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The Charleston Gazette: Baseless lawsuit a travesty

Two years ago, a right-wing group hoping to shut down one of West Virginia’s two pregnancy-termination clinics held a news conference to announce a lawsuit against the Charleston women’s facility and one of its doctors. Quickly,...

The Charleston Gazette: Baseless lawsuit a travesty

Two years ago, a right-wing group hoping to shut down one of West Virginia’s two pregnancy-termination clinics held a news conference to announce a lawsuit against the Charleston women’s facility and one of its doctors. Quickly,...

Editorial: Beware of medical pitchmen

Television’s famed Dr. Mehmet Oz is under attack as a promoter of bogus cures. Fellow physicians want him fired from Columbia University’s medical faculty because he touts weird stuff like “reiki” — waving hands over ...

Editorial: Enough deadly cops

In the first four months of 2015, U.S. police officers have killed 351 Americans, according to KilledByPolice.net, a site that lists published details of all types of police shootings and arrest deaths. Many of the incidents — when white...

Editorial: Coal county woes

Nicholas County is in agony because seven of the county’s eight working coal mines closed in the past three years. The huge job loss crippled the local economy — and the loss of coal severance and property taxes is crippling local...

Editorial: Sen. Manchin’s wise choice

Congratulations to U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., for making a wise decision about his political future — and about West Virginia’s.

By announcing his choice now, in the spring of 2015, he saves the Mountain State from months of...

Editorial: Astounding pace of the cyber revolution

While most Americans are busy living, working and adapting to the ongoing computer revolution, it is easy to lose track of the swift and stunning changes brought to modern life by snowballing electronic technology. Washington Post Executive Editor...

The Charleston Gazette: Friendship at last in Cuba

Bravely, President Obama is wiping out needless hatred between Washington and the impoverished island of Cuba, just 90 miles from the tip of Florida.

Although the U.S. embargo still officially is designed to strangle the island’s 11...

Editorial: IRS policy leaves people open to fraud

Multitudes of West Virginians rushed to file income tax returns by Wednesday — and some of them may get a jolt: They will learn that swindlers already filed bogus returns using their names and pocketed their refunds.

Fraudulent tax...

Editorial: The troubling economics of marriage

Still more evidence shows that wedlock keeps retreating for young Americans who have only high school diplomas or less, which makes them less able to support families.

A Pew survey reported:

“The share of American adults who have...

Editorial: Will W.Va. match registration to votes?

For years, this newspaper warned that true-blue, solid-Democratic West Virginia was becoming a “red state.”

Evidence abounded: Many Mountain State Democratic leaders denounced President Obama and federal pollution laws. Democratic...

Potpourri

Sobering thought about the white South Carolina cop who killed an unarmed black man with eight pistol shots at his back: If a passerby hadn’t videoed the event, the officer probably would have said he was under attack and feared for his life...

Editorial: Polarized America can pull itself together

U.S. society tends to polarize — generally clustering as liberals seeking reforms and conservatives opposing them, though the party labels change with the times and issues. The worst example was the intractable split over slavery, which plunged ...

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