America no longer ‘makes stuff’
May 9, 2014 In March, the highest unemployment rates in West Virginia and Ohio were, respectively, Wetzel County at 12.7 percent and Monroe County at 12.5 percent. Why? In a word: Orme. more »»
Volunteers made a difference
May 3, 2014 Presbyterian volunteers were busy at Kump Center Saturday, April 25, hemming tea towels, clearing debris from the yard, and constructing a new gate for the Wetland Classroom along Goddin Creek... more »»
New opportunity for Rockefeller
April 29, 2014 Last week West Virginia Wesleyan College hosted a forum featuring U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Ted Koppel. The two came to Buckhannon to promote public service. more »»
But will Dunbar rise again?
April 29, 2014 Dunbar High School in Washington is becoming a controversial issue again -- and the controversy that is beginning to develop has implications for American education well beyond the District of... more »»
No easy fix for personal problems
April 26, 2014 We live in an instant society. Everything is a quick and an easy fix. That includes meal preparation (can you believe the microwavable bread, rice, vegetables and meals?). more »»
Liberals must make class issues a priority
April 26, 2014 ave to be altered, not so much because of failure but success. For nearly 50 years American liberalism, often derided by critics, nevertheless accomplished much in the theater of civil rights. more »»
Taking down decorative crosses
April 25, 2014 I suspect many people share my opinion about separation of church and state in America: Crosses on public property aren’t that big a deal. I could write a book about things that concern me more. more »»
Paper tiger in Oval Office?
April 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, who endlessly enjoys twisting the tail of what he suggests is a paper tiger in the White House, has altered the old Teddy Roosevelt axio. more »»
Chelsea Clinton’s baby politicized
April 24, 2014 Chelsea Clinton announced she’s going to be a mother this year. That should elicit the same reaction reserved for the daughter of any former president: a polite “how nice.” But this is a Clinton. more »»
Better care can cost less
April 24, 2014 Almost everyone has known or will know the helplessness of caring for — or overseeing the care of — a sick loved one. more »»
Nationalism is our great ally
April 23, 2014 With Vladimir Putin having bloodlessly annexed Crimea and hinting that his army might cross the border to protect the Russians of East Ukraine, Washington is abuzz with talk of dispatching U.S. more »»
Will Manchin run for governor?
April 23, 2014 No doubt some U.S. senators, both Democrats and Republicans, get tired of hearing Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talk about how we do things in the Mountain State. The feeling is mutual, in a way. more »»