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Looking for Tea Party leaders

July 27, 2013 Reaction to Liz Cheney’s challenge to Mike Enzi in the Wyoming Republican senatorial primary in 2014 has been interesting. Tea Party Republicans such as Sen. more »»

Summer reunions celebrate relationships

July 20, 2013 West Virginia summers boast many special occasions, but ones that are truly heartfelt celebrations are the many annual family reunions and homecomings that bid journeys from several states and offer... more »»

The music of the mountains calls West Virginians home

July 20, 2013 From backyard picnics and front porch fiddler performances to bluegrass barn concerts and congregational hymns, West Virginia’s music echoes from mountain to mountain. more »»

Dems left workers behind

July 20, 2013 “Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity,” Franklin Roosevelt intoned in 1936, “than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own... more »»

President should have stood taller

July 20, 2013 The not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial last week has been a godsend for the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the world. more »»

Reaching a benchmark in life

July 20, 2013 A few weeks ago Ihad to come to a decision, one made out of necessity rather than choice. It is a benchmark in my life, when I think about it. I have decided not to plant a garden this year. more »»

Dreaming: ‘Manchin a Republican’

July 13, 2013 Dreams can be funny things. Hard to know what prompts them, even harder to figure out what they mean. Twice in the last three months, I’ve dreamt that I’ve misplaced my golf clubs at a tournament. more »»

Anger not enough of a platform

July 13, 2013 Whether or not you agree or disagree with President Barack Obama, you have to admit he has managed to stir the pot. For conservatives, Obama represents the culmination of all their fears. more »»

Court puts GOP in difficult position

July 6, 2013 For the United States, the Fourth of July represents not only the triumph of independence but the victory of an idea. Not only does it celebrate political freedom but personal liberation as well. more »»

Nation needs good people taking control

July 6, 2013 - The National Cathedral, the “spiritual home for the nation,” and Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian and Unitarian churches in Washington, D.C., rang their bells last week to celebrate U.S. more »»

Senators must help keep coal alive

July 5, 2013 Voters in states such as West Virginia and Ohio won’t put up with excuses from the U.S. Senate this time around. more »»

War on coal a stage call for Manchin

June 29, 2013 Last weekend, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, was all smiles as he walked and waved in the parade at Coalton Days 2013. Today, the smiles are pretty much gone. more »»

Obama’s faltering foreign policy

June 29, 2013 Barack Obama’s administration appears without purpose and without policy when it comes to foreign affairs. Still, remnants of George W. Bush’s approach appear in Obama’s pronouncements. more »»

U.S. hawks dead wrong on Syria war

June 22, 2013 There are at least two schools of thought regarding President Barack Obama’s conduct of U.S. foreign policy. One holds that he knows what he’s doing. more »»

Obama should ignore Clinton

June 22, 2013 Bill Clinton, perhaps trying to please his guest John McCain, urged a tougher line on Syria. more »»

Movie collectibles experience huge increase in popularity

June 22, 2013 Movie memorabilia from the 1960s has enjoyed a renewed interest on the market lately. Specifically, screen legends and big budget movies spell value with collectibles on the auction block. more »»

Priceless resource in hills of W.Va.

June 20, 2013 There’s a priceless resource in the hills of West Virginia. It’s more valuable than gold, more durable than the coal seams that run through the ridges of our great state. more »»

Free Day at the Landfill

June 15, 2013 The challenge of dealing with garbage in the Elkins area has been a simmering caldron waiting to explode over the last quarter century. It is about ready to now. The Elkins landfill is ful. more »»

Big Brother an elephant in the room

June 15, 2013 If you simply shrug your shoulders over electronic surveillance programs run by our government, please turn to the person beside you and ask them to throw cold water in your face. Good. more »»

Letting secrets out of the box

June 15, 2013 Recently the tactics of the National Security Agency, tapping phones in the name of protection of the state, has refueled elements of the Tea Party as well as the left wing American Civil Liberties... more »»

 
 

 

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