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Right a divided camp

January 25, 2014 For Conservatives these are not easy times. On the social front, gay marriage and even marijuana legislation threaten to divide the libertarian and traditionalist religious right. more »»

McGeehan in the thick of the race

January 18, 2014 West Virginia voters get to replace Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller in 2014. He’s retiring after 30 years in Washingto. more »»

Christie under fire

January 18, 2014 Oh, the travails of the northeastern Republicans. more »»

Cold temps the talk of Barbour

January 11, 2014 Hello from frozen Barbour County. The cold temperatures seem to be the topic of conversations all around the area. more »»

McGeehan spells out his agenda

January 11, 2014 “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.” — President George W. Bush, Dec. 16, 2008. more »»

Getting beyond Watergate

January 11, 2014 In retrospect, Aug. 9, 1974 was probably a tragic day for progressives. Richard Nixon left office because of the Watergate scandal, giving Democrats a dubious victory. more »»

McGeehan wants to be our senator

January 4, 2014 Patrick Riley McGeehan. Remember the name. He’s a conservative Republican running for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., who is retiring. more »»

A turning point for Tea Party

January 4, 2014 For Republicans, a specter may indeed haunt the rank and file: that the conditions that put them forth in the first place may disappear. more »»

Yes, we can keep the republic

December 28, 2013 On the final day of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got — a Republic or a Monarchy?” Franklin: “A Republic, if you can keep... more »»

Obama has left his mark

December 28, 2013 A feature of the Barack Obama era has been the preponderance of bumper stickers still hailing the President. Some you can notice are as far back as 2008 vintag. more »»

First responders kept busy

December 28, 2013 By Sara Harris Special to The Inter-Mountain Hello from Barbour County! I hope that everyone had a good Christmas. more »»

Some think court should stop Obama

December 21, 2013 What do you do if you’re the president of the United States, your nation is crumbling and your poll numbers are the worst of any president since Richard M. more »»

Boehner shows courage

December 21, 2013 John Boehner’s blast at Conservative interest groups was political theater at its best. First of all, it implied a bigger division within the Republican Party than there is actuall. more »»

Politicians no longer serving us

December 14, 2013 The politicians running the nation today are totally self-absorbed. Or nuts. There’s no way around it. Take members of the House of Representatives, for example. more »»

Obama remains unflappable

December 14, 2013 Barack Obama enjoyed one of his better weeks, when the latest job report saw a surge in jobs and a 7-percent unemployment rate — the best in five years. more »»

‘Tis the season in Barbour County

December 14, 2013 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Barbour County! Parades, school programs, snow, Christmas lights all around... more »»

DAR supports Kump House with $10,000 grant

December 13, 2013 Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Daughters of the American Revolution, the roof is stable on the east face of the historic Kump House in Elkin. more »»

Christmas lights leave a trail through area

December 7, 2013 While winter winds cool the countryside, we can be comforted by the peaceful white that blankets the hills. more »»

Government by coercion and deception

November 30, 2013 “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” — President Obama Barack Obama has won. Twice. And precisely because elections have consequences, the nation has lost. Twice. more »»

Round and About Barbour County

November 30, 2013 Hello from Barbour County! I hope that everyone had a good Thanksgiving and a successful deer hunt. Let’s not forget to be thankful every day of the year. Just think... more »»



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