Lagrange Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:23:53 EST 1800 Responses to ‘Why is the world so dangerous?’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50177040/Responses-to-Why-is-the-world-so-dangerous This article primarily contains responses to my July 31 article titled, “Why is the world so dangerous?” In that article I invited anyone with facts relative to this title to write me and I committed to include their pertinent facts which... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:52:04 EST GOA is silent about the Michael Brown shooting http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50157061/GOA-is-silent-about-the-Michael-Brown-shooting On Aug. 9, unarmed citizen Michael Brown was gunned down by the police. You would think that conservative gun groups like the NRA or the GOA would be rallying around the Brown family, and demand justice. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:36:02 EST LaGrange not that safe http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinon/50157037/LaGrange-not-that-safe I have some issues with the article published on August 02 in the LaGrange Daily News entitled “A Safe Place to Live.” Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:34:02 EST Depression is a serious health concern http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50146590/Depression-is-a-serious-health-concern Life brings with it a roller-coaster ride of emotions. It is expected there are times when we will be happy or sad, angry or giddy, worried or carefree.There will even be times we feel down. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:33:05 EST ‘Fur Ball’ to benefit Humane Society http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinon/50124634/Fur-Ball-to-benefit-Humane-Society On Saturday, the LaGrange / Troup Humane Society is holding our annual City Kitties and Dapper Dogs “Fur Ball.” It is our only fund raiser for the year,and we are strictly a “volunteer” organization,and have never asked our... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:34:04 EST End stigma of suicide, mental illness http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50124728/End-stigma-of-suicide-mental-illness Robin Williams killed himself. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:33:02 EST Visiting England and people you meet traveling http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50124647/Visiting-England-and-people-you-meet-traveling BRIDGE, England – Summer plans over the years usually mean that there is a need to pass through London which leads to a homecoming to this village which is roughly 65 miles east of one of the most lively and diverse cities in the... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:32:11 EST Evidence that God’s not dead, thanks to the Ebola crisis http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50124613/Evidence-that-Gods-not-dead-thanks-to-the-Ebola-crisis Earlier this year, the Christian film “God's Not Dead,” was released. It was an indictment of academia, liberalism, and some business people, but as the Ebola crisis unfolded in West Africa and in nearby Atlanta, maybe those who... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:32:08 EST Maintain our sovereignty http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinon/50106083/Maintain-our-sovereignty Sovereignty means being in control of your own destiny. Said another way it is freedom from external control. The United States of America is a sovereign nation. This obviously means that we make our own decisions and that we are in charge of our own... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:32:05 EST Under my skin http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50106036/Under-my-skin Chris, getting up from the couch ran her hand across my shoulder - she leaned into me and while gently kissing my lips pushed me backwards. Leaning back into my recliner I closed my eyes and once again, seemingly every day while falling into the arms... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:32:02 EST How the U.S. Senate became a hotbed of plagiarism http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50105667/How-the-U.S.-Senate-became-a-hotbed-of-plagiarism Senator John Walsh, a Montana Democrat, was exposed as a plagiarizer, just as his chances of reelection were improving. But he's hardly the only one of his brethren to steal the words of someone else. Is there something about the U.S. Senate... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:31:07 EST How Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox made a Braves fan out of me http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50078149/How-Tom-Glavine-and-Bobby-Cox-made-a-Braves-fan-out-of-me It was a bittersweet weekend toward the end of the Spring semester in 1991. A good friend, Scott, was about to leave college. Several of us who knew him were trying to think of a proper way to have a farewell fitting for him. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:35:02 EST Alphabet Soup: K is for Klutz http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50067248/Alphabet-Soup:-K-is-for-Klutz Klutz (noun) – an awkward, clumsy person Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:31:05 EST When men walked as blind men http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50067618/When-men-walked-as-blind-men This week marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. On July 28, 1914, the assassination of the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne, a comparatively minor event, led to what some believe to be the most terrible and disastrous war... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:31:02 EST Be thankful for religious freedom http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinon/50059202/Be-thankful-for-religious-freedom Too often we take our religious liberty for granted. We attend religious services without fear. Whether it is at a church, synagogue or mosque, we attend openly. We recognize that a basic tenet of our American way of life stipulated in our... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:29:09 EST The aroma of death http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50059147/The-aroma-of-death I don't often write on the insanity of hate - most often surrounded by the stench of death, but there comes a time to speak out clearly without political, religious, and non-literate bias. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:29:07 EST Why is the world so dangerous? http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50059102/Why-is-the-world-so-dangerous I believe there are four main reasons why the world is rapidly becoming more dangerous. First and foremost is the rise of radical Muslims. Second are the failures of President Obama's foreign policy. Third is how our military is being weakened. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:27:02 EST Boehner sues Obama in order to implement health law faster http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50040553/Boehner-sues-Obama-in-order-to-implement-health-law-faster When I learned that House Speaker John Boehner is suing President Barack Obama, I thought about a number of good reasons for something to stop executive actions. Would it be to limit NSA spying on its citizens? Could it have something to do with... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:27:07 EST Memories of a lifelong Red Sox fan http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50040581/Memories-of-a-lifelong-Red-Sox-fan BOSTON – Before the Braves left Milwaukee, which was as eager to embrace them when they arrived from Boston as Atlanta would be 13 years later, Southerners, with a bent for baseball, had to adopt a big league team. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:27:05 EST Say ‘NO’ to EPA http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinon/50040617/Say-NO-to-EPA Dear Editor, Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:27:03 EST