News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:59:57 EST 1800 Questioning tolerance at the University of Kentucky http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4495420/Questioning-tolerance-at-the-University-of-Kentucky College is a place where students are expected to be asked questions, lots of them in fact, on many topics. But one wonders if there are some questions too intrusive and personal to ask. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lake Malone http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4487618/Lake-Malone WELL, I HOPE YOU MISSED ME LAST WEEK. I got an e-mail from the newspaper and O.J. mentioned that he had not received any words from me. Ask me if that sent me into a tail spin! I told him I thought I had but guess what; when I checked back….I... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Toxic Tech: Apple, other manufacturers need to use less-deadly chemicals http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4472411/Toxic-Tech:-Apple-other-manufacturers-need-to-use-less-deadly-chemicals Ming Kunpeng went to work for ASM Pacific Technology — a chip supplier for Apple — when he was 19 years old. Required to handle the known carcinogen benzene on a daily basis without adequate training or protective gear, the young worker... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Job creation solutions for Kentuckians http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4471948/Job-creation-solutions-for-Kentuckians The Obama Economy has had a devastating impact on the people of Kentucky, especially the many working women and families who keep this Commonwealth running. The facts are plain: Under this President's watch, more than 3.7 million American women... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Thanks from Good Samaritan http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/4170346/Thanks-from-Good-Samaritan Dear Editor: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fear’s tyranny and freedom http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4155009/Fears-tyranny-and-freedom Our nation is guided by a Constitution entrusting individuals with a great deal of freedom while very intentionally restricting government's own ability to take away that freedom from citizens. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Adairville http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4144889/Adairville Greetings from the southern end of the county. Spring seems to definitely have sprung. Redbuds are blooming, flowering cherry trees are blooming and everything is beginning to show signs of life. I love spring. We have Easter in Adairville coming up... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lake Malone http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4144019/Lake-Malone Well, you remember last week the Daughter had her house all decorated for Easter and the Hubby was somewhat upset because she had not gathered all the sticks in the yard. So we played a little game of “pick up sticks”. But when she came... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Let them eat rice http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4143818/Let-them-eat-rice A recent Scientific American blog post blamed environmentalists for costing poor, malnourished people an estimated 1,424,000 life years in India alone. Why? Because they presumably kept Golden Rice off the market for over a decade when it could have... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Spa http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4137006/Spa Greetings from our small community. This week we've had lots of thunder and rain, maybe spring is really here. Bob always liked to do some garden planting on Good Friday, and that is the 18th. Easter Sunday is the 20th. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Antioch http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4142595/Antioch Greetings from the Antioch Community.There will be a baby shower at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, April 13 for Kayla, Seth and Rolan Viffert. This is Bro. Clardy's granddaughter. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST April 13-19 is National Library Week http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/4142731/April-13-19-is-National-Library-Week Dear Editor: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Logan County http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4142299/Logan-County Hello again from the old brick house on Cornelius Avenue in Russellville. The wonderful historic house I call home. With time, more research and many interviews I hope to compile a small book or booklet on the marvels of this very special house in... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST This England? http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4118869/This-England I was a last-minute substitute for an international conference on euthanasia, in London! The year was 1998 and I had never been to Britain before. I was so excited I could not sleep. What to see? Where to go? Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Recent presidents and religious liberty http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4107146/Recent-presidents-and-religious-liberty American presidents have played a major role in fostering religious liberty at home and abroad. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison strongly supported the separation of church and state and freedom of worship. Washington used his... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lobbying to sustain inequality http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4107102/Lobbying-to-sustain-inequality Congress will soon vote on a measure that would raise the national minimum wage to $10.10 and bring the tipped wage to 70 percent of the full minimum. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Enquiring Kentucky minds want to know: What’s going on in those secret budget discussions? http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/4107061/Enquiring-Kentucky-minds-want-to-know:-Whats-going-on-in-those-secret-budget-discussions Lawmakers fulfilled their primary constitutional duty by agreeing on a $20.3 billion budget. Still, plenty of unanswered questions remain about Kentucky's budget process: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Remembering victims of crime http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/4106359/Remembering-victims-of-crime National Crime Victims' Rights is scheduled for April 6 through April 12, 2014. The theme of this year's commemoration is “30 Years—-Restoring the Balance of Justice.” A silhouette of Lady Liberty holding the scales of... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Holy Week services in Lewisburg http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/4096491/Holy-Week-services-in-Lewisburg Dear Editor: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST County fair is back on track http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/letters/4095981/County-fair-is-back-on-track Dear Editor:I am writing in response to the recent articles submitted by Mr. Dickerson titled Logan County, concerning the Logan County Fair. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST