http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Offering a toast to Boundary Oak http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/offering-toast-boundary-oak <p> <strong>ISSUE:</strong> Craft distillery set to begin bourbon line<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Goodin family is making an impact</p> <p> Armed with a federal permit that&rsquo;s barely a year old, Brent Goodin and his family are making alcohol and history at their craft distillery on Battle Training Road.</p> Try a child's prayer this Thanksgiving http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/try-childs-prayer-thanksgiving <p> With a holiday focused on thankfulness this week, thoughts of faith and family leap to mind.</p> <p> To be perfectly honest, my faith is not what it could be, not what it should be and even not what it once was. The issues are not doubts or concerns about biblical teachings, but the result of wrestling with personal shortcomings and failings that get in the way.</p> Super PACs clog process http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/super-pacs-clog-process <p> <strong>ISSUE:</strong> Independent groups invest in candidates<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Campaign finance reform is needed</p> Unique day in sports at EHS http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/unique-day-sports-ehs <p> <strong>TOPIC:</strong> Division I student-athletes<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Students, EHS have reason to be proud</p> Nov. 20, 2014: Our readers write http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/nov-20-2014-our-readers-write <p> <u><strong>Reflecting on political journey</strong></u></p> <p> During any journey, the most important thing is to arrive at the destination.</p> Trash dispute keeps piling up http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/trash-dispute-keeps-piling <p> <strong>ISSUE:</strong> New garbage haulers change collections<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Problems involve both roads and bills</p> <p> Residents of&nbsp; the Sun n Fun subdivision near Rineyville have been talking trash lately. The trash talk they&rsquo;ve been engaged in is of the literal sort &ndash; their garbage collection.</p> Nov. 19, 2014: Our readers write http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/nov-19-2014-our-readers-write <p> <strong>Likes to consider letters as rants</strong></p> <p> I have to respond to a letter from Mike Kinney printed Oct. 1 addressing my letter of Sept. 19. I never considered my letter to be a &ldquo;rant,&rdquo; as he called it, but I like that. I think I&rsquo;ll call them that from now on.</p> Nov. 18, 2014: Our readers write http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/nov-18-2014-our-readers-write <p> <strong>Editor&rsquo;s note: A correction on Page A2 today relates to information in the first two letters.</strong></p> <p> <strong>Voters expressed objections</strong></p> <p> In its Nov 9 editorial regarding the recent local election, The News-Enterprise stated: &ldquo;... no council member ever was defeated who advocated the restaurant tax.&rdquo; This is untrue.</p>