Editorial

RISE failures are infuriating

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Bringing more tourists to W.Va.

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 ...

Tax holiday helps with school buys

Ohio has again welcomed back-to-school shoppers with a tax holiday on most school supplies and some clothing. Savings started Friday and continue through 11:59 p.m. Sunday State and local sales and use taxes will be waived on clothing of $75 per item or less, school supplies priced at $20 per ...

Press KJU to keep promise

New long-range missiles are being built in North Korea, despite assurances by that country’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, that he desires peaceful coexistence, it was reported this week. Just weeks ago, Kim told President Donald Trump he is willing to pursue disarmament talks. They have been ...

Bringing peace to Afghanistan

News the Taliban have agreed to their first direct talks with a U.S. official, regarding peace in Afghanistan, is highly significant for a number of reasons. During the months following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America, U.S. forces, working with our allies, deposed the Taliban from ...