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Climate threat melts away

WASHINGTON — Journalism about climate change has a high ratio of certitude to certainty when reporting weather events or climate projections, such as this week’s U.N. report. There is a low ratio of evidence to passion in today’s exhortations to combat climate change with measures ...

Should Chris Cuomo resign as well?

Color me shocked that Gov. Andrew Cuomo knuckled under to demands he resign after a devastating report detailing his sexual harassment of 11 women. But it was not quite as shocking as reading a Washington Post report that CNN’s top star Chris Cuomo was still moonlighting (or daylighting) as ...

Cuba silences protesters

Are they still protesting in Cuba? I don’t know. The Cuban government has shut off the Cuban people’s internet. The big demonstrations began four weeks ago, sparked, curiously, by a rap song. The key lyric is: “Freedom! No more Doctrine!” “Doctrine” refers to the “constant ...

Throw the dog a bone

I’ve made it my mission since June not to write about Babydog, Gov. Jim Justice’s English Bulldog. I’ve long complained that Babydog is often used by the governor as a distraction from tough questions about his involvement with his businesses while steering ship of state. Last week, I ...

Manchin’s leadership moves U.S., W.Va. in the right direction

The aptly named “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” a bill co-sponsored by a group of ten bipartisan senators, includes a sweeping range of investments that promise jobs and other economic benefits for communities across the country, and that’s especially exciting in West Virginia, ...

Seeing ourselves as others see us with AFNHA

Going away to summer camp is a great way for kids to learn about getting along with others, and that is one of the things that 4-H Camps did for many of us in West Virginia in our youth. Now that I am older, I enjoyed going back to Randolph County 4-H Camp to plan with other stakeholders in the ...