Bladen Journal- RSS OPINION Feed Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:26:39 EST 1800 Communism a threat to America Wake up and smell the coffee … you bet communism is a threat to our way of life and freedom. Communism is anti-God, church and Bible, anti-family and freedom. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Your government as innovator? Yes! Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it's down to $134 billion. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST This is Day 5 of earning for yourself The weather is getting warmer, the plants are in bloom, and people are starting to spend more time outside. Yes, it's springtime, and as we get more comfortable with the season change, one thing continues to put a damper on things — tax... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Saying ‘thanks” isn’t enough We say, “Thanks for your service,” when we met veterans of the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq veterans. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST FCC should let markets work In February, Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler declared that the North Carolina General Assembly had no authority to determine telecommunications policy in North Carolina. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Exactly where is the growth? Economists love numbers – some might call it an occupational hazard. Numbers are our window into the workings of the economy. Without numbers, we'd have a difficult time understanding how the economy is changing, both in positive and... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Brittney wants you! The Bladen Journal's advertising rep Brittney Woodell wants YOU! And you, and you and … even you! Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Writer: More sports coverage needed I am writing this letter because I have a question: Why are their no pictures or writeups in the paper for the Rec games, whether it be basketball, baseball, soccer or football? Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST From ash pond, to river, to your bloodstream “When you have finished drinking this bottle of water, fill it with our tap water for liquid refreshment that tastes as good and is just as pure as what was in the bottle.” Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Letter to an emergency responder On Friday, April 4, on Hwy. 242 at 2 p.m. coming to Elizabethtown from Bladenboro, an unknown volunteer responce person driving a large white jacked-up pickup truck — possibily an F-250, tried and did “slingshot” around a loaded... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Uneasy process It's that time of year, when high-school seniors cross their fingers on college applications and/or actually choose the location for the next step of their education. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST It’s time to fix government In 1965, the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Wilbur Mills, brought legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid to the floor of the U.S. House. That was my first year in Congress, and I remember vividly the moment when Mills came... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Basketball tourney a big success The Community Healthy Activities Project of Bladen County, Men on a Mission, and Men and Women United for Youth and Families worked together to host a March Madness Basketball Tournament in the community of East Arcadia on March 22. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST College athletes unionizing a bad idea Strike another victory for pampered athletes everywhere, thanks to a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Be proud of the way you talk You sure do talk funny. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Nation continues to crumble Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST A beautiful Easter experience An experience Pastor Carl Hefner told when they were living in the northwest came when he attended a major production of a Passion Play with thousands in attendance. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Young writers hungry for advice If you stick with this long enough — and by long enough I mean you will have to read all of this — I will tell you exactly what “naval watching” means.But first … Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Heroin’s hold If the South cares to learn a “what not to do” lesson from the North, it will begin formulating a strategy to turn back heroin trafficking before the drug drives ol' Dixie down. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Bladen We Care set to celebrate Bladen We Care is celebrating 25 years of caring and proudly presents their annual fundraiser, “Let's Toast Bladen County for Caring.” Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST