News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Sun, 24 May 2015 18:50:23 EST 1800 Seven brothers? A remarkable World War II story http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153656045/Seven-brothers-A-remarkable-World-War-II-story This time last year I did a commentary on five brothers who served in World War II. Very impressive. Imagine my surprise when someone who caught the commentary sent me a package with this note: Fri, 22 May 2015 09:06:43 EST A fossil-fueled fantasy http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153656007/A-fossil-fueled-fantasy Newfangled carbon-capture power plants supposedly burn coal without poisoning the planet. They don't. Fri, 22 May 2015 09:06:41 EST Antioch News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153655405/Antioch-News Greetings from the Antioch Community.We sure did have the rain. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:41:41 EST Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/153622282/Spa-News Hello, hello, hope you had a good week, got your garden planted or whatever else you needed to do. Thu, 21 May 2015 16:01:41 EST Adairville News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153635654/Adairville-News Strawberry Festival came and went with its usual rain but we were still able to have most of the events. The crowds were down. I guess some people think they will melt. Both bands were fabulous and the karaoke was fun. People are going to have to get... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:01:42 EST The cutting edge of waste http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153634123/The-cutting-edge-of-waste Lots of folks in America today really need more money. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:56:41 EST Schochoh News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153632293/Schochoh-News Greetings from Schochoh! Hope everyone's week has been a great one! Whippoorwill Baptist Church will be having a fellowship meal following the morning service on May 31. The church will also be having VBS on June 1-5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This... Thu, 21 May 2015 09:46:43 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153632247/Lake-Malone-News Do I have to mention that it has rained lately? You won't believe me when I tell you that I actually sat on my porch and watched it rain ALL DAY on Saturday! The Hubby was blown away. He said what is wrong with you woman? Usually you are having... Thu, 21 May 2015 09:46:41 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153632176/Logan-County-News Hello to all those good citizens of Logan County who are wise enough to read this newspaper and the various correspondent's' columns. We try to write something you would be interested in and at the same appeal to a wide age... Thu, 21 May 2015 09:41:43 EST Give your retirement plan a tune-up http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/153334400/Give-your-retirement-plan-a-tune-up Conducting an annual review of your retirement goals and strategy is an ideal way to check that your plans for your financial future remain realistic and on track. With that in mind, taking the three easy steps outlined below will help you conduct... Thu, 21 May 2015 09:36:42 EST When the Amish become martyrs http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/153609825/When-the-Amish-become-martyrs I feel compelled to share my perspective as someone who grew up in an Amish community after reading the article What Can Happen to the Amish at Trial about the issue of the Amish in Auburn, Kentucky not complying with an ordinance passed last year... Thu, 21 May 2015 09:31:41 EST Antioch News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153559614/Antioch-News Greetings from The Antioch Community.Hope all you Mothers had a very Happy Mother's Day on Sunday. Mon, 18 May 2015 11:36:42 EST Grocery dictators http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153559550/Grocery-dictators Republicans may like to rail against big government. But here in Wisconsin — where conservative lawmakers just introduced a bill to dramatically restrict what people can buy with their own food stamps — Republicans want to cook up a new... Mon, 18 May 2015 11:31:43 EST Ideologues’ selective concerns are for the birds http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153556323/Ideologues-selective-concerns-are-for-the-birds Pollution containing large amounts of ideologically driven hypocrisy and political correctness seeps from unbalanced environmental extremists' efforts to ensure that Americans don't forget the catastrophe of the largest accidental oil... Mon, 18 May 2015 09:21:41 EST Iran: The gulf region bully http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153494296/Iran:-The-gulf-region-bully Iran acts like a Persian Gulf hegemon because it can. Tehran's military, while capable of making a less-than-concerted attack costly, would be overmatched by the armed forces of the United States and those of the Persian Gulf states and crumble... Thu, 14 May 2015 10:31:41 EST Virginia is for dirty-energy lovers http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153494245/Virginia-is-for-dirty-energy-lovers If you live in Virginia and would like to shrink your carbon footprint, here's what passes for good news: We're now officially free to ban fracking. For two years, Old Dominion communities weren't at liberty to prevent that kind of... Thu, 14 May 2015 10:26:43 EST The way forward for Congress http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153494174/The-way-forward-for-Congress There have been encouraging signs on Capitol Hill of late that Congress's long slide into irrelevance may be slowing. Thu, 14 May 2015 10:26:41 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153493234/Lake-Malone-News I know all of you are anxiously waiting for my FIRST FISH STORY! Well, here we go. Thu, 14 May 2015 09:36:42 EST Adairville News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153493136/Adairville-News Well, Strawberry Festival week has arrived in Adairville and rain is forecast for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Never fear though, it was also forecast for this past weekend and we didn't get it, so we can only hope they will be wrong... Thu, 14 May 2015 09:31:41 EST Socialization as a religious phenomenon http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153416142/Socialization-as-a-religious-phenomenon Every home schooling parent has been asked the S-Question: “What about socialization?” The implications (real or imagined) of the question are less than flattering: Mon, 11 May 2015 10:21:41 EST