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Some couldn’t survive without government aid

Some couldn’t survive without government aid

Readers’ Voice -- Sept. 16, 2014

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Unlike the self-serving Republicans now, Democrats patriotically rallied behind Bush after 9/11 instead of...

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Joe Morris: W.Va used to welcome wind power. Why not anymore?

“Chasing the Wind: Inside the Alternative Energy Battle.” By Rody Johnson. University of Tennessee Press, 2014, 175 pages. Paperback, $29.95

By Joe Morris

More wind power generation is under construction today than...

Jason Keeling: W.Va. can learn from Scottish Independence Movement

In the 18th Century, numerous Scots sailed from the Old World toward the promise of a life with new opportunities. Many of them settled throughout what is now West Virginia.

Remnants of this ancestry endure throughout the state....

Editorial: New Jessica Lynch movie

Wounded Iraq War hero Jessica Lynch — this newspaper’s West Virginian of the Year in 2003 — has a remarkable new role: She’s the leading lady in a religious movie about a government takeover of churches.

Filmed at...

David Latif: What jobs can you do better than any computer?

Geoff Colvin, in the June issue of Fortune Magazine, stated this question as a starting point when predicting what the work place might look like in 10 to 20 years.

For example, IBM’s cognitive computing system, Watson, is smarter ...

Daily Mail: Short takes

For years, some doctors and law enforcement officials have lobbied legislators to require a prescription to get over-the-counter decongestants that contain pseudoephedrine. A small percentage of the sales are to people who use it to home-brew meth in...

Daily Mail: Burning Man versus Woodstock

How a man plays tells a lot about who he is. This year, Grover Norquist attended his first Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.

The event originated years ago in the liberal bastion called San Francisco.

But Norquist,...

The birds of the forest matter

Kanawha State Forest is for the birds.

Yes, Kanawha State Forest is renowned as an urban oasis with an abundance of breeding and migrating species of birds. Those who study and appreciate birds can count on seeing them there in all seasons,...

Support for death penalty is fading
Support for death penalty is fading

Governments that put people to death tend to be brutal and vengeful. A nation with firing squads is usually a dictatorship. A horrifying current example is the Islamic State theocracy in Syria and Iraq, which executes thousands of “infidels,...

Vent Line: Sept. 13, 2014

Why doesn’t the newspaper put up a challenge of town vs. town or workplace vs. workplace to see who can lose the most weight? Isn’t everyone tired of coming in last? Perhaps the churches can help keep records.

I told the Vent Line...

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Readers’ Voice -- Sept. 16, 2014
Joe Morris: W.Va used to welcome wind power. Why not anymore?
Jason Keeling: W.Va. can learn from Scottish Independence Movement
David Latif: What jobs can you do better than any computer?
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