Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:45:59 EST 1800 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 Holding big banks accountable http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50616712/Holding-big-banks-accountable As your Attorney General, I am committed to fighting for Kentucky families and keeping the big banks honest. That's why I was proud to join the U.S. Department of Justice last month in announcing a nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:09:11 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50602761/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, September 12, the 255th day of 2014. There are 110 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:33:16 EST We have done it this way for years http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50605411/We-have-done-it-this-way-for-years Have you ever heard the expression 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'? Well, that might apply to some things in life but home canning is not one of them. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:20:06 EST Aiding homeless curbs ER delays http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50602216/Aiding-homeless-curbs-ER-delays There's a link between the recent reports about Lexington's new initiative to address homelessness and the long waits at the University of Kentucky Medical Center's emergency room.That link should become stronger. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:01:24 EST National Recovery Month http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50594057/National-Recovery-Month Addiction is a liar. It feeds you thoughts of shame, guilt, embarrassment and hopelessness. It's voice is fear. Fear to surrender, fear to love and be loved, fear to reach out and ask for help. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:59:14 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50588237/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, September 11, the 254th day of 2014. There are 111 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:14:05 EST Prepare for the unexpected http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50591808/Prepare-for-the-unexpected Are you ready for this? September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month seeks to educate Americans on preparing for natural disasters and other types of emergencies. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:15:06 EST Be a part of the solution http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50588321/Be-a-part-of-the-solution While ISIS horrifically beheaded Steven Sotloff and James Foley, some Americans were being inconvenienced on airplanes. Most of us are spoiled and when we stop and think for a minute our inconveniences are small in comparison to so much else in the... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:42:09 EST Looking beyond coal mining http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50588315/Looking-beyond-coal-mining Politics keeps complicating efforts to diversify the economy of Appalachian Kentucky, especially the eastern-coalfield counties that have seen nearly half their coal jobs disappear in the last two years. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:21:14 EST Clock ticking for Congress on Ex-Im http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50588018/Clock-ticking-for-Congress-on-Ex-Im The end of September will be do or die for the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:51:09 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50571359/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, September 10, the 253rd day of 2014. There are 112 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On September 10, 1939, Canada declared war on Germany. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:19:33 EST