Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Sun, 1 Feb 2015 06:52:54 EST 1800 Are you undecided? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151587688/Are-you-undecided Six years and not even close to a college degree? And the list of complaints about colleges is long and seems to get longer with each year:• College tuition that just goes up and up and up; Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:55:34 EST (No heading) http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151566838/ By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2015. There are 334 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:10:32 EST PSC demands Kentucky Power return charges http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151566313/PSC-demands-Kentucky-Power-return-charges At last some good news regarding our ever increasing utility bills. Kentucky Power customers, which includes most residential and commercial electric consumers in the Independent's circulation area, will soon get a refund from Kentucky Power... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:05:34 EST Switching baits: Move or change http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151568964/Switching-baits:-Move-or-change During the end of January, outdoor activities get much slower. To be sure, there are ample opportunities like catching crappie and killing ducks, but the weather can be a real hindrance for those of us who like longer and warmer days. I really do wish... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:50:32 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151566792/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2015. There are 335 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:10:32 EST Legislative leaders’ poor management http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151566199/Legislative-leaders-poor-management Leadership at the Legislative Research Commission, whose staff drafts the laws we live by in Kentucky, systematically wrecked a cardinal law of management: the rule of no surprises. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:50:38 EST State of the Union http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151567031/State-of-the-Union In listening to the president's State of the Union address one might think that he actually has the power to do what he requests. On domestic issues two old requests from last year's State of the Union address were renewed: a request for... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:50:34 EST Love stories give us hope http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151567405/Love-stories-give-us-hope I love a good love story. I always have. I always enjoy hearing from elderly couples how they met, fell in love, and what they've learned about love over the course of a long marriage. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:45:41 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151544525/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2015. There are 336 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:40:33 EST What do low oil prices mean for investors? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151546614/What-do-low-oil-prices-mean-for-investors As you've no doubt noticed, your trips to the gas station have been a lot more pleasant these past several months. There's not much doubt that low oil prices have been welcome to you as a driver. But when oil is cheap, is that good for you... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:15:34 EST Vision for America http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151544568/Vision-for-America In his State of the Union address, the United States president — who excels in his rhetoric skills — said that it's time to focus more on values than policies. Proudly declaring that recession is an issue of yesteryears, Obama... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:05:42 EST Americans need more money http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151545403/Americans-need-more-money American's median income was $51,939 in 2013. In 2012 our median income was $51,759. In 1999, the pre-recession peak median American income was $56,436. Five years ago the United States Treasury took in 2.1 trillion dollars. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:05:39 EST Stifling business innovation http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151545605/Stifling-business-innovation Five years after the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Citizens United v. FEC, the United States is still feeling its ill effects. The 2012 election cycle proved to be the most expensive cycle in history, with an estimated $6 billion in... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:05:36 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151519589/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2015. There are 337 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:15:32 EST Term limits not the solution http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151519679/Term-limits-not-the-solution It didn't get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate. Voters also added to the ranks of people on both sides of Capitol Hill who believe members of Congress should... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:05:38 EST Create a more just society http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151516560/Create-a-more-just-society The killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked a national outcry to end the epidemic of police brutality against black men. I believe our greatest hope lies in creating a truth and reconciliation process — starting in Ferguson, Mo. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:05:35 EST Take action for public health http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151442179/Take-action-for-public-health There should be no question about the health risks associated with tobacco smoke. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:05:33 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151497159/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2015. There are 338 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:20:33 EST Child tantrums and adult tantrums http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151500246/Child-tantrums-and-adult-tantrums Do you have a temper tantrum over your child's temper tantrum? When your child is rolling around on the floor and crying, the main thing is for the parent or guardian to stay calm. Take a few deep breaths; check your emotions and your reactions. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:45:34 EST Report puts dent in ‘fair share’ argument http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/151496522/Report-puts-dent-in-fair-share-argument The rich get richer because they don't pay enough federal income taxes. Ergo, the poor stay poor even if they don't pay any income taxes. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:35:34 EST