Harlan Daily Enterprise- RSS OPINION Feed http://harlandaily.com/section/OPINION http://harlandaily.com/section/OPINION Sat, 23 May 2015 12:56:46 EST 1800 Check the appropriate box http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153642713/Check-the-appropriate-box I was brought up in a Southern Baptist church and was in attendance many times each week. If I told you the number of times, you might not believe me, and most readers would consider it excessive. Sat, 23 May 2015 07:00:42 EST ‘New’ nesting place discovered http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153658324/New-nesting-place-discovered One summer, around the turn of the century, some 4-H kids were selling “Blue Bird” nesting boxes they had constructed from durable plywood and wood screws with a hinged roof lid. The entry holes were supposed to be small enough that only... Sat, 23 May 2015 07:00:31 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153632632/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2015. There are 222 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Sat, 23 May 2015 00:00:35 EST Seeing our area through other eyes http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153633223/Seeing-our-area-through-other-eyes Writing about our area's natural resources has made me feel appreciative and blessed to get to live and work in a beautiful part of the planet. That appreciation ramps up when you witness other people experiencing it for the first... Fri, 22 May 2015 11:35:34 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153632621/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Friday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2015. There are 223 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:35 EST When loud is too loud http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153633183/When-loud-is-too-loud Noises that used to not bother me in my youth certainly bother me now. The chatter of a room full of people sometimes gets overwhelming. Loud noises are distracting. Cars with the radio so loud I can hear it in my car with windows rolled up and door... Thu, 21 May 2015 13:30:35 EST Protecting our elders http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153633108/Protecting-our-elders We can learn a lot from our elders. A phrase passed down from generation to generation speaks to the enduring spirit of citizens of the Commonwealth that have worked hard to provide and build futures for their families and have persevered through good... Thu, 21 May 2015 13:25:36 EST Cuba’s lung cancer vaccine could help US patients http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153632553/Cubas-lung-cancer-vaccine-could-help-US-patients Here's the thing about cigars: They cause lung cancer. Thu, 21 May 2015 13:25:33 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153610608/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, May 21, the 141st day of 2015. There are 224 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:40 EST Goal of safer online access remains elusive http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153610559/Goal-of-safer-online-access-remains-elusive According to Microsoft research, the average American has 25 accounts requiring passwords and accesses about eight of them every day. But for those two dozen or so accounts, most people use just six or seven passwords, increasing their vulnerability... Wed, 20 May 2015 13:20:34 EST Constitutional convention? http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153610653/Constitutional-convention The California State Legislature is contemplating joining other states in proposing an Article V Constitutional Convention to change the U.S. Constitution like unto that used by the Founding Father in 1787. Under the authorship of Assemblywoman... Wed, 20 May 2015 13:15:35 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153582047/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, May 20, the 140th day of 2015. There are 225 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:41 EST Hydrogen fuel cell http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153580436/Hydrogen-fuel-cell In the run-up to a solar eclipse on March 20 of this year, European tabloids had a Y2K-style field day. In the middle of a bright, sunny day, European solar panels together produce about as much electricity as 90 large nuclear power plants. Germany,... Tue, 19 May 2015 14:05:32 EST Today in History http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153559166/Today-in-History By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, May 19, the 139th day of 2015. There are 226 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:40 EST Health care law spurring progress http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion/153559145/Health-care-law-spurring-progress When the Affordable Care Act and its insurance plans made their disastrous debut on the Internet nearly two years ago, the last thing journalists might've expected was an offer from President Obama's health care secretary to drop by the... Mon, 18 May 2015 13:30:32 EST Spirit away our trust http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153559969/Spirit-away-our-trust We've seen the headlines; they absconded with all that bourbon. Over $100,000 worth was confiscated in just one location. The so-called bourbon heist went on for years, with the distillers none the wiser of it taking place. This entire... Mon, 18 May 2015 13:25:43 EST An expanding monster http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153559953/An-expanding-monster I am sad for the eight people and their families who died and the many others injured because of the recent Amtrak disaster. Tragedy can happen regardless of ownership. I wish we didn't own Amtrak. Mon, 18 May 2015 13:25:40 EST Controlling weeds, soil compaction http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153560283/Controlling-weeds-soil-compaction Home gardeners are now looking forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn picked from their own carefully tended gardens. But after some vigorous hoeing on a hot humid day, some may be asking themselves if it is all worth it. Mon, 18 May 2015 13:15:31 EST Chronicle of a journey: The journey is life http://harlandaily.com/news/opinion_columns/153519174/Chronicle-of-a-journey:-The-journey-is-life (Colossians 1:16-17) Popular preacher and writer Dr. David Jeremiah, pastor of the Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, California battled with cancer. When asked why he thought God would allow such a powerful and effective Christian speaker... Sun, 17 May 2015 07:00:40 EST Minimum protection, maximum support http://harlandaily.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/153519293/Minimum-protection-maximum-support Walt Disney hates your mother, and the evidence is shockingly conclusive. Exhibit A: Bambi. Before the poor boy can celebrate his first birthday, his mother, who Walt Disney didn't even name because he knew she wasn't going to last long,... Sun, 17 May 2015 07:00:34 EST