News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:45:25 EST 1800 Premonitions from long ago http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150294281/Premonitions-from-long-ago In the realm of the super-natural perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects is that of “premonition” or the uncanny ability to “see” or foretell events to come. Call it a “gut feeling” or a strong sensation of... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:03:09 EST Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/150268032/Spa-News I wonder how much rain we have gotten? I don't have a gauge anymore. I heard someone say one day she emptied 6 inches and another day and inch. I'm sure that was not the total. A few chilly mornings again too. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:09:09 EST Adairville News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150275844/Adairville-News Well, it is good to be back. I really have no excuse for the past two weeks except the week ran out before all the things I needed to get done did. When I got ready to write my article I realized it was too late. My intention is to do... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:25:15 EST Auburn News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150275794/Auburn-News Yet again I find myself apologizing to my readers. A goodly portion of last week's column was omitted from the Friday, October 17 printed issue of ND&L. So we will begin today's column with the last few paragraphs, although it is a week... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:21:13 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150275740/Logan-County-News Hello again from historic Peach Blossom Hall in the heart of Logan County, Kentucky. A home that has played a major role in the history of the county in much of the 19th and 20th centuries. A place of mystery and intrigue, of great political decision... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:17:08 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150275668/Lake-Malone-News NOTHING….YES NOTHING IS GOING ON AT THE LAKE. Last Friday I read my column and I saw something very different. Of course you know the paper has really jazzed up their print. It's large enough that even I can read it with my poor eyes. I... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:13:09 EST A free-market economist’s take on Ken Burns’ ‘The Roosevelts’ http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150211217/A-free-market-economists-take-on-Ken-Burns-The-Roosevelts By now, you've probably seen or heard about Ken Burns' 14-hour documentary on the three most famous Roosevelts: Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor. I have to confess that I almost didn't watch it. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:26:12 EST I will not be welcoming the circus to my town http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150081104/I-will-not-be-welcoming-the-circus-to-my-town I wrote a column four years ago when the “circus came to town” in attempts to inform the good folks of Logan County exactly where they would be taking their children to watch exotic animals performing spectacular tricks. I did this because... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:56:09 EST Antioch News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150225185/Antioch-News Editor's Note: The Antioch News did not arrive at the News-Democrat & Leader office in time to be included in Friday's newspaper.Greetings from The Antioch Community. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:32:10 EST Ebola: Coming to a neighborhood near you http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150224978/Ebola:-Coming-to-a-neighborhood-near-you Dear Editor:The White House recently announced they will send 4,000 U.S. soldiers to Liberia to fight Ebola - you know, the viral disease which has no cure, no vaccine and a 70 percent death rate. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:13:25 EST Right-to-work: The right message for Kentucky’s governor http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150210068/Right-to-work:-The-right-message-for-Kentuckys-governor The 3,748 manufacturers that have stayed in Kentucky and employ 228,600 workers – despite a less-than-friendly business atmosphere – deserve all of the accolades Frankfort can muster, including Gov. Steve Beshear's decree that... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:26:16 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150192739/Lake-Malone-News Don't know if you have noticed or not but it is RAINING AGAIN! It is 4:00 o'clock in the morning and I am sitting on my little porch watching it come down. I woke up all during the night and those “little rain drops kept falling on... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:37:07 EST DAR to honor Vietnam Vets http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/150193078/DAR-to-honor-Vietnam-Vets Dear Editor: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:19 EST Church group picks up roadside http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/150193035/Church-group-picks-up-roadside Dear Editor:On Saturday, Oct. 4th, the Baugh Station Church Youth of Lewisburg picked up trash on Spa Road. Thank you for this opportunity to clean up some of our community. We hope we get the cahnce to do this again. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:58:22 EST The collective suicide of conservative talk-radio http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150192969/The-collective-suicide-of-conservative-talk-radio Conservative talk-radio is hurting. Liberals are gleefully circling the wagons, celebrating their adversary's imminent demise, even as conservative talk-radio remains far more popular than liberal talk-radio. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:53:19 EST Obama’s dumb war http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150192950/Obamas-dumb-war If Barack Obama owes his presidency to one thing, it was the good sense he had back in 2002 to call the Iraq War what it was: “dumb.” Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:50:13 EST Viewing political corruption more broadly http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/150192778/Viewing-political-corruption-more-broadly Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans' views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:38:11 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150192607/Logan-County-News Hello from Peach Blossom Hall in the heart of Logan County Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:30:22 EST Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/150191454/Spa-News Howdy! We have had quite a bot of rain this week. In fact, when Stanley took me to Dr. Kamal Singh on Thursday for a check-up, I don't think I ever saw it rain any harder than it did that morning. When we left the Dr.'s office the sun was... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:46:17 EST Auburn News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/150190769/Auburn-News Dear Lord, thank you for this day. So far I'm doing all right. I haven't whined, griped, been grumpy, nasty or selfish. I haven't even eaten any chocolate, but I'm going to get our of bed in a minute…and I might need a... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:28:15 EST