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Showdown on the way in Congress

September 20, 2013 Keeping the United States out of direct involvement in the Syrian civil war may be the easier of the two big jobs facing Congress this month. more »»

The coming field day for fraud

September 17, 2013 “Is this Mrs. John Doe? I’m Benjamin Franklin from the Service Center for Advice on Major Medical Issues of the National Government. more »»

Can efficiency and education coexist?

September 14, 2013 Much controversy has developed over Senate Bill 359 passed by the West Virginia Legislature to reform education in March 2013. more »»

Obama can’t figure out his Syrian policy

September 14, 2013 The confrontation over Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons on its own civilians last month is mired in confusion and controversy, and if you want to know the latest, you might want to check with... more »»

Case for bombings not strong enough

September 14, 2013 President Barack Obama certainly cannot be accused of understatement in his campaign to get congressional approval for actions against Syria. more »»

Lawmakers must rein in the president

September 7, 2013 “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” — Isaac Asimov “I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.” — George McGovern We live in perilous times. more »»

Eggy face preferable to disaster

September 7, 2013 For the time being, President Barack Obama slowed the rush to conflict in the Middle East. more »»

You can’t go home again

August 31, 2013 I have experienced a long, long list of emotions over the past eight months. In January my sister, Juanita, suffered a fatal heart attack. She was in a coma until Feb. 1, when she passed away. more »»

Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Einstein’s concept of imagination is valuable for parents and teachers. Too often they worry about test scores without realizing

August 31, 2013 Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Einstein’s concept of imagination is valuable for parents and teachers. more »»

Consumers should pick TV channels

August 31, 2013 Cultural trends can be confusing, conflicting and troubling, and we see that in today’s TV programming. more »»

Turning back the clock?

August 31, 2013 For Republicans, Barack Obama’s election and re-election have been events that they yearned to reverse. more »»

States can take control of Washington

August 24, 2013 Symbols are sometimes powerful. Last Sunday morning, the preacher emphasized a point in his sermon by waving his Bible in the air. It looked tattered. Well-used. more »»

Dems lose touch with workers

August 24, 2013 Democrats face a daunting task in 2016, as they contemplate a new leader for the party. more »»

River boats on the Little Kanawha

August 24, 2013 If you think that American river boats only navigated great rivers like the Mississippi, come to the Fair at the Crossroads at Kump Center August 31st to see models of the river boats that once... more »»

Kids set to return to school

August 17, 2013 Hello from Barbour County! Summer has come to a close, and it’s now time for kids and teachers to go back to school. School in Barbour County begins on Aug. 22. more »»

Bezos could put the Post back on track

August 17, 2013 Many in the Fourth Estate were recently saddened by news that The Washington Post and related publications are being sold to Jeffrey P. Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon. more »»

Is party over for the Tea Partiers?

August 17, 2013 After the Tea Party’s ascendancy, attention is now being paid to those traditional conservatives like John McCain and Tom Coburn who want some co-operation with President Barack Obama. more »»

U.S. must rethink its foreign policy

August 10, 2013 The Arab world is on fire, and 19 U.S. embassies have been closed all week as a result of threats from al-Qaeda. more »»

U.S. needs to get house in order

August 10, 2013 When the Arab “spring” spread from Tunis to Egypt in 2011, there was a sense of triumphalism among interventions of all types - Liberal or Conservative. more »»

‘Hoodwinked in Richmond’ set to debut

August 3, 2013 “Hoodwinked in Richmond,” an original one-act play by Jane Birdsong, will debut at 2 p.m., Aug. 31, at Kump Education Center in Elkin. more »»



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