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The moderate majority



Among the many maddening aspects of Donald Trump’s domination of American political discourse are the twin challenges he poses to clear thinking. You can overstate his significance and the power of the forces he is unleashing. You can understate them, too. We have heard the words “Trump leads in the polls” for so long you’d think he has taken the […]

Exxon’s weapons of mass confusion



There is a constant flow of headlines these days confirming the mess we’ve made: “Looks Like Rain Again. And Again”; “Alaska Will Keep Melting”; “Climate Change a Worry to Central Bankers, Too”; “Warning on Climate Risk: Worst to Come.” This is far from a natural phenomenon. A handful of corporate interests are causing these catastrophes. Oil, coal, auto and a […]

Dems could get Trump voters



They support activist government. They’re not socially conservative. They resent big money in politics. And if you administered a truth serum, they would probably say nice things about Obamacare. These are blue-collar supporters of Donald Trump. Democrats would do well to ask themselves, “Why aren’t some of them ours?” I say “some” because a good chunk of Trump’s fans consider […]

The Way We Were



Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, December 17, 1925 In what is being called a revenge killing for a death at Potters Fork last summer, Elijah Fleming shot and killed Ben Bentley last week on Long Fork in Pike County. Bentley was the driver of an automobile that wrecked on Potter Fork last summer […]

There’s no ‘Tree of Hope,’ but other options in place



With the Letcher County Tree of Hope program taking a break from helping those in need, the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers (FRYSC) at each Letcher County school are working to make sure students have clothes and toys this Christmas. This is the first time in more than 20 years that the Tree of Hope program has not worked […]

SANTA FLEW INTO TOWN



Salome’s Stars



ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Handle a potentially awkward situation by warming up your confidence reserves and letting it radiate freely. Also, expect an old friend to contact you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s not too early for the practical Bovine to begin planning possible changes for 2011. A recent contact can offer some interesting insights. GEMINI […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS



RECAPS DEC. 14 — 18 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Julius has suspicions about ulterior motives when he learns from Vivienne that Sasha, a former neighbor and Nicole’s best friend, is coming to Los Angeles for a visit. Soon after her arrival, Sasha is insistent about being introduced to the Forrester family. Refusing to allow Nicole to be taken […]

Deer on roads are dangerous



Christmas is fast approaching, but it’s hard to believe since our weather has been so warm lately. But I do enjoy the warmer temperatures, as do others. This coming Friday evening will be the annual singing at Blair Branch Church. Everyone is welcome, and we are also bringing in nonperishable food items for the Letcher County Food Pantry, and after […]


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