Opinion

RISE failures are infuriating

Editorial

Many victims of the June 2016 floods that devastated areas of southern and central West Virginia have reasons to be angry at the state RISE program, created to help them recover. Delays in actually getting help to them are inexcusable. But at least six flood victims may be wondering whether ...

Tax law no reform for some charities

Editorial

No bill emanating from Congress is perfect. Given the politics involved and the complexity of implementing seemingly simple ideas, that ought to be obvious. So it is with the comprehensive tax reform law enacted last year. It has been good for the vast majority of Americans. The surging ...

Sen. Warren promotes hate, divisiveness

Editorial

One popular dictionary defines a bigot as “one who regards or treats members of a group with hatred or intolerance.” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., fits right in. Warren wants badly to be president of the United States. During the weekend, she was in top form during a speech to a ...

Restore respect, trust to court

Editorial

The shock of the year — thus far — for West Virginians came Tuesday, when members of the House of Delegates Judiciary Committee discussed impeaching the entire state Supreme Court. All four justices are accused of abusing the public’s trust (former Justice Menis Ketchum already has ...

New military arm not best strategy

Editorial

President Donald Trump is right that the United States needs an effective reaction to the militarization of outer space. He is wrong that we need to create a new bureaucracy to do that, however. Trump has said he wants to create a new branch of the military — a “Space Force.” That is ...

Judge correct in ensuring fairness

Editorial

Give U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III credit for insisting that Paul Manafort get the fairest trial possible. Manafort, at one time during 2016 a key adviser to Donald Trump in his bid for president, went on trial last week on charges unrelated to that campaign. Manafort is accused of a ...

Kudos to KFC

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Saturday, July 7, 2018, was a full day for my wife and I. About 8 p.m., we decided to get a bite at KFC. We pulled up to the drive-thru and ordered. When we came around to the pick up window there was a car in front of us. It was taking a bit of time for them to get their order ...

Their benefit, not ours

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: I would like to comment on Congressman Johnson’s article in the 7-22-18 issue of The Review on how great the tax reform bill that was passed is for the people in his district . Take a closer look at the tax reform bill he is bragging about. Most of the benefits go to the richer ...

Successful Olde Guard

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: I had planned to write a “thank you letter” to all the people who made the 24th Olde Guard Luncheon such a success, but after reading the “spanks” (in Friday’s opinion page of The Review) that has all been ruined. I want to apologize to the East Liverpool High School ...

Bringing more tourists to W.Va.

Editorial

Creativity, energy and hard work do, indeed, pay off, and West Virginia Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby should receive a great deal of credit for dedicating hers to bringing more people here to experience Almost Heaven. According to statewide hotel occupancy figures reported by global hotel ...