Opinion

By November 14, 2016 Read More →

As cold weather arrives, flood victims still need help

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — If you found yourself turning on the heat (finally) in recent days, you are not alone. Though it took a while, the weather is starting to behave as it should this time of year. That may be welcome news for some, but not for the […]

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By November 14, 2016 Read More →

Gun owners benefit from self-defense training class

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — We see more self-defense shooting situations on TV than we do in real life. Often in those dramatic police show or movie scenes, the shootings seem clearly justified and end with few complications. But the recent two-week trial of Micah LeMaster in Huntington demonstrated that self-defense shootings […]

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By November 11, 2016 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin Column: Celebrating Veterans Day

Celebrating Veterans Day by making a meaningful difference   By Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (November 10, 2016) – Each year, this is a time to count our blessings and reflect on our appreciation of those who have sacrificed so much to ensure our freedom here in West Virginia and across the nation. Veterans Day is […]

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Today, and every day, thank a veteran

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Ninety-eight years ago today, the U.S. marked Armistice Day to commemorate the efforts of those men and women who served triumphantly in World War I. “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those […]

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By November 11, 2016 Read More →

US always manages a smooth presidential transition

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the early morning hours after being elected the 45th president of the United States, a gracious Donald Trump spoke to the nation. He acknowledged a phone call from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and thanked her. “Hillary has worked very long and very hard over […]

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By November 10, 2016 Read More →

The people have spoken in near record volumes

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — It wasn’t too long ago most of us were complaining about voter apathy. Now, granted, presidential elections usually attract more attention, but this year’s election drew a good amount of focus — and maybe not for all the right reasons. For all the venom spewed forth, […]

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By November 10, 2016 Read More →

Where to from here?

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Most top GOP leaders denounced Donald Trump as a shallow demagogue unfit for the presidency. Most national polls indicated he would lose. Yet, incredibly, he carried the nation, and will be America’s next president. What a stunning development. Nearly everyone underestimated the depth of white working-class […]

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By November 9, 2016 Read More →

Now we want to see those signs cleaned up

An editorial from The Journal  MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Let us hope the energy displayed by candidates for office and their supporters in placing the thousands of campaign signs that litter our area is matched by their speed in removing them. It has been impossible for weeks to travel anywhere without having one’s eyes assaulted by placards […]

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By November 8, 2016 Read More →

Americans need a government willing to govern

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — History will be made today. Will Americans choose progressive Democratic Party values that serve average families and the middle class — or will they choose conservative Republicans who favor the privileged elite, militarism, corporations and Puritanism? Will they choose the nation’s first female president — or […]

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By November 8, 2016 Read More →

Special interests target WV attorney general

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Special interests are determined to regain control of the West Virginia attorney general’s office. They have spent millions of dollars in a campaign of character assassination against incumbent Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. As might be guessed, those assaulting Morrisey include some of the same […]

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