News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:58:57 EST 1800 Worth more: One man or an entire city? http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/317113/Worth-more:-One-man-or-an-entire-city A population of 100,000 is substantial. Five states don't even have one metropolis that large. Some cities that size, like Fargo, North Dakota, are their state's biggest. Others, like Lansing, Michigan, are state capitals. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST KAL 007 and MH17 …a presidential response http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/317052/KAL-007-and-MH17-a-presidential-response This generation has its KAL 007. The stunning downing of Malaysian flight 17 is strikingly similar to the shock of September 1, 1983, when the Russians downed a Korean passenger airliner, flight 007, which had left New York City for Seoul via Alaska. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A weak case for ‘coincidence’ http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/316986/A-weak-case-for-coincidence “Coincidence,” may indeed be, as Albert Einstein put it, “God's way of remaining anonymous.” Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A weak case for ‘coincidence’ http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/5327429/A-weak-case-for-coincidence “Coincidence,” may indeed be, as Albert Einstein put it, “God's way of remaining anonymous.” Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST KAL 007 and MH17 … A Presidential Response http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/5327423/KAL-007-and-MH17--A-Presidential-Response This generation has its KAL 007. The stunning downing of Malaysian flight 17 is strikingly similar to the shock of September 1, 1983, when the Russians downed a Korean passenger airliner, flight 007, which had left New York City for Seoul via Alaska. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Worth more: One man or an entire city? http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/5327416/Worth-more:-One-man-or-an-entire-city A population of 100,000 is substantial. Five states don't even have one metropolis that large. Some cities that size, like Fargo, North Dakota, are their state's biggest. Others, like Lansing, Michigan, are state capitals. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lake Malone http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/5306609/Lake-Malone Have you ever had COMPANY? I am sure you have. I don't care who it is, you can't wait until they get here and after they leave you just sit back in your easy chair and say…..man what fun we had. But the Hubby said it even... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Adairville http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/5306507/Adairville The Gospeltones Reunion concert on the square was a huge success. Their voices and harmony is still so pure and the message they sing about is as well. A Big Thank You to each and every one of that group for coming and sharing your gift with us. So... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Shortchanging our national treasures http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/5305460/Shortchanging-our-national-treasures Fabulous vacations don't come cheap. Hotels often run at least $100 a night, if not higher. Add in airfare, a rental car, and restaurant meals, and a family vacation becomes a privilege for those with the cash to afford... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Privacy battles: as old as the Old Testament http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/5305430/Privacy-battles:-as-old-as-the-Old-Testament Last month marked the beginning of a new campaign for Internet privacy with the unveiling of the “Reset the Net” campaign. Academics, tech companies, and civil rights organizations from around the globe, including Google, Mozilla,... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Logan County http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/5305364/Logan-County Howdy good neighbors! I am so glad the Bethel Dipper Restaurant is back open following an automobile running through a wall of the establishment. It was closed over a week while repairs were made. Today I had one of the Dipper's great milk... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Auburn http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/5305334/Auburn Hooray! I finally got that pesky fly. He's been driving me bonkers for the past two days. This house is big enough for both of us. Don't why he felt it necessary to follow me from room to room. I have smacked myself so many times I just... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A story of love http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/5305020/A-story-of-love Dear Editor: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Spa http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/5296083/Spa Hello, hope you had a good week. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Unemployed Americans need action http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/5287914/Unemployed-Americans-need-action Today, millions of Americans remain unemployed. But even for those lucky enough to have a job, things have never seemed tougher. Outdated policies diminish opportunities in the workplace, leaving many torn between the demands of work and family. And... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Rhodie Hole mystery http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/5271638/The-Rhodie-Hole-mystery Out of all the quirks of nature, nothing has fascinated me quite like the “Rhodie Hold.” Probably only a handful of folks know of its existence, if, in fact, it still exists. I am assuming it does. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Are we doomed to polarization? http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/5271699/Are-we-doomed-to-polarization We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don't much like the way it's performing. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A deluded consensus on discrimination http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/5271677/A-deluded-consensus-on-discrimination A wide majority of U.S. voters say black Americans who can't get ahead should blame themselves for their troubles instead of racial discrimination. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Drug-pricing program needs more oversight http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/5259167/Drug-pricing-program-needs-more-oversight We should never discount the unintended consequences of welfare programs, including waste, fraud and abuse that occurs when government decides it's going to provide assistance to needy Americans but fails to include adequate oversight... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Spa http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/5238751/Spa Another week has gone by and in all probability we are going to have some extra “hot” days. It's already been in the 90s and that is hot enough for me. It seems as if I always have complaints about the weather doesn't... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST