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U.S. and Canada, together at last

April 10, 2014 What country do Americans overwhelmingly like the most? Canada. What country do Canadians pretty much like the most? America. What country has the natural resources America needs? Canada. more »»

Politics gets too personal

April 9, 2014 Many of those radical environmentalists and liberal politicans have managed to scare to death over global warming are too young to remember the bugaboo of just a few decades ago. more »»

The new blacklist

April 9, 2014 “There is a gay mafia,” said Bill Maher, “if you cross them you do get whacked. more »»

Campaign finance causes big stir

April 9, 2014 The recent Supreme Court decision over-ruling some Federal Election Commission restrictions on political campaign contributions has provoked angry reactions on the left. more »»

Pets can help solve crimes

April 8, 2014 As far as crime laboratories go, it is not very impressive-looking. And it is not very big, with a permanent staff of just three forensic scientists and a few intern. more »»

Meetings must be open

April 8, 2014 On March 24, I called attention to Philippi City Council member Terrence Boyd’s speech that declared he was willing to charge citizens with a misdemeanor and file libel charges if he felt free speec... more »»

How do real women cast their vote?

April 8, 2014 “The conservative minds of the Heritage Foundation have found a way for Republicans to shrink the gender gap: They need to persuade more women to get their MRS degrees. more »»

Dissent on a one-way street

April 7, 2014 Six years ago, Brendan Eich contributed $1,000 to the Proposition 8 campaign in California that sought to preserve marriage between one man and one woma. more »»

Kerry’s folly, Chapter 3

April 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — When has a secretary of state been involved in so many disastrous, self-initiated negotiations? First, John Kerry convenes — against all advice and holding no cards — Geneva negotiation... more »»

What’s race got to do with it?

April 7, 2014 I like Megyn Kelly. The Fox News anchor is smart, lively and gorgeous. But she’s managed to walk right into a controversy over race and ethnicity, and it’s not the first time. more »»

Confusion in Ukraine

April 5, 2014 Perhaps a great irony will be apparent during the Ukraine crisis, in that Germany will play the role of France after Versailles. more »»

Benefit dinner set at Camp Popeye

April 5, 2014 It’s spring time in Barbour County! I guess one of my favorite things about spring is hearing the “peepers” in the evenings. more »»

Forgiveness can end cycle of grief

April 5, 2014 Joy was a young woman who seemingly had everything going for her. Yet, if you took a closer look, Joy lived everyday reliving the pain she had caused her parents. more »»

U.S. committing economic suicide

April 4, 2014 We Americans often are accused of not keeping up with more “progressive” folks in slashing our use of coal. more »»

Those slippery federal subsidies

April 2, 2014 Look the word “hypocrisy” up in a dictionary. With it, you’ll see a picture of Uncle Sam. That’s because when it comes to saying one thing and doing another, federal government officials are kings. more »»

Obama’s legacy is in danger

March 29, 2014 After a defeat in a special election in Florida, dire predictions of Democratic disaster at the polls accelerated among the punditry. Suddenly it was Obamacare which sank Alex Sink at the polls. more »»

Frequent parent-child conversations help

March 29, 2014 Kump Education Center volunteers and teachers at Midland Elementary School are preparing for a transition to a kindergarten workshop for parents and their children May 9. more »»

Allow God to lead you along way

March 29, 2014 The following article was written by my late daughter, Kristin Leigh Short. As most of you remember, Kristin was a passionate and beautiful soul. She fought for the freedom of those in bondage. more »»

GOP now moving toward the center

March 22, 2014 The Texas primary that rewarded Sen. John Cornyn a 59 percent mandate over Steve Stockman with 18 percent was an ominous development for the Tea Party. more »»

A critical spirit can condemn all

March 22, 2014 It sneaks up on us, taps us on the shoulder, one criticism leads to another and before we know it, we have developed a critical spirit. more »»



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