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Opinion

Reach for the Stars

Editorials

Most West Virginians do not think much about our state’s role in helping us reach for the stars. We are the home state of one of NASA’s “hidden figures,” the late Katherine Johnson — whose mind was so sharp, some of the early astronauts would trust computer calculations only after ...

Biden must stop the invasion

Columnists

Article IV of the Constitution addresses the obligations of the federal government to the state governments that were being asked to surrender aspects of their sovereignty to form our new Union. “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of ...

Nomination

Editorials

It seems incredible, but should Dr. Rahul Gupta’s nomination to become new director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy be confirmed, he will be the first physician to serve as our nation’s “drug czar.” President Joe Biden has leaned on Gupta already, as an adviser on ...

Mental distress fuels crime

Columnists

Antisocial behavior has reached pandemic levels. Disruptive airline passengers are punching flight attendants. Thugs are attacking Asians, gays and other minority groups. Criminals have grown more brazen in bringing violence to the streets and into American politics as seen in the savage ...

What we can do to make America better

Columnists

Some think tank or polling organization should ask 1,000 Americans: What is the best thing most Americans can do to make the country better? Throughout American history until the post-World War II era, had you asked almost any American what constitutes living a good life, he or she would have ...

Summertime potpourri

Columnists

You’ve probably seen stories over the last week or so regarding Joe Jeffries, a two-term Republican representing the 22nd District in the House of Delegates. Jeffries, who has a history of being controversial, was discovered on TikTok (a social media app primarily used by high school kids ...