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Opinion

What will feminization of America look like?

Columnists

Are we witnessing the feminization of America? And if so, is that a good or bad thing, or is it, like so many quiet but ineluctable trends, a combination of the two? Perceptions of feminization come from some unexpected quarters. The (mostly) free market economist Tyler Cowen sees it as a ...

Progressive freakout

Columnists

Recent data from the Cooperative Election Study shows 20% of atheists have participated in a march or protest, compared with 6% of white evangelicals. Forty percent of atheists have contacted a public official, compared with 24% of white evangelicals. Fifty-two percent of atheists have donated ...

Children and the coronavirus pandemic

Columnists

The first few weeks of school are always challenging for families with children, but this year the challenges are more significant in the lives of our most vulnerable and least powerful citizens. Children cannot always tell adults how they feel, but adults need to learn to recognize signs of ...

COVID-19

Editorials

Still think we’re better off now than we were a year ago, in dealing with COVID-19? Officials at our state’s hospitals will tell you you’re dead wrong. On Wednesday, West Virginia was five patients short of the record high 818 hospitalized virus patients we had on Jan. 5 — before ...

Reader: It’s time to mask up, get vaxxed

Letters to the Editor

The delta variant of COVID-19 is burning across the U.S., in some states worse than others. We here in West Virginia have been lucky so far but that cannot last much longer without taking precautions once again. Gov. Jim Justice, as of this writing, has yet to reinstate mandates on masks, ...

Possibilities

Editorials

Our world changed dramatically as lockdowns in response to the pandemic forced us to figure out new ways of doing our jobs, learning and communicating. As is often the case, some of those adjustments to a bad situation may end up having long-term positive effects. Certainly the realm of ...