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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...

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...

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...

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,...

Editorial: Public good requires public spending in lean times

When the economy shrinks and jobs disappear, wise leaders know that is the time to spend public money. Programs that help people to keep their homes, put food on the table and keep adults employed and employable minimize long-term damage, both to...

Editorial: Rape - A stain on America

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a highly scientific agency not inclined to exaggerate — just released a nationwide survey finding that one-fifth of American women are criminally raped at some point during their...

Editorial: Chemical spill lesson learned?

When Freedom Industries let a coal washing chemical into the Elk River to spoil the region’s drinking water — and didn’t tell anyone — the state of West Virginia did not have the staff or capacity to assess such a community-...

Editorial: is the Israel ­– U.S. bond fading?

Some conscientious American Jews are weakening their devotion to Israel, because of that nation’s military slaughter of Palestinian civilians, its relentless colonization of Palestinian land and its failure to reach a two-state peace settlement....

Editorial: The unknown, exciting Marcellus gas future

West Virginia’s economy will stampede in a new direction, thanks to snowballing Marcellus Shale gas and future chemical plants using derivatives of the gas, industry leaders boasted last week at the state Chamber of Commerce’s annual...

Savagery Beheading reporters

Twice within two weeks, brutal “holy warriors” of the Islamic State militia released videos of two captured American news reporters being beheaded on-camera. The barbaric display sickened the civilized world.

Newsmen aren’t...

Daily Mail: Short takes - Sept. 6, 2014

The call to 911 in Phoenix was frantic in May. Michael Lewis, 20, broke into a 47-year-old widow’s home. She grabbed her gun and retreated to her bathroom for safety.

Then he broke into the bathroom. An audio tape of the 911 call revealed ...

Editorial: Horror of ethnic cleansing again

Horror

Ethnic cleansing again

Amnesty International, the worldwide human rights group, says the violent Islamic State militia is waging “ethnic cleansing” by murdering thousands of defenseless Mideastern people it labels...

Editorial: Teen’s tragic death and danger online

West Virginians are gripped by the tragic case of a 16-year-old Cross Lanes girl who police say met a man sexually through the Internet — but he turned out to be an odd criminal, living in a tent, who allegedly murdered her and dumped her...

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