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Editorial: More Ferguson fallout

In the wake of the Ferguson nightmare, America is soul-searching, trying to figure how to handle ugly racial dilemmas that still haunt U.S. society. We have several reactions. For example:

Pistol pollution: America is saturated with millions of...

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 ...

Editorial: Bravo to Mayor Jones

Good for Charleston Mayor Danny Jones, who removed public uncertainty Tuesday by announcing he will seek a record-breaking fourth term as chief executive of the capital city. His action lays cards on the table, so all parties or possible challengers...

Editorial: Wanted -- Genuine Democrats

The new Affordable Care Act — passed by Democrats in Congress over brutal GOP opposition — has brought health insurance to about 170,000 lower-income West Virginians so far.

Why didn’t this state’s 2014 Democratic...

Editorial: Why are so many lost to addiction?

We can’t understand why millions of young Americans — and many thousands of young West Virginians — wreck their lives and hurt their families by becoming drug addicts. It’s self-destructive and senseless. It’s almost ...

Editorial: Coal’s sad decline

Erroneous news reports spread through West Virginia media last month saying the Mountain State’s number of active coal mines had dropped by half — from 184 in 2012 to 96 this year. However, the state Office of Miners’ Health,...

Blankenship Dramatic breakthrough

Don Blankenship was more than just another West Virginia coal operator. He became a national symbol of industrial and political arrogance.

His mines incurred an astounding number of safety violations, but he plunged forward — until a...

Editorial: Marcellus boom

Last week — on the same day that Alpha Natural Resources announced closure of another southern West Virginia coal mine and the loss of 36 more miner jobs — news reports said a Texas gas firm will pay $100 million in up-front bonuses to...

Daily Mail: Short takes – Nov. 15, 2014

In one night, West Virginia’s Legislature blipped from 83 years of Democratic rule over to the GOP.

And the state has plenty of company.

The GOP will now control more than two-thirds of state legislative chambers across the country, ...

Editorial: Democrats in W.Va. and beyond

In the wake of the landmark Nov. 4 election, analysts are trying to pinpoint the cause of the Democratic disaster. What went wrong?

Here in West Virginia (with nearly two-to-one Democratic registration), we think the GOP triumphed because most...

Editorial: How Wall Street operators robbed Americans

Legendary folksinger Woody Guthrie sang: “As through this world I’ve wandered, I’ve seen lots of funny men. Some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen.”

Wall Street is a citadel of fountain-pen...

Editorial: Another term for Mayor Jones?

( WITH JONES PHOTO )

So far, Danny Jones won’t say whether he’ll file for a fourth term as Charleston’s mayor. We hope he takes the plunge, because he has been an appealing, progressive, colorful, successful leader of the...

Editorial: Remembering veterans

More than 400,000 Americans were killed in World War II — followed by 36,000 in the Korean War — followed by 58,000 in the Vietnam War. In contrast, the toll of the Iraq War is below 4,500, and less than 2,500 in Afghanistan....

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