Bladen Journal- RSS OPINION Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/OPINION http://bladenjournal.com/section/OPINION Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:08:53 EST 1800 Baltimore bully http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50569055/Baltimore-bully OK, in the domestic violence case surrounding Ray Rice, all of the assumptions were correct. Thanks to a graphic video released on Monday, the world saw the former Baltimore Ravens running back slug his then-fiancee and drag the unconscious woman out... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:01:30 EST Is there a simple solution? http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50600842/Is-there-a-simple-solution The Sept. 10 Fayetteville Observer headline read: “Nation awaits terrorism strategy.” Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:45:06 EST Silly stuff http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50524678/Silly-stuff If there is one single word to describe the ongoing soap opera between downtown property co-owner Pat Melvin and the Elizabethtown Town Council over the awning at Bladen Hardware, it might be this: Silly. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 00:01:20 EST The summer of our discontent http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50523110/The-summer-of-our-discontent Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it's been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country. The magazine Foreign Affairs captured it with its latest cover, a mockup of a travel poster featuring a crumbling... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 00:58:02 EST Life and death http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50486292/Life-and-death There are a lot of reasons to oppose the death penalty.In no particular order, here are ours: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:01:23 EST Some things I don’t like http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50552740/Some-things-I-dont-like I've been thinking about what life has taught me over the years and the many things in this world that I care a great deal about. Things like a beautiful woman which, by the way happens to be one of God's greatest creations, and things... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 09:10:08 EST Cut the grass, not trash bags http://bladenjournal.com/news/letters/50523321/Cut-the-grass-not-trash-bags Well, Bladen County DOT has done it again: They mowed a few miles of Burney Road and went out of their way to chop up full bags of trash into thousands of pieces. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 13:31:07 EST Not a fan of Gov. O’Malley http://bladenjournal.com/news/opinion/50486599/Not-a-fan-of-Gov.-OMalley Democrat Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to put illegal immigrant children in foster homes. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:31:06 EST 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