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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 »»

Bush candor could win the day

April 14, 2014 Agree with him or not, you have to respect Jeb Bush’s honesty. more »»

Obama still being cautious

April 12, 2014 Diplomacy was what Otto Von Bismarck had in mind when he stated that politics was the art of the possible. You had to hear the “footsteps of God” then “grasp onto the hem of his garment. more »»

Millions of pit dwellers amongst us

April 12, 2014 Joseph looked up at the cruel faces of his brothers, his eyes squinting against the sunlight that streamed into the hole they had dug for him. more »»

What is a professional development school?

April 12, 2014 You may have read in The Inter-Mountain that Third Ward Elementary has a new banner saying that it is a Professional Development School, but what does that really mean? The three key elements of a... more »»

Mountain State stereotypes persist

April 11, 2014 Our big mistake, in a way, was splitting away from Virginia to form our own state in 1863. more »»

How to assist evil

April 10, 2014 “Engineering Evil” is a documentary recently shown on the Military History channel. It’s a story of Nazi Germany’s murder campaign before and during World War II. more »»

Dangerous mischief in Ukraine

April 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — The report that protesters have declared two eastern Ukraine cities to be independent republics questions President Obama’s assurance that there is no “military solution” to the crisis... more »»

U.S. and Canada, together at last

April 10, 2014 What country do Americans overwhelmingly like the most? Canada. What country do Canadians pretty much like the most? America. What country has the natural resources America needs? Canada. more »»

Politics gets too personal

April 9, 2014 Many of those radical environmentalists and liberal politicans have managed to scare to death over global warming are too young to remember the bugaboo of just a few decades ago. more »»

The new blacklist

April 9, 2014 “There is a gay mafia,” said Bill Maher, “if you cross them you do get whacked. more »»

Campaign finance causes big stir

April 9, 2014 The recent Supreme Court decision over-ruling some Federal Election Commission restrictions on political campaign contributions has provoked angry reactions on the left. more »»

Pets can help solve crimes

April 8, 2014 As far as crime laboratories go, it is not very impressive-looking. And it is not very big, with a permanent staff of just three forensic scientists and a few intern. more »»

Meetings must be open

April 8, 2014 On March 24, I called attention to Philippi City Council member Terrence Boyd’s speech that declared he was willing to charge citizens with a misdemeanor and file libel charges if he felt free speec... more »»

How do real women cast their vote?

April 8, 2014 “The conservative minds of the Heritage Foundation have found a way for Republicans to shrink the gender gap: They need to persuade more women to get their MRS degrees. more »»

 
 

 

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