Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:27:04 EST 1800 Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150277296/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2014. There are 67 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:13 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150277091/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2014. There are 68 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:10 EST Now’s the time for drivers to be aware of deer http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150276898/Nows-the-time-for-drivers-to-be-aware-of-deer Deer do not outnumber humans in Kentucky, but it might seem that way on our highways every fall when whitetails begin breeding. The romantic season puts the estimated 1 million Kentucky deer on the move, especially at dawn and dusk, and they more... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:59:05 EST Balanced plan is needed http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150277406/Balanced-plan-is-needed On Aug. 12 of this year, there was an editorial in the Charleston Gazette concerning, what else, coal. The headline stated that pro-coal forces live in a fantasy world. His conclusion is that coal was, and is, the ultimate cause in the climate change... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:58:07 EST Perspective: On a learning curve http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150277435/Perspective:-On-a-learning-curve Some of our national news media and some politicians have sensationalized Ebola. Is that reasonable? We cannot know the future. Ebola may eventually become the Halloween trick of the century, but right now it is not. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:55:07 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150224024/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2014. There are 69 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:17:08 EST Heed message of ‘Save for Retirement Week’ http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150259198/Heed-message-of-Save-for-Retirement-Week You won't see it on the calendar, and it doesn't inspire any greeting cards, but National Save for Retirement Week is here again. The goal of this week is self-explanatory, but what does it mean to you? Are you vulnerable to the... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:32:04 EST Ebola: Stop the flights http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150258701/Ebola:-Stop-the-flights Ebola affected Liberians and other West Africans who can obtain plane tickets will be headed to the United States. How many more can we handle coming into our country? We only have a handful of hospitals that are currently equipped to handle Ebola. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:47:10 EST AIG shareholders’ lawsuit: A strong aroma of hubris http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150191753/AIG-shareholders-lawsuit:-A-strong-aroma-of-hubris Imagine you were a swimmer who'd recklessly gotten caught in a riptide, only to be saved by a boater who was busily helping other struggling swimmers to shore. Would you complain if the boater charged you a big fee? Maybe. But you almost... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:36:15 EST Viewing political corruption more broadly http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150258776/Viewing-political-corruption-more-broadly Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans' views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:13:11 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150224026/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2014. There are 70 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:18:10 EST Letter to the Editor http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/letters/150210171/Letter-to-the-Editor Editor, Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:31:03 EST Nobel Peace Prize winners must light way to end fighting http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150191719/Nobel-Peace-Prize-winners-must-light-way-to-end-fighting The Nobel Peace Prizes recently awarded to a 17-year-old Pakistani girl and an Indian man should inspire the leaders of their countries to end their decades-long, dangerous struggle over Kashmir. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:33:06 EST The courts verses the elected majority on same-sex marriage http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150240213/The-courts-verses-the-elected-majority-on-same-sex-marriage A frequently asked question is how can a non-elected judge undo the elected will of the majority of the people on same-sex marriage? “What value is my vote?” they protest. In state after state the Defense of Marriage Act defining marriage... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:21:08 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150224027/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:18:06 EST Proud sweep of history http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150191740/Proud-sweep-of-history Pay attention to this moment. This week alone stands as proud evidence of Western Civilization's inevitable march toward freedom and equality. Collectively, we have resisted, fought, even slipped backward at times. But eventually, we are always... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:35:08 EST Horrors of the justice system http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150182616/Horrors-of-the-justice-system Several years ago, a police court judge we will call Billy T. was presiding and threw a man in jail for not paying his bills. His young lawyer immediately objected and said, “Judge, the United States Supreme Court said you can't put people... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:33:09 EST Aging trees http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-opinion_columns/150182552/Aging-trees It is often assumed that small trees are young and large ones old. But I've seen large trees that were only 50 years old, and others the size of fence posts over 100. Individual trees grow at different rates based on their genetics and growing... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:32:11 EST Reduce flu risk by getting shot http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150191698/Reduce-flu-risk-by-getting-shot Anyone who has ever had the flu knows how horrible it makes you feel. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:31:07 EST Who is the enemy? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-opinion_columns/150204905/Who-is-the-enemy Malala Yousafzai, 17, of Pakistan shared the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 10, with Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi (the $1.1 million prize will be split with Satyarthi). You might respond with, “Why should I care? All... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:36:04 EST