Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:20:10 EST 1800 Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152576692/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, March 28, the 87th day of 2015. There are 278 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:00:45 EST Help feed the hungry with wild game http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152576574/Help-feed-the-hungry-with-wild-game A bill sponsored by State Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, should result in nonprofit organizations that feed the hungry (receiving) more of something they now rarely receive: fresh meat in the form of wild game killed by Kentucky hunters. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:30:41 EST Time to think about spring weather safety http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152598933/Time-to-think-about-spring-weather-safety After record snowfall and bitterly cold temperatures, most Kentuckians welcome the transition into spring. Still, changeable weather is one of the harbingers of the season, and often it comes in the form of high winds and blustery conditions. Even... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:30:39 EST Execution methods in 2015 http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152597822/Execution-methods-in-2015 I read recently that Utah lawmakers are considering reinstating the firing squad as a means of execution because of the shortage of drugs for lethal injections and the public outcry over reports of executions where the condemned does not die... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:30:34 EST Planning and preparation http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152599836/Planning-and-preparation When it comes to planning for an appointment, dinner, event, or a situation I am a mixture of activities. One part of me begins immediately to organize things in my head from what is necessary to make this happen to what would be really neat to make a... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:25:31 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152576628/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, March 27, the 86th day of 2015. There are 279 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:41 EST Planting by the moon http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152578383/Planting-by-the-moon In the past people used “signs” to tell them when to plant garden and farm crops, and I have kin that still hold to them. One form involved using the 12 astrological signs of the Zodiac, such as Virgo or Leo. Another used signs... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:25:31 EST Ky. pension funding http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152576778/Ky.-pension-funding Much has been written about the underfunded Kentucky pension programs. This problem did not start during the Patton administration. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:20:34 EST Obama trying to bypass Congress in Iran talks http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152576553/Obama-trying-to-bypass-Congress-in-Iran-talks Because the facts of this matter are so astounding, let's make sure we have this straight. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:10:34 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152555155/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, March 26, the 85th day of 2015. There are 280 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:35:37 EST Time for some financial ‘spring cleaning’ http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152559005/Time-for-some-financial-spring-cleaning We've just about arrived at spring, the time when many people spruce up their homes, yards and other parts of their surroundings. This year, why not extend that practice a little further and give your financial and investment environment a good... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:25:32 EST Governing by crisis isn’t governing http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152555347/Governing-by-crisis-isnt-governing After Congress came a hair's breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people. “We're certainly not going to shut down the government or... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:00:43 EST The real march madness http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152555210/The-real-march-madness The NCAA college basketball tournament is appropriately named March Madness. The craziest people associated with the sport are the University of Kentucky basketball fans. UK coach John Calipari said so after the SEC Tournament final game in Nashville,... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:00:41 EST Congress needs to authorize war on Islamic State http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152530284/Congress-needs-to-authorize-war-on-Islamic-State For seven months, the United States has been engaged in military action — war, to put it plainly — against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Yet it's not clear that Congress will provide explicit authorization for airstrikes and the... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:00:38 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152530634/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, March 25, the 84th day of 2015. There are 281 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:35 EST Help Americans keep watch on government http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152530110/Help-Americans-keep-watch-on-government Just in time for Sunshine Week — the annual celebration of open government and transparency — Congress has taken up bipartisan legislation that will strengthen the Freedom of Information Act. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:55:43 EST Republican traitors? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152530413/Republican-traitors The New York Daily News, March 10, unleashed a firestorm with its front-page depiction of the 47 Republican U.S. Senators who signed a letter to Iran reminding it that Iran's agreement with President Barack Obama still had to be reviewed, and... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:55:39 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152508659/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2015. There are 282 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:10:33 EST Health law works http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/152508332/Health-law-works As the Affordable Care Act approaches the 5-year mark, new evidence suggests the health law has made historic gains in helping Americans gain access to health care. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:55:37 EST Right-to-Work support http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152508710/Right-to-Work-support A poll released Thursday by Americans for Prosperity Kentucky shows that a majority of Kentuckians support local efforts to enact right-to-work laws. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:55:34 EST