News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Tue, 2 Sep 2014 23:13:23 EST 1800 The case for making foreign aid a two-way street http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50457468/The-case-for-making-foreign-aid-a-two-way-street What if I told you there was a lot in Africa that was going right? Tue, 2 Sep 2014 21:10:09 EST Getting help with your Medicare costs when money is tight http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50457013/Getting-help-with-your-Medicare-costs-when-money-is-tight Medicare provides vital health insurance for 50 million seniors and people with disabilities. But even when you have Medicare, health care is not free. People with Medicare pay premiums and have other costs that they pay out of pocket, like... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 20:20:09 EST Kentucky needs a new story http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50457477/Kentucky-needs-a-new-story Jamestown now stands face to face with the impact of Fruit of the Loom's announcement in April that its Russell County plant is closing, which will cost the county one-third of its manufacturing jobs and hit its budget... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:12:06 EST Old time revivals were something special http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50456739/Old-time-revivals-were-something-special It won't be long until Fall revivals will be starting in various neighborhood churches. I love revivals ; because somehow, they touch a chord in my heart and bring forth precious childhood memories. Some folks may remember the “old Brush... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:51:08 EST Greasing the path to military intervention http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50448661/Greasing-the-path-to-military-intervention What explains the never-ending justifications for U.S. involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts? In a word: oil. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:16:12 EST Time for face time with Vladimir http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50448569/Time-for-face-time-with-Vladimir President Barack Obama has spent a lot of TV face time opining on race relations in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2009, on the George Zimmerman trial of 2012-13, on the riots in a St. Louis suburb last week, and plenty more. His attention was fixed on... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:10:17 EST Women’s Equality Day: So much achieved, so far to go http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50448477/Womens-Equality-Day:-So-much-achieved-so-far-to-go This week on Women's Equality Day, we commemorate the passage of women's right to vote - celebrating how far we have come, but also recognizing the work that remains. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:03:10 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50448422/Lake-Malone-News It is early at the lake and all is quiet. Yesterday, I saw the most beautiful ballet show on the water that I have ever seen since I have been here. There was the average “in board” motor boat flying through the water and on the back were... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:01:17 EST Adairville News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50448378/Adairville-News The Adairville Baptist Church is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, September 5th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. It takes at least 15 donors for the Red Cross to justify having a blood drive in any given area. Last year Adairville only produced 3... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:59:14 EST Auburn News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50448348/Auburn-News Hello Auburn, get your September calendar out. Those of you who have arthritis may be able to find relief from pain and stiffness through the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class at the Senior Citizens Center, beginning next Tuesday. The class will be... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:58:04 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50448329/Logan-County-News Hello my friends in Logan County, many counties throughout Kentucky and some 27 other states. I am pleased that the community columnists for the paper help keep so many people informed. Without this paper hundreds of transplanted Logan Countians would... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:56:12 EST Taking pictures has changed over the years http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50383918/Taking-pictures-has-changed-over-the-years Picture taking by everyday folks has certainly undergone an evolution since George Eastman invented the Kodak box camera in 1888. It was the first camera specifically designed for amateur use. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:42:12 EST The other immigrant youth crisis http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50399628/The-other-immigrant-youth-crisis Senator Ted Cruz says that eradicating an executive decision he blames for creating the humanitarian crisis on the border is his top priority. And lots of conservative members of the GOP are on board with the Texas Republican's... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:01:11 EST Cell phones while driving: Should the State House decide? http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50399560/Cell-phones-while-driving:-Should-the-State-House-decide According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 14 states have enacted laws against hand-held use of cell phones by all drivers. These 14 states include 11 blue states, two swing states, and one red state. These bans are already in effect in 12... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:58:07 EST Right-to-work’s hand up better than government handouts http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50379077/Right-to-works-hand-up-better-than-government-handouts As a result of increased pressure achieved by a perfect storm of increasing competition from other energy sources along with the Environmental Protection Agency's mandate that Kentucky reduce its CO2 emissions by 18 percent within the next 15... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:11:10 EST (No heading) http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50367107/ Thank you Lord for the much needed rain. It was so wonderful seeing the rain pour down and knowing that the plants, grass and flowers were being nourished. God is good! Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:15:13 EST Why government openness matters http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50365866/Why-government-openness-matters One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:56:05 EST The Obama economic record: the worst five years since World War II http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50365822/The-Obama-economic-record:-the-worst-five-years-since-World-War-II In spite of the claims by President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors regarding his administration's economic accomplishments, the U.S. economy has grown very slowly in the years since the Great Recession of 2008-09. After four years of... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:53:07 EST Solar power gets hot, hot, hot http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50365727/Solar-power-gets-hot-hot-hot With so many homeowners and businesses making greener energy choices, private utilities — along with big oil, gas, coal, and nuclear companies — see the writing on the wall. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:46:12 EST Lake Malone http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50363999/Lake-Malone You have heard the old saying “you are in for a treat instead of a treatment”? Well, you have had it today! I am going to give you a treatment instead of a treat!!! You really can't call it spring fever because spring has come and... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:03:20 EST