News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Thu, 7 May 2015 00:16:46 EST 1800 Schochoh News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153321436/Schochoh-News Greetings from Schochoh! Hope everyone is having a great week and enjoying this beautiful weather. Schochoh may be a small community but we have many interesting things here! Tue, 5 May 2015 16:51:41 EST A tribute to Ruth Morris http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/153317440/A-tribute-to-Ruth-Morris Dear Editor: Tue, 5 May 2015 15:11:44 EST Social worker’s right-to-work ‘research’ is shaky http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153249489/Social-workers-right-to-work-research-is-shaky Not only is there a real gap in economic growth between states with and without right-to-work policies, but the chasm between those who write papers from ivory towers and local leaders fighting in the trenches to bring jobs to their communities has... Mon, 4 May 2015 11:51:44 EST Don’t bet on Supreme Court overturning marriage laws http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153249387/Dont-bet-on-Supreme-Court-overturning-marriage-laws Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard lively oral arguments over the constitutionality of state laws that keep marriage between a man and a woman. Opposing attorneys jockeyed for position on the social issue of the decade—an issue... Mon, 4 May 2015 11:46:41 EST The Baltimore uprising’s backstory http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153282408/The-Baltimore-uprisings-backstory What started out as righteous protest over the death of a young black man in the hands of Baltimore cops (he had been accused of “making eye contact with a police officer”) quickly degenerated into a full-scale riot. By nightfall the city... Mon, 4 May 2015 09:31:41 EST Thanks to all teachers, staff http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/153282397/Thanks-to-all-teachers-staff Dear Editor:As we mark the beginning of Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, I want to publicly say thank you for everything you do. Mon, 4 May 2015 09:26:42 EST Money and Politics: We need change now! http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153225336/Money-and-Politics:-We-need-change-now I've seen a lot over my decades in politics, and not much alarms me. But I have to be blunt: Money is poisoning our political system. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:11:43 EST Courting for marriage: Left tries to woo Supreme Court of the United States http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153225299/Courting-for-marriage:-Left-tries-to-woo-Supreme-Court-of-the-United-States Thousands of years of human history cannot be overruled by three hours of debate before nine imperfect people. But this week that is the best liberals can hope for in the race to upend nature's law — and nature's God. Outside the... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:11:41 EST Adairville News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153224735/Adairville-News Spring continues to tease with us. Just when we think warm weather is here, another cold front comes knocking at the door. I do enjoy seeing everyone out working in their yards trying to rid it of the damage left from the hard winter. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:41:42 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153224684/Lake-Malone-News For you people who have never lived on Lake Malone, I will describe to you what it is like after the “RAINS OF 2015”! Yes, we had many. I know those of you who do live here and read my column can really relate to everything I write so if... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:36:41 EST Schochoh News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153224632/Schochoh-News Greetings from Schochoh! Hope everyone is having a great week! May is here and a lot is going on in Schochoh this month. Townsend Grove Baptist Church will be having a “Youth Day” on Sunday May 3. Following the morning message there will... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:31:42 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153224599/Logan-County-News Its' May 1 or “May Day” in much of the world. When I was in elementary school I remember we celebrated the event every year by walking or dancing around the May Pole. There were lots of fresh flowers, we sang songs and usually... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:31:41 EST Antioch News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153223841/Antioch-News Greetings from The Antioch Community. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:31:41 EST Antioch News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153151873/Antioch-News Greetings from The Antioch Community. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:01:41 EST The S-300 slap down http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153151722/The-S-300-slap-down The Russian-built S-300 anti-aircraft/anti-ballistic missile (AA/ABM, carrying the NATO designation SA-10, codenamed “Grumble”), while not the world's most advanced surface-to-air defensive weapon, roughly equates to the American... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:56:47 EST Common Core wrongly ignores higher-level courses http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153116307/Common-Core-wrongly-ignores-higher-level-courses There's been a lot of discussion about how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are moving Kentucky education forward. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:56:43 EST To the men in blue (or brown) as the case may be http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/153151576/To-the-men-in-blue-(or-brown)-as-the-case-may-be Dear Editor: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:51:45 EST Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/153079493/Spa-News We have a lot of rain this week, so I'm sure no farming such as planting anything has been done. Of all things I had to be out Monday in that awful rain. Got wet, but luckily it didn't cause me to take a cold. Thank goodness. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:31:41 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153092844/Logan-County-News Hello again from Peach Blossom Hall on the Nimrod Long Hillside overlooking the old Russellville Train Station. What a nice place to live and observe life as it goes on in Logan County, Kentucky. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:46:46 EST Adairville News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153092755/Adairville-News Happy spring from South Logan. I am trying to remind myself that April showers bring May flowers, but sometimes these gray rainy days tend to make me forget that. The ground is so soggy but probably in July we may be wishing for some of this rain. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:41:44 EST