Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Wed, 6 May 2015 03:59:12 EST 1800 Focus on nation’s problems http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153308439/Focus-on-nations-problems Perhaps the scariest thing about humans is their profound discomfort with ambiguity, and their concomitant desire to know things for sure, to have all the answers, and to demand that others believe exactly as they do. Tue, 5 May 2015 13:30:34 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153284428/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, May 5, the 125th day of 2015. There are 240 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Tue, 5 May 2015 00:00:39 EST Symphony of the Mountains concert set http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153284501/Symphony-of-the-Mountains-concert-set The Symphony of the Mountains Chamber Ensemble will play a concert in Wise, Va. at 5 p.m. on May 17 in the Chapel of All Faiths on the campus of University of Virginia's College at Wise, sponsored by Pro-Art Association and the UVa-Wise as part... Mon, 4 May 2015 13:35:39 EST Real threat to coal http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153284449/Real-threat-to-coal FRANKFORT — It was with much interest that I recently saw a story about an anti-coal group releasing information about how surface mining is allegedly putting some communities at risk. As someone who has called the coalfields of eastern Kentucky... Mon, 4 May 2015 13:35:35 EST Mom could save the nation http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153284468/Mom-could-save-the-nation Three cheers for the Baltimore mommy who was slapping and whipping the heck out of her son. Mommy Toya Graham saw her 16-year-old son Michael in the rioting crowd with a hoodie and a mask this past week and immediately went to him and took him off the... Mon, 4 May 2015 13:35:33 EST Museum access a priority http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153227006/Museum-access-a-priority Since it opened in 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., has served as an awe-inspiring means to remember and honor the service and sacrifice of Americans sent to Southeast Asia. More than a tribute, it has become a place of... Mon, 4 May 2015 13:30:49 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153285815/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Monday, May 4, the 124th day of 2015. There are 241 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Mon, 4 May 2015 11:50:33 EST It’s all about respect http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/153249485/Its-all-about-respect Before the invention of the printing press, the Bible had to be copied by hand. That's no easy task considering the length of it! The scribes and priests responsible for copying the text worked incredibly hard to provide manuscripts that could... Sun, 3 May 2015 06:50:32 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153227145/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2015. There are 243 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 2 May 2015 00:20:39 EST Climate change and the church http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153226976/Climate-change-and-the-church The Roman Catholic Church hasn't always been on the right side of science. Fri, 1 May 2015 11:05:36 EST Who is responsible? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153247783/Who-is-responsible I've never lived anywhere long enough to watch people get old- until now. I've had thirty plus addresses in my lifetime, and I've been at the current location longer than at any previous address, 16 years in August. No, I have not... Fri, 1 May 2015 11:00:33 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153227085/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, May 1, the 121st day of 2015. There are 244 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 1 May 2015 00:15:34 EST Understanding grass tetany http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153155085/Understanding-grass-tetany Spring in the bluegrass is a great time of greening and warming, but it's also a time when livestock producers need to watch out for grass tetany, also called spring tetany or grass staggers. Some people also refer to it as wheat pasture... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:30:31 EST Billionaires buy votes http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153227188/Billionaires-buy-votes If you are a liberal publication or news outlet, which is all the major networks excepting Fox News, you want your followers to know that the Koch brothers, Charles and David, unduly fund Republican Party candidates and causes on the right side of the... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:00:40 EST Good old conversation still works http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153228005/Good-old-conversation-still-works Staying connected electronically can be a real challenge. There are so many different means of communication that the options are truly in plenty for your choosing. I have lived just long enough currently to have personally witnessed some real changes... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:55:34 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153202700/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, April 30, the 120th day of 2015. There are 245 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:05:34 EST Become a ‘healthy’ investor? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153207490/Become-a-healthy-investor May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The “month” is designed to encourage people to follow a healthy, active lifestyle. You can take steps toward this goal, of course, but why not carry the concept of improving health to... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:05:34 EST Key to happiness http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153202763/Key-to-happiness Americans hoard too much stuff. Everywhere I go in small or large towns I see storage facilities being built. Americans have “stuff” and we need more storage space. We spend most of our lives wanting stuff and then we have to worry about... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:00:32 EST Right to work? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153202741/Right-to-work Over the last four months, there has unfortunately been a renewed effort to breathe life into a proposal that most economists declared dead long ago. Supporters call it “right to work”; the rest of us, with the facts on our side, call it... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:55:35 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/153175783/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, April 29, the 119th day of 2015. There are 246 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:37 EST