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Living Within Our Means in W.Va.

January 4, 2015 Republican leaders who will take control of the West Virginia Legislature within a few days have said they can balance the state budget without dipping into funds held in reserve for years to cope... more »»

Getting Help For Overdose Victims

January 4, 2015 More than 2,000 Ohioans may die of drug overdoses this year, if the current trend continues. More people are killed that way than in motor vehicle crashes. more »»

Drugs Affecting W.Va. Economy

January 3, 2015 Two of the toughest policy issues state officials need to address if West Virginia is to move forward are drug abuse and the state’s dismally low workforce participation rate. more »»

Consider New Gas, Oil Drilling Rules

January 3, 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich couldn’t hear it, but much of the applause for a speech he gave earlier this month came from East Ohio, centering on Monroe County. more »»

Economy Still Needs Boost

January 2, 2015 According to the latest round of numbers, business is booming in the United States. more »»

Airline Security Breach Intolerable

January 2, 2015 It seems not to have occurred to either federal transportation safety officials or some airline executives that terrorists may understand the concept of an inside job. more »»

Punish Drug Pushing Doctors

January 2, 2015 A tiny minority of health care professionals in West Virginia seem to be ignoring the physicians’ motto. They are doing a great deal of harm by acting, in essence, as drug pushers. more »»

Contracts Conceal Federal Job Growth

January 2, 2015 ?Cutting the size and therefor the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Resolving To Cut Spending

January 1, 2015 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so, to stop spending beyond our means is an excellent exampl. more »»

Stop Waste In Defense Programs

January 1, 2015 When he warned Americans about what has come to be called the “military-industrial complex” in 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower left out a vital component — politician. more »»

Look Into Drug Testing Order

December 31, 2014 Whether you agreed with him or not, Go. more »»

Drinking, Driving Too Big a Risk

December 31, 2014 Looking forward to a good time tonight? All set to let your hair down at a New Year’s Eve party? Do it responsibly, we beg of you. more »»

Election Spending Transparency Vital

December 31, 2014 Republicans are the big-bucks politicians, able to spend far more than Democrats to win elections, right? Wrong, at least in West Virginia. more »»

Don’t Trigger Second ‘Great Recession’

December 31, 2014 Let us hope the nation’s economic policymakers do not react to an unpleasant report last week by plunging the nation into a new “subprime mortgage” crisis. more »»

Make College More Appealing

December 30, 2014 Higher Education Policy Commission statistics show enrollment in West Virginia colleges continues to fall. Enrollment in state-supported colleges has fallen approximately 4. more »»

Illegal Immigrants Not Being Deported

December 30, 2014 Many Americans object to President Barack Obama’s immigration policy by pointing out it will encourage more people to cross our borders illegally. more »»

Making Nation’s Coal Mines Safer

December 30, 2014 Coal miners and their families — along with those of us in their communities — got a bit of good news a few days ago. U.S. more »»

Keeping Terrorists From Killing More

December 30, 2014 Just before Christmas, Clifford Sloan, the State Department official who handles prisoner releases from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, resigned from the pos. more »»

Road Funding Solution Needed

December 29, 2014 Remember the “blue ribbon” commission Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed to recommend solutions to West Virginia’s highway funding dilemma? After many months of work it has resulted in ... nothing. more »»

Reforming Missile Defense System

December 29, 2014 Nuclear weapons proliferation may mean that, if anything, the United States needs a strong, flexible deterrent force. more »»

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