News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:49:28 EST 1800 Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150685480/Lake-Malone-News I have been told “EVERYTHING MUST COME TO AN END”! Well, the end is here. It is not spring, summer or fall. I have to admit it is fast approaching winter! Ooops, I have said that bad word and I admit it is officially WINTER. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:44:13 EST Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/150685746/Spa-News Greetings on this beautiful Saturday morning, however, I don't like the weatherman's predictions for tomorrow. As of now he is giving 100 percent rain. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:19:14 EST What lies ahead http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150683048/What-lies-ahead Given all the words and images devoted to the midterm elections over the past few weeks, you'd think the results had told us something vital about the future of the country. In reality, they were just a curtain-raiser. It's the next few... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:29:16 EST We all have something to be thankful for http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150647998/We-all-have-something-to-be-thankful-for Well, another Thanksgiving has rolled around… I like to think that all of us have something to be thankful for… home, family, friends, and yet, I suppose there are those who would seem to have lost everything, have nothing to be thankful... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:37:10 EST Is the GOP the Religion Party? http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150647640/Is-the-GOP-the-Religion-Party National exit polling from Congressional races tells us some interesting things about the role of religious values in the 2014 midterm elections. It also sends a signal to the Republican Party about its supporters now and in the future. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:23:15 EST Cashing in on the ISIS crisis http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150647519/Cashing-in-on-the-ISIS-crisis Maybe you think the U.S. air war on the Islamic State is a fine plan. Maybe you don't. Either way, have you considered how little Washington's latest military foray in the Middle East has to do with America's welfare? Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:20:09 EST Fear not criminal-justice reforms http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150647278/Fear-not-criminal-justice-reforms Politicians often opine about how the latest election results indicate that “the people want us to get something done.” Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:11:09 EST Shop local on Small Business Saturday http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150609694/Shop-local-on-Small-Business-Saturday Gallup did a survey this summer. It asked people how much confidence they had in various institutions. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:48:11 EST There has to be a better way http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150609642/There-has-to-be-a-better-way Like virtually every voter, I thought the most recent election season was especially tiring and trying. There has to be a better way, I said. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:44:10 EST Nepotism under any name is not a good thing http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/150609593/Nepotism-under-any-name-is-not-a-good-thing Dear Editor: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:39:08 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150609550/Logan-County-News Hello to you where ever you may be. Did you know that this newspaper is considered the oldest in Kentucky. It has subscribers in many counties throughout Kentucky and more than 30 states throughout America. It has a lot to do with people moving to... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:36:07 EST Adairville News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150609514/Adairville-News Old Man Winter has definitely reared his ugly face this week. First snow of the year and then temperatures in the teens. I have to admit though I still get excited when we have snow. I know all the problems it causes but it is so beautiful. Hope this... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:34:06 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150609457/Lake-Malone-News If you think it gets hot at the lake, let me tell you Baby it gets COLD ALSO! Usually BY THIS time of the year we are on our way south. But the Hubby said, “Let's just stay until Thanksgiving!” So here we are. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:29:10 EST (No heading) http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150609393/ HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jack Hughes, a young 90 years old today. Jack and his wife Rosa Catherine will celebrate both Jack's birthday and their 69th wedding anniversary tomorrow at New Friendship Baptist Church. All relatives and friends are cordially... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:26:15 EST Antioch News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150609236/Antioch-News Greetings From The Antioch Community.Sure did turn winter. I had 14 degrees at my house this morning. We also had snow Sunday night and Monday. Sounds like we might have a rough winter. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:14:06 EST Freeland a great community business http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/150609109/Freeland-a-great-community-business Dear Editor: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:07:08 EST Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/150585020/Spa-News It is Saturday morning, a beautiful cold morning, yet the sun is still shining so beautiful. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:18:14 EST Government programs ‘should not be shrouded in mystery’ http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150562504/Government-programs-should-not-be-shrouded-in-mystery A lack of transparency puts taxpayers who fund the government, including its secretive practices, at a distinct disadvantage from which it's difficult to recover. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:55:16 EST Dropping in on the veteran down the street http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150562169/Dropping-in-on-the-veteran-down-the-street A few weeks ago, I dropped in on Russ Post, an 89-year-old war veteran who happens to live on my street. What followed was a memorable Saturday afternoon, as Russ took my teenage son and me on a roller coaster ride from his youth in Western... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:41:06 EST Blocking the vote http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150562128/Blocking-the-vote When she heard that the GOP had nailed a Senate majority, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska grabbed a chair, lifted it over her head and shouted “I'm the chair, maaaaaaan!” Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:39:06 EST