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Opinion

Getting a real education

Columnists

As the saying goes, “no good deed goes unpunished.” A recent good deed has turned into an internet meme in a way that I don’t think makes West Virginia look good. A picture of several coal miners pushing an electric car that went dead on a coal access road near Corridor H in Tucker ...

COVID

Coronavirus

If you’re going by the numbers, navigating today’s COVID-19 landscape can be a bit tricky, as changes in reporting mean there is no longer a clear picture of hospitalization numbers, vaccinated versus unvaccinated, positive test results … anything, really. For example, what we know ...

Why is France having a cow over meat?

Columnists

A French politician has ignited a fracas, or should I say, contretemps, over men barbecuing meat. Lest you think culture wars are an exclusively American preserve, leading members of the French political establishment have been exchanging barbs over whether the French male’s attachment to his ...

Ending in failure

Columnists

“All political lives, unless they are cut off at midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs.” So said the British politician Enoch Powell, whose own once-stellar career ended in spectacular failure. Lately, careers have been ...

Can students master W.Va. math standards?

Columnists

Randolph County teachers are adopting a strategic approach to lesson planning in order to deal with the learning gaps that have developed when instruction was interrupted by shutting down schools or teaching on line during recent outbreaks of Covid-19. The new “Accelerated Learning ...

Medicine

Editorials

As we are learning while this pandemic drags on and evolves, some of what changed in the early days may have been more positive than we at first understood. Among those positives was the possibility of telehealth usage for West Virginia Medicaid recipients. Now, West Virginia University ...