Harlan Daily Enterprise- RSS OPINION Feed http://harlandaily.com/section/OPINION http://harlandaily.com/section/OPINION Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:39:52 EST 1800 A retired coal miner’s story http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50459731/A-retired-coal-miners-story As I walked into This 'N That at Benham earlier this month, I saw a few people seated at a table at the back of the store, drinking their morning coffee and enjoying the day's conversation. Within no time at all, I had asked them three or... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:54:06 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50447361/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, August 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:46:10 EST Ice Bucket Challenge a great idea http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50447728/Ice-Bucket-Challenge-a-great-idea Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gerhig's disease, is a horrible illness. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:13:12 EST Count your blessings any day http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50459887/Count-your-blessings-any-day The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money. Most Americans would like to work a few extra hours when they could. However, many Americans dream of retiring to fish, golf, garden or relax. Others... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:32:07 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50447252/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, August 29, the 241st day of 2014. There are 124 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:36:11 EST Signs of summer’s close http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/50448221/Signs-of-summers-close We are quickly coming to everyone's favorite time of year. The signs of summer's close are the start of school, Labor Day and another deer season. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:28:10 EST Journalist’s death a grim reminder of job’s hazards http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50447726/Journalists-death-a-grim-reminder-of-jobs-hazards The horrifying murder of American journalist James Foley by Islamic extremists has shocked the world and provided chilling evidence of the brutality of the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or ISIS. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:13:07 EST Lower Medicare, Medicaid costs projected http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50446618/Lower-Medicare-Medicaid-costs-projected Reduced costs for medical services and labor have trimmed the 10-year projected cost of Medicare and Medicaid by $89 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:10:10 EST The president of these United States http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/50440065/The-president-of-these-United-States In this time in our history as a nation, if ever a president needed prayer, this one does. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:09:05 EST Dr. Harold Pease Columnist http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50446178/Dr.-Harold-Pease-Columnist In yet another emerging scary scandal, not well publicized, the CIA recently acknowledged that it “had secretly searched Senate computer files related to an investigation of the agency's Bush-era harsh interrogation... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:08:09 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50431698/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, August 28, the 240th day of 2014. There are 125 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:08:07 EST Obama golfs while the world burns http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50430928/Obama-golfs-while-the-world-burns President Obama has officially become the laughingstock of the world, happily ensconced in the wonderland of Martha's Vineyard on one of his many vacations, while a junior varsity terrorist group runs amok lopping off heads of everyone in their... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:18:09 EST Social media users mum on opinions http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50431729/Social-media-users-mum-on-opinions WASHINGTON (AP) — People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:10:07 EST Mortgage fraud settlement a big boost for state http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50431675/Mortgage-fraud-settlement-a-big-boost-for-state In 2008, the weight of lies and greed that built the subprime mortgage industry finally grew so heavy that it collapsed and took the economy with it. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:05:07 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50413443/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, August 27, the 239th day of 2014. There are 126 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:01:52 EST Help teens cope with negative peer pressure http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/50413621/Help-teens-cope-with-negative-peer-pressure Peer pressure is probably the most important influence in your teenager's life. While parental opinions certainly are considered (if only because of the consequences of ignoring them), it's more often the opinions and actions of peers that... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:08:07 EST Air Force changing recruiting http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50398708/Air-Force-changing-recruiting The Air Force has come a ways in reforming recruit training since sex-abuse scandals rocked the service's boot camp at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. And it is now making equally important strides with recruiters. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:16:10 EST Why government openness matters http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50413569/Why-government-openness-matters One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:04:09 EST SOAR questions linger http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50413498/SOAR-questions-linger HAZARD – Does surface mining harm the health of people in the east Kentucky coal field? And why haven't more elected officials participated in this summer's meetings to gather ideas to diversify and improve the economy of Appalachian... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:58:11 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/50398840/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, August 26, the 238th day of 2014. There are 127 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:01:23 EST