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Editorials

Shortfall

Want another piece of bad news that be blamed, at least in part, on the COVID-19 pandemic? There is now so much financial pressure on Social Security and Medicare that the programs’ trustees have moved up by one year the date for which the depletion of Social Security’s reserves will ...

Santa-Gate

There’s a reason why Lady Justice wears a blindfold: in the American legal system, justice is supposed to be blind and impartial, meaning that all called before the judicial system — for whatever reason — should expect equal treatment. That impartiality — that belief that justice is the ...

Foolishness

Imagine the mental gymnastics it is taking for politicians who manipulated voters into believing they are conservatives (they convinced folks they believe in personal accountability, small government, local decision-making, and avoiding increased dependence on the federal and state government) ...

Weak Response

President Joe Biden’s uninspired and passionless address in response to Thursday’s horrific attack in Afghanistan — an attack that killed 13 U.S. service members and more than 100 civilians — likely didn’t leave those responsible concerned. In a largely monotone response, in which ...

Economy

When we talk about coal’s impact on the Mountain State economy, some are tempted to boil it down to a matter of the more than 13,000 West Virginia workers directly employed in coal mines. When you throw that number around, it does not seem as though coal should cast the shadow over our ...

Vaccinations

The COVID-19 vaccine has been politicized since its debut late last year, as so-called “experts” have sown confusion and uncertainty among the public. Now, though, following approval of the Pfizer vaccine by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, those fears must be put to rest if we ...