Sedalia Democrat- RSS OPINION Feed http://sedaliademocrat.com/section/OPINION http://sedaliademocrat.com/section/OPINION Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:18:01 EST 1800 Health care loans a good start http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50323721/Health-care-loans-a-good-start It's not uncommon to carry a whole lot of debt. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:21:19 EST Remembering a self-made man http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50323779/Remembering-a-self-made-man The self-made man, one who rose from poverty to riches, came to be a popular hero in the late 19th century. Glorified in fiction by Horatio Alger and parodied by Mark Twain, the young man who demonstrated a strong work ethic and remarkable honesty... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:06:09 EST Lincoln cheerleaders excited for the big city http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50303554/Lincoln-cheerleaders-excited-for-the-big-city LINCOLN — Brooklyn Johnson hasn't traveled much in her young life. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:58:18 EST ‘Pink Caboose’ plan a win-win http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50277880/Pink-Caboose-plan-a-win-win Dear Editor: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:29:10 EST Goodell reaction too little, too late http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50304304/Goodell-reaction-too-little-too-late National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote his own pink slip with his inexcusable handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:13:07 EST Interracial, gay marriages similar http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50303571/Interracial-gay-marriages-similar I have good friends on both sides of the issue of same-sex marriage. All of them are Christians. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:46:13 EST Former Sedalian loses fortune, has to go to work http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50283326/Former-Sedalian-loses-fortune-has-to-go-to-work During the Industrial Revolution of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, inventors, investors and entrepreneurs such as Edison, Morgan, Vanderbuilt and Westinghouse made fortunes. Some passed their wealth on to family members. Others lost their... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 15:02:10 EST How free should speech be? http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50283398/How-free-should-speech-be The Westboro Baptist Church was established in 1931, sitting just a few miles away from the capitol building in Topeka, Kan. They hired Fred Phelps as an associate pastor in 1954 and his family slowly but surely overtook the congregation at... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 14:57:10 EST Shobes left a lasting impact on Sedalia http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50258525/Shobes-left-a-lasting-impact-on-Sedalia Saying farewell to old friends is never easy. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 15:27:16 EST Thank you for helping local Girl Scouts http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/50258448/Thank-you-for-helping-local-Girl-Scouts Dear Editor: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 15:18:20 EST We must restore education system http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50263849/We-must-restore-education-system I always thought my brother would have made a grand teacher. He was enthusiastic, bright and committed. But he was also a disciplinarian and he graduated from school too many years, too late. As it was, he only taught for a couple of years and then he... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:02:07 EST Christmas Week Fires Downtown http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50242854/Christmas-Week-Fires-Downtown From its beginnings shortly after the founding of the city, the Sedalia Fire Department, first a volunteer group and later a paid force, has maintained high professional standards. Although the water pressure in city hydrants often hampered their... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 16:00:06 EST Victory will be mine! http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50242891/Victory-will-be-mine Sometimes you've got a friend who talks about this thing they do, and you'd always thought it might be nice to do it with them, but you really don't want to invite yourself. For a couple years now, I've seen former Sedalia... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:09:11 EST (No heading) http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50222232/ Dear Editor: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:21:11 EST Uniting makes our community whole http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50228068/Uniting-makes-our-community-whole Can our community count on you? Can I count on you? I am banking on affirmative answers to both of those questions. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:53:15 EST Here we go again http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50221688/Here-we-go-again Dear Editor:By the time my concerns are (“hopefully”) in print, the results of our city-wide survey should be studied/reviewed with full commentary in this newspaper. What are my concerns? Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:24:10 EST (No heading) http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/editorial/50226811/ Dear Editor: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:17:08 EST Businesses have seen ownership changes http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50206732/Businesses-have-seen-ownership-changes Some Sedalia businesses and farms remained in the same family for several generations, while others changed hands frequently. During the first week of January 1910, the Sedalia Democrat-Sentinel reported on three changes in local business ownership. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:27:11 EST In defense of the pink caboose http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50206782/In-defense-of-the-pink-caboose I generally like the people at the Sedalia Heritage Foundation. But nobody gets it right all the time and I don't know if I agree with their recent initiative. SHF wants to raise thousands of dollars in order to renovate the old pink caboose and... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:23:12 EST Malone issues a chilling challenge http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/50188094/Malone-issues-a-chilling-challenge If life online has taught us anything, it's that “haters gonna hate.” Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:51:07 EST