Bladen Journal- RSS OPINION Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/OPINION http://bladenjournal.com/section/OPINION Tue, 2 Sep 2014 01:03:27 EST 1800 Thorough investigation is necessary http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/50477061/Thorough-investigation-is-necessary Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:11:07 EST Count your blessing every day http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50448837/Count-your-blessing-every-day The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money. Most Americans would like to work a few extra hours when they could. However, many Americans dream of retiring to fish, golf, garden, or relax. Others... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:28:06 EST Have you ever been photobombed? http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50461752/Have-you-ever-been-photobombed Have you ever thought about bombs? Up until a few weeks ago, I'd not really given much thought about them. But one day recently that all changed and I began researching different types of bombs. In my research I learned that there are pipe... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:06 EST (No heading) http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/50421894/ We wanted to be sure and take the time to send out most sincere congratulations to the town of Elizabethtown for the wonderful weekend of events recently. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:45:07 EST Positive numbers http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50379735/Positive-numbers While enrollment in area community colleges appears to be lagging, the same isn't true for Bladen Community College, where numbers are looking strong and could even surpass last fall's record-breaking figure. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:01:28 EST A non-lawyer on the Supreme Court? http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50399514/A-non-lawyer-on-the-Supreme-Court President Obama plans to appoint National Public Radio's Nina Totenberg to the United States Supreme Court.Not really, of course. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:26:03 EST Thank you to Brian Campbell http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/50396467/Thank-you-to-Brian-Campbell Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:56:11 EST God’s got you covered http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50349078/Gods-got-you-covered Don't you just love it, love it, LOVE IT when God 'shows off' his ability to provide for your needs? I know I do. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:12:03 EST Content with loss of freedom http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/50362967/Content-with-loss-of-freedom Maybe it's just me, but it seems most Americans are fairly content with the progressive losing of their freedom. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:53:04 EST Why open government really matters http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50351536/Why-open-government-really-matters One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:28:06 EST Blowing smoke http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50318234/Blowing-smoke The star witness in the prosecution of the athletics programs at the University of North Carolina is in fact guilty of a literary offense she accused some Tar Heel athletes of — plagiarism. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:01:33 EST Thanks for weekend success http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/50335345/Thanks-for-weekend-success A patriotic and strong thank-you to all who participated in the Battle of Elizabethtown weekend. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:11:13 EST Worthwhile discussion http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50286241/Worthwhile-discussion 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. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:01:24 EST Remembering the Negro Leagues http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50318460/Remembering-the-Negro-Leagues “He is number 42,” I said. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:58:09 EST Is economy inherently recession prone? http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50296617/Is-economy-inherently-recession-prone Most of us focus on decisions affecting our daily lives – earning an income, spending, investing and looking ahead to our retirement. If we have some time left over, we try to have fun! Businesses face similar choices about production,... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:12:04 EST Auspicious evening for the Ricks family http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/50274299/Auspicious-evening-for-the-Ricks-family On April 23 at “The Cary” in Cary, one of Bladen County's native sons, Luin B. Ricks, was posthumously among those honored with a documentary titled “The Satellite Men.” Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:02:05 EST Awning arrogance http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50251447/Awning-arrogance Perhaps the very best time to jump into a fight is before the two combatants ever put up their fists to duke it out.Right now, it's just a staring contest, so we're jumping in. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:01:44 EST Sobering setback http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50209426/Sobering-setback The Bladen County Board of Commissioners got a bit ahead of itself last week when it decided to vote on putting the on-premises sale of beer and wine on the November ballot. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:01:25 EST Voller, Glover meet with union http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/50236042/Voller-Glover-meet-with-union On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to join acclaimed television and film actor Danny Glover as he met with workers and Democratic leaders at the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1208 Union Hall in Tar Heel. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:53:03 EST Fixing a failing government http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50194461/Fixing-a-failing-government As election season approaches, I've been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It's that our government often fails — and that we need to address this. What's odd is that while the frequent... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:33:05 EST