Middlesboro Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION http://middlesborodailynews.com/section/OPINION Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:27:51 EST 1800 Time to discuss financial preparations? http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150918700/Time-to-discuss-financial-preparations During the holiday season, you no doubt have a lot going on in your life — work functions, gatherings with friends and neighbors, tracking down the elusive “perfect gift,” etc. But you may find it valuable to add one more event to... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:58:03 EST Russia on the precipice http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150916482/Russia-on-the-precipice Russian President Vladimir Putin, who loves to strut on the world stage, appears intent on regaining his nation's lost stature. But the reality is that Russia is a nation in decline. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:34:06 EST Obama goes around Congress http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150916780/Obama-goes-around-Congress A new Obama executive order effectively legislates climate change. Not content with Congress's unwillingness to legislate on climate change to his expectations, the president issued a November 1, 2014, executive order that creates a de facto... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:33:03 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150900549/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2014. There are 14 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:05:06 EST Shunning vs. torturing http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150900583/Shunning-vs.-torturing For seven years Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner have shunned President Barrack Obama and Democrat Sen. Harry Reid. Except for the Affordable Healthcare Plan, McConnell and Boehner have successfully blocked any... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:52:08 EST Suit over illegal file sharing hits wrong note http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150900466/Suit-over-illegal-file-sharing-hits-wrong-note The entertainment industry spent years suing Internet users, file-sharing companies and websites over illegal music and movie downloading while the companies that make high-speed downloads possible —broadband providers such as Time Warner Cable... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:57:06 EST Not as bad as you think http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150900776/Not-as-bad-as-you-think We are one glum country. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:55:08 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150883472/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2014. There are 15 days left in the year. The Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, begins at sunset. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:18:03 EST America falls behind China http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150883530/America-falls-behind-China Many of us heard the news on Dec. 4. America is no longer No. 1. We are now No. 2. The Chinese economy overtook our economy to become the largest in the world. We've been the leading economic power for about 150 years but times have changed. We... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:46:04 EST The Senate report, and our honor http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150849137/The-Senate-report-and-our-honor Earlier in the week, there was barely a peep when the U.S. and NATO closed their operational command in Afghanistan, signaling the formal end of this nation's longest war. Training and supporting Afghan troops are now the main missions for the... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:22:07 EST Utility wants almost 10 percent more http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150849103/Utility-wants-almost-10-percent-more When the basics of life cost more, it follows that there is less to spend on living. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:44:02 EST Meekness isn’t weakness http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150848193/Meekness-isnt-weakness Faith — 0, rattlesnake — 1 is the scorecard for just one of the many mean-spirited comments I've read after the passing away of my beloved dad, Pastor Woodrow A. Fields. I say dad instead of father as another testament to our... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 06:31:09 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150849343/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2014. There are 18 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:58:03 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150849294/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2014. There are 19 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:56:06 EST Paul should be on state’s ballot twice http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150849055/Paul-should-be-on-states-ballot-twice U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., won election to office in 2010 by the majority of Kentuckians who voted. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:11:06 EST Novelist reveals his secrets http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/home_top-opinion_columns/150848284/Novelist-reveals-his-secrets Science fiction. Do you love it? Do you hate it? Are you neutral?Who writes science fiction? Who creates worlds inhabited by strange creatures and stranger human beings on voyages of discovery? Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:10:02 EST Today in History http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150835194/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2014. There are 20 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:02:07 EST Learning from the ‘Oracle of Omaha’ http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150834970/Learning-from-the-Oracle-of-Omaha Warren Buffet, the “Oracle from Omaha,” is considered one of the most successful investors in history. Yet while the investment world may seem complex, Mr. Buffet's advice is actually pretty simple. Here are a few Buffet quotes,... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:44:05 EST EPA regulations hold harsh impact on families http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion/150835104/EPA-regulations-hold-harsh-impact-on-families That the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear challenges to federal environmental rules targeting mercury emissions is welcome news. A favorable ruling could rein in the Obama administration's out-of-control Environmental Protection Agency,... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:43:09 EST Obama’s executive amnesty http://middlesborodailynews.com/news/opinion_columns/150835222/Obamas-executive-amnesty Sadly the only two political parties covered by the establishment news are lining up along party lines with respect to President Barack Obama's extending amnesty to about 5 million illegal aliens instead of with the U.S. Constitution which... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:41:09 EST