News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:26:55 EST 1800 The President and congress should work together on military intervention http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50676440/The-President-and-congress-should-work-together-on-military-intervention In his speech last week outlining his plans to use military force against the jihadists of the Islamic State, President Obama gave Congress only passing mention. “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL,” he said. “But I... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:48:04 EST Auburn News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50673881/Auburn-News Greetings Auburn and surrounding communities. Boy has this been a busy week, what with the granddaughter's wedding tomorrow. You know, make sure your dress fits, get the hair done and don't dare break a fingernail, find the right jewelry,... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:05:18 EST Adairville News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50686363/Adairville-News Anyone planning on going to the Finding Favour concert tonight, it has been cancelled due to sickness of one of the members. They tried to find another group but were unable to get anyone on such a short notice. Bro. Brent Johnson and the church are... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:29:11 EST Antioch News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50684574/Antioch-News Greetings from The Antioch Community. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:21:09 EST September is a time for reminiscing http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50682823/September-is-a-time-for-reminiscing September, oh glorious September; a prelude to fall's coming displays. A time to reflect on summers past, as Mother Nature readies herself for harsh winter winds that will surely come - and I find myself pausing and remembering. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:18:10 EST What my priorities will be http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50684109/What-my-priorities-will-be When Mitch McConnell speaks to the Koch brothers and the other billionaires who bankroll his campaign, he pledges to them what he will NOT do. He will not permit votes, or even debate, on raising the minimum wage. He will not permit votes, or even... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:55:09 EST The NLRB’s contribution to Obama’s anti-business crusade http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50683886/The-NLRBs-contribution-to-Obamas-anti-business-crusade Having written earlier this summer about the whack-a-mole regulatory state running wild under the presidency of Barack Obama, the biggest question in my mind was which of the myriad federal regulatory agencies would be the next to throw a monkey... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:43:05 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50682833/Logan-County-News Hello again from the independent county of Logan located in the heart of southwestern Kentucky. Thank you Don Neagle for allowing me to do the radio show on WRUS last Friday from the confines of Peach Blossom Hall in the heart of Russellville. I do... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:43:13 EST This election puts women in the driver’s seat http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50636564/This-election-puts-women-in-the-drivers-seat Let's be clear. As the majority of the population, the majority of registered voters, and the majority of those who actually show up at the polls, women can determine the outcome of any election. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:15:07 EST How Ray Rice proves Freud wrong http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50636546/How-Ray-Rice-proves-Freud-wrong As a 21st century data-driven psychologist, I find it difficult to invoke the name of Sigmund Freud. In fact, when trying to type his name, I misspelled it on my first three attempts. Some sort of slip, I guess. It has been suggested by some that... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:12:15 EST Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50593407/Spa-News Visiting awhile Sunday afternoon with Virginia Hart were relatives from Old Hickory, Ronnie and Bev Nollner and Thomas. They ate at Roy's before driving to Virginia's. Others there were Carolyn and Roger Gibson and locally Terry and... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:25:09 EST Don’t know much about history? Don’t take this course! http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50618206/Dont-know-much-about-history-Dont-take-this-course Prominent American architecture critic Martin Filler once observed: “The variable posthumous reputations of even the greatest artists and the unpredictable revivals of interest in even the most obscure ones tend to reveal more about those who... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:19:07 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50606171/Logan-County-News Railroads have played a major role in the development of America for more than 150 years. The growth and progress can be shown with the expansion of the railroads north and south and then westward all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The term... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:04:11 EST Adairville News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50605008/Adairville-News Another City Wide Yard Sale has come and gone. Hope everyone got some great treasures and others purged their home of unwanted things. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:00:11 EST Lake Malone news http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50603974/Lake-Malone-news After all the rain that we had this Labor Day week end, Mother Nature really did her stuff tonight. It is the day after the Holiday Disaster and we had the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen on the lake. I looked out my window just as the sun was... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:57:11 EST Auburn News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community_news-opinion_columns/50603789/Auburn-News “Life is better in Auburn”. Heard that from Mike Hughes, but didn't hear where he found it. Isn't that a great quote? Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:44:14 EST Strategy 101: A primer for President Obama http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50603353/Strategy-101:-A-primer-for-President-Obama In August 1961, while the Soviets erected the Berlin Wall to plunge the Cold War into the deep freeze, President John F. Kennedy ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff to devise a nuclear-first strike plan. The Strategic Air Command responded with a plan... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:15:11 EST The Leaf Blower Divide http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50603313/The-Leaf-Blower-Divide When new neighbors moved in next door, I didn't hold off long before broaching the Big Question. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:12:08 EST On roasting marshmellows, the deficit and your family http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50603096/On-roasting-marshmellows-the-deficit-and-your-family Uncle Sam claims to knows best - even how best to cook.At least, that what it claims based on a report this week from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:00:05 EST Handy contents from the wastebasket http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50554351/Handy-contents-from-the-wastebasket The wastebasket beside my reading chair has to be one of the handiest furnishings in my house. It helps me to make quick work of going through the mail. If an item is not a bill to be paid or a magazine that offers in-depth reading, everything goes... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 09:30:20 EST