected officials participated in this summer's meetings to gather ideas to diversify and improve the economy of Appalachian... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:58:11 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50398840/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, August 26, the 238th day of 2014. There are 127 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:01:23 EST Foley’s horrifying death http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50398886/Foleys-horrifying-death The beheading of American journalist James Foley was horrifying. My prayers are with his family. May God comfort Foley's soul in eternity. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:54:08 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50397929/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Monday, August 25, the 237th day of 2014. There are 128 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:33:09 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50364723/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, August 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:01:21 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50364655/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, August 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:01:29 EST Dr. Harold Pease Columnist http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50364766/Dr.-Harold-Pease-Columnist Many may not realize that Congress had prayer today before they deliberated. In a typical workweek, Monday through Friday, prayer is said every morning in the U. S. Senate and in the U. S. House of Representatives. Each House invites and pays a... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:51:04 EST State must reassess marijuana policies http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50364355/State-must-reassess-marijuana-policies In July, Washington became the second state where marijuana could be purchased legally for recreational use. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:33:08 EST Moving rural America forward http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50364910/Moving-rural-America-forward In January, President Obama declared that despite Congressional logjams, “America does not stand still — and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for American families,... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:28:08 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50349594/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, August 21, the 233th day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:01:24 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50333052/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:01:34 EST More jobs available, many paying less http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50332768/More-jobs-available-many-paying-less Two new reports are out this week that, taken together, provide a pretty good picture of how the U.S. labor force has fared since the economic recovery began in June 2009. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:09:09 EST ‘Warrior’ mentality under fire http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50333106/Warrior-mentality-under-fire Photos of officers bearing assault rifles and wearing head-to-toe battle armor this week in Ferguson, Mo., are raising questions over the blurred lines between police and soldiers. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:41:14 EST Why we still need coal http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50333311/Why-we-still-need-coal Even while hundreds of coal-fired electric power plants are being retired or converted to natural gas on account of new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations — 361 units so far according to Americaspower.org over the coming years... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:30:06 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50316524/Today-in-History B the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, August 19, the 231st day of 2014. There are 134 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:01:22 EST A look at Senate candidates http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50316567/A-look-at-Senate-candidates It's been a critical week in the U.S. Senate race, with a long-anticipated faceoff of the candidates, an advertising war about women, and a bid by the last federal candidate who won Kentucky, Bill Clinton, to return the state's eastern... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:37:14 EST In solidarity with Michael Brown http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50316362/In-solidarity-with-Michael-Brown The scenes and reports coming out of Ferguson and some of the other hardscrabble parts of north St. Louis County are ugly and surreal, like something happening in another time or a different part of the world. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:33:13 EST