Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:56:25 EST 1800 Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150657106/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2014. There are 35 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:26:07 EST The Black Friday blues http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150666207/The-Black-Friday-blues Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on “Black Friday” for spectacular deals. What they don't know is that the best bargains have already been taken – not by other shoppers, but by some of America's largest... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:52:04 EST Know foods’ ingredients, but don’t panic http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150657051/Know-foods-ingredients-but-dont-panic If your breakfast this morning came out of a box, odds are that “natural and artificial flavors” were part of the experience. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:51:06 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150646816/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2014. There are 36 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:50:08 EST Obama’s executive order http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150646884/Obamas-executive-order In his most recent column appearing here, Dr. Harold Pease again attacked President Barack Obama by offering his Monday-morning-quarterbacking comments about the president's address on the subject of illegal immigrants. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:18:05 EST The poor suffer from hunger http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150646942/The-poor-suffer-from-hunger Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It's also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate celebrate with their families. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:59:04 EST Get rid of rape kit backlog http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150646606/Get-rid-of-rape-kit-backlog Actress Mariska Hargitay, who plays a New York City sex-crimes detective on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” got it right when she said prosecutors had shown flagrant disrespect to women by routinely failing to follow through on DNA... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:34:04 EST Will the stocking be empty? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150623686/Will-the-stocking-be-empty I call to ask who's in charge of the Empty Stocking Fund so I'll know where to send my check this year. Jim “Muggins” Bennett answers the phone. He sounds a little weak, but when he realizes it's me, he perks right... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:06:06 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150595994/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2014. There are 39 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:35:06 EST Kynect and Kentucky http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150623630/Kynect-and-Kentucky As open enrollment for kynect gets underway for the second year, this state should be proud of what it has accomplished with the Affordable Care Act under the leadership of Gov. Steve Beshear. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:16:02 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150595950/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2014. There are 40 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:33:03 EST Do the right thing http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150602556/Do-the-right-thing Like virtually every voter, I thought the most recent election season was especially tiring and trying. There has to be a better way, I said. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:30:04 EST Hard to predict state’s benefit from DC clout http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150610980/Hard-to-predict-states-benefit-from-DC-clout U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's election Thursday as Senate majority leader was a historic moment for Kentucky and the fulfillment of the stalwart politician's longtime ambition. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:44:08 EST Coverage through Affordable Care Act http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150611085/Coverage-through-Affordable-Care-Act Imagine your child has asthma or severe allergies. One day, your health insurer informs you that they will no longer cover your child under your plan because they have a preexisting condition. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:40:06 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150595913/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2014. There are 41 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:27:06 EST Charitable giving pays off for everyone http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150596561/Charitable-giving-pays-off-for-everyone Americans are pretty generous — in fact, 83 percent of us donated money to charitable organizations last year, according to a Gallup survey. And now that we're entering the holiday season, charitable giving well may be on your mind. Your... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:32:06 EST Violating the Constitution, again http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150596246/Violating-the-Constitution-again President Barack Obama acted as though he was unaware of the overwhelming rejection of his policies, which he had insisted were on the ballot this election, in one of the largest mid-term election defeats in the last 100 years. He came out of the gate... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:03:07 EST Obamacare’s confusing numbers http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150561235/Obamacares-confusing-numbers One of the Affordable Care Act's bothersome traits is its reliance on numbers to judge its success — and those numbers vary, depending on who provides them. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:00:08 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150561372/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2014. There are 42 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:06:05 EST Your server isn’t on the menu http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150561407/Your-server-isnt-on-the-menu At a popular sit-down restaurant in Independence, Missouri, Allison waits tables for $3.60 an hour — the going rate for servers at her restaurant. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:13:04 EST