Your Daily Journal- RSS OPINION Feed http://yourdailyjournal.com/section/OPINION http://yourdailyjournal.com/section/OPINION Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:38:33 EST 1800 Senate race more interesting in fiction http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150016087/Senate-race-more-interesting-in-fiction While you are watching U.S. Senate campaign television ads, occasionally interrupted by brief segments of programming, do you ever wonder what goes on inside the candidates' campaign organizations? Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:02:07 EST LETTER: Obama, Holder advance creeping socialism http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/150015925/Obama-Holder-advance-creeping-socialism To the editor: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:56:11 EST LETTER: Why should county tax pay for city rec complex? http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/150015673/Why-should-county-tax-pay-for-city-rec-complex To the editor:I have seen signs up in and around Rockingham for a new tax. The signs say that this will bring growth and employment to the county. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:44:09 EST Gentle mare becomes bucking bronco http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150000312/Gentle-mare-becomes-bucking-bronco Last week, I talked about wheeling and dealing with small animals. This week we're moving on up to horses. You see, buying and selling horses has been going on just about ever since man rode or worked the first horses. Why, it seems like people... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:15:12 EST Former POW knows how to handle tough times http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150000051/Former-POW-knows-how-to-handle-tough-times Lee Ellis was an Air Force pilot, 24 years old, flying his 53rd combat mission over North Vietnam on Nov. 7, 1967. He rolled his F-4C Phantom jet into a dive-bomb pass and dropped a heavy payload toward the enemy's guns below. Suddenly, an... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:05:23 EST Readers rally for Rockingham Speedway revival http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/50799953/Readers-rally-for-Rockingham-Speedway-revival If you're on Facebook and you aren't following the Richmond County Daily Journal, you're missing out. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:17:11 EST Less government is the answer http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50799320/Less-government-is-the-answer Last week, my wife, Renee, and I hosted a Women's Symposium to highlight the tremendously positive impact women have on our economy and our communities and unite local leaders to discuss ideas that advance opportunities and return... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:41:14 EST Making your own fun in Richmond County http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/news-opinion_columns/50779435/Making-your-own-fun-in-Richmond-County “There's nothing to do here. It's boring. Where is the fun? Where is the excitement? I hate coming home from college because it still looks the same. There are no jobs, no activities, just the same ol' people with the same... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:16:14 EST Obama should heed generals’ warnings http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50778627/Obama-should-heed-generals-warnings Seventy years ago, there was a world leader who did not listen to his generals or his commanders in the field. This unbelievable arrogance led to his downfall and the destruction of his country. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:46:12 EST OUR VIEW: The Rock in a hard place http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial-opinion/50776678/OUR-VIEW-The-Rock-in-a-hard-place Mount Airy has Andy Griffith. Pinehurst has championship golf. And for nearly a half-century, Rockingham has had the racetrack. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:56:12 EST North Carolina’s political divide http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50764185/North-Carolinas-political-divide RALEIGH — If Republican Thom Tillis were running for the U.S. Senate from the state of North Piedmont, he'd be clearly favored to defeat incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan. Alternatively, if Hagan represented the state of Trianglia, she'd... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:36:12 EST LETTER: No need for a taxpayer-subsidized speedway http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/50764076/No-need-for-a-taxpayer-subsidized-speedway To the editor: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:30:09 EST How Scotland modernized North Carolina http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50749588/How-Scotland-modernized-North-Carolina Did North Carolinians have a stake in the outcome of last week's referendum in Scotland? Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:56:13 EST LETTER: Sales tax boost an investment in our future http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/50749435/Sales-tax-boost-an-investment-in-our-future To the editor:Once again, Richmond County has a rare opportunity to provide healthy outdoor activity. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:42:11 EST LETTER: New rec complex a premature project http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/50749194/New-rec-complex-a-premature-project To the editor: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:39:05 EST Wheeling and dealing: A trader’s tale http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50732683/Wheeling-and-dealing:-A-traders-tale I've made a lot of trades and deals in my lifetime. No, not paper stocks and bonds, but livestock, dogs, tractors, guns and such. Anything I thought I could possibly make a dollar or two on, I would get. Buy cheap, sell high or get something... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:48:08 EST LETTER: Spend sales tax on speedway, not rec complex http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/50731856/Spend-sales-tax-on-speedway-not-rec-complex To the editor: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:32:11 EST LETTER: Raider Magic leaves its mark on rivals http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/50731708/Raider-Magic-leaves-its-mark-on-rivals To the editor:How ironic is this? I knew Richmond was going to win Saturday's game against Butler. Why? Richmond is responsible for Butler's successes. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:48:16 EST Proof that bipartisanship still exists http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50716775/Proof-that-bipartisanship-still-exists I ran for Congress so I could fight for the people of North Carolina's Eighth District. Like so many of you, I felt like Washington was not listening to us and our government was at a standstill, paralyzed by partisanship and politics. Since my... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:25:10 EST LETTER: $15 fast-food minimum wage is unrealistic http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/50717344/$15-fast-food-minimum-wage-is-unrealistic To the editor:This is a response to John Hancock's letter concerning fast-food pay hikes in the Sept. 19 paper. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:40:10 EST