Your Daily Journal- RSS OPINION Feed http://yourdailyjournal.com/section/OPINION http://yourdailyjournal.com/section/OPINION Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:27:47 EST 1800 On lapel pins and politicians http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/news-opinion_columns/150293778/On-lapel-pins-and-politicians Anyone who's had a decent conversation with me knows my thoughts on government. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:40:10 EST Befriending rats and trapping skunks http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150292126/Befriending-rats-and-trapping-skunks The day when my baby brother came home with a shoebox full of baby rats , well, Mama did not take to that at all. At the time, we lived near a man who had a junkyard. My brother was about 5 years old and quite adventurous. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:17:05 EST OUR VIEW: Colleges flunk on free speech http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial-opinion/150291810/OUR-VIEW-Colleges-flunk-on-free-speech College students in North Carolina all too often find themselves in hot water for exercising the rights they learn in lecture halls. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:43:10 EST LETTERS: Failing to vote won’t lead to better leaders http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/150280180/Failing-to-vote-wont-lead-to-better-leaders To the editor: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:30:08 EST LETTER: Halloween no time for candy-grabbing grownups http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/150281330/Halloween-no-time-for-candy-grabbing-grownups To the editor: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:30:06 EST LETTER: Recreation complex tax a shortsighted idea http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/150280390/Recreation-complex-tax-a-shortsighted-idea To the editor:Wake up, county and city residents! Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:18:16 EST Judicial candidates and open government http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150246863/Judicial-candidates-and-open-government It won't happen again for eight years. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:02:09 EST OUR VIEW: Make your voice heard http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial-opinion/150243191/OUR-VIEW-Make-your-voice-heard Pumpkins and falling leaves are giving way to pink ribbons. And purple ones. And blue ones. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:49:16 EST We hardly know these candidates’ names http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion/150244400/We-hardly-know-these-candidates-names Nov. 4 is an historic day in North Carolina history. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:40:08 EST Gigging suckers and walking on water http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150244016/Gigging-suckers-and-walking-on-water Now to set y'all straight, this here story is not about certain people who seem to fall for anything, no-sirree. This story is my recollection of one of my experiences while gigging blue-fin suckers in local creeks. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:31:25 EST What happened to chivalry, modesty and purity? http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/news-opinion_columns/150229645/What-happened-to-chivalry-modesty-and-purity “Back in the day when loving one another was OK. When love was simply love without the games. Oh, can we just go back to yesterday? Yesterday, remember when girls used to make men wait? But now it's like they're giving it away,... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:47:22 EST LETTER: Thanks to volunteers, sponsors for a successful Norman Fest http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/150228215/Thanks-to-volunteers-sponsors-for-a-successful-Norman-Fest To the editor: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:10:18 EST LETTER: On Election Day, right answer sometimes none of the above http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/150228024/On-Election-Day-right-answer-sometimes-none-of-the-above To the editor: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:25:17 EST LETTER: Homeless shelter within reach for Richmond County http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/150227865/Homeless-shelter-within-reach-for-Richmond-County To the editor: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:16:14 EST We can do more to prevent Ebola’s spread http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150226786/We-can-do-more-to-prevent-Ebolas-spread In the last few weeks, the tragic Ebola epidemic in West Africa has hit home as we've witnessed the first death and transmissions in America. Additionally, news that the second health care worker to contract the disease was able to board a... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:26:19 EST LETTER: Recreation tax just more pie in the sky http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/150209639/Recreation-tax-just-more-pie-in-the-sky To the editor: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:04:09 EST My baby brother and the trail of goop http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150208419/My-baby-brother-and-the-trail-of-goop Have you got a baby brother? I do — several of the little crumb-snatching critters. The one I'm asking about is the baby, the youngest in the family. You know the one that I'm talking about — the last of the litter. The one who... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:53:08 EST LETTER: Anti-McLaurin mailers distort the facts http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/150207940/Anti-McLaurin-mailers-distort-the-facts To the editor:Recently, there has been a series of ads sent by the Republican Party of North Carolina that attempts to link Sen. Gene McLaurin to CommunityOne Bank's former troubles. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:12:10 EST OUR VIEW: Utilities win, customers lose http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial-opinion/150206235/OUR-VIEW-Utilities-win-customers-lose Energy costs have a big impact on families' bottom line. A difference of a few pennies may not seem like a lot, but psychologically, it can be. When the price of gasoline goes down, it frees up money for other purposes. And those pennies do add... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:34:14 EST LETTER: Voters should resist the spread of socialism http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters-opinion/150196018/Voters-should-resist-the-spread-of-socialism To the editor: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:48:16 EST