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Editorial: GOP love for sale

Frankly, we can’t imagine why anyone would support either Michele Bachmann or Ron Paul for president, if not paid to do so.

As it turns out, that’s exactly what happened. Former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty this...

Editorial: GOP love for sale

Frankly, we can’t imagine why anyone would support either Michele Bachmann or Ron Paul for president, if not paid to do so.

As it turns out, that’s exactly what happened. Former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty this...

Daily Mail: Short takes - Aug. 30, 2014

The refusal of the state Elections Commission, which includes Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, to allow Republicans to replace Delegate Suzette Raines on the ballot is contrary to a state Supreme Court ruling.

In 1992, Republican candidate...

Editorial: Will the world go for a carbon tax?

Next year could bring an international treaty that eventually would damage West Virginia’s coal industry, and the gas industry to lesser degree.

The controversial 1997 Kyoto Protocol against air pollution will expire in 2020. To replace...

Editorial: Weaken or neglect chemical storage tank rules?

AS MEMORY of the January water crisis ebbs away, forces are gathering to weaken a law intended to prevent above-ground chemical storage tanks from leaking poison into the water.

Last month, House Speaker Tim Miley asked Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to...

Editorial: Law enforcement’s ugly toll

Police have killed 5,000 Americans in the past decade — more than the number who died in the Iraq War — according to researcher Matt Agorist and a new documentary film titled “Release Us.” They found that U.S. police...

Editorial: America drawn into tragic Islamic slaughter

Last week, armed Shiite militiamen stormed into a Sunni mosque north of Baghdad and killed 68 defenseless Iraqi worshippers at prayer.

It was a cold-blooded massacre based on a long-running split in Islam. Sunnis and Shiites disagree over who...

Editorial: Warrior cop mentality bad for communities

The death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, shot and killed by Ferguson, Missouri police on Aug. 9, has sparked, among other things, questions about the increasing militarization of civilian police forces across the United States....

Potpourri

Last week, our map showed that Kanawha State Forest already is half-encircled by strip mines. But a proposed new one is drawing bitter protests because it’s near the Loudendale entrance and popular trails — while the older mines are back ...

Editorial: Suicide’s needless, heartbreaking toll

This morning, a flock of concerned people will gather at Magic Island for Charleston’s fourth annual Walk For Suicide Prevention. We hope the walkers succeed in raising watchfulness against the menace of self-killing, a tragedy that inflicts...

Short Takes: August 23, 2014

They served the nation in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now today’s military veterans may help today’s college students get better breaks on tuition.

In 32 states, including West Virginia, military veterans can get the lower in-state...

Editorial: W.Va. State honoree a human rights inspiration

A 2013 Wayne State University Press biography begins:

“Damon J. Keith may be the greatest American jurist never to have sat on the Supreme Court, and certainly the staunchest on behalf of civil rights for all, and on government conducted...

Editorial: Senseless tobacco deaths

Reports vary: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control say that West Virginia has America’s worst cigarette smoking rate — 26.5 percent of adults. But a new Gallup-Healthways survey ranked the Mountain State second-worst, at 29.9 percent,...

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