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Enact Charter School Rules

December 22, 2014 Charter schools can be a helpful alternative to public education. more »»

Defenses Against Cyberwar Lacking

December 22, 2014 Members of Congress are eager to provide military hardware to the Pentagon, whether the armed forces want it or not. The recently approved $1. more »»

Prevent Child Abuse, Neglect

December 21, 2014 During a season so many of us hold especially dear because a large part of its focus is on children, the Associated Press investigative report we published a few days ago was especially heart-rending. more »»

Holding Corporate Chiefs Accountable

December 21, 2014 One reason liberal politicians have so much success in blaming “Wall Street” for many of the nation’s problems is that too often, misdeeds by corporate executives are not punished. more »»

Prevailing Wage Law Too Costly

December 20, 2014 There is not much argument against the idea that contractors for public works projects in West Virginia ought to pay workers the wage rates prevailing in their areas. more »»

Curbing Tobacco Use in West Virginia

December 20, 2014 West Virginia is not alone in how state officials abuse class-action lawsuits. more »»

Hold Officials Accountable

December 19, 2014 Small town officials often complain about the jungle of state and federal regulations they must navigate to do the public’s business. more »»

Lawmakers Right To Say No to Bill

December 19, 2014 Hundreds of provisions worth billions of dollars to small groups of Americans were included in the $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress a few days ago. more »»

Rein In Growth In National Debt

December 19, 2014 Amid a horde of potential Republican nominees for president in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush became the most-discussed this week when he revealed he is actively considering running. more »»

Attack Makes Need To Win Crystal Clear

December 19, 2014 If peace-loving people throughout the world needed any more evidence Islamic terrorists must be wiped out, it came this week. more »»

Don’t Permit Retaliation

December 18, 2014 When legislators gathered this week to hear from Jim Rubenstein, commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Corrections and deputy cabinet secretary of the state department of Military Affairs... more »»

Spending Measure Loaded With Pork

December 18, 2014 While several dozen members of Congress had specific concerns that prompted them to vote against a $1. more »»

Protect Children Of Drug Addicts

December 17, 2014 Perhaps the most heartbreaking aspect of the epidemic of drug abuse is the innocent children it victimizes. more »»

Get Them Out Of College Sooner

December 17, 2014 Liberal politicians who claim education loan interest rates are the most serious bane of college students either didn’t do their homework or aren’t being candid in the interest of pandering to... more »»

Don’t Put Burden Solely on Israelis

December 17, 2014 It is no wonder Israelis are so frustrated with the “international community” and, in particular, the United States. more »»

Government Forgives And Forgets Easily

December 17, 2014 It is nothing new that the penalty for malfeasance in federal government often is a promotion. Another example of the practice surfaced this week. more »»

Safeguarding Drinking Water

December 16, 2014 Four million dollars a year for insurance against tainted drinking water sounds like a bargain for West Virginians. more »»

Improving W.Va. Business Climate

December 16, 2014 If some business people in West Virginia began humming “Santa Claus Is?Coming to Town” after Nov. 4, they may have had good reason. more »»

Rebuilding Trust For Law Officers

December 15, 2014 We in the Ohio Valley would be naive to believe that social issues of concern in many other areas of the nation do not have ramifications here, to. more »»

Get Current Overdose Data

December 15, 2014 Drug abuse takes many lives and ruins many more. Often, the only way out is seeking treatment for substance addiction. more »»

Curbing Secrecy In the Government

December 15, 2014 With all the worry over a “government shutdown” predominating news from Capitol Hill last week, one failure by Congress passed almost unnoticed. more »»

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Ho Hos and To-Do Lists

December 2, 2014 Ho, ho, ho! Mmm... Hostess HoHos. ... Oh man, I’m the hostess for that party next weekend. more »

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