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Curbing Child Abuse, Neglect

June 14, 2014 Child abuse and neglect occurs in West Virginia at a rate about half as high as in the United States as a whole. That is both disturbing and unacceptable. more »»

Tennant Is Out of Touch

June 13, 2014 Natalie Tennant, who is running for the U.S. Senate from West Virginia, works hard to portray herself as a defender of Mountain State values and interests. more »»

Privatization May Be Viable Solution

June 13, 2014 West Virginia’s treatment of some of the most unfortunate among us, the mentally ill, has been controversial for decades. Periodically, judges step in to order changes. more »»

Protect Americans Caught in Iraq War

June 13, 2014 Americans who remember the fall of South Vietnam in 1975 — and the frantic evacuation of U.S. troops and civilians from Saigon — may be watching events in Iraq with a dismayed sense of deja vu. more »»

Don’t Tolerate New Nest of Terrorists

June 13, 2014 Iraq, where nearly 4,500 Americans died in what appears to have been a futile attempt to change the very culture of that violence-torn region, may be about to fall to a radically militant Islamic... more »»

Setting Priorities For Government

June 12, 2014 Two similar comments made recently in East Ohio towns miles apart indicate some dissatisfaction with the mix of services local governments provide. more »»

Vaccinate Against Measles, Mumps

June 12, 2014 At one time, many children came down with the measles and mumps — and a substantial number suffered lasting physical damage from complications. Some die. more »»

Being Realistic About Violence in America

June 12, 2014 President Barack Obama has provided an example of why little meaningful action is being taken to reduce violence such as that at an Oregon school this week. more »»

Local Veterans Put at Risk, Too?

June 11, 2014 Local veterans of military service may be among those victimized rather than served by the Department of Veterans Services. more »»

Don’t Shut Down Broadband Agency

June 11, 2014 If spending taxpayers’ money at a rapid pace is the test of success for government — as some officials seem to think — West Virginia’s Broadband Deployment Council is a flop. more »»

Out of Touch With Ordinary Americans

June 11, 2014 Hillary Clinton whined to an interviewer this week that when she and former President Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001, they were “dead broke. more »»

Benwood Challenge Resolved Efficiently

June 11, 2014 What could have been an expensive mess to clean up in Benwood was resolved speedily and decisively by City Council this week. more »»

The Taliban’s War Won’t End

June 11, 2014 Defenders of President Obama’s release of five Taliban terrorists from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in exchange for Army Sgt. more »»

Higher Education Isn’t for Everyone

June 11, 2014 A recent study estimated that getting a college degree is worth about a half-million dollars over the course of a graduate’s lifetime. more »»

If You Want Safe Colleges, Let Students Carry Guns on Campus

June 11, 2014 Pepper spray, police and cardboard signs failed to prevent the June 5 Seattle Pacific University shooting. more »»

VA Is Riddled With Corruption

June 10, 2014 More than 121,000 veterans of military service have been let down, sometimes badly, by the very agency created to help them, the Department of Veterans Affairs. That is disturbing enough. more »»

Don’t Fall for Scam Artists’ ‘Spoofing’

June 10, 2014 Sometimes we forget how prudent it is to follow the old rule of thumb:?If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t true. more »»

Educate Voters On City Charter

June 9, 2014 Members of a special commission formed to recommend revisions to Steubenville’s city charter have completed their work. Now the ball is in City Council’s court. more »»

Fistfights Can End in Tragedy

June 9, 2014 On television, in the movies and in some video games, fistfights can go on for minutes. Antagonists trade powerful blows, yet keep coming back for more. Real life often is different. more »»

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