Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:13:39 EST 1800 Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50431698/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, August 28, the 240th day of 2014. There are 125 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:08:07 EST Work to become a better investor http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50432955/Work-to-become-a-better-investor On Sept. 1, we observe Labor Day — a celebration of the American worker. Of course, you work hard at your own job, but, when you think of it, every worthwhile endeavor in life requires significant effort — and that's certainly the... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:34:05 EST Obama golfs while the world burns http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50430928/Obama-golfs-while-the-world-burns President Obama has officially become the laughingstock of the world, happily ensconced in the wonderland of Martha's Vineyard on one of his many vacations, while a junior varsity terrorist group runs amok lopping off heads of everyone in their... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:18:09 EST Social media users mum on opinions http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50431729/Social-media-users-mum-on-opinions WASHINGTON (AP) — People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:10:07 EST Mortgage fraud settlement a big boost for state http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50431675/Mortgage-fraud-settlement-a-big-boost-for-state In 2008, the weight of lies and greed that built the subprime mortgage industry finally grew so heavy that it collapsed and took the economy with it. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:05:07 EST 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