Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:29:19 EST 1800 How to cope with stress http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152192964/How-to-cope-with-stress All of us experience stress at times. It comes in many forms and is often characterized by symptoms of physical or emotional tension. Stress can be positive such as planning for a family vacation or negative like dealing with natural... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:00:31 EST Israel needs US support http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152148204/Israel-needs-US-support The U.S. has no better ally in the Middle East than Israel. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:40:39 EST Learning to be a citizen http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152192356/Learning-to-be-a-citizen The question usually comes toward the end of a public meeting. Some knotty problem is being discussed, and someone in the audience will raise his or her hand and ask, “Okay, so what can I do about it?” Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:35:42 EST Updates from Washington http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152192326/Updates-from-Washington The 2015 SOAR Strategy Summit has been rescheduled for May 11. The Summit will be held at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville and I am looking forward to another great day working with folks from across the region. Stay tuned for an updated... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:35:39 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152149078/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, March 5, the 64th day of 2015. There are 301 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 00:00:39 EST Your final four from Social Security http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152173853/Your-final-four-from-Social-Security Since 1939, March has meant one thing in the world of sports: March Madness. In this tournament, 68 college basketball teams compete through the month until only the final four teams remain. Coaches gather their teams to drive home the gravity of the... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:05:34 EST How to respond to higher interest rates? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152173919/How-to-respond-to-higher-interest-rates If the Federal Reserve (Fed) raises short-term interest rates this year, as many financial professionals predict, what will it mean to you? As a consumer, you might experience the “ripple” effects if long-term interest rates eventually... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:05:31 EST Immigration in limbo http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152148192/Immigration-in-limbo A pair of recent federal court rulings should convince Americans on all sides of the immigration debate that reform is an urgent priority. The rulings hamstring the president whether he's trying to enforce border security (to please hard-liners)... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:05:32 EST State’s economic successes http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152168879/States-economic-successes Kentucky is back in the national spotlight. And not just because it's March Madness. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:50:36 EST Religion can be crazy http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152170259/Religion-can-be-crazy Faith has been a major part of my life for a long time. Belief in God, the Bible and church involvement go way back for me. There is so much about all of it that has shaped and impacted every fiber of my life. A faith relationship with God is... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:45:34 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152149038/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2015. There are 302 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 00:35:33 EST Obama was right not to pay ransom http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152148184/Obama-was-right-not-to-pay-ransom Incredible as it may seem, the agony of the Mueller family during their daughter's imprisonment by terrorist kidnappers was worse than we thought. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:50:42 EST State legislative update http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152145780/State-legislative-update Returning to legislative duties in earnest this week, we addressed many key concerns in the state capitol, including shoring up teachers' retirement, protecting our children against Internet intruders and increasing educational advancement for... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:50:39 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152124890/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2015. There are 303 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 00:40:36 EST Senate week in review http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152122311/Senate-week-in-review FRANKFORT — With just one full week of the 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly remaining, the Senate continued to pass a high number of bills for a short, or non-budget, year. The bills have tackled some issues that are... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:05:44 EST The cost of the death penalty http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152124636/The-cost-of-the-death-penalty Let's say you have no moral qualms about the death penalty. You also think, despite compelling evidence to the contrary, that our justice system is meting out the irreversible punishment fairly with negligible errors. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:05:41 EST What do you want from me? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152095149/What-do-you-want-from-me (Micah 6:8) “Mankind, He has told you what is good and what it is the Lord requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.” Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:00:34 EST Justified freely in Jesus Christ http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152095244/Justified-freely-in-Jesus-Christ (Romans 4:1-25) “Salvation” is a broad term and includes all that God does for the believer in Christ, while “Justification” is a legal term describing our perfect standing before God in the righteousness of Christ. In Romans... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 06:30:33 EST Reflections of wintertime http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152095432/Reflections-of-wintertime As I sit typing this, it is eight below zero with six inches of snow outside. I don't live in Alaska; I live in Indiana. Most people of the Northeastern United States would gladly trade our six inches of snow for what they have on the ground in... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 04:05:35 EST Weight loss journey: Part II http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152069998/Weight-loss-journey:-Part-II Weight loss surgery did not change Elizabeth's character or personality; it allowed her body shape and overall health to be different. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:45:33 EST