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Restoring Responsible Conservatism

Are Senate Republicans finally stirring themselves from their stupor over President Donald Trump’s reckless Middle East foreign policy? The recent resounding 68-23 Senate vote for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s amendment rebuking the president over pulling out U.S. troops from ...

Biggest Threat to Nation Is the Growing Imbalance of Power

Donald Trump promised that his State of the Union address would focus on “unification.” But Trump advocating national unity is like a pyromaniac promoting lighter fluids. His goal is, and has always been, disunion. The man thrives on divisiveness. It’s how he keeps himself the center of ...

Woman Arrested, Charged After Stabbing in Moundsville

MOUNDSVILLE — A local woman has been charged with malicious wounding after she allegedly stabbed a woman after a domestic incident in Moundsville on Saturday. According to Moundsville Police Chief Tom Mitchell, the victim suffered injuries so severe to her arm that she may lose the use of ...

W.Va. Teachers’ Unions Approve Possible ‘Work Action’

FLATWOODS, W.Va. — Union leaders say West Virginia teachers and other public employees have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a statewide work action if needed against complex education legislation making its way through the Legislature. Leaders of the West Virginia Education Association, ...

Klobuchar Plans Presidential Bid

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday joined the growing group of Democrats jostling to be president and positioned herself as the most prominent Midwestern candidate in the field, as her party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White ...

Jefferson Court Clerk Releases His Monthly Report for January

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John A. Corrigan Jr. has released his monthly report for January: Auto Title Department ∫ Vehicle Fees and Taxes: County — $28,398.27; State — $552,700.61; Total — $581,098.88 ∫ Watercraft Fees — $227.17 ∫ Miscellaneous ...

N.C. Congressman Dies at 76

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. of North Carolina, a once-fervent supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq who later became an equally outspoken critic of the war, died Sunday on his 76th birthday. The congressman’s office confirmed his death in a statement, ...

Limit Government, President

Soon, in a federal court that few Americans know exists, there will come a ruling on a constitutional principle that today barely exists but that could, if the judicial branch will resuscitate it, begin to rectify the imbalance between the legislative and executive branches. It is the ...

End Shameful Strand of History

Four hundred years ago this summer, colonial America’s first representative assembly was convened in Jamestown, Virginia. The event launched a noble tradition that grew to become America’s founding ideals of freedom, equality and self-governance. However, that noble beginning was ...

Trump’s Surprisingly Reflective State of the Union Speech

“This year,” President Trump stated in his widely viewed and positively rated State of the Union address, “America will recognize two important anniversaries that show us the majesty of America’s mission and the power of American pride.” “On D-Day, June 6, 1944, 15,000 young ...

El Paso Bristles at Trump’s Claim That Wall Made City Safe

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — People walking over the Paso del Norte Bridge linking this West Texas border city to Mexico can watch President Donald Trump’s border wall getting bigger in real time. Workers in fluorescent smocks can be seen digging trenches, pouring concrete and erecting ...

Warren in Iowa: Trump ‘May Not Be Free Person’ in 2020

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Back in Iowa as a full-fledged presidential candidate, Democrat Elizabeth Warren took aim at President Donald Trump on Sunday, saying he “may not even be a free person” by next year’s election. The Massachusetts senator also urged fellow candidates to avoid ...

‘Lego Movie 2’ Opens No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” was easily the top ticket-seller in theaters over the weekend, but the film’s $35 million opening failed to stack up to its expected haul, according to studio estimates Sunday. The animated sequel had been forecast to draw around $50 ...

Female Acts Win Big, Rap Artists Break Through at Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women returned at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts won album of the year and best new artist, while rap also triumphed, with Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” becoming the first rap-based song to win record and song of the year. Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden ...

Gabbard’s Worry About Unwise Wars Not Sign She’s Putin Pawn

Apparently it’s now necessary for American political candidates to advocate endless interventionist wars, lest they end up accused of being a useful idiot for the Kremlin. The fact that Russian leadership happens to share a position on something doesn’t mean that the position is ...

Avoiding Entanglement in Venezuela

The best line of President Trump’s State of the Union speech was his assertion that “great countries do not fight endless wars.” Indeed, breaking with his closest advisers, the President followed this up by reminding America of two overdue steps: that the U.S. would soon withdraw ...

San Francisco’s Rules Encourage Squalor Among Homeless

San Francisco is one of the richest cities it the world. It’s given us music, technology and elegant architecture. Now it gives us filthy homeless encampments. One urban planner told me, “I just returned from the Tenderloin (a section of San Francisco). It’s worse than slums of ...

Teen’s Dream Comes True Thanks to Princeton Auto Shop

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — When Matthew Doss was asked to make a wish, he didn’t want something extravagant like meeting a celebrity or visiting an exotic location. He just wanted somebody to paint his pickup truck, but he got much more this past Wednesday when his wish came true. Doss, a ...

Pats on the Back

- To Wheeling Police and Fire Department members honored last week during the annual Public Safety Recognition Ceremony. Among top awards were the Firefighter of the Year citation, to Assistant Fire Chief Ed Geisel Sr., who saved a fellow firefighter’s life; and police Officer of the Year to ...

‘Social Justice’ Often Is Contradiction in Terms

Noah Rothman, a brilliant young writer and editor at Commentary Magazine, has just published his first book, and it’s about nonsense. Let me be clear: The book isn’t nonsense. It’s crisp, insightful and passionate. The topic, captured in the title, “Unjust: Social Justice and the ...