Opinion

Overcome with devotion

Letters To The Editor

Editor: Thomas Sowell pens a column, “A Nation of Fact Free Politics.” We are not talking about differences of opinion or inadequate verification, but about statements and catchwords in utter defiance of facts. Getting what he calls a catchword “climate change deniers”. To me, ...

Responsibility on the bench

Editorial

West Virginia Supreme Court justices seem to have learned a lesson from last year’s impeachment summer. Let us hope they resist a recurrence of the arrogance — and that is the word for it — that caused the problem. Two of the court’s five members were forced out of office after they ...

Lights, camera, but any action?

Editorial

Ohio legislators are being asked to increase tax incentives for films produced in the state and to offer them to stage productions, including Broadway shows touring the state. Proponents of increasing the current $40 million a year cap to $100 million say that would stimulate Ohio’s ...

Fund infant mortality effort

Editorial

Among new Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s top priorities is ensuring more children live past infancy. Too many in the Buckeye State don’t make it. On average each year, six non-Hispanic white children out of every 1,000 live births in Ohio die before their first birthdays. That is the ninth-worst ...

Don’t ignore maintenance needs

Editorial

There are lots and lots of ways to spend taxpayers’ money, West Virginia legislators are learning as they get their annual 60-day regular session moving. Unfortunately, making up for money not spent in the past has to be viewed as a priority. State Division of Corrections Commissioner Betsy ...

Is art beyond Democrats’ reach?

Editorial

Once again, Democrat leaders in Congress have made it plain their chief goal is attacking President Donald Trump, not dealing with illegal immigration. Unless reasonable Democrats retake control of their party, that attitude will continue to block progress. During the weekend, President ...

Trump should stay on schedule

Editorial

As much as she may wish she could, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi cannot muzzle the president. Her stunt in suggesting President Donald Trump postpone his scheduled Jan. 29 State of the Union speech is meaningless, except in a political context. Pelosi, D-Calif., a few weeks ...

More for the youngest victims

Editorial

Throughout West Virginia, some teachers were seen recently outside their schools, holding signs and demonstrating in favor of changes they hope the state Legislature will make. They are absolutely right in pointing out one desperate need in our public schools: We are not doing enough for the ...

Jet lag

Letters To The Editor

Editor: Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats wanted to take a seven-day excursion to Afghanistan, Egypt and Belgium. Thank God Trump shut it down. She and other Dems wanted to travel on our dollars, not theirs. Trump said they could fly commercial if they wanted to. It’s easier to spend our ...

Setting a good fiscal example

Letters To The Editor

Give West Virginia legislators credit for, as they say, walking the walk as well as talking the talk. Even as they have demanded more fiscal discipline from state agencies during the past couple of years, they have imposed it upon themselves. As House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw, ...