Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:30:53 EST 1800 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 ‘Warrior’ mentality under fire http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50333106/Warrior-mentality-under-fire Photos of officers bearing assault rifles and wearing head-to-toe battle armor this week in Ferguson, Mo., are raising questions over the blurred lines between police and soldiers. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:41:14 EST Why we still need coal http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50333311/Why-we-still-need-coal Even while hundreds of coal-fired electric power plants are being retired or converted to natural gas on account of new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations — 361 units so far according to Americaspower.org over the coming years... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:30:06 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50316524/Today-in-History B the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, August 19, the 231st day of 2014. There are 134 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:01:22 EST A look at Senate candidates http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50316567/A-look-at-Senate-candidates It's been a critical week in the U.S. Senate race, with a long-anticipated faceoff of the candidates, an advertising war about women, and a bid by the last federal candidate who won Kentucky, Bill Clinton, to return the state's eastern... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:37:14 EST In solidarity with Michael Brown http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50316362/In-solidarity-with-Michael-Brown The scenes and reports coming out of Ferguson and some of the other hardscrabble parts of north St. Louis County are ugly and surreal, like something happening in another time or a different part of the world. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:33:13 EST Plant lore: Nature’s plush carpeting http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50297142/Plant-lore:-Natures-plush-carpeting Anyone who has walked in the woods has seen areas of rock or soil covered with a thick, green carpet. Moss has few features that call it to our attention, but it is an old and venerable life form unique to most plants you find in the... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:23:04 EST Part II: Divorce http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50298911/Part-II:-Divorce As mentioned last week I received a question from a reader of the Murphysboro American in Murphysboro, Ill. about divorce in the situation of abuse. Last week, I responded with the Biblical relationship between a husband and wife, emphasizing how they... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:01:48 EST We are fishers of men http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50298787/We-are-fishers-of-men There is a parable in the Bible about casting a fishing net. The meaning of parables can be challenging even for those with ears to hear. As a minister, pastor, speaker, teacher, often the challenge is to get folks to listen and be engaged. If an... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:01:45 EST The Christian’s response to honesty http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50298629/The-Christians-response-to-honesty (Proverbs 12:22) What ever happened to a man's word being his bond? Where has sealing a deal with a handshake that was as binding as the most ironclad contract gone? Wedding vows used to be solemn promises and a promise was a promise. Are the... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:01:43 EST Hell: God’s expression of love http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50298701/Hell:-Gods-expression-of-love Churches go to one extreme or another when talking about hell. It's either all Hell, all the time, with everybody going home having indigestion every Sunday or Hell is never spoken of at all in order to avoid looking judgmental or... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:01:37 EST A story of recovery http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50284977/A-story-of-recovery The copyright date on the book is 1915, published almost 100 years ago. I bought My Last Drink: a Tragic Human Story by Joseph H. Francis this past weekend at yet another bookstore that is going out of business. I had recently been reading Clean:... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:01:09 EST Today in History — Aug. 16 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50284876/Today-in-History--Aug.-16 By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, August 16, the 228th day of 2014. There are 137 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:01:35 EST Inequality smothering economic growth http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50284487/Inequality-smothering-economic-growth Republicans in Congress and Kentucky's legislature who think increasing the minimum wage would do more harm than good should reconsider in light of new evidence. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:26:04 EST Mental health in the forefront http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50297124/Mental-health-in-the-forefront Life brings with it a roller-coaster ride of emotions. It is expected there are times when we will be happy or sad, angry or giddy, worried or carefree.There will even be times we feel down. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:20:05 EST Bullock shares an inspirational message http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50298343/Bullock-shares-an-inspirational-message SOMERSET – Pastor of 35 years and author David O. Bullock shares an inspirational message of transformation from tragic hopelessness to triumphant living in his new book, “Unconnected: Discovering the Connection That Will Change Your... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:56:07 EST Today in History — Aug. 15 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50284574/Today-in-History--Aug.-15 By the Associated PressToday is Friday, August 15, the 227th day of 2014. There are 138 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:01:42 EST Nixon believed CIA involved in Kennedy Assassination http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50284649/Nixon-believed-CIA-involved-in-Kennedy-Assassination A new book, to be released Sept. 2, discloses a previously unknown connection between Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, John F. Kennedy and the CIA. In fact, author Roger Stone, a former Nixon aide, asserts that Nixon “knew the CIA was... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:35:07 EST Borders still not secure despite claims http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/50277173/Borders-still-not-secure-despite-claims It's no secret our southern border is in chaos with all of the illegal immigrants coming into this country and not nearly enough is being done about it. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:13:03 EST