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Bruce Severino: Mourning the loss of another gay teen

I regret the death of another teenager. His suicide breaks my heart. Ronin Shimizu, 12, appears to have committed suicide this month, because of ongoing bullying, because he was perceived to be gay. He was a cheerleader who liked to make his own...

Readers’ Voice: Dec. 23, 2014

Express your opinion on any subject you wish. Not all comments are published. Call 304-357-4451 or email readersvoice@wvgazette.com.

I see where the GOP mayor of New York during 9/11 is blaming President Obama for the shootings of the two...

Dan Cook: A dose of reality for armchair cops

It is quite easy for those who never have been knocked senseless by a big, heavy fist to lie on the sofa watching TV “news” or reading the paper, then second-guess what a policeman should have done.

As a young man,...

Editorial: Dr. Semmelweis’ climate

Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865) was a tragic hero of medicine. Before the germ theory of disease arose, he saw that handwashing by doctors and nurses and disinfection of instruments greatly reduced deadly infections among new mothers at his maternity ...

Readers’ Voice: Dec. 22, 2014

Express your opinion on any subject you wish. Not all comments are published. Call 304-357-4451 or email readersvoice@wvgazette.com.

I have always supported the user fee and I even support the additional sales tax increase to remodel the Civic...

William DePaulo: America, exceptionalism and torture

American exceptionalism — the idea that the United States was endowed from its inception with a higher purpose and moral fiber than the corrupt European countries from which its occupants largely hailed — was given a decidedly left-...

Editorial: Cheer up the dark

Today is the year’s shortest day for the Northern Hemisphere. At 6:03 p.m., Earth will reach the point in its orbit when the 23.5-degree tilt of the planet’s axis leans farthest away from the sun. Thus our “top” half of the ...

James Binder: Health insurance companies are con artists

Private insurance companies have conned us once again. It wasn’t long ago that many folks were pleased with a new insurance regulation that required private insurers to cover pre-existing medical conditions. People said it was the moral thing...

Editorial: Future belongs to the young, secular, if they vote

America’s culture never stops evolving on many, many fronts. Trying to guess what’s coming is the specialty of experts called “futurists” — but even they can’t predict with certainty.

Here’s a...

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Vent line: Dec. 20, 2014

Obama wants to use the Bible and Christmas season as an example in embracing the illegal immigrants that he has given amnesty to with his executive order. Why not embrace those of us who are here legally with jobs and the economy?

I’m...

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