Opinion

Let’s All Hope Trump Breaks Some of the Promises He Made

Editorials

Less than two weeks until the new administration begins! I wonder if President Donald Trump will stick to his campaign promises — like reducing immigration and slamming consumers by imposing a 35 percent tariff. Hope not. But it could have been much worse. Bernie Sanders wanted to ...

Remember Those Who Pay Taxes

Editorials

Some West Virginia legislators seem to have decided already that they have no option but to increase taxes if they are to balance the state budget. But the very revenue reports they point to in support of that contention are evidence West Virginians are struggling, many of them more than ...

Tackling Urban Decay With Plastic

Local Columns

I have to say I’m looking forward eagerly to the wonderful, massive improvement coming to some neighborhoods of Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and other big cities in Ohio. For many years, a drive through those places was an exercise in depression. Signs of urban decay and neglect were ...

Liberals Shouldn’t Plan to Flee to Canada

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: It came to my attention lately, that several members of the Hollywood far left declared before the election that, “If Donald Trump was elected they would move to Canada.” Well, the election is over and Trump indeed won. Since I want everyone to be happy, my advice ...

Cut Dependence On Government

Editorials

West Virginia’s U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito, share one concern about proposals to repeal and replace the Obamacare program. It is that those who have become dependent on it not be cut off from health insurance. No wonder they are concerned. About ...

Protect Consumer Protection Agency Against Assaults

Local Columns

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, is the most important federal agency you have probably never heard of. Since 2011, the CFPB has served as a wildly successful and accountable watchdog over unfair and greedy practices by companies offering financial products like mortgages, ...

Give Ambulance Crews Discretion on Safety

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Recently, an ambulance rolled several times while en route to Columbus from Wheeling, due to icy roads. The patient and a paramedic died as a result. Just to qualify myself, I spent 25 years in emergency medical services and am experienced in every aspect of the ...

Drilling Industry No Panacea for W.Va.

Editorials

For some time, North Dakota seemed a model for what oil and gas drilling could do for a state. Some West Virginia officials visited the state to learn how government there was capitalizing on the shale drilling revolution. But Mountain State residents hoping we can be helped by a similar ...

History of Existing Water Plant, Plans for Improvements Noted

Local Columns

Six Moundsville residents were among eight individuals who broke ground 11 years ago (Jan. 5, 2006) for the new city of Moundsville Water Treatment Plant, and this past Tuesday five of the six were in attendance at the city council meeting when an ordinance was passed on second and final ...

Trump the True Candidate of Wall St.

Local Columns

Is it not now becoming more obvious that the populist rhetoric that highlighted the campaign of President-elect Donald J. Trump was utilized simply as a ploy to deceive the voting population into believing that the multi-billionaire real estate mogul was actually a “man of the people” when ...

Clean Coal Technology Is Working in W.Va.

Local Columns

Speaking as a CEO of a major coal-fired power plant and a coal mining company, I am compelled to start with the devastation of the coal industry, particularly in West Virginia but throughout all coal country. This devastation has been caused by excessive and politicized Environmental Protection ...

Working-Class People Are Being Victimized

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: There are seven wonders of the world — one of them would be the Colossus of Rhodes. After reading articles in your publications, it occurs to me that there should be an Eighth Wonder, and that is the one in which we blue-color workers continue to the adore and elect ...

Friends, Relatives Fueling Drug Crisis

Local Columns

Editor, News-Register: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,(SAMHSA), a federal agency which deals with drug use, addiction, and overdoses published some very important information and I wanted to share this with the Ohio Valley as this problem affects all of us. The ...

Americans Want Pennies in Our Pockets

Local Columns

Editor, News-Register: I wanted to talk about the semi-recent topic of parting ways with our beloved pennies. I hold a strong opinion on this and know that many other people do, too. The penny was first minted in 1909. It has a portrait of arguably the greatest United States president on ...

Obama’s Final Quest Is Padding Liberal Resume

Editorials

Of all Barack Obama’s costumes, the most ill-fitting is that of the hawk. The guise doesn’t work for all sorts of ideological and historical reasons. Plus there’s the fact that he’s rushing to put on the outfit as he’s heading out the door. The new sanctions against Russia are fine ...

Don’t Give Church Killer The Recognition He Covets

Editorials

CHARLESTON, S.C. — As convicted murderer Dylann Roof defends himself in the sentencing phase of his trial, a clearer understanding of his motives in gunning down nine African-Americans during Bible study prayer has begun to emerge. In a word, he’s a loser — as random and ordinary as the ...

DNA Not Always Infallible

Editorials

Have you heard of “touch DNA?” This mundane, yet menacing phenomenon exposes the double-edged sword of forensic science. With just an innocent handshake, an indirect transfer of epithelial cells, you could find yourself suspected of heinous crimes, charged with rape or convicted of ...

Trump Leery of U.S. Spy Agencies, Cozy With Putin

Editorials

Donald Trump was quick to agree with President Vladimir Putin that alleged Russian hacking into the American presidential election was overblown and irrelevant. It immediately put the president-elect on a collision course with his own U.S. intelligence community, on which he now must rely for ...

Patriotism Doesn’t Mean Giving Trump a Free Pass

Editorials

On the last day of December, this was Donald Trump’s greeting for America — via Twitter, of course: “Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!” My immediate response to this infantile ...

Time Running Out to Deal With North Korean Threat

Editorials

You can kick the can down the road, but when Kim Jong Un announces, as he did last Sunday, that “we have reached the final stage in preparations to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic rocket,” you are reaching the end of that road. Since the early 1990s, we have offered every kind ...