The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register Columnsen-usSat, 28 May 2016 04:03:44 EDTSat, 28 May 2016 04:03:44 EDT Budget Crisis Takes Leadership two months of negotiations that failed to result in a compromise for the 2017 budget, I called the Legislature back to Charleston, encouraging Democrats and Republicans, senators and delegates, to work together to pass a structurally sound...Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTSpending It or Losing It in W.Va. the past several weeks, I've been told by two moderately high-ranking officials that what I'd written about state spending was incorrect. We're not spending anywhere near the amounts of money I wrote, they insisted. They were wrong.Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTCelebrate Good Things watched the story about the 100-year-old woman who was running on an outdoor track in an attempt to set a record. As she got her frail-looking body toward the finish line, she stumbled and took a hard fall to the ground.Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTReally Helping Miners the federal government really wanted to help people in West Virginia's southern coalfields, Washington would buy their homes.Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTA Divided America Is Crying Out for Leadership election cycle has been unlike any we've ever seen. Many of our fellow Americans are justifiably angry, and they've spoken with their votes.Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT