Lagrange Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:42:40 EST 1800 Properly caring for Christmas trees http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/50887558/Properly-caring-for-Christmas-trees It's that time of year again. The magic of Christmas abounds. One of those things that bring the spirit of Christmas home is the traditional Christmas tree. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:51:00 EST Putting Christ back in “Christian” http://lagrangenews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50875249/Putting-Christ-back-in-Christian Just to make sure that no one misread the headline, it says “Putting Christ Back In 'Christian,'” not “Christmas.” Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:46:04 EST 1964: City recommends tax hike for school http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/50887404/1964:-City-recommends-tax-hike-for-school Decembers past, 50 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1964.Front Page News Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:18:01 EST Three miracles for Marion Campbell http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50894330/Three-miracles-for-Marion-Campbell VILANO BEACH, Fla. — You may have heard the bad news about the health of the old Swamp Fox, Marion Campbell, the one-time head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons – twice – but now there is some very good... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:30:02 EST Letter to the editor: A response to Cathy Smith, DASH claims http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinon/50812410/A-response-to-Cathy-Smith-DASH-claims (Editor's note: This letter is in response to a letter that appeared in the July 19-20 edition.) Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:26:02 EST Letter to the editor: Congratulations to new editor http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinon/50873937/Congratulations-to-new-editor Dear editor,I was pleased to hear you had been named editor of the LaGrange Daily News. You seem to have good credentials and have been raised and educated in our community – a real plus. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:52:02 EST What do Christians believe? http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50873490/What-do-Christians-believe As Christmas approaches my title seems to have extra relevance because for many this is the primary time they think about Christianity. I am the first to admit that those who call themselves Christian cover a spectrum from self-justification for... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:29:04 EST Letter to the editor: Don’t forget four-legged friends at Humane Society http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinon/50872495/Dont-forget-four-legged-friends-at-Humane-Society With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it's sometimes easy to forget our furry, four-legged friends.Hundreds of dogs and cats are euthanized every year due to lack of shelter and appropriate care. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:08:01 EST “The arms of Peace…” http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50872537/The-arms-of-Peace Years ago I said “I do” with a smile and now 45 years of faith, hope and an abundance of love have followed us. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:31:03 EST Does China really have most powerful economy? http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50870427/Does-China-really-have-most-powerful-economy Market Watch columnist Brett Arends wrote that China has surpassed America as the number one economy, a move he claims may lead to a collapse of U.S. political and military hegemony. But does China truly have the strongest economy in the... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:19:01 EST 1939: City hosts ‘Bargain Days,’ Santa Claus coming http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/50832296/1939:-City-hosts-Bargain-Days-Santa-Claus-coming Decembers past, 75 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1939.Front Page News: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:14:02 EST Georgia may be staging blueberry revolution http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/50826062/Georgia-may-be-staging-blueberry-revolution Georgia may have to change the emblem on the state license plate from the “Peach State” to the “Blueberry State.” Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:39:02 EST Letter to the editor: Response to Bill Gilmore, Tommy Callaway letters http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinon/50782903/Response-to-Bill-Gilmore-Tommy-Callaway-letters While I was out of town for several weeks I was warned that Bill Gilmore and Tommy Callaway had written letters to the Editor critical of me among others just prior to the November 4th elections. Once I got home and read them my first thought was to... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:11:02 EST What we already know about torture: It doesn’t work http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50841573/What-we-already-know-about-torture:-It-doesnt-work The U.S. Senate just issued a report that said torture doesn't work. It confirmed a mountain of research from academics over the years that reached the same conclusion. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:13:06 EST Best defender in baseball got traded http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50773624/Best-defender-in-baseball-got-traded When Atlanta Braves' outfielder Jason Heyward was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, writers focused primarily on his offensive numbers, either touting his potential to do better, or knocking his inability to live up to early... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:03:04 EST I simply write ‘Human’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50825485/I-simply-write-Human He had just graduated from Harvard Medical School and had driven to his home town of Emerson, New Jersey, heading to his parents' home. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 14:41:01 EST Are most killings really interracial? http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50813121/Are-most-killings-really-interracial Over the past two years, names like Trayvon Martin and Ferguson, Missouri have grabbed headlines, while an emailer keeps sending me news clips where a black campus officer killed a white student at the University of South Alabama. Sat, 6 Dec 2014 14:58:01 EST High school football and Erk Russell http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50813081/High-school-football-and-Erk-Russell With the high school playoffs reaching the semi-finals this weekend, there is that reminder that no level of football is more important than the prep level where coaches are more than coaches and kids play for fun – for the most... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 14:53:02 EST ‘Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50798518/Holy-Holy-Holy-Lord-God-Almighty One of our favorite hymns to offer up praise to God is “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty.” Sat, 6 Dec 2014 10:23:05 EST 1914: New mill incorporates, sanatorium becomes hotel http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/50804098/1914:-New-mill-incorporates-sanatorium-becomes-hotel Decembers past, 100 years ago.From The LaGrange Reporter, 1914.Front Page News: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 09:50:02 EST