Opinion

Expedited Tax Reform Key to Improved Growth in Economy

Editorials

On the very day President Donald Trump’s incentive-based tax and regulatory policies are put in place, former President Barack Obama’s war on business will have officially come to an end. No longer will American companies be punished by uncompetitive rates of taxation and unnecessary rules ...

Ensuring W.Va. Can Export Coal

Editorials

Use of coal to generate electricity in the United States is expected to make a comeback as Americans begin to understand the reality behind former President Barack Obama’s claims of a cheaper, cleaner future based on wind and solar power. The truth is that Obama’s war on coal and ...

Protect Children Against Abusers

Editorials

Those who commit certain types of crimes should never be free again. Their offenses are so heinous that they have forfeited any opportunity for “a second chance.” A bill we told you about Sunday, “Emmaleigh’s Law,” is intended by some West Virginia legislators to ensure that is ...

Be Cautious On Recreation Post

Editorials

Steubenville officials will have the opportunity in April to do something that was discussed last year. They should be careful not to make an irreversible error. During budget discussions in December, the possibility of eliminating the position of city parks and recreation director was ...

‘Jane Roe’ Made Us Think About Abortion

Editorials

Pro-abortion activists want women to think the 1973 Supreme Court ruling known as Roe v. Wade is, without question, a good thing. It is not, of course. And the pro-abortion forces would prefer you not know that for years, one of their staunchest opponents was the woman behind Roe v. ...

We Need Patriotism, Not Nationlism, In Our Nation

Editorials

National Review has sparked an important debate about nationalism. As someone who has been accused throughout her life of excessive love of country, I feel a bit awkward rebutting anything that travels under the name “Love of Country.” Nevertheless, I must join Jonah Goldberg, Yuval Levin, ...

French Reluctant to Give Up Cultural, Economic Marxism

Editorials

First there was Brexit, then Donald Trump, and now it’s France’s turn to elect National Front leader Marine Le Pen as French president this spring and take France back from establishment elites. That’s the general sentiment expressed by conservatives on this side of the Atlantic. If only ...

Really Reforming Higher Education

Editorials

Republican state legislators across the country, concerned about rising tuition prices and eager to combat academic liberal bias, are taking aim at faculty tenure protections at state universities. The Wall Street Journal reports: “For decades, tenured professors held some of the most ...

Eliminating Government Handouts Tough, But It Can Be Done

Editorials

Republicans promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But now they are hesitating. I understand why. Most Americans opposed Obamacare ever since the Democrats imposed it. But now that Congress actually might kill it, more (about half those polled) say, “Wait, I like Obamacare!” ...

Help Wheeling With Tax Credit

Editorials

Developers understand a few percentage points can make a critical difference when one is involved in a big construction or renovation project. The old Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel headquarters building, with 144,000 square feet of interior space, is a big project. Towering over downtown ...

Privatizing Doesn’t Mean Closing It

Local Columns

It shouldn’t surprise me anymore, I suppose, that there are people who believe the only way to get something done is to have government do it. One might think Gov. Jim Justice, who’s made more than a billion dollars in the private sector, wouldn’t have that opinion. But apparently he ...

Agencies Promote Cooperative Efforts

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I would like to address the need for regional education service agencies beyond some of the obvious points that have been made like the cooperative purchasing, outstanding professional development, and professional coaching that happens throughout each school year when ...

Cracking Down On Medicaid Fraud

Editorials

West Virginia spends about $4 billion a year on the Medicaid program, with about one-fourth of that coming from state taxpayers. More than 554,000 Mountain State residents rely on Medicaid. With that many people and that much money involved, it is inevitable that some people will decide to ...

Big Tax Increase Not the Way to Save Our State

Local Columns

If there’s one thing the people of West Virginia can take away after just over a month of Governor Jim Justice’s term, it would be that he’s got a tremendous gift for asking people for one thing, while doing the opposite. Back in early January, Senate President Mitch Carmichael proudly ...

RESAs an Invaluable Aid to Public Schools

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: The demand on today’s public school systems is forever increasing. We consistently find ourselves trying to meet rising expectations and attempting to provide additional services. The thought of facing these demands without our regional education service agencies is ...

Expand Federal Anti-Drug Program

Editorials

There is more to West Virginia than the state capital and the area surrounding it. Yet that appears to be the extent of a new federal initiative targeting heroin and prescription drug abuse. The U.S. Drug Enforce-ment Administration will spend $500,000 on the program, intended to apprehend ...

We Need Those Expressions of Love From Others

Local Columns

When I was growing up there was a famous song that came out with words that went something like this: “What the world needs now is love, sweet love “It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of “What the world needs now is love, sweet love “No, not just for some but ...

Trump Just Making ‘The Swamp’ Murkier

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Although we are very early into the presidency of Donald J. Trump, it already is, I feel, quite obvious that Mr. Trump has no intention of comporting himself in a more serious-minded, respectful and more “presidential” manner, and we have entered an era where ...

Trump Foes’ Antics Will Destroy Democrats

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: For all the people that supported and voted for Donald Trump, thank you so much. After the devastating loss of the Democrats in the presidential election, they will never accept their loss. The far left and so-called celebrities will continue their frivolous antics ...

Pats on the Back:

Editorials

- To Woodsdale Elementary School Student Council members who recently donated $1,200 to the House of the Carpenter’s Food Pantry. And to Stifel Fine Arts Center for helping the students. - To Bellaire Middle School student Andrew Masciarelli, winner of the Belmont County Spelling Bee. He ...