Harlan Daily Enterprise- RSS OPINION Feed http://harlandaily.com/section/OPINION http://harlandaily.com/section/OPINION Sat, 30 May 2015 08:12:51 EST 1800 A visit from brother, Keeter http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153787682/A-visit-from-brother-Keeter My younger brother, Keith, (Keeter) had to be in Lexington on business last Friday, so he decided to take the long way back home to the hills and come through Paint Lick to take the night with me. The short way, from Lexington to Redstar, is up the... Sat, 30 May 2015 07:00:41 EST Combat and death http://harlandaily.com/news/home_top-opinion/153786798/Combat-and-death John Looker graduated from Sidney High School (Ohio) in 1966 — not a good year for a young man who did not have family coaching him on how to avoid the military draft by enrolling in college, joining the National Guard, fleeing to Canada or... Sat, 30 May 2015 07:00:37 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153786766/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, May 30, the 150th day of 2015. There are 215 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 30 May 2015 00:00:38 EST Ky. near bottom in caring for oldest residents http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153786750/Ky.-near-bottom-in-caring-for-oldest-residents Another nationwide study has Kentucky ranked near the bottom in a critical quality of life area. In this case, it is caring for the health of its oldest residents. Fri, 29 May 2015 12:20:35 EST Freshwater mussels make the area special http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153766633/Freshwater-mussels-make-the-area-special If you've fished or floated either the Clinch or Powell rivers, you've no doubt seen shells lying around in shallow water. These are from freshwater mussels, and these two river systems have one of the highest varieties of mussel species... Fri, 29 May 2015 11:35:35 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153766091/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, May 29, the 149th day of 2015. There are 216 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:38 EST The ‘buzz’ about bees http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153580339/The-buzz-about-bees Although the “buzz” about bee declines makes headlines, excites public concern and warrants a White House Task Force on the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, bees are still in jeopardy. Thu, 28 May 2015 12:30:40 EST Congress says, war powers? http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153766115/Congress-says-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 12:30:36 EST Pray for pastor’s wives http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153766625/Pray-for-pastors-wives The pastor's wife is supposed to always look nice, smile, sit down in the front row of church and agree with her husband. Her kids need to be model Christians. She needs to be ready to open her home to people in the church at any time and serve... Thu, 28 May 2015 12:25:49 EST The fry it diet http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153766693/The-fry-it-diet This time of year I always try catching some pan fish. I really enjoy this slow, unhurried outdoor activity. It's especially good after managing the deadlines of deer and turkey seasons, and an occasional bass tournament. There are no seasons... Thu, 28 May 2015 12:25:35 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153743760/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, May 28, the 148th day of 2015. There are 217 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 28 May 2015 00:00:37 EST Working mothers http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153743726/Working-mothers West Virginia sitting near the bottom of a national ranking? Ho-hum, you say. SSDD — same stuff, different day. That's the general reaction to such news stories. Wed, 27 May 2015 14:50:37 EST Dems angry with Obama http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153743824/Dems-angry-with-Obama Thank goodness for traditional Democrats with wisdom and experience from a previous trade deal that badly hurt the American worker. They are, for the second time in a generation, opposing their own president for selling them out. Wed, 27 May 2015 14:00:39 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153711750/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, May 27, the 147th day of 2015. There are 218 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 27 May 2015 00:20:37 EST The anti-surveillance rush http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153711728/The-anti-surveillance-rush The Senate is supposed to be the cooling saucer for political passions, but surveillance opponents want it to be a slip 'n slide instead: They want the Senate to accept wholesale revisions to counterterrorism programs with little if any debate... Tue, 26 May 2015 23:15:37 EST Weight loss report: Part II http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153688073/Weight-loss-report:-Part-II “Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lie/If you put me to the test, if you let me try” — AbbaWhen I reached 377 pounds, I had to make a radical life change or die. I decided not to die. Tue, 26 May 2015 13:15:35 EST Don’t let the teen party season overwhelm you http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153688390/Dont-let-the-teen-party-season-overwhelm-you If you have a teenager living under your roof, odds are pretty good you're facing the worries that go along with the teen parties that dominate this time of year. Whether it's end-of-school or graduation celebrations or parties celebrating... Tue, 26 May 2015 13:15:33 EST Be ‘water smart’ for healthier kidneys http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153711706/Be-water-smart-for-healthier-kidneys One of the best ways you can keep your kidneys healthy is by being “water smart.” This means drinking the right amount of water for you. Tue, 26 May 2015 13:15:31 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153688347/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, May 26, the 146th day of 2015. There are 219 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:37 EST Demilitarizing America’s police http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153688331/Demilitarizing-Americas-police It never made sense for the Pentagon to offer surplus materiel such as grenade launchers and mine-resistant armored personnel carriers to local law enforcement agencies. The practice helped increase the militarization of the nation's police,... Mon, 25 May 2015 13:55:36 EST