Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:52:04 EST 1800 Today in History — April 17 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4489069/Today-in-History--April-17 By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Improve your ‘investment environment’ http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/business-opinion_columns/4496951/Improve-your-investment-environment On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day — a day devoted to education and action on environmental issues. As a citizen of the world, you may have a keen interest in protecting your physical surroundings. And as someone trying to reach long-term... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Trial lawyer is a hero http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4489089/Trial-lawyer-is-a-hero “I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night.He's gotta be strongAnd he's gotta be fast Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST US-Israel ties http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4483172/US-Israel-ties Even before its establishment, the State of Israel had a special relationship with the U.S. - and for good reason. On an ideological level, Israel is a country that reflects America's founding spirit. Similar to the founding fathers of America,... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — April 16 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4483213/Today-in-History--April-16 By the Associated Press Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Healthier America, saving our nation from collapse http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4483294/Healthier-America-saving-our-nation-from-collapse My mother once felt bad because we didn't have an ashtray in our house. Many of our relatives smoked. They would come to our house and sit for an hour or more and light up while sitting in the living room. She stated, “I don't have... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — April 15 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4471810/Today-in-History--April-15 By the Associated Press Today is Tuesday, April 15, the 105th day of 2014. There are 260 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST After that day, there was no stopping Him http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/4155762/After-that-day-there-was-no-stopping-Him (Luke 9:51) Ever been resolved to get something done? Ever been so resolute that you were determined that nothing would deter you from the seeing the task through to completion? Have you ever noticed that so often the things that people are so... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — April 14 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4143167/Today-in-History--April-14 By the Associated PressToday is Monday, April 14, the 104th day of 2014. There are 261 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Passover begins at sunset. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Unity without uniformity http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/4154454/Unity-without-uniformity Are we heading toward a global church, a pluralistic church, a uniform church with little diversity? Denominational exclusives are disappearing fast. What traits are found in our particular denomination that others don't have? With fuzzy edges... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — April 13 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4143116/Today-in-History--April-13 By the Associated PressToday is Palm Sunday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2014. There are 262 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — April 12 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4143094/Today-in-History--April-12 By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2014. There are 263 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST When you love a junkie or a drunk http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4154200/When-you-love-a-junkie-or-a-drunk “My daughter is a junkie. I know it now and I don't know what to do,” or “He's a drunk just like his father. It's gonna kill him or he's gonna kill somebody 'cause he drives crazy when he's... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST After Rwanda’s genocide http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4143371/After-Rwandas-genocide On Monday, Rwanda commemorated the victims of a genocide unleashed 20 years ago by Hutu extremists in power then. More than 800,000 people, mostly Tutsi men, women and children, were systematically hunted down and brutally murdered over a period of... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Daily Bible Thought — April 11 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4144004/Daily-Bible-Thought--April-11 Everything God does is marked with simplicity and power. (Tertullian)Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name. — Psalm 29:2 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — April 11 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4143068/Today-in-History--April-11 By the Associated PressToday is Friday, April 11, the 101st day of 2013. There are 264 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Legislature’s cuts endanger state coal miners as industry seeks rollback in enforcement http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4143275/Legislatures-cuts-endanger-state-coal-miners-as-industry-seeks-rollback-in-enforcement Just as Kentucky's legislature is gutting the state's mine safety program, coal operators from Eastern Kentucky are urging Congress to hamstring federal enforcement of mine safety laws because “we have a complete secondary layer of... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Demonizing the Kochs http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4143806/Demonizing-the-Kochs WASHINGTON — Rush Limbaugh can relax. The popular “demon of the right” has been replaced at least through the midterms by the Koch brothers, Charles and David.Who? Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST No more ‘backsliding’ for US women http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4143872/No-more-backsliding-for-US-women We have had several thought-provoking conversations recently about a new and surprising description of women's status in America. According to the latest Shriver Report, A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, a study by journalist... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Other Viewpoint: Fort Hood shootings http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/4132035/Other-Viewpoint:-Fort-Hood-shootings It is too early to know what drove an attacker in uniform who ended and shattered lives at Fort Hood, Texas, for the second time in five years. On Thursday, a soldier identified as Spc. Ivan Lopez wounded 16 people on the post and killed three before... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST