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When bad things happen to good people

May 3, 2014 It is not the first time I have seen it happen, or even the tenth, but it has happened agai. more »»

Defending the right to report the news

May 2, 2014 News is fact-based, but the reactions to it can be subjective. more »»

Moving beyond ‘have war, will travel’

May 2, 2014 New standards in foreign policy seem less to be determined by a general view of human rights but rather by wort. more »»

What race preferences hide

April 29, 2014 Sonia Sotomayor is a wonderful role model. Truly. more »»

New opportunity for Rockefeller

April 29, 2014 Last week West Virginia Wesleyan College hosted a forum featuring U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Ted Koppel. The two came to Buckhannon to promote public service. more »»

But will Dunbar rise again?

April 29, 2014 Dunbar High School in Washington is becoming a controversial issue again -- and the controversy that is beginning to develop has implications for American education well beyond the District of... more »»

High court tangled up in euphemisms

April 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — Anodyne euphemisms often indicate an uneasy conscience or a political anxiety. more »»

No easy fix for personal problems

April 26, 2014 We live in an instant society. Everything is a quick and an easy fix. That includes meal preparation (can you believe the microwavable bread, rice, vegetables and meals?). more »»

Liberals must make class issues a priority

April 26, 2014 ave to be altered, not so much because of failure but success. For nearly 50 years American liberalism, often derided by critics, nevertheless accomplished much in the theater of civil rights. more »»

Learning more about Seneca Creek water monitoring

April 26, 2014 Now that we know our wetland area serves as a “Liver for the River,” Kump Center volunteers are anxious to learn more about water quality measures. more »»

Obama making a mistake in treating Putin like a pariah

April 26, 2014 “Mr. Obama is focused on isolating President Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia by cutting off its economic and political ties to the outside world ... and effectively making it a pariah state. more »»

Taking down decorative crosses

April 25, 2014 I suspect many people share my opinion about separation of church and state in America: Crosses on public property aren’t that big a deal. I could write a book about things that concern me more. more »»

Paper tiger in Oval Office?

April 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, who endlessly enjoys twisting the tail of what he suggests is a paper tiger in the White House, has altered the old Teddy Roosevelt axio. more »»

Chelsea Clinton’s baby politicized

April 24, 2014 Chelsea Clinton announced she’s going to be a mother this year. That should elicit the same reaction reserved for the daughter of any former president: a polite “how nice.” But this is a Clinton. more »»

Better care can cost less

April 24, 2014 Almost everyone has known or will know the helplessness of caring for — or overseeing the care of — a sick loved one. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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