Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:27:40 EST 1800 Obama must lead the way against ISIS http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50683985/Obama-must-lead-the-way-against-ISIS President Barack Obama stepped before prime-time cameras at the White House on the eve of 9/11 to address a fearful America. During roughly 15 minutes of his address, a four-pronged plan was laid out to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:49:08 EST A walk in their shoes http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50684326/A-walk-in-their-shoes I'm a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it's a tougher road today. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:27:04 EST Solution to ISIS beheadings http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50684240/Solution-to-ISIS-beheadings Shortly after the 9/11 attacks on the United States I came across an article that claimed that our intelligence community had found a document from al-Qaeda arguing that Islamic war with the United States could be successful only by bringing us to... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:22:13 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50670142/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, September 18, the 261st day of 2014. There are 104 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:19:11 EST What’s smarter — paying off debts or investing? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50669876/Whats-smarter--paying-off-debts-or-investing It probably doesn't happen as much as you'd like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings — typically, three-to-six... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:15:15 EST Campaigns obscuring the truth http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50670179/Campaigns-obscuring-the-truth LEXINGTON — If there was ever a week that this space needed to cut through the crap and clutter of Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, this is it. The facts and the truth have never been so obscured by the artifice, spin, stonewalling and... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:22:15 EST Fire Goodell for handling of Rice case http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50669927/Fire-Goodell-for-handling-of-Rice-case National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote his own pink slip with his inexcusable handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:06:10 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50652511/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, September 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:01:25 EST Mounting silver to fight ISIS http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50652530/Mounting-silver-to-fight-ISIS When I was a child I never got tired of watching the television program The Lone Ranger. He always rode in on his white horse Silver to save the day Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:56:10 EST Restoring freedom to information http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50652558/Restoring-freedom-to-information Over time federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act (ACT) on its head. Congress clearly intended the FOIA to be a tool for the public to pry information out of federal agencies. In recent years, however, agencies have blatantly... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:59:07 EST Funding cuts hurt WHO’s ability to quell disease http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50652340/Funding-cuts-hurt-WHOs-ability-to-quell-disease Were it not for horribly misguided Islamic religious fanatics in northern Nigeria and tribal Pakistan, the World Health Organization might have been able to eradicate polio this year. And in fact the organization and its health care allies have... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:47:05 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50635429/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, September 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:01:21 EST State confronted with ‘real and present danger’ http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50643699/State-confronted-with-real-and-present-danger Calling the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed new clean-air regulations “illegal” and a “real and present danger,” the attorneys general of Kentucky and West Virginia have locked arms with several of their... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:09:09 EST Both parties in Congress play it safe http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50643879/Both-parties-in-Congress-play-it-safe Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held positions in hopes of maximizing their chances for victory at the polls. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:06:04 EST A weak Obama has put the US, others in danger http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50602454/A-weak-Obama-has-put-the-US-others-in-danger When a leader projects weakness, an enemy will prey upon that weakness.Weakness is what we have seen in President Barack Obama. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:18:04 EST Fall landscape care http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50634622/Fall-landscape-care So often we hear that fall or winter is a particularly good time to do certain things in the landscape. This is usually due to the fact that plants have entered into winter dormancy. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:07:06 EST The mountain cloud — very cool http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-opinion_columns/50617799/The-mountain-cloud--very-cool Last Sunday afternoon (Sept. 7), those who looked at Cumberland Mountain from the Tennessee and Virginia side got to see a beautiful cloud formation that draped over the top half of the mountain. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:31:15 EST Some tobacco-free action for the state http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50602250/Some-tobacco-free-action-for-the-state Last week, CVS pharmacies made news by making good on their promise to strip their 7,700 stores of tobacco products in order to provide their customers with more health-oriented services. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:04:12 EST Living clean and sober http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50616632/Living-clean-and-sober He says that no real addict or alcoholic wakes up one day and says, “This is the day I want to get clean and sober.” Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:58:11 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50602777/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, September 13, the 256th day of 2014. There are 109 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00:34:07 EST