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Nationalism is our great ally

April 23, 2014 With Vladimir Putin having bloodlessly annexed Crimea and hinting that his army might cross the border to protect the Russians of East Ukraine, Washington is abuzz with talk of dispatching U.S. more »»

 
 
 
Will Manchin run for governor?

April 23, 2014 No doubt some U.S. senators, both Democrats and Republicans, get tired of hearing Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talk about how we do things in the Mountain State. The feeling is mutual, in a way. more »»

Wage inequality

April 23, 2014 “President Obama Vows Zero Tolerance on Gender Wage Gap,” read one headline. Another read, “Women Still Earned 77 Cents On Men’s Dollar In 2012. more »»

Thinkin’ while sittin’ and stitchin’

April 19, 2014 Well, we are getting those April showers that are supposed to come! I am ready for some May sunshine! My next “composition” follows. more »»

Easter services, events slated this week

April 19, 2014 Hello from Barbour County! Is it spring? Winter? We’re not really sure! Maybe I should just say Happy Easter! There will be a planned power outage in the Belington and Junior areas. more »»

Regulatory filings are overkill

April 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. more »»

Become an Earth Angel this year

April 19, 2014 From time to time, we all need a boost, a pick-me-up, or an encouraging word. more »»

Ramps: A ‘spring tonic’

April 19, 2014 Allium tricoccum, wild leeks, or ramps — as they are affectionately known to most Appalachians — are part of a cultural tradition despite their pungent and lingering odor. more »»

Learning is a good guesser’s game

April 19, 2014 Playing guessing games is a great way to help children reduce their fear of failure and develop a love of learning at hom. more »»

GOP’s anger at Obama rages on

April 19, 2014 President Barack Obama’s stewardship for the last five years has been marked with some setbacks. Certainly the “roll-out” of the Affordable Care Act left his administration open to ridicule. more »»

Standing up for W.Va. coal miners

April 19, 2014 My Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the House of Representatives, on which I serve as the top Democrat, recently voted to advance legislation that puts an end to the EPA’s practice... more »»

Obama must defend NATO’s red lines from aggression

April 19, 2014 Last week, masked men in camouflage garb with no insignia, dressed and equipped like Russian special forces, started taking over police stations and other government buildings in the Donets basin in... more »»

Biden is qualified to be the president

April 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — One of the enduring misperceptions of American politics is that the vice presidency is a steppingstone to the presidency. more »»

Condoleezza Rice being hounded

April 19, 2014 If Condoleezza Rice were as self-pitying and politically crass as Attorney General Eric Holder, she would be wondering aloud what it is about her race and gender that accounts for the hostility to... more »»

Internet makes criticism much easier

April 18, 2014 I confess, dear readers, that I’m suffering from an identity crisis. One day I think I must be a fascist toady of big business whose fondest wish is to make the poor poore. more »»

Statistical frauds

April 15, 2014 The “war on women” political slogan is in fact a war against common sens. more »»

Kathleen Sebelius: Scapegoat

April 15, 2014 Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: “1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2. Chiefly biblical. more »»

Safety first: Scanners for threats

April 15, 2014 At the beginning of this school year, Philip Barbour High School installed biometric finger scanners. more »»

History’s greatest event

April 14, 2014 This week starts the anniversary celebrations of the greatest event in history. more »»

Thought police on patrol

April 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. more »»

 
 

 

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