Opinions & Comment

09/02/2014LABOR DAY REFLECTIONS: THE PLIGHT OF THE AMERICAN WORKER
09/01/2014THANK THE WORLD'S CHILDREN FOR THEIR LABOR
08/30/2014BLAIR MOUNTAIN BATTLE CONTINUES AFTER 93 YEARS
08/20/2014WHAT, ME WORRY? AMERICA MOVING TOWARD MILITARIZED POLICING - Don't Cause Trouble In McDowell County
08/09/2014"ACT OF GOD" DRIVES CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL - Human Beings Not To Be Blamed
08/08/2014HACKERS HAVE STOLEN 1.2 BILLION OF USERS PRIVATE INFORMATION - Golden Age Of Surveillance, Cyber Attacks
07/31/2014WHAT ME WORRY? - US News And Media Ownership Narrowing To A Handful, Net Neutrality Battle
07/21/2014UPDATE: FREEDOM INDUSTRIES TANKS HAD MULTIPLE HOLES - No Inspection Records Ever Found, Fined $11,000 For Environmental Disaster, Calhoun "Poop-Gate"
07/03/2014WEST VIRGINIA: A POISON RUNS THROUGH IT
06/26/2014WV FAILS TO DIVERSIFY ITS ECONOMY - Clinging To Extractable Industries
06/20/2014 'HIGH SPEED' INTERNET AIN'T SO FAST - Herald Facing Challenges
06/10/2014WHAT ME WORRY? - Multi-National Corporations Avoid Taxes, Shell-Game Deposits, Off-Shore Havens
05/29/2014WHAT ME WORRY? FIVE CORPORATIONS CONTROL US NEWS
04/30/2014PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW HAS SET-BACK IN WV - Cost Of Public Information Going Up
04/26/2014WHAT ME WORRY? - New Report: 100,000 Affected By Kanawha Water Tainting
04/26/2014WHAT ME WORRY? - Latest WV Fish Eating Warnings, PCBs And Mercury
04/16/2014THE DRONES ARE A'COMIN' - Would You Shoot Down A Hur Herald Drone?
04/15/2014JUAN DISGUSTED OVER CHEAP BANANAS - Hires Firm To Up Prices, Defies Free Market "Bullshit"
04/07/2014HANG DOWN YOUR HEAD AND CRY - Big Branch Disaster Four Years Later, Blankenship Says Company Made Scapegoat
04/01/2014CORPORATE COURAGE: CHESAPEAKE ENERGY STIFFED WV ROYALTY OWNERS - A $5 Billion Shuffle
03/24/2014SUNSHINE WEEK: THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW - Police Misconduct Could Become Public After Supreme Court Decision
03/21/2014'MADE IN HELL MARRIAGES' CAUSES WV TO MAKE WORST LISTS A-Z
03/18/2014CALHOUN POOP-GATE - Hur Pollution Disaster Threatens Backwoods Environment, Calhoun Chronicle Breaks Story, NRP Take Immediate Action, Can You Still Poop In The Woods?
03/03/2014COMMENT: THAT NUTTY POPE FRANCIS GOES OFF DEEP END
02/26/2014DAVE PEYTON 2014: WEST VIRGINIA GETS WORSE, DESPERATE AND DEADLY - Innate Fatalism?
02/26/2014GOOD GRIEF: GALLUP SAYS WEST VIRGINIANS MOST MISERABLE
02/20/2014ED-WATCH: WEST VIRGINIA'S EDUCATION BUREAUCRACY TOP HEAVY - More Administrators Than NY State
02/20/2014 THE POWER OF LICORICE - Without The Odor, The Spill Would Be History
01/28/2014 BEND OVER WEST VIRGINIA - No Criminal Charges Against Freedom Industry, Company Makes Legal Moves Over Spill, Politicos Rail About Disaster
01/21/2014WEST VIRGINIANS CLAIM TO LOVE THEIR MOUNTAIN WATER - Decades Of Toxins Ignored, Comes The Outcry, Then Business As Usual
01/18/2014COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR DISASTROUS CHEMICAL SPILL FILING BANKRUPTCY - Freedom Industries Owes $6 Million, Accountability Far-Fetched In Mountain State
01/17/2014WEST VIRGINIANS ACCUSTOMED TO SLOW DISASTER REPORTING - More Noisy Hubris Followed By "Cat And Mouse" Gaming?
01/10/2014GIANT SURVEILLANCE SPYING EAR IN WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS
01/02/2014TOP FIVE 2013 NATIONAL STORIES - A War On The Human Psyche
12/25/2013A UNIVERSAL 'PURE GOLD' MESSAGE
12/13/2013ABSENTEE COMPANIES OWN MUCH OF MOUNTAIN STATE - In Six Counties, Corporations Own One-Half Of Land
12/13/2013ED-WATCH: US STUDENTS LAG BEHIND IN EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE - WV Outcomes Among Worst In Nation
11/27/2013AMERICA'S SPY MACHINE ON DEMOCRACY - "Illicitly Spying On Virtually All"
11/08/2013 WARNING: THE GOLDEN AGE OF SURVEILLANCE - Homeland Snooping, America Doesn't Mind
11/04/2013CHARLEY REESE'S REAL COLUMN ABOUT THE US CONGRESS - Politicians Campaign Against Their Own Decisions
09/28/2013BROADBAND WOES - WV's Smoke And Mirrors Fiasco Must Be Investigated
08/12/2013COMMENT: WV Leaders Clinging To "War On Coal," Ignoring Market Change To Natural Gas
06/28/2013KIDS COUNT RATES WV SCHOOLS AMONG WORST IN NATION - 73% 4th Graders Not Reading Proficient, 79% 8th Graders Not Math Proficient
06/27/2013WV DEAD LAST IN US PRESIDENTIAL VOTER TURN-OUT - States Young Voter Turn-Out Dropped 50%
06/12/2013FLASHBACK 2007: FBI CAUGHT OVER-STEPPING NATION'S TREASURED PRIVACY - Big Brother Has Arrived
05/16/2013 OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “I’m as Heartless as the Next Guy”
05/15/2013LEGISLATURE FLUNKS WV SCHOOL REFORM - More Visions, Goals And Objectives
05/09/2013OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “New Deal, Fair Deal, ... Raw Deal!”
04/30/2013WIDE GAP BETWEEN MEN-WOMEN PAY IN WEST VIRGINIA -Study Provides Shocking Results
04/26/2013WASHINGTON POST: Leaked Hidden Report Questions Safety Of WV Slurry Dams
04/06/2013LET US HANG DOWN OUR HEAD AND CRY - Big Branch Disaster: Three Years Later
04/02/2013COMMENT: A Dissenting View On Wars With False Causes
03/10/2013US TAX CODE IS 10 TIMES THICKER THAN THE BIBLE - Washington Hubris Ignores Fairness
02/25/2013CORPORATIONS OFF-SHORE TAX SHELTERS HIT $40 BILLION LOSS TO STATES - WV'S Tax Burden Shifts To Taxpayers
02/23/2013"ZOMBIES IN THE WOODS" - DC Climate Change Rally, Most West Virginians Not Concerned
01/24/2013ED-WATCH: WV'S SCHOOLS ARE IN CRISIS - Few Are Yelling "Fire"
01/17/2013ED-WATCH: State Board Proposing County Option Year 'Round School - State Officials Say They Will Fix Broken System
12/20/2012PERCEPTION OR REALITY - Romney Lost Because Of 47% Statement
11/06/2012WORST ELECTION CYCLE EVER? - Consider Fists, Rocks And Clubs In Sunny Cal
11/05/2012SHOWDOWN: ROMNEY VS. OBAMA - Stark Contrasts, Winning At Any Price Vs. Lack Of Character
10/31/2012REALITY ALERT FOLLOW PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE - "It Takes A Lot Of Money To Even Get Beat"
10/31/2012WEAVER'S EPISTLES FOR POLITICAL CONTROL -'Make Noise, Confusion, Conflict And Chaos'
10/29/2012GAULEY BRIDGE POLICE LIED ABOUT DUI'S - Speed Trap Town Being Investigated
10/09/2012GETTING NEWS IN 21ST CENTURY - TV Media News Has Turned To Entertainment
10/04/20122004: AMERICA'S WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION - Globalizing, Outsourcing, Downsizing
09/28/2012BEYOND THE NOISE: AMERICANS NET MEDIAN WORTH FELL 40% SINCE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE IN 2007 - Middle Class In 'Free Fall'
09/13/2012MOUNTAIN KEEPER LARRY GIBSON DIES - Steadfast He Said “This Is Not An Act Of God ...”
09/07/2012COMMENT: NO ONE CAME TO THE FUNERAL - The American Middle Class
09/06/201221ST CENTURY ENERGY EMBRACING NATURAL GAS - The Decline Of Coal, Looking At The Numbers, How They Affect Calhoun/Regional Counties
08/20/2012WV'S AIR AMONG MOST TOXIC IN USA - 'Inhaling That Fresh Mountain Air'
08/06/2012WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - State's Chemical Companies Follow Own Safety Plans, Bayer CropScience Folding Their Tent
08/04/2012HERE WE GO AGAIN - Feds Say Broadband Coming To Rural West Virginia
07/21/2012WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - America Has Become Incarceration Nation, FBI Says Crime Rate Dropping 15 Years, WV Lock-Up Leader
07/09/2012 OPINION/COMMENT: FEAR PROTECTS FREEDOM - Civil Liberties Eroding, A Strange New World, They Who Have The Gold Glitter
06/21/201290 YEARS LATER: BATTLE AT BLAIR MOUNTAIN CONTINUES - Crimes Against West Virginians And Nature
06/20/2012ODE TO L. T. ANDERSON - Extraordinary West Virginia Newspaper Columnist
06/09/2012WV'S WASHINGTON POLITICANS ARE MULTI-MILLIONAIRES - 'They Know How You Feel'
05/21/2012UPDATE: WV HAS LOW REPEAT RATE FOR CRIMES - Leads Nation In Prison Growth, 1,200 Inmates Can't Be Paroled Because Courses Not Available
05/04/2012FLASHBACK PRAYER: OH LORD, IN YOUR INFINITE MERCY...
05/04/2012AH, THAT WONDERFUL MOUNTAIN AIR - Seven WV Areas On Top 25 Worst Particulate Air In USA, Most West Virginians Not Concerned
05/02/2012CHESAPEAKE ENERGY SHENNIGANS - McClendon 'Reduced In Rank,' Pulled National Headquarters From Mountain State
05/01/2012SUNNY CAL POLYTICKS 2012 - Unbalanced, Slanted And Gritty
05/01/2012WV'S JOB TRAINING APPLICANTS WILL BE DRUG TESTED - Will All Americans Be Drug Tested, Sanctioned By Government?
04/27/2012 BILLION DOLLARS NEEDED TO RECLAIM WEST VIRGINIA'S ABANDONED MINES - State Still Hostage To King Coal
04/11/2012WV WORST IN NATION IN HEALTH CATEGORIES - Residents Love Sugar Drinks And Snacks
03/08/2012OP-ED: THE CASE FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN WEST VIRGINIA
02/26/2012THE POWER OF MONEY AND 'THE BEST POLITICANS IT CAN BUY' - Buffalo Creek 40 Years Later
02/23/2012THE POWER OF LIES - Buffalo Creek 40 Years Ago
02/15/2012WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Most Americans Like Drug Testing For Others
02/08/2012ED-WATCH: STATE EDUCATION IN PITS - Local School Boards Hamstrung To Make Change
01/23/2012RURAL AMERICA FADING - Migration To Urban Areas Continues, Rural Areas Pawns for Metro Government
12/07/2011CHARLESTON WILL LIKELY RELOCATE TO CALHOUN - Bureaucrats Are Tired Of Racy Life-Style
11/19/2011WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - A Paperless World, Life In A "Cloud"
11/05/2011WV STILL SHORT ON EVALUATING TEACHERS - Weak System Linking Student Performance-Teacher Effectiveness
10/05/2011COMMENT: MARY WILDFIRE GOES TO WASHINGTON - 'This Is A Country In Steep Decline'
09/14/2011PATRIOT ACT RENEWAL CAUSING LITTLE CONCERN - Big Brother Not A Conspiracy Theory
09/11/2011BIG BROTHER GETTING BIG EYES AND EARS - Coming To A Computer Near You
08/30/2011CORPORATIONS NOW CONTROL GENETICALLY ALTERED SEEDS - Calhoun's Berea Gardens Is About “Saving The Seeds”
06/23/2011WV LEADS NATION IN MORE DEATHS THAN BIRTHS - Census Bureau Says Calhoun Will Continue Population Loss, WalMart WV's Biggest Employer, Ohio's Biggest Employer Fast Food
06/08/2011'MY DEAREST, I WANT TO GIVE YOU SOME OF MY MILLIONS'
03/21/2011MARCELLUS SHALE: DRILLING DOWN WITHOUT PUBLIC INTEREST REGULATIONS
02/07/2011WV RANKS FOURTH AS MERCURY POLLUTER IN USA - 'Powering Homes Should Not Poison Kids'
02/05/2011LEGISLATORS BLOW SMOKE OVER EDUCATION REFORM - Meanwhile, Student Achievement In The Pits
02/03/2011WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Your Black Box Is Watching You
02/01/2011OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Family Ties
01/31/2011GOD'S BUSY IN WV MINE DISASTERS
01/25/2011OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Four Thousand Upward
01/19/2011OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - The Pentagon's Good Samaritans
01/04/2011OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Remember Why They’re Out There
12/24/2010OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “A Merry Chinese Christmas”
12/16/2010OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Odd Ducks And Loons
11/15/2010OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Donkeys
11/05/2010OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Money as a Form of Speech
11/02/2010OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - An Acoustics Problem in Congress
10/13/2010LITTLE KANAWHA PARKWAY PIPE-DREAM HAS EVAPORATED - Scarce Funds For Repaving, Officials Deny Continued Privatization
10/11/2010SAGO: HOW IT WORKS WHEN THE SMOKE SETTLES
09/03/2010WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Little Billy's Apple, "Trust Them Sonny"
09/02/2010THE NEW BATTLE OVER BLAIR MOUNTAIN - Historical Designation Short Lived, Over 100 Miners Died In 1921, Government Ordered Bombs, Gas Dropped
08/21/2010MAYORS SAY SPEEDING TICKETS "ALL ABOUT SAFETY" - Cash Starved Towns Ramp Up Citations, Parkersburg And Gauley Bridge Leading Pack
08/21/2010BEFORE THINGS GOT BAD: "THE BEHINDER I GET" - Hunkering Down In Sunny Cal
07/28/2010POSTAL SERVICE IN TROUBLE, RATES GOING UP - PO's Fail Business 101, Offices Not In Phone Book
06/30/2010THE HUR HERALD IS NOT “THE” INTERNET - Confusion Reigns With A Few
06/29/2010BYRD'S SHINING MOMENT WAS OPPOSING IRAQ WAR - Byrd's Pork “Bad,” Other Congressmen “Good”
06/01/2010THE LITTLE KANAWHA PARKWAY PIPE-DREAM HAS EVAPORATED - Scarce Funds For Repaving
05/29/2010HUMAN THIRST, PARCHED LIPS - Death By Conspicuous Consumption
05/25/2010WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Lowering Expectations Over US's Biggest Environmental Disaster
05/07/2010SUNNY CAL POLYTICKS - Races, Hitches And Squabbles, Giving “The Gesture”
05/07/2010'HIGH SPEED' COMING YOUR WAY - It's A “Crock”
04/28/2010MASSEY - Oppression Done Under The Sun, Let The Blame Begin
04/19/2010LEST YOU FORGET: COAL IS STORMING HEAVEN - Patriot Paid $6.5 Million On 1,400 Pollution Violations, Massey Paid $20 Mil On $2.4 Billion Fines
04/05/2010FREE MARKET? - Oil Consumption Down, Gasoline Prices Up
03/29/2010ED-WATCH: Reading Scores Stagnant, Consolidation Heating-Up In Northern WV, Sun Goes Down On McDowell Consolidation Battle
03/11/2010ARE WEST VIRGINIANS MORE VIOLENT AND EVIL THAN THE REST OF AMERICA?
03/08/2010WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - No Outrage Over $20 Million Transfer, Shades Of Bob Graham
02/19/2010WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Justice Dept. Defends Tracking Your Cell Phone
01/06/2010SUNNY CAL POLYTICKS - Noise, Confusion, Conflict And Chaos
01/05/2010POKING HOLES IN UNEMPLOYMENT STATS - "Suspicion And Disdain"
00/06/2010THANK THE WORLD'S CHILDREN FOR THEIR LABOR
12/16/2009TAKING SANTA PHOTO GETS PHOTOGRAPHER ARRESTED - "How Crazy Is This?"
12/11/2009OPINION: MARY WILDFIRE - Parasites Threaten Our Health
12/04/2009HERE COMES THE GOLDEN ALGAE - Algae Killed Every Fish, Mussel, Salamander In Dunkard Creek
11/03/2009OHIO RIVER LEADS NATION IN TOXIC DISCHARGES - Pollution Barely Raises Eyebrows In WV
10/16/2009NORTHWOOD MENTAL HEALTH IN HOT WATER - License Suspended After Deaths, Poor Care, $20 Million "Profits" Diverted To Christian Foundation
10/15/2009WV RATES POORLY IN MATH SCORES USING NATION'S REPORT CARD
10/07/2009POVERTY RATE INCREASING IN WV - Sad News For State's Children, Face Of Joblessness And Poverty
09/05/2009ONE NATION, UNDER FRAUD - Godliness And Greed
08/04/2009WHETHER TO SAVE THE MOUNTAINS - An Area The Size Of Kanawha County Destroyed, Hundreds Of Miles Of Waterway
07/31/2009AMERICA'S HEALTH SYSTEM IS BROKEN
07/18/2009HERALD'S "TERRORIST" CAMERA RETURNED - "It's Your Rights That Are Being Violated"
07/17/2009DOES THE HERALD EDITOR LOOK LIKE A SUSPICIOUS TERRORIST?
07/16/2009THE STATE OF THE COUNTY - Calhoun Facing Tough Times, Commission Requests 2% Budget Reduction
07/08/2009DRUNKEN COAL SUPPORTERS CRASH JULY 4 ENVIRONMENTAL PICNIC
06/30/2009WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Washington's 2009 Cybersecurity Act
06/15/2009TWISTED LOGIC OVER STATE'S MERCURY LADEN FISH EATING - Low Consumption Justifies More Pollution, Public Health Risk
05/21/2009TWISTED LOGIC OVER POISONED FISH - WV Allows More Fish Eating With Mercury Risk
05/16/2009OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Not a Pretty Sight
05/08/2009OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Look Back In Hunger
05/02/2009OH, THAT MOUNTAIN AIR - West Virginia's Air Among Dirtiest In Nation
04/02/2009SURELY THERE IS VALUE IN THE SMALL
04/01/2009FESSING UP ON APRIL FOOL'S DAY - "We've Been Had"
03/12/2009WEST VIRGINIA AT ROCK BOTTOM IN NATION'S WELL-BEING STUDY
03/06/2009OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Obama's Plan to Raise Taxes on Wealthy Meets Fierce Opposition
03/02/2009HOPE FOR RURAL WV: FOOD COSTS RISING IN FAILING ECONOMY
02/25/2009WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Graft In Iraq In Billions
02/09/2009SOLUTIONS TO WV'S MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS - Radakovich's Praise And Glory
01/30/2009KIDS COUNT: CHILDREN IN POVERTY WORSENING IN CALHOUN - County Ranks Poor Infant Mortality, Reduced Lunch Recipients, High School Drop-Outs
01/20/2009DISGUSTED, LOOKING FOR A JOB?
01/20/2009GEORGE W. BUSH: THE LITTLE MAN - Garrison Keillor
01/19/2009THE IRAQ-AFGHANISTAN WARS LITTLE COVERED BY MEDIA
01/07/2009WV'S SKYROCKETING JAIL COSTS - USA Has World's Biggest Stockade
01/01/2009A VISION OF CALHOUN'S FUTURE
12/22/2008WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Flattened By Globalized Economy
12/19/2008WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Goldman Sachs Pays Little Tax After Bailout
12/12/2008LEGISLATIVE STATE POLICE AUDIT REVEALS SERIOUS PROBLEMS - Lemmon Resigns, Problems Widespread
12/01/2008ED-WATCH: SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS CAUGHT IN MIDDLE - Closing Public Dialogue
11/12/2008CHESAPEAKE PUSHING FORCED POOLING - "Intent Is To Intimidate"
10/25/2008ED-WATCH: SCIENCE AND MATH CONFUSING, UNFOCUSED, FULL OF HOLES
10/21/2008MUST READ IACOCCA: "WHERE HAVE ALL THE LEADERS GONE?" - "Where The Hell Is The Outrage?"
10/20/2008FIDDLER MUST BE PAID: HOW IT WILL AFFECT YOU?
10/18/2008AMERICA 'THROWN UNDER THE BUS'
10/17/2008CONFUSED ABOUT AMERICA'S CRISIS? - This Will Help
10/14/2008BELL TOLLS FOR MIDDLE CLASS AMERICA - Opportunity Has Flung Itself To A Distant Horizon
10/10/2008BEHIND THE COLLAPSE - Washington's Love Affair With Wall Street
10/09/2008RETIREMENT PLANS HAVE LOST $2 TRILLION - Americans Fearing Another "Great Depression," Help Is On The Way
10/06/2008OPINION & COMMENT - Geologist Fears Massive Rockslide Of Mt. Rushmore
10/06/2008OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Too Little To Fail
10/04/2008WEST VIRGINIA "A RICH STATE WITH POOR PEOPLE"
10/01/2008OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Highlights of the Bush Years (Lest We Forget)
10/01/2008BITTER FIGHT LINGERS OVER MINGO SCHOOL - Remote Location Over Abandoned Mines Raises Questions
09/25/2008OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - You Can Actually See Russia from Here
09/24/2008WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Standing On The Brink, The Greedy Have Had Their Way
09/15/2008WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Global Warming Still Political Football
09/11/2008NEW TERRORIST THREAT TO USA IS REAL - The Nation Is Not Prepared
09/08/2008THE FAT LADY HAS NOT SUNG, SHE'S BEEN GAGGED
08/27/2008WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - A $53 Trillion Debt?
08/16/2008BRACE YOURSELF - "What Are People Gonna Do?"
08/11/2008DARKNESS FALLS ON MINGO COUNTY CONSOLIDATION BATTLE
08/01/20082.3 MILLION JOBS LOST TO CHINA - $20 Billion In Wages Gone
07/20/2008LAMENT IN THE MOUNTAINS - Poverty Keeps On Giving
07/09/2008KANAWHA GLORIES IN THE BRILLIANCE OF ITS BELLY BUTTON - They Know Bigger Is Better
06/23/2008SOME CLAIM 'NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND' FLAWED
06/21/2008OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Happy Hour At Beelzebub's Bar
06/20/2008WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - America's Middle Class Gone
06/13/2008OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Some Minor Editorial Changes
06/07/2008OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - A Mistake in Your Paperwork
06/02/2008OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Is That The 'Incompetent' Part?"
05/24/2008WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - The Poor, The Tired And The Hungry
05/11/2008SUNNY CAL POLYTICKS - Where Does Jason Nettles Do His Best Work?
05/10/2008WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - "All Options On The Table"
05/05/2008WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Rural Economies Can No Longer "Hunker-Down"
05/02/2008WVU'S DARK SCANDAL NOT GOING AWAY - The Power Of Money
04/28/2008GOVERNMENT STATS DISCONNECTED - WV Food Tax Will Go Down
04/15/2008WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Suffer Unto Your Poor Pocketbook
04/14/2008WV EDUCATION OFFICIALS CLAIMED 3% DROP-OUT RATE - Ramey Says "That's Laughable"
03/21/2008STRIPPERS, GUNS AND POLITICOS: Billy Wayne's "Touching Bill"
03/20/2008GUARDING FREEDOM - Vigilance Over The Enemy Within
03/18/2008HERE COMES THE TRICKLE DOWN RECESSION
03/01/2008BUSH STARTLED OVER HIGH GAS PRICES - Markets Fall After Press Conference, Food Prices Zooming, US Dollar In Basement
02/13/2008WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - War And Money Thirst Bad For Your Health
02/12/2008TWLIGHT - "My Conscience Is Completely Clean"
02/09/2008"DON'T BUY ANOTHER VOTE, I WON'T PAY FOR A LANDSLIDE" - Loughry's Book In Second Printing
02/07/2008"IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID" - Drunken Sailor Spending, Some Trickle Up Cash
02/06/2008SUNNY CAL POLYTICKS - Unbalanced, Slanted And Gritty
02/04/2008WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - No Recession For Exxon-Mobil
01/28/2008RECESSION BOUND: ONE-THIRD CALHOUN KIDS IN POVERTY - Kids Count Ranks County At No. 41
01/06/2008CALHOUN RESTS ON "POCKETS OF GOLD" - Will Meek Inherit The Wealth?
12/22/2007MORE: FORBES MAGAZINE SAYS WV WORST GREEN STATE
12/18/2007IS $3 MILLION BLASPHEMOUS SALARY FOR A COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACH? - But We Live In America
12/17/2007FORBES MAGAZINE SAYS WV MOST POLLUTED STATE IN USA - Where Is Don Blankenship's Outrage?
12/15/2007MASSEY HEAD COULD BE IN CHARGE OF 'HEN HOUSE' - "Wreck The Planet, Win A Prize"
12/14/2007WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Global Warming "Act Of God"
12/13/2007WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - US Has Licensed 714 Drug Plants In China
12/10/2007OVER ONE HUNDRED WV TROUT STREAMS LOSING PROTECTION
12/06/2007"NO SCHOOL LEFT BEHIND" - WV Changes Standards Improving School Ratings
11/29/2007WEST VIRGINIA'S WATER - If History Predicts The Future....
11/12/2007WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - "Supporting Our Troops"
11/07/2007WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - WV Economy Hits Bottom, Unemployment Numbers Best Ever
11/05/2007WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - The Price Of Poison
11/02/2007WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Toward A Darkening Future
11/01/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Game Wardens Will Have Their Hands Full
10/20/2007WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Your Cars "Secret" Box
10/08/2007WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Law Change Allows Fed Takeover Of State's National Guard
10/04/2007SECOND COAL SILO WILL BE BUILT AT MARSH FORK SCHOOL
09/26/2007BAMBOOZLED! - Things Are Great In West Virginia
09/15/2007WEST VIRGINIA: SQUIRMING IN THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL
09/13/2007SMOKE AND MIRRORS: HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT PRIVATIZING?
09/12/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - With a Harvard MBA
09/06/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Chinese in Less Than Thirty Days
09/03/2007WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Remembering Teddy Roosevelt
08/30/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - That Old Black Magic
08/27/2007WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING - Deficit, Deficit, Deficit
08/27/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - A See-Through Blouse and a Leather Miniskirt
08/24/2007BUSH ADMINISTRATION "DECLARES WAR" ON WV MOUNTAINS - Washington's "Gift" To Coal Industry
08/23/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Win The War!
08/18/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Getting Commoners to Do the Dying
08/16/2007ENJOY THE POISON! - Just Pretend, It's All Okay
08/11/2007FALLING THROUGH THE OUTHOUSE FLOOR - Can We Not Grow Our Own Food?
08/11/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Candy Company Commences Clearance Campaign
08/11/2007WEST VIRGINIA: STUCK IN POVERTY - Near Bottom, Looking Up, Calhoun Among 100 Poorest Counties In USA
08/07/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Political Poetry in Motion
08/04/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Dear Senator X
07/30/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Congress Takes a Dive
07/27/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - A Wonderful Assortment of Pastries
07/24/2007TERRORISM, MONEY AND ILLUSION
07/23/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - The Floodwall
07/20/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Bootlickers, and Lickspittles
07/09/2007FOR THE SAKE OF MASSEY COAL - A Hundred Million Here, A Few Billion There
06/16/2007THE SKY'S THE LIMIT - Chesapeake Energy CEO Raking In $24 Million
06/12/2007ED-WATCH: WEBSTER'S FIELD OF DREAMS VS. MINGO'S BLOODY HAMMER
06/09/2007ED-WATCH: GLOBALIZED EDUCATION LATEST WV MOVEMENT
05/11/2007LEE IACOCCA ON BUSH - "Where Have All The Leaders Gone?"
04/30/2007ED-WATCH: WV'S LONG BUS RIDE RESEARCH PUBLISHED INDEPENDENTLY
04/28/2007ED-WATCH: SBA SUPPORTING $7.5 MILLION CHARLESPOINTE SCHOOL - Harrison County Gated Community
04/26/2007ADDICTION, POWER AND SKY HIGH GASOLINE PRICES
03/28/2007US CHAMBER SAYS WV RANKS NEAR BOTTOM IN EDUCATION
03/18/2007PATRIOTS SAY "BRING'EM HOME NOW" - "The Wall's" Vigil For Peace
03/08/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - White House Celebrates Victory in Iraq
02/27/2007 LEGISLATURE COULD HAMMER STATE'S CLEAN STREAMS - Bill Reduces Protected Streams From 309 to 39
02/20/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Are Our Immortal Souls in Danger?
02/13/2007WOW! OIL-GAS INDUSTRY "CLARIFYING" ROYALTY PROBLEMS - "Corrective" Legislation Being Introduced
02/13/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Signing Statements and Wedding Vows
02/08/2007OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Outsourcing: One Step Beyond
01/29/2007NATIONAL 'REAL ID CARD' COMING - WV Says Card Could Cost $100
01/29/2007CAR OWNERS UNAWARE OF "BLACK BOX"
01/29/2007ED-WATCH: MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN, MIDDLE SCHOOLS OUT
01/26/2007ED-WATCH: HARRISON SCHOOL COULD BE BUILT IN BILLION DOLLAR "GATED" DEVELOPMENT
01/23/2007GOD IS TURNING HIS HEAD - The Battle Over Mountaintop Mining
01/23/2007A WEST VIRGINIA "WATER CRISIS" - What Crisis?
01/17/2007MOLLOHAN IN "CROSS-HAIR" OF REPUBLICAN PARTY - Calhoun Connections, Past And Present
01/15/2007Global Warming: Challenge For A Generation
01/09/2007ED-WATCH: WEST VIRGINIA'S YOUNGEST FACING LONG BUS RIDES - At Least 120 Elementary Schools On Closure List
11/28/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Thinking About My Lobotomy
11/25/2006SURELY THERE IS VALUE IN THE SMALL
11/24/2006ELEGY FOR VOLUNTEERISM - Is There Hope For Shrinking Communities?
11/04/2006ED-WATCH: OFFICIALS SPEAK LOUDLY ABOUT PROTECTING YOUNGEST STUDENTS - State Closing 121 More Elementary Schools
10/31/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Golden Calves and the Ballot Box
10/24/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Iraqi Options: A Gambler’s Guide
10/18/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Moral Values
10/12/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Movie Review: Election 2000
09/27/2006ED-WATCH: LEGISLATURE COULD STUDY SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION - Has Consolidation Improved Student Achievement?
09/05/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Accent
09/03/2006ED-WATCH: "CRACK OF DAWN" STUDENTS FACE LONG BUS RIDES
09/01/2006ED-WATCH: THE WORLD IS FLAT IN LINCOLN COUNTY
08/19/2006BRUSHING OFF MINIMUM WAGE - Of Principalities and Powers
08/18/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Brushing Off Minimum Wage
08/10/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Second Annual Faith-Based Press Conference
08/05/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Seven True Things You Aren’t Supposed to Say (about Iraq)
08/05/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Seven True Things You Aren’t Supposed to Say (about Iraq)
08/02/2006DEATH GURGLE FOR AMERICAN'S STEEL INDUSTRY - China's Trade Deficit Staggering
06/26/2006THE SCOURGE OF PORK - "Til The Livin' End"
05/27/2006ED-WATCH: Dismantling County School Systems, New Era Of Consolidation
05/26/2006CONGRESSMAN MOLLOHAN IN HOT WATER - Vandalia Groups Under Scrutiny
05/25/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “We’ll Keep in Touch”
05/24/2006DEATH AND TRAGEDY - A Matter Of Degrees
05/16/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Talking Iranian War Blues
05/04/2006HOLDING YOUR BREATH FOR A MODERN ROAD? - LK Parkway And Blue-Gray Highway Have Not Made "List"
04/18/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Miracles on 35th Street”
04/03/2006BUSH'S ALBATROSS: THE IRAQ WAR - William F. Buckley Says "It Didn't Work"
04/01/2006WHEN TROUBLES CALL AND YOUR BACKS TO THE WALL - High Hopes In The Kanawha Valley
03/28/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - The Devil’s Work
03/27/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - A Three-Letter Word
03/21/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - If I Were President-Guest Columnist
03/19/2006FAMOUS QUOTES ABOUT THE IRAQ WAR
03/18/2006STANDING ON A BRIDGE OF DISCONTENT - "Bring'em On...Mission Accomplished...Stay The Course"
03/13/2006"SHAME ON YOU DON BLANKENSHIP" - CEO Said Miners Have Responsibility For Own Safety
03/11/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Bush Reports Contacts with Abramoff
03/09/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Presidential Infallibility
03/07/2006ED-WATCH - Mezz Mess Keeps On Keeping On
03/06/2006ED-WATCH: Gaps In Federal And State Scores Raise Doubt
03/03/2006ED-WATCH: Full Court Press Killing Community Schools Bill
02/28/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - 3 More From Tony
02/21/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “A Man I Want by My Side”
02/20/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Job Application Form”
02/14/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Texas Lethal Injection Massacre”
02/09/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Birds of a Feather”
02/08/2006MOUTH OF THE ELK - Bye, Bye West Virginia Pie, Well, Maybe...
02/07/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Son of Ace”
02/03/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “This Is That Day”
02/02/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “The Idiot Defense”
01/30/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Counter Space”
01/30/2006 “An Open Letter to Senator Robert C. Byrd”
01/20/2006ED WATCH - School Building Authority Grants Themselves Second Pay Raise
01/19/2006ED WATCH: Some Power Returned To Communities Over Consolidation?
01/18/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “A Stadium for Arnie”
01/18/2006COUNTY VOTERS COULD DECIDE ABOUT SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION - Challenging State's "High-Handed" Authority
01/16/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Adding an Auction Chamber”
01/06/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “One Branch Too Many”
01/04/2006OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Any Day with My Grandbaby"
01/02/2006NATIONAL DEBT EXCEEDS $8 TRILLION
12/28/2005MOUTH OF THE ELK - "Holding Your Breath"
12/22/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “A Hell of an Idea”
12/19/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “This Pen for Hire”
12/15/2005AN AMERICAN’S PERSPECTIVE - “I Can See Clearly Now!”
12/13/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Three More Years! Three More Years!”
12/10/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “None So Blind”
12/06/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!”
11/28/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Deserting a Sinking Ship”
11/05/2005WV KEEPS LOSING CONTROL OF ITS WATER - National-International Corps Own 76% WV Minerals
10/28/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Who’s Being Un-American?”
10/26/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Who’s Being Un-American?”
10/21/2005FEW COUNTIES GET MOST OF BUDGET DIGEST MONEY
10/17/2005TO PORK OR NOT TO PORK - That Is The Question?
09/07/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “A Winning Issue: The Search Continues”
08/31/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “God Should Have Finished Carrying Out My Prayer by 10 O’Clock”
08/16/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - All The Latest Columns
08/11/2005AN AMERICAN’S PERSPECTIVE - “Doom and Gloom Politics”
08/08/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Remembering the Good Old Days”
08/02/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Tabling the Debate”
07/26/2005JUST SO YOU KNOW - US Patriot Act Vs. Constitutional Freedoms
07/19/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “A Faith-Based Press Conference”
07/13/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Spineless Democrats”
07/11/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “The Big Picture”
07/01/2005"ISN'T THAT SPECIAL!" - Authorities Search Gambling Company Owned By Delegate
07/01/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “I’ll Meet You in the Lobby”
06/27/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Uncle Sam’s Birthday”
06/24/2005AN AMERICAN’S PERSPECTIVE - “Black Helicopters, Conspiracy Theories, and Bob Dylan!”
06/22/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Picking an Editor/Editor’s Pick”
06/21/2005"HOW MANY TIMES MUST A MAN LOOK UP" - The Downing Street Documents
06/20/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “The Case of the Disappearing Dateline”
06/16/2005DON'T STEP ON MY PORK - Budget Digest Before Supreme Court
06/13/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Drivers’ Rights”
06/08/2005REJECTED ADVICE TO YOUNG LOVERS - On The Nuptial Trail
06/08/2005AMNESTY ACCUSES USA OF SELECTIVE DISREGARD - Bush Says Report "Absurd"
05/31/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Graduation Day”
05/17/2005AN AMERICAN’S PERSPECTIVE - “Time to Fish, or Cut Bait!”
05/13/2005POWER, PRESSURE AND POLITICS - WV Politicos Being Called To Task, Illegal Or Unfair
05/13/2005NEW AWARENESS ABOUT MERCURY POLLUTION PROBLEM - Re-think Your Fish Menu From WV Streams
05/09/2005"NO TREE LEFT BEHIND" - Bush Opens Mon National Forest For Development
05/09/2005"IN THEM OLD ONION FIELDS BACK HOME"
04/26/2005SURELY, THERE IS VALUE IN THE SMALL
04/21/2005HEALTHCARE CRISIS! - Who Gives A Dawdle?
04/18/2005CHURCH AND STATE, SHALL WE AMALGAMATE?
04/13/2005"PROCEED WITH CAUTION, BREAST FEEDING AT 3RD AND MARKET"
04/09/2005MOUTH OF THE ELK - "For The Sake Of Citizens"
04/01/2005QUIT YOUR WHINING - Gas Prices Only $2.50 By Summer, Sing Those Minimum Wage Blues
03/28/2005KING MICHAEL'S DRUNKEN SAILOR MONEY - Makes Mezz Bucks Look Paltry
03/23/2005PASSING GAS - Dominion Hope Wants Yet Another Increase, One Of Calhoun's Biggest Outfits
02/11/2005WHY IS WEST VIRGINIA BROKE? - Consider 71 Corporations That Do Not Pay Taxes
02/01/2005AN AMERICAN’S PERSPECTIVE – “A Red-State Nation/Donkeys Looking Backward”
01/20/2005HOW MUCH SHOULD ONE SHINDIG COST? - $40 Mil Is Just The Beginning
01/19/2005OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “The Elephant, the Flag, and the Cross”
01/18/2005WITHOUT A WHIMPER, NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
01/06/2005BEWARE BIG BROTHER - Smoking Proposal Fraught With Danger
11/19/2004AN AMERICAN’S PERSPECTIVE - “Religion On My Sleeve?-Moral Values”
11/12/2004WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH WEST VIRGINIA? - "I Don’t Use A Lot Of Big Words, But Everyone Understands What I Mean"
10/29/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Living in Oz”
10/26/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Golden Calves and the Ballot Box”
10/11/2004GOSPEL OF GEORGE BUSH - And He Taught Them Saying...
10/06/2004AN AMERICAN’S PERSPECTIVE - "Thanks For Clearing Things Up"
10/02/2004REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE CLAIMS DEMOCRATS WILL BAN THE BIBLE
08/12/2004VOTE FOR A MAN, NOT A PUPPET
08/07/2004AN AMERICAN’S PERSPECTIVE - “Depends on Whose Ox is Gored!”
07/19/2004PUT ANOTHER NOTCH IN YOUR BELT, PLEASE - State's Economic Forecast
07/17/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Nixon’s Ghost”
07/14/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Let’s Pretend Again”
07/13/2004MEZZ NEEDS TO GO - Abolish Unethical Ethics Commission
07/09/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “And Tonight’s Winner Is …”
07/02/2004AN AMERICAN’S PERSPECTIVE - "Answers For The Real Pretenders"
07/01/2004AN AMERICAN’S PERSPECTIVE - “None of Our Business”
07/01/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Let’s Pretend”
06/29/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Sauce for the Goose”
06/21/2004AN AMERICAN’S PERSPECTIVE - “Finding a ‘But’”
06/03/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Metaphors Are Sprouting Everywhere”
06/02/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Public Service Is a Public Trust”
05/29/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS – “Life Ends at Birth”
05/23/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS -“A Man Who Makes His Own Luck”
05/14/2004AN AMERICAN’S PERSPECTIVE - A Little Perspective, Please!
04/15/2004DECISIONS - PICK UP MILK AFTER YOU GAS YOUR CAR - Or Buy Milk And Put Gas In Your Car
04/05/2004MOUTH OF THE ELK - How'ya Doin' Lloyd, Dave, Bobby, Alice, Billy Wayne, Earl Ray And Jerry
03/26/2004"BRING ME THE HEAD OF ROBERT GRAHAM" - Clamor Reaches Greater Heights
03/19/2004THOMAS AQUINAS CALLED IT GREED - Dominion And Dow Call It Merit, CEO Gets $7.2 Million
03/13/2004AN AMERICAN'S PERSPECTIVE - Did You Know We Were Having an Election?
03/03/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Faith-Based Science”
02/21/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Show Me the Numbers”
02/20/2004MOUTH OF THE ELK - Whose Not At The Table, No Place Called Home
02/19/2004STATE'S FINANCIAL PICTURE BLEAK - Government Promises To Reign In Spending
02/16/2004AMERICA'S WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION - More Jobs Going Abroad
02/14/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Parallel Universe"
02/10/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Return of The Emperor’s New Clothes”
02/03/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Security Comes With a Price Tag"
02/03/2004AN AMERICAN'S PERSPECTIVE - Weapons of Mass Destruction-David Kay
02/01/2004DRUNKEN SAILOR SPENDING - Bush "Tax And Spend" Worst In History
01/28/2004APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION SHORTS THE MOST IMPOVERISHED
01/26/2004POOR JACK'S MONEY - The Neverending Troubles Of WV's Lottery Winner, "Antics" Turning Serious?
01/17/2004SECOND THOUGHTS ON FREE TRADE - Here Go The Software Engineers And Radiologists
01/16/2004CLEAN ELECTIONS COULD SAVE TAXPAYERS MONEY
01/09/2004DMV HARD TO REACH BY PHONE, FOR SOME - Earth Folks (Taxpayers) Will Have To Punt
01/08/2004OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Safety and Shame”
12/24/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Iraquotes"
12/21/2003AN AMERICAN'S PERSPECTIVE - An Angry Friend!
12/19/2003FLASHBACK:THANK HEAVENS FOR REAL WORRIES - Meat And Potatoes Not Included
12/19/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “A Mental Health Survey”
12/18/2003POLYTICKS: ICKY AND THE WATERMELON MAN - Bring On The Sledge-O-Matic
12/11/2003YES, WEST VIRGINIA, THERE IS BANKRUPTCY
12/07/2003AN AMERICAN’S PERSPECTIVE - Lies in the Eyes of the Beholder
12/07/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Great Moments in History"
12/06/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Turning Those Numbers Around"
11/26/2003THE TRICKLE DOWN DEFICIT
11/26/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “The Boy in a Bubble”
11/20/2003AN AMERICAN’S PERSPECTIVE - The World’s War on Terror
11/16/2003A SLIGHTLY MESSY WAR - No Blood, No "Body Bags," No "Body Count"
11/13/2003SQUEEZING SOLDIERS - Beyond The Flag Waving
10/27/2003SAFETY RISKS AT STATE COLLEGES ABOUND - But Let Us Worry About That Goal Post
10/25/2003QUICK WEST VIRGINIA, LETS ALL GET A GREEN CARD! - Better Yet, Become A Foreign Country
10/11/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Rush to Judgment”
10/02/2003BARELY A WHIMPER, BILLION DOLLAR TERRORISM - Sorry Mr. Citizen, You're The Victim
09/30/2003AN AMERICAN’S PERSPECTIVE - “Lectures from the Liberal Left”
09/29/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “With a Bible in His Hand”
09/26/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Byrd as Cassandra”
09/25/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “A Basic Lexicon”
09/13/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Questions from the Tar Baby”
09/12/2003I HEAR THAT CRASH A'COMIN - Healthcare Disaster Lurking 'Round The Bend
09/10/2003BRILLIANT TACTICS DISPLAYED IN IRAQ
09/03/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Those Missing Inspectors”
08/30/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “An Enron Education”
08/23/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “How to Bake a War” (An Heirloom Recipe from the Bush Family Album)
08/13/2003ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SAY MOUNTAINTOP STUDY TRASHED
08/02/2003BUSH LEADERSHIP BAD FOR WEST VIRGINIA
08/01/2003THE ‘L’ WORD - PURE POLITICS - Roger Propst
07/30/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “It’s Not News”
07/13/2003JAMES HAUGHT: WHAT IS WEST VIRGINIA'S BEST HOPE? - "Far From The Madding Crowd," Who Would Want Sardine-Like Living?
07/12/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “The ‘L’ Word”
04/10/20032003: AMERICA TEETERING ON RECESSION - Let The Hunkering Begin
04/10/2003COLIN GOES TO AFRICA
04/06/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Our Own Worst Enemy”
04/03/2003SEE RESPONSES TO OPINIONS & COMMENTS - We Get Letters
03/29/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Rallying for America”
03/21/2003LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT BROTHER JOHN - A Bomb Was Dropped Near Him Today
03/18/2003FLASHBACK: A STUDENT'S VIEW ON WAR IN IRAQ - Can We Win the Peace?
03/18/2003FLASHBACK: STANDING FOR THE CHILDREN - A Presence In Silence During Iraq War
03/14/2003A CASE FOR MILITARY ACTION - The Discussion Continues
03/11/2003MR. X HAS A NAME - Comment To Tony Russell
03/10/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “A Response to a Response to a Response”
03/10/2003"DEFEAT FOR HUMANITY" - A Church View On Iraqi War
03/02/2003POLICE BRUTALITY CASES INCREASING
02/26/2003DIVINE VS. WAR
02/26/2003BUFFALO CREEK DISASTER "ACT OF MAN"- Warnings Ignored Over 30 Years Ago, Problems Still Persist
02/24/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Why We Don’t Have More Town Meetings”
02/16/2003OPPOSED TO WAR WITH IRAQ - Vivian Stockman
02/16/2003POLITICS OF IRAQI WAR - Carl Shaw
02/15/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “An Answer to Colin Powell”
02/06/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “An Execution Buff”
02/04/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Patty’s Stimulus Package”
01/30/2003THE TRUTH ABOUT THE “REAL BEVERLY HILLBILLIES” - Gerry Roll
01/29/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Genesis and Dinosaurs”
01/13/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “What Would Jesus Do?”
01/10/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Wet My Dipstick”
01/04/2003INFINATE RESOURCES - Other Views
01/04/2003EDITORIAL: North Korea
01/03/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “A Chinese Christmas”
01/03/2003OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “A Chinese Christmas”
12/27/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Worming the Cat”
12/27/2002BLAME GAME - Someone's Asleep At The Wheel
12/27/2002LINDA MARTIN:EDUCATION CORRPUTION - Challenge To Bob Wise
12/20/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Shell Game”
12/18/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Man Overboard!”
12/18/2002WEST VIRGINIA'S "BLACK HOLE" GETS DARKER - Report Says "Economic Freedom Nowhere To Be Seen," Living On The Bottom
12/05/2002HEADLINE HISSY - Medical Insurance Climate Cloudy
12/03/20022002: IT'S JUST BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS GONE - So Much For Fast Track/Free Markets
11/29/2002AMERICAN HISTORY NOT REQUIRED - No Problem?
11/01/2002SUNNY CAL POLYTICKS - Humphreys Election Crucial To Democrats, Republicrats Need To Come Out Of Closet
10/10/2002MOUTH OF THE ELK - Where The World Churns
09/28/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Why We're Going to War with Iraq”
09/28/2002THE EVE OF WAR - Looking At All Sides
09/17/2002RELIGION + HATE = 9-11 - Answers To The Why Questions
09/11/2002RELIGION + HATE = 9-11 - Answers To The Why Questions
09/06/2002FROM INDIANA STATE AFL-CIO - Corporate Money Keeping Prescription Drug Plan Off Political Table
08/21/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Greed and Lead”
08/19/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Stormin’ German”
08/19/2002RESPONSE TO "EYES WIDE OPEN FOR LIBERTY" - Comments On Homeland Security
08/18/2002HOMELAND SPIES MAY BE COMING - Keeping Eyes Wide Open For Liberty
08/12/2002MOUTH OF THE ELK - Purse Tightening And Criminal Conspiracy
08/04/2002FAST TRACK KILLING WEST VIRGINIA JOBS - Crushing Blow To Rural Counties
08/04/2002COAL POWER ON THE LOOSE - Money Talks As West Virginians Hunker
08/04/2002CHARLESTON BLOATING ALL OVER THE PLACE - Clay Rental May Be Good Example
08/01/2002IS BIG BROTHER GROWING WINGS? - History Lessons Are Short-Lived
07/25/2002DRIVING BACKWARD ON INFORMATION SUPER HIGHWAY - Frontier Cuts Internet Service So People Can Chat
07/23/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Me Overweight?”
07/17/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “No Mistake”
07/12/2002ALL WEST VIRGINIANS HAVE A RIGHT TO LIVE FLOOD FREE
07/11/2002THE LAGGING ECONOMY - Shortfalls And Bumpy Roads
07/09/2002LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF DYING COAL - Diminished Spirit, Unheard Voices
07/08/2002GREED AND JAIL DON'T MIX - Is It The American Way?
06/28/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Feeling More Secure”
06/26/2002AMERICA'S HIGH PRICED DRUGS - Consumers And Providers Are Losers
06/23/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Behind the News at NPR”
06/19/2002TRAMPLING LIBERTY TO THE DIRT - Right Here, Right Now In Ole Sunny Cal
06/18/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Volunteer Industry Leaders for Education”
06/13/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Terrorist”
06/01/2002ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL? - Con Artists 100 - Taxpayers 0
05/16/2002DEATH AND DEVASTATION - Drive Coalfield Residents To DC
05/11/2002STATE POLICE ROGUES - Troopers Should Be Stable, Responsible, Mature, Professional, Sober And Honest
05/11/2002MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF WIRT - The People Will Decide Tuesday
05/04/2002LIVING AND DYING IN A HIGH TECH WORLD - Wizardry Gone Awry
05/01/2002SUMMERSVILLE $1.2 MILLION SPEED TRAP - They Just Don't Get It, It's Public Safety Business
04/26/2002MULLINS CALLS FOR VOTER ROLL CLEANUP - Vote Early And Vote Often
04/19/2002MORE JOBS DRIFT DOWN MEXICO WAY - GS Of WV Taking Jobs South
04/16/2002TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OVER MAGISTRATE REPORT - What To Do, What To Do
04/15/2002MOUTH OF THE ELK - Love In Kanawha County, Feathers Fanning In Downtown Charleston
03/31/2002EDUCATED FOOLS, IVORY TOWER ARROGANCE - 4-H Rituals Have Been Trashed
03/23/2002MOUTH OF THE ELK - Were The Powerful And Hungry Feather Together
03/16/2002THE GREEN HAZE - Bungled Evidence, The Never-Ending Story
03/11/2002FREEDOM RINGS HOLLOW - The Legislature Fiddles While West Virginia Burns
02/22/2002IT'S A PROUD DAY - Two West Virginia Congressmen Given Sludge Pot Award
02/22/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “The New Mayor’s Bid for Job Security”
02/17/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “The Perils of Campaign Finance Reform”
02/11/2002POLYNERVOUSTICKS - The Shape Of A Dog's Hind Leg, Will Of The People And State Police Lawsuits Increase Their Budget
02/08/2002THE SIMPLICITY OF THE ENRON PROBLEM - Permission To Steal
02/04/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Not Even a Blip on the Radar Screen”
02/04/2002STATE POLICE MUST BE CALLED TO TASK - Legislators Must Do Their Job
01/29/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - - “One More Pig at the Trough”
01/23/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Friends of Enron”
01/21/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “What Recession?”
01/19/2002ENRON - WHAT IT'S REALLY ABOUT - A Terrorist Attack On The Little People
01/17/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Whose Ox Is Being Gored?" Part Two
01/16/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “West Virginia Fruits”
01/13/2002IT'S HOWDY DOODY TIME - Protection From Those Who Serve Us
01/03/2002OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Talking Freedom”
12/20/2001POLYNERVOUSTICKS - Feds Create Enron's Trough Feed, White Collar Thugs Play The Game
12/14/2001POLYNERVOUSTICKS - WV Hits Another Bottom, Ethics Pure As The Driven Snow
12/10/2001 WILL THE REAL NUMBERS WIZARD STAND UP - Stirring The Discontented
12/10/2001OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - “Freedom Will Be Defended”
12/09/2001STATE POLICE BEAT MAN NEARLY TO DEATH IN WELCH - Man Complained About Officers Drunken Behavior
11/14/2001BEYOND PAY BACK, WHAT'S THE FIGHT ABOUT? - Is It Not To Protect Our Freedoms?
10/30/2001POLYNERVOUSTICKS - Say It Ain't So
10/20/2001POLYNERVOUSTICKS ("Many-Nervous-Itches") - Say It Ain't So
09/25/2001REDISTRICTING SQUABBLES OR WHO'S ON FIRST - Winners And Losers, Complaints In The Land Of Oz
09/11/2001WE'LL GO FORWARD FROM THIS MOMENT - What Was It You Hoped We Would Learn?
08/14/2001CALHOUN'S LAST HURRAH - Where Do We Turn For Help?
08/01/2001IF CAPITO HAS HER WAY - You Don't Have a Say In Your Future
07/24/2001TRAIN ROBBERY AHEAD - No On Fast Track
06/12/2001SLUDGE POT RECIPIENT PRICE RESIGNS - Out Of Step In The Mountain State
05/26/2001 EMS IS VITAL, RESPONSIVE AND WELL-TRAINED - Our Hats Are Off!
04/24/2001VOTER APATHY AT ALL-TIME HIGH - The Value Of A Vote
04/17/2001POLYNERVOUSTICKS AND THE MOUNTAIN STATE - The Comp Deal, West Virginia Debt And Gray Machines Get Darker
04/09/2001THE PROMISE BROKEN? - Help Me Out Here
03/29/2001THE GREEN HAZE - Shiny Badges On The Slippery Slope
03/18/2001POLYNERVOUSTICKS IN THE MOUNTAIN STATE - Secrets On The Public's Dime And Underwood Validates "Sludge Pot Award 2000"
02/25/2001DAILY MAIL EDITORIAL HACKS WIRT - The State Should Encourage Mergers Of Local Governments
02/14/2001WEST VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT: CHARLESTON INDIGESTION - Decision Expected Over Use Of Budget Digest
02/02/2001YOUNG ASSESSOR CREDITS FOOTWORK, DONKEYS - From The Huntington Herald Dispatch
02/02/2001OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Boom Times For Pipelines"
01/30/2001OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Campaign For Fair Tax Reduction"
01/29/2001OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - Inaugurations
01/29/2001POLYNERVOUSTICKS - Around The Mountain State
01/28/2001THE FUTURE OF SUNNY CAL - Star Gazing The Next Twenty-Five: Part II
01/28/2001THE FUTURE OF SUNNY CAL - Star Gazing The Next Twenty-Five: Part I
01/24/2001OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Family Values"
01/23/2001OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Sorting Out Schools"
01/23/2001OF PRINCIPALITIES - "FoofAnon"
01/21/2001OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Vouchers"
01/21/2001OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Angelie"
01/20/2001OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWER - "The Court Awards The Pot"
01/20/2001OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Failed Liberal Programs"
01/19/2001OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWER - "Wakoski's Face"
01/19/2001OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWER - "Putting Partisan Bickering Behind Us"
01/17/2001SPLITSVILLE, WV - Divorce A Common Theme In Calhoun County
01/17/2001POLYNERVOUSTICKS - Around The Mountain State
01/17/2001OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - There Is No Global Warming
01/17/2001OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "Guy Films"
01/16/2001RELIEF MAY BE MILES AWAY - EPA Cracks Down On Rural Rest Rooms


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