News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Fri, 29 May 2015 22:15:55 EST 1800 Adairville News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153768231/Adairville-News Hope everyone had a good Memorial Day and took time to reflect on the sacrifices that our men and women in the military make for us every day. It is not just the service men and women but their families as well. We watched American Sniper this weekend... Thu, 28 May 2015 12:01:42 EST Congress says, “War powers? What war powers?” http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153765805/Congress-says-War-powers-What-war-powers A few weeks ago, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia made a small splash in the press when he took Congress to task for failing to authorize our nation's ongoing war against Islamic militants. “The silence of Congress in the midst of this war is... Thu, 28 May 2015 10:06:42 EST Commencements, causes and campus free speech http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153765730/Commencements-causes-and-campus-free-speech When my daughter told me that Mark Ruffalo—an actor and leftist activist—would be receiving a prestigious prize at her 2015 commencement at Dickinson College, I was dismayed but not surprised. Dickinson, an elite liberal arts college in... Thu, 28 May 2015 10:01:44 EST The latest victim in the war on whistleblowers http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153765708/The-latest-victim-in-the-war-on-whistleblowers Jeffrey Sterling recently stood before a judge as his sentence was read. The former CIA officer, the judge declared, would spend 42 months — that's three and half years — behind bars. The feds had convicted Sterling on nine felony... Thu, 28 May 2015 10:01:42 EST Schochoh News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153764420/Schochoh-News Greetings from Schochoh! What a wonderful week we are having ! It is the last week of school and this bus driver is so ready! Don't get me wrong , I love my job, the kids, and the lady I work with everyday, it's just SCHOOLS OUT FOR THE... Thu, 28 May 2015 08:51:43 EST Lake Malone News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153764345/Lake-Malone-News Here I go again, there is nothing like living on the lake on a holiday. But I must admit it started with a BANG on Thursday afternoon this year. Usually it is Friday before the people start arriving but I guess everyone was ready for spring since we... Thu, 28 May 2015 08:46:42 EST Logan County News http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/153764256/Logan-County-News Hello Logan County. I love life, people, retirement in a way, doing things for others, having friends, old people, children, nice people and living in this county. I even love some of the ornery people in the county. Thu, 28 May 2015 08:41:41 EST EPA rules threaten aluminum’s revival http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/153654983/EPA-rules-threaten-aluminums-revival Aluminum may not cost as much as it did when special guests at banquets hosted by Napoleon III were offered a prized set of cutlery made from the metal while less-favored guests used knives and forks laden only with gold. Mon, 25 May 2015 08:21:42 EST 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