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Being Fair To Taxpayers

March 28, 2015 Taxpayers often may have the “can’t win for losing” complaint. Local, state and federal governments always seem to find ways to spend more of our money. more »»

Special Session May Not Be Wise

March 28, 2015 It has been suggested West Virginia legislators should hold a special session this summer to deal with unfinished business from their just-ended regular annual meeting. more »»

Get Railroads Back on Track

March 27, 2015 For many years, energy conservation campaigns have been considered very “green” — that is, good for the environmen. more »»

Giving Downtown Wheeling New Life

March 27, 2015 One suggestion put forth to revitalize downtown Wheeling was to make it more attractive as a place to live, not just to do busines. more »»

Drugs Biggest Threat in W.Va.

March 27, 2015 West Virginians need to find ways to cope with a long list of serious challenges. But only one involves a fight against pure evil that we simply must win. more »»

‘Retired’ Judges Provide Vital Help

March 27, 2015 West Virginians are blessed with one very valuable treasure about which most people probably give little, if any, thought. That itself is a tribute to the vital service provide. more »»

Bring Tourist Cash to W.Va.

March 26, 2015 With gasoline prices lower and many Americans thinking about road trips, now is the time to attract tourists to West Virginia, right? Not with budgets the state Tourism Commission has had for the... more »»

Learn Why Policy Failed in Yemen

March 26, 2015 In January, President Barack Obama referred to U.S. anti-terrorism efforts in Yemen as a “model” for avoiding massive deployments of American troops. This week, U.S. more »»

Close Education Achievement Gap

March 26, 2015 The conclusion reached in a report about children in West Virginia — that those from low-income families tend to lag behind other students in school — will have come as no surprise to most... more »»

Spending ‘Cuts’ Often Slated To Be Reversed

March 26, 2015 Of course, Congress should approve a measure to prevent steep cuts in amounts the Medicare program would pay health care providers. And of course President Barack Obama should sign it into law. more »»

Capito Right About Lynch

March 25, 2015 Given President Barack Obama’s propensity for taking the law into his own hands, it would be nice for the attorney general to remind him of limits to that in the Constitution. more »»

Fiscal Discipline Still Important

March 25, 2015 Many West Virginians will be affected by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s line-item vetoes of millions of dollars in spending approved by the Legislature. more »»

McCullough Merits Thanks, Support

March 25, 2015 Running a small university, even under the best of circumstances, can be a tough, thankless task. Most people would expect something in return. more »»

Cut Testing In Ohio Schools

March 24, 2015 Somewhere along the line, the advice to do everything in moderation got lost in the push for public school reform. more »»

Liberal Budget Plan: Tax, Spend

March 24, 2015 Republicans in Congress are being criticized by liberals for a budget proposal that makes relatively modest cuts in federal spending. more »»

Giving Objective Advice to EPA

March 24, 2015 Proposed reforms to how the Environmental Protection Agency gets advice on science should be enacted — but more needs to be done to restore confidence in the EPA’s objectivity. more »»

Restore Safeguards Of Checks, Balances

March 24, 2015 Presidents can veto bills approved by Congress, but the power does not extend to invalidating laws already on the books. President Barack Obama does not seem to understand tha. more »»

Doing Service For Ohioans

March 23, 2015 Many states — and the federal government, for that matter — could learn a thing or two about the transparency to which they pay so much lip service, simply by taking a page out of the Ohio... more »»

Probe Intervention In Israeli Politics

March 23, 2015 U.S. officials often intervene in the internal affairs of other countries, usually while insisting no such thing is happening. Often, such activities are aimed at undermining unfriendly governments. more »»

Take Action On Charter Schools

March 22, 2015 Education reform was among key priorities of Republican legislators in West Virginia this winter. Yet when lawmakers ended their regular session, a promising initiative had been shelved. more »»

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What we can learn from teen rape case

March 25, 2015 My heart breaks for the 15-year-old victim in the rape case that ended Monday with the sentencing of Adam Taylor, 46, of Rayland in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court. more »

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