Opinion

This country needs some real leaders

Letters to the Editor

This is in actuality a political rebuttal letter (due this week for consideration) whose contents I will get to in a couple minutes.  I really want to get started because we have begun packing to leave and my wife is going to pack some cupboard items and as she fills the boxes I will take a ...

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Letters to the Editor

What’s going on in America today is not only disgraceful and dangerous, it could very well lead to another Civil War. All over the country, innocent people are being attacked and sometimes murdered by unruly mobs and the government is doing absolutely nothing. If you’ve been paying ...

Transparency

Editorials

Much of what West Virginia’s state auditor does is rather ho-hum stuff for most of us. Among other things, the auditor serves on state boards involving money management, handles the state payroll, oversees auditing and accounting at local entities such as county commissions and boards of ...

Ties that bind us

Columnists

A significant part of the job of being president of a college involves traveling, primarily raising funds for the college. Fortunately, I like both traveling and talking with alumni and friends about giving back to a place that has given so much to them. As I write this letter from a hotel ...

No Rush?

Editorials

The very last thing most municipal and county officials in West Virginia want to hear is a suggestion on a new way to spend money. After taking care of the basics of local government, few have surplus cash waiting for a purpose. It is being suggested that Mountain State law enforcement ...

Early Voting

Editorials

Early voting begins today in West Virginia. Before you decide there is no need to take advantage of it, consider this: During the 2012 primary election, 352,598 people cast ballots for president in the Mountain State. During the primary earlier this year, the total was 446,600. A lot of ...

Pursuing an imperial presidency

Columnists

“The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all,” Barack Obama told a town hall audience in 2008, when he was running for president. The personable young ...

Abu Ghraib

Editorials

Of course, Americans who harm people overseas intentionally and wrongfully should be punished. Villains should not be able to hide behind the American flag. Our government seems to support that idea. President Barack Obama’s administration has not tried to block lawsuits filed by four ...

Clinton wrong for West Virginia

Editorials

It may be that no state will give presidential candidate Donald Trump as much election-day support as West Virginia. Mountain State residents understand Hillary Clinton would, if elected, be devastating for us. Some voters will be concerned enough about Trump’s personality to conclude they ...

Don’t be swayed by misinformation

Columnists

After I got over being disgusted over the ad placed in the Oct. 19 edition of The Inter-Mountain, I really had to chuckle.  The reason being, the quote could not have been me, Donna Auvil, because I would not have said “We have nothing to LOOSE.” What I would have said and did say was ...

Warner right choice for Secretary of State

Editorials

West Virginia’s secretary of state has two big jobs: overseeing clean elections, and serving businesses without getting in their way. Mac Warner has the experience and skill to do both. Warner has solid plans to make the election process more accessible and secure, and to make it easier to ...

Shadowy methods loathsome

Columnists

During the campaign the never-Trumpers have extended the Cleveland Convention three months after it ended. Now they want a mulligan, wanting to make an unprecedented decision to replace a nominee. In 1964, Barry Goldwater, despite numbers that made Trump’s situation look good, was not dumped ...

Leonhardt will work with state’s farmers

Editorials

Kent Leonhardt’s work as a state senator has benefited many West Virginians. He has played an important role in reforming government during the past two years. Now he is running for state commissioner of agriculture, a position for which many voters may not be aware of his qualifications ...

We are family

Columnists

Hey, y’all! So, last night, guess what I did? I crossed something off my bucket list! I, along with two little brothers and one little sister, went to Charleston to see Garth Brooks. Now, let me preface this by saying, I never listen to country music anymore. Actually, we pretty much ...

WVU a role model in funding approach

Editorials

While many recipients of taxpayers’ money in the Mountain State are preparing arguments why legislators should not reduce their funding, West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee is taking another approach. He’s volunteering for WVU to make a sacrifice. During his State of the ...

Tailgating with vintage flair

Columnists

Collectors look for team spirit and old kitchen collectibles when shopping for tailgating items. Autumn is the season for every type of tailgate — football, soccer, whatever the sport. Team colors are always in style and vintage stuff from tailgates gone by are sure to make your tailgate ...

Halloween overview, a biblical perspective

Columnists

By Pastor Stephen W. Pyle Elkins Church of God of Prophecy Greetings in the precious name Jehovah God the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, their mighty Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost KJV), and unto him (Jesus) be glory in the Church. Please remember our daughter, Stephanie Leigh ...

Trump is the only real choice to lead

Letters to the Editor

It is coming down to the wire. In 17 days, we are going to be asked to choose a new president. In reality, we are going to vote for either an eight-year extension of Obama’s policies or a radical change not seen since the Reagan years. Now don’t jump off the handle, and I will explain. I ...

Remember missteps come Election Day

Letters to the Editor

Remember how we elected Republicans two years ago and gave them control of the West Virginia Legislature? Remember what they did? They passed right-to-work legislation that hurts unions and repealed the prevailing wage law so they could take money away from working people and give it to ...

Mooney can solve W.Va. drug problem

Letters to the Editor

Perhaps the most important issue facing West Virginia in this upcoming election this November is the drug problem. Addiction, overdoses, and crime are plaguing our communities and ripping families apart. Congressman Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., truly cares about the drug problem facing our communities ...