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Editorial: On Thanksgiving and gratitude

Well, Republicans certainly have plenty to be thankful for on this national day of gratefulness. Backed by billionaires, they won political control of most of America this month.

But, wisecracks aside, all Americans should be thankful that they...

Editorial: On Thanksgiving and gratitude

Well, Republicans certainly have plenty to be thankful for on this national day of gratefulness. Backed by billionaires, they won political control of most of America this month.

But, wisecracks aside, all Americans should be thankful that they ...

Editorial: Ferguson fallout

Across America, people generally know that white police, and the whole criminal justice system, treat blacks as criminals, subjecting them to “racial profiling” and abusing them. This fear is substantiated by the large ratio of blacks...

Editorial: Unhappy days are here again

Over the past century, conservatives of all parties opposed every humane advance for America. They fought against voting by women — and birth control for couples — and Social Security for retirees — and equality for blacks...

Editorial: Please, send us your W.Va. Affordable Care Act story

The Affordable Care Act has extended health insurance — and therefore health care access — to more than 100,000 West Virginians. How has the Affordable Care Act affected you and your family?

The Sunday Gazette-Mail invites West...

Potpourri: Nov. 24, 2014

Democrat Nick Casey lost by fewer than 5,000 votes in his attempt to serve Charleston and central West Virginia in Congress. Ed Rabel, endorsed by the Mountain Party — a left-wing “green” group of liberal-minded people —...

Editorial: Technology continues to remake jobs

Two centuries ago, Scottish master weavers made perfect tweeds by hand and were well-paid craftsmen. But the snowballing Industrial Revolution brought steam looms that produced fabrics cheaply, casting hand weavers out of work. One such family, the...

Enigma State election results

The New Yorker magazine points out a peculiarity: Republican opposition to federal coal mine regulations puts West Virginia miners at risk of death or disease — yet thousands of those miners voted Republican in the Nov. 4 election.

In a...

Daily Mail: Short takes – Nov. 22, 2014

Now that Republicans have gained both the House and Senate in the West Virginia Legislature, will they be the same old GOP?

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Editorial: The mutilation of girls is repulsive

Human rights — decency and fairness for all — keep advancing in the Western world. But horrible abuse of women and girls remains a curse in some places, especially Africa and the Mideast.

The United Nations estimates that 125...

Editorial: Emissions agreement with China is a big deal

For the longest time, climate change deniers and fossil fuel boosters have essentially said, “What’s the point of trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if the Chinese won’t reduce theirs?”

It was a silly argument...

Editorial: Humane immigration policy

Mountainous, rural West Virginia is populated almost entirely by traditional European whites, so it has little at stake in the endless national battle over Hispanic immigrants.

Nonetheless, we think President Obama is correct in his attempt to...

Editorial: Growth and maturity at Winfield High School

Congratulations to the students and faculty of Winfield High School, now home to a new Gay-Straight Alliance club. In education and parenting, this is what is known as “a teachable moment.”

It appeared that Winfield Principal Bruce ...

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