Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:11:20 EST 1800 Female voters wooed for fall http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/328599/Female-voters-wooed-for-fall By Charles BabingtonAn AP News AnalysisWASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST EPA carbon rules good for all http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/328740/EPA-carbon-rules-good-for-all Richard Eidlin Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bell County 4-H to send 5 country hams to state fair http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-lifestyle-opinion_columns/314562/Bell-County-4-H-to-send-5-country-hams-to-state-fair Five Bell County 4-Hers are set to go to Louisville in mid-August to compete in the 4-H Country Ham project at the Kentucky State Fair. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hitting the road http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/5316766/Hitting-the-road Here we are, deep in the throes of the rituals of summer. School is out, vacation days are being cashed in, and picnic baskets are being packed. Barbecues are firing, pools are splashing, and ice cream trucks are rolling. Meanwhile, thousands, yea... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thankfulness in adulthood and childhood http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/5316666/Thankfulness-in-adulthood-and-childhood Pastor Bob Russell writes in his book Jesus, Lord of Your Personality, that having a lot doesn't tend to produce a grateful spirit. “Have you had a taste of the best this world has to offer? You went to Hawaii once on vacation, so now... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Is it heart or duty? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/5275479/Is-it-heart-or-duty I've heard members of the clergy say, “90 percent of the work is done by 10 percent of the people.” I'm not sure if there is any way to test the accuracy of that statement, but in any organization, not just churches, it seems... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Just turn loose and celebrate God http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/5316411/Just-turn-loose-and-celebrate-God (Psalm 100) Remember the last time you cut loose and got silly cheering you child around the bases. That special one was running just as fast as their five year-old legs would take them. You hooped and hollered until they crossed home plate. Then you... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — July 19 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/5282688/Today-in-History--July-19 By the Associated Press Today is Saturday, July 19, the 200th day of 2014. There are 165 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Inmate program benefits jail, public http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/5295146/Inmate-program-benefits-jail-public People serving time in jails live a pretty repetitive lifestyle.They wake up, eat breakfast, shower, exercise and watch television, eat lunch and dinner and bed down for the night. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — July 18 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/5282654/Today-in-History--July-18 By the Associated Press Today is Friday, July 18, the 199th day of 2014. There are 166 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Tri-State Outside: June bugs http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/5303303/Tri-State-Outside:-June-bugs Anyone who has picked blackberries is familiar with June bugs, because they'll startle you when you reach in and pick one of them instead of a berry. As a youngster I was taught that June bugs are those large, green backed beetles an inch long... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Propose a serious plan of action to secure the border http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/5303456/--Propose-a-serious-plan-of-action-to-secure-the-border Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — July 17 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/5282620/Today-in-History--July-17 By the Associated Press Today is Thursday, July 17, the 198th day of 2014. There are 167 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST What can investors learn from the all stars? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/5294933/What-can-investors-learn-from-the-all-stars Baseball's best players gathered in Minneapolis this week to participate in the All-Star Game. If you're a fan or even a “weekend athlete,” you can admire these players for their abilities, even if you — like the vast... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Why a Walgreens’ boycott could be a wakeup call for Congress http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/5275058/Why-a-Walgreens-boycott-could-be-a-wakeup-call-for-Congress “Born down in a dead man's townThe first kick I took was when I hit the groundEnd up like a dog that's been beat... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Courageous leader, congressional cutup http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/5295217/Courageous-leader-congressional-cutup As a young Senate staffer in the early 70s, I tended to form my opinions on the members based not on how they voted, but by how they treated us. Other than my boss, former Kentucky Republican Marlow Cook, my favorite member was Howard Baker. When he... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — July 16 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/5282550/Today-in-History--July-16 By the Associated Press Today is Wednesday, July 16, the 197th day of 2014. There are 168 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Obama’s deficit in statesmanship http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/5271372/Obamas-deficit-in-statesmanship How the mighty have fallen. In a poll last week by Quinnipiac University, a plurality of voters declared President Obama the worst man to hold the highest office in the land since World War II. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Denial and distortion of science http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/5275023/Denial-and-distortion-of-science FRANKFORT — There's no proof Mark Twain ever said he wanted to be in Kentucky when he died because it's always 20 years behind. But it has become a truism because it conveys an essential fact about our state: We're often slow... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Making small business even better http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/5282999/Making-small-business-even-better Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST