Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:29:36 EST 1800 Local lore: Lowdown on Frog Level http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151462813/Local-lore:-Lowdown-on-Frog-Level What I love about our area is the uniqueness of its land and culture, which make life here interesting. Take names given to local land features way back in days gone by. Many of them are colorful and descriptive enough, names like Steep Gut Hollow,... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:35:31 EST Your stance on gun rights? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151460485/Your-stance-on-gun-rights Gun rights. What are they? Are there limits? What are American attitudes? What informs positions of Americans? Do race/ethnicity/political affiliation impact attitudes? Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:35:33 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151442529/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2015. There are 341 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:55:32 EST State property owners need clear laws http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151441934/State-property-owners-need-clear-laws Mitch McConnell's decision to kick off his tenure as Senate majority leader with a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline is igniting a debate that could force his fellow Republicans to say whether they think human-caused climate change is... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:40:33 EST CFR loads 2016 election http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151442583/CFR-loads-2016-election First Jeb Bush, then Mike Huckabee, and most recently Mitt Romney have each announced an interest in becoming the Republican Party nomination for president in 2016. The problem is, as is the problem with every election for many presidential elections,... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:40:32 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151442474/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2015. There are 342 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:50:31 EST Struggle of gays not same as blacks http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151441827/Struggle-of-gays-not-same-as-blacks As a country, America is greatly divided over the issue of same-sex marriage. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:35:39 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151419086/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2015. There are 343 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:40:32 EST Workshops to help small businesses secure government contracts http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151424460/Workshops-to-help-small-businesses-secure-government-contracts Billions of dollars are spent each year by federal, state and local governments with outside contractors. Significant economic impact can be realized when Kentucky businesses have the opportunity to bid and win these contracts. As such, the Kentucky... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:15:32 EST Kids in college? Fill out that FAFSA http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151424619/Kids-in-college-Fill-out-that-FAFSA We've just begun the new year, but the next academic year is still months away. Nonetheless, if you have a child who will be attending college in the fall, it's not too soon to start thinking about what might be a vital component of paying... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:20:38 EST Pipeline: Foreign profits, American risk http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151419265/Pipeline:-Foreign-profits-American-risk Media coverage of the Keystone XL pipeline is coalescing around a single narrative. It goes like this: environmentalists oppose the pipeline because of climate change concerns, and U.S. construction companies support the pipeline because it creates... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:50:41 EST Haiti: Emerging from the rubble http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151418947/Haiti:-Emerging-from-the-rubble The earthquake that rocked Haiti five years ago brought unimaginable death and destruction. Its aftermath generated unforeseen compassion and largesse. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:50:39 EST Change the world — for good http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151419134/Change-the-world--for-good Recently on cable news a little boy appeared to execute two men in Syria. Beside him a thug chants something that is probably related to the Muslim religion. Days before this, men arrogantly stood in the streets in Paris, France shouting Islamic... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:25:33 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151394940/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2015. There are 344 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:35:32 EST Promise Zone delivers in 1st year http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151395013/Promise-Zone-delivers-in-1st-year It's been a year of firsts for Kentucky's Promise Zone. We've hired a coordinator, created a strategic plan, established six working committees and conducted meetings in each of the eight southeastern Kentucky counties in the... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:25:37 EST When a right isn’t right http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151395112/When-a-right-isnt-right The First Amendment to the United States Constitution gives us the legal right to freedom of speech, and that includes the right to criticize anyone or any institution. There is no requirement to be truthful or prudent or reasonable. Our right of... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:25:35 EST Congress making 2015 the year of ‘net neutrality’ http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151394701/Congress-making-2015-the-year-of-net-neutrality Republicans and Democrats might finally have found an issue on which they can agree. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:20:33 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151372860/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2015. There are 345 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:35:32 EST LMU’s Music Department presents special jazz concert http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151374078/LMUs-Music-Department-presents-special-jazz-concert The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Music Department will present a special jazz concert featuring music from Miles' Davis' 1949 album The Birth of Cool at 7 p.m. on Jan. 29 in the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center in the Duke Hall... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:00:32 EST Putting faith in the wind http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151317165/Putting-faith-in-the-wind Hopefully, the winds of innovation are blowing in the direction of Jim Fugitte and his Wind Energy Corp. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:55:37 EST