News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Sun, 1 Feb 2015 04:41:20 EST 1800 Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/151552713/Spa-News Well, we finally got some snow. A light ground cover, which mostly melted before long. That is the kind of snow I like. It is beautiful falling, yet doesn't hang around long. It was so pretty falling, and of course of all the days I had to be... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:36:42 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151567963/Logan-County-News Hello again from Peach Blossom Hall. It's great to be alive and living in Logan County. I know of no other place I would rather be. Just wish it was warmer. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:11:41 EST Which Kind of Violence http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/151547301/Which-Kind-of-Violence A friend sent me an article by Keith Giles, a teacher, author, blogger, and freelance copywriter in Orange County, California. The title of the article is, “Onward Christian Killers.” The picture leading into the article shows a muscular,... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:31:42 EST Antioch News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151566600/Antioch-News Greetings from The Antioch Community.Sure am enjoying the beautiful sunshine this morning. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:01:46 EST Remembering James B. Edwards http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/151566548/Remembering-James-B.-Edwards On the morning after Christmas, James B. Edwards passed away. Few Americans under the age of 40—unless they are South Carolinians—had probably never heard of Jim. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:01:45 EST Pull yourself up by your bread bags http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/151566518/Pull-yourself-up-by-your-bread-bags In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama presented a bold economic vision for America. Do we want a country where only “a few of us do spectacularly well,” he asked, or where everyone has a chance to succeed? Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:01:44 EST Life is short, so don’t spend it beating yourself up http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/151566474/Life-is-short-so-dont-spend-it-beating-yourself-up Greeting cards treat Valentine's Day like it's a day for love. But for many people, it's a day of self-loathing.“Why am I single, yet again, on another Valentine's Day?” they may wonder. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:56:42 EST Auburn News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151566263/Auburn-News It's no longer just a rumor. The new business in town “EAST MAIN DINER” has now opened. Owners Tim and Trish Atkinson of Hendersonville, TN began operations this week. The restaurant building remembered by most natives as... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:51:42 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151566231/Lake-Malone-News People out there in “Never Never Land”, it is 2 a.m. in the morning and I am not in my bed getting my beauty sleep which by now I need desperately. Of course this is the second article of me trying to knit and I am literately... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:46:42 EST Has the President exceeded his authority on immigration? http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/151498359/Has-the-President-exceeded-his-authority-on-immigration In the State of the Union address, President Obama declared: “We can't put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance, or unraveling the new rules on Wall Street, or refighting past battles on immigration when... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:21:41 EST Inequality is costing us big-time http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/151498310/Inequality-is-costing-us-big-time Have you ever wondered what inequality costs the average American family?That is, what price do we pay — in actual dollars and cents — for tolerating an economy fixated on pumping our treasure to the top? Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:16:42 EST Charter-school opponents need to turn the page http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/151498235/Charter-school-opponents-need-to-turn-the-page National Fun at Work Day. National Kazoo Day. National Blueberry Pancake Day. They all occur on Wed., Jan. 28.Who knew so much could happen on a single “Hump Day?” Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:16:41 EST Spa News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/151422012/Spa-News This has been a difficult week for us. James Lynn “Jimmie” Fleming passed from his earthly life for an eternal home which is with Jesus Christ his Saviour. Jimmie made a profession of faith earlier in life, being an active church member as... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:21:43 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151442275/Lake-Malone-News Auburn has been blessed with some warmer sunny days in the last week. Was great to be out soaking up some of that vitamin D. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:46:42 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151442172/Lake-Malone-News Good morning out there in “newspaper land”! You remember I mentioned several times to the good editor that we needed a funny paper. Well, I have decided that my column is a funny paper without cartoons. Don't know how I can get... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:41:42 EST Adairville News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151442134/Adairville-News What a great weekend. I now officially have spring fever. I worked outside and also did some inside cleaning. It always feels good to get some things done even with the sore muscles. I know winter is not gone but it was definitely a nice respite from... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:41:41 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151442082/Logan-County-News Hello again from Peach Blossom Hall in the heart of Logan County, Kentucky. What a great time to be alive. The alternative is not so good! Wish the weather would stay like it has been the last few days, unfortunately it is not to last. Rain and cold... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:36:41 EST It’ll never be time for term limits on Congress http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/151441696/Itll-never-be-time-for-term-limits-on-Congress It didn't get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate. Voters also added to the ranks of people on both sides of Capitol Hill who believe members of Congress should... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:21:42 EST Buyer beware: The value of near-death accounts http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/151441584/Buyer-beware:-The-value-of-near-death-accounts Religious deception and hucksterism is certainly not a new phenomenon. From Sinclair Lewis' Elmer Gantry to televangelist Jim Bakker to some proponents of the Prosperity Gospel, fictional and real life examples abound. So the revelation that... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:16:41 EST Obama tips his hat to FDR http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/151441512/Obama-tips-his-hat-to-FDR Whatever happens over the next two years, you can bet that 22nd century school children will know more about President Barack Obama than kids learn today about, say, Calvin Coolidge. He made history just by being the first non-white man to occupy the... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:11:42 EST