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Obamacare a bad deal for residents

May 7, 2014 As I’ve noted previously, West Virginians recognize a bargain when they see it. They also understand a bad deal when it’s offered to them. more »»

Manchin right about pipeline

May 6, 2014 U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., often is in demand for weekend interview programs. more »»

Regular audits a good safeguard

May 5, 2014 West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s suggestion earlier this year that all state agencies should undergo regular, independent audits was brushed off by legislators as political... more »»

Balancing the scales

May 2, 2014 Some might call Charles Severance’s experience during the past few weeks remarkable. Here in West Virginia we have another word: justice. more »»

Keeping kids away from drugs

May 1, 2014 Parents quickly come to understand it is impossible to keep inquisitive, adventurous small children out of trouble. At the same time, they realize no chances can be taken with some hazard. more »»

Moral Dilemma

April 30, 2014 Yet another crack in the foundation of the Randolph County judiciary appeared Monday as details of an extramarital affair between Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong and a county employee were aired, furthe... more »»

Is America a serious country?

April 30, 2014 Well, it looks like Donald Sterling will not be getting that NAACP lifetime achievement award he was set to receive at the civil rights organization’s 100th anniversary celebration in Los Angeles in... more »»

Child abuse is an epidemic

April 29, 2014 More than 33,000 children are abused and/or neglected every year in West Virginia and Ohio. Those are the victims we know about. Many others live — and sometimes die — with abuse and neglec. more »»

Numbers given to Legislature don’t add up

April 28, 2014 Earlier this year, legislators agreed to consider establishing a second state nursing home for West Virginia veterans of military service. more »»

Class warfare endures

April 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — Probably no single episode did more to assure President Obama's 2012 re-election than that supposedly private fundraising lunch at which Mitt Romney famously declared that “47 percent o... more »»

Time for decent exposure

April 26, 2014 Of the 432 members today serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, he is 429th in seniority, having won a special election barely five months ago. But by now, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. more »»

Is opposition to Obama racisim?

April 26, 2014 Have the Republicans become the white man's party? Are the depth and bitterness of Republicans' opposition to Barack Obama and his administration the product of racism? Those are questions you hear... more »»

Minutes count during a disaster

April 25, 2014 Amid all the questions, murky details and recriminations about the Jan. 9 chemical spill in Charleston, one thing is becoming crystal clear: Minutes count in reacting to such disasters. more »»

Why the delay on releasing the numbers?

April 24, 2014 President Barack Obama is bragging that 8 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare insurance. It would be nice if Americans could get some details on that — but they can’. more »»

Politics behind pipeline decision

April 24, 2014 It has become clear politics is the only thing preventing President Barack Obama from deciding whether to approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. more »»

Speeches could sway war on coal

April 23, 2014 It might surprise some Coloradans to learn that two-thirds of their electricity is generated in coal-fired power plants. more »»

State should reconsider Medicaid waiver program

April 21, 2014 A new health care study makes it clearer than ever that West Virginia policymakers are missing a good bet by not spending more on the Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver program. more »»

A time to count blessings

April 19, 2014 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. more »»

Gee has aces up his sleeve

April 18, 2014 At first glance, it might seem obvious that college and university presidents should make students their top priority. more »»

Smelling a rat in Washington

April 17, 2014 For months we have been smelling a rat — a big one in Washington — in the National Flood Insurance Program. As it has developed, our noses were right. more »»



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