News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:18:56 EST 1800 Antioch News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153020823/Antioch-News Greetings from the Antioch Community. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:21:41 EST States should light federalism’s candles, curse EPA’s darkness http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153020406/States-should-light-federalisms-candles-curse-EPAs-darkness Did you hear the one about Washington's power outage that caused the Department of Energy to go dark? Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:06:45 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153020305/Logan-County-News Hello Logan Countians! It is great to be here and to be alive. I have traveled the world to more than 70 countries and enjoyed visiting every one of them; but give me Logan County every time. It is not a perfect world here but then where... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:06:43 EST The endless entertainment of nature http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/153018540/The-endless-entertainment-of-nature I watched the squirrel run across the yard, seemingly focused on reaching some particular spot in a hurry. Suddenly he stopped, raised up on his hind legs to expose his golden-brown underbelly. All around he looked. When sure the coast was clear, he... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:36:41 EST Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/152960594/Spa-News Hello, hello, this is Saturday and a most beautiful day. A wee bit cool at 40. When it got up to 75 yesterday at least we knew spring was here. It won't be long till we are “gosh” it sure is hot. We are a complaining... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:21:42 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152961681/Lake-Malone-News It is now three o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday and I was supposed to have my article to Mr. O.J. yesterday. As the old saying goes, “I am a day late and a dollar short”! Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:46:41 EST Adairville News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152961084/Adairville-News What a week for Adairville. We were honored to have Lt. Governor Crit LuAllen come to Adairville on Wednesday to present us with a check for $577,770 for our water and sewer project. This was a CDBG grant administered through the Department of Local... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:16:43 EST Higher energy costs will put an unfair burden on Kentucky families http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152960118/Higher-energy-costs-will-put-an-unfair-burden-on-Kentucky-families As the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), I frequently travel throughout the U.S. And in my journeys, I'm often struck by the fact that so many families are struggling to find financial security. I find it... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:31:41 EST Amish should be left alone http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/152948912/Amish-should-be-left-alone Dear Editor:I am writing this in regard to the Amish. I think Auburn is just hunting something to complain about. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:36:42 EST For the Media, Traditional Values Still Matter http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152947245/For-the-Media-Traditional-Values-Still-Matter I have been involved in politics and policy-making for over 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold strong feelings about reporters and the media. They're not what you might think, however. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:46:41 EST Great Expectations? http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152945731/Great-Expectations “If your children are no better than you are, you have fathered them in vain, indeed you have lived in vain.”-Solzhenitsyn from “Cancer Ward”Actually, I am... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:01:41 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152889287/Logan-County-News Editor's Note: The Logan County News did not arrive at the NDL office in time to make Friday's edition. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:11:41 EST The right to eat http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152889241/The-right-to-eat There's one group of people in this country who probably get less sympathy than anyone else: felons. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:06:41 EST Blowing past political turbulence http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152889183/Blowing-past-political-turbulence The gaggle of workers in Montana's Carbon County hacking at the barely thawed ground in late December were on a mission: Secure Mud Springs Wind Ranch's eligibility for a green-energy incentive. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:06:41 EST Federal dollars subvert federalism http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152889156/Federal-dollars-subvert-federalism We've come – or drifted – a long way since then-President Andrew Jackson vetoed a bill in 1830 that would have provided aid for a Kentucky road project. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:06:40 EST Hardest on myself saves others from wrath http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/152633768/Hardest-on-myself-saves-others-from-wrath I am blessed with a temper that is rarely activated toward another person. However, I become angry with myself pretty often. Most of the time it happens because I fail to apply the common sense lessons that I have already learned through experience. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:06:41 EST Safe haven laws and the babies whose lives hang in the balance http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152812603/Safe-haven-laws-and-the-babies-whose-lives-hang-in-the-balance What if one person can make a big difference? He can. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 12:01:42 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152833663/Lake-Malone-News It's finally over; that “round ball” season. I am absolutely worn out. This “BLUE FEVER” I told you about is finally leaving me. You see as I told you before, the only cure is to push that little button on your TV that... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 11:06:42 EST Auburn News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/152833629/Auburn-News Last week's Easter egg hunt, although a little damp and chilly, was a great success. Thanks to the Auburn Merchants Group, who sponsered and raised funds so that our children and grandchildren could celebrate spring's new... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 11:06:41 EST America’s billionaires owe you a thank you note http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/152833425/Americas-billionaires-owe-you-a-thank-you-note This tax season, America's billionaires are toasting you, the ordinary taxpayer. 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