Harlan Daily Enterprise- RSS OPINION Feed http://harlandaily.com/section/OPINION http://harlandaily.com/section/OPINION Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:32:52 EST 1800 Today in History — July 29 http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50087986/Today-in-History--July-29 By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Trees already preparing for winter http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/50086796/Trees-already-preparing-for-winter Even though we are in the hottest period of summer, it's hard to believe that trees are already starting to prepare for winter. During the month of August and September, many trees will begin to shut down by gradually reducing active growth and... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Armed response not a job for educators http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50087003/Armed-response-not-a-job-for-educators Arming teachers to respond to deadly attacks is an unsettling concept.Gov. Jay Nixon on July 14 vetoed legislation that would permit educators who specifically are trained for armed response to carry concealed weapons. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Those who fought in ‘Forgotten War’ http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50088178/Those-who-fought-in-Forgotten-War FRANKFORT — The Korean War is sometimes referred to as America's forgotten war, but for those who served and their loved ones, it will never be forgotten. Kentucky saw more than 30,000 of its citizens serve in the conflict and on July 27,... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Remembering the 1970s http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50088030/Remembering-the-1970s Technology has transformed our world tremendously. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that life is getting easier for most people. And, greatly due to modern medicine, life expectancy has increased significantly from around the turn of the... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Armstrong on the moon, 45 years ago http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50038791/Armstrong-on-the-moon-45-years-ago It's July 19 and I'm at Wapakoneta, Ohio, at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum. Tomorrow is July 20, 2014, the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon. I remember his famous words, “That's one small step for... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The importance of worshipping God http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/50038726/The-importance-of-worshipping-God When an important decision is in the works, we all wish we could hear a voice from heaven or have some solid assurance that we are doing the right thing. Sometimes our confirmation that we are on the right track comes in an overwhelming sense of... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Why incumbents keep getting reelected http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50050422/Why-incumbents-keep-getting-reelected It's no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members' standing with the American people at a historic... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Flying with kids? Be organized http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/307054/Flying-with-kids-Be-organized I'm happy to announce I'm featured in American Airways magazine this month! With that good news I thought I'd write about flying with little ones. Now that vacation time in full swing and if you plan to fly with your kids, here are... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Female voters wooed for fall http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/328599/Female-voters-wooed-for-fall By Charles BabingtonAn AP News AnalysisWASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST EPA carbon rules good for all http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/328740/EPA-carbon-rules-good-for-all Richard Eidlin Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Getting geared up for back-to-school http://harlandaily.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/312005/Getting-geared-up-for-back-to-school The beginning of a new school year is just around the corner. The new start provides an opportunity for your child to participate in all kinds of extracurricular activities, some of which include sports. Sports are a great way for your child to get... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thankfulness in adulthood and childhood http://harlandaily.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/5316666/Thankfulness-in-adulthood-and-childhood Pastor Bob Russell writes in his book Jesus, Lord of Your Personality, that having a lot doesn't tend to produce a grateful spirit. “Have you had a taste of the best this world has to offer? You went to Hawaii once on vacation, so now... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Is it heart or duty? http://harlandaily.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/5275479/Is-it-heart-or-duty I've heard members of the clergy say, “90 percent of the work is done by 10 percent of the people.” I'm not sure if there is any way to test the accuracy of that statement, but in any organization, not just churches, it seems... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Just turn loose and celebrate God http://harlandaily.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/5316411/Just-turn-loose-and-celebrate-God (Psalm 100) Remember the last time you cut loose and got silly cheering you child around the bases. That special one was running just as fast as their five year-old legs would take them. You hooped and hollered until they crossed home plate. Then you... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — July 19 http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/5282688/Today-in-History--July-19 By the Associated Press Today is Saturday, July 19, the 200th day of 2014. There are 165 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Inmate program benefits jail, public http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/5295146/Inmate-program-benefits-jail-public People serving time in jails live a pretty repetitive lifestyle.They wake up, eat breakfast, shower, exercise and watch television, eat lunch and dinner and bed down for the night. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Today in History — July 18 http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/5282654/Today-in-History--July-18 By the Associated Press Today is Friday, July 18, the 199th day of 2014. There are 166 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Propose a serious plan of action to secure the border http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/5303456/--Propose-a-serious-plan-of-action-to-secure-the-border Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Yard sales provide summer fun http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/5303515/Yard-sales-provide-summer-fun I love yard sales. Do I need to bring anything else home? No. Do I need to clear out my stash of bargains? Yes. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST