Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:01:32 EST 1800 Middle class job creators http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50717424/Middle-class-job-creators Here's an unusual super-rich guy with a strange message for his fellow 1-percent-of-the-1-percenters. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:23:07 EST General aviation a key tool http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50688210/General-aviation-a-key-tool When I formed my company, Mainstream Commercial Divers Inc., over 25 years ago, we learned quickly that having our own airplane was integral to our success. Whether it was quickly getting to locations to perform emergency repairs, or delivering... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:15:08 EST Reader day emphasizes foundation of learning http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50684116/Reader-day-emphasizes-foundation-of-learning It could take years for researchers to determine precisely how the alphabet soup of social media, smartphones and the Internet affect reading habits and intellectual growth in Americans — especially among young learners. But there is already... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:26:08 EST Red-tailed hawk is a pleasing dose of wildness http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50687933/Red-tailed-hawk-is-a-pleasing-dose-of-wildness While several hawk species spend time in East Tennessee, the red tailed hawk stays around all year and is the most common one seen. They prefer to hang out in open fields near woodland edges. Seeing a red tail gliding across the sky and hearing their... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:51:03 EST Make a Difference Day http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50684358/Make-a-Difference-Day Oct. 25 is Make a Difference Day. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:09:07 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50684205/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, September 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:02:05 EST Work together on military intervention http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50684379/Work-together-on-military-intervention In his speech last week outlining his plans to use military force against the jihadists of the Islamic State, President Obama gave Congress only passing mention. “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL,” he said. “But I... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:10:08 EST ‘Doughboy’ restoration a great project http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50684033/Doughboy-restoration-a-great-project The “Spirit of the American Doughboy” statue that has stood guard at the old Rowan County Courthouse in downtown Morehead for 85 years has been relieved of his duties, but if all goes as planned, he will return to the old courthouse on... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:52:09 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50684161/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, September 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:57:08 EST 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