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Local Columns

Party Over Politics

Happy day after West Virginia Day (though if you are a state employee, this makes a second day off and the end of your four-day weekend). There was a lot of political news over the last seven days, most notably the latest chapter in the case of annoyance among Democratic activists with ...

Father’s Day 2021: Keeping Life’s Sharks at Bay

This year is a unique year for me. For those of you who have read my Father’s Day articles over the past 20-plus years, you know I say that almost every year. One year it was unique because my father and my grandfather died making me the oldest male in my immediate family. Then it was unique ...

The Case Against President Biden’s Nominee for ATF

Since taking office, President Joe Biden has not been shy about pressing forward with a radical anti-Second Amendment agenda. And like President Obama, he has done so through unilateral agency rulemaking that cuts Congress out of the process. My colleagues and I in state attorneys general ...

Manchin In The National Spotlight

It has long been an annoyance for West Virginians when people with national platforms can’t identify the state or lump us in with Virginia. After U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin officially came out against the For the People Act last week, we’re in the spotlight now. In a guest column and in Sunday ...

Congress Should Invest in ‘Human Infrastructure’

It seems that Democrats and Republicans cannot align on a proposal to invest in an economic plan to generate good-paying jobs in infrastructure, climate solutions, and the care economy. Last month, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (unveiled) the Republican infrastructure plan, a dangerously ...