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Obama still being cautious

April 12, 2014 Diplomacy was what Otto Von Bismarck had in mind when he stated that politics was the art of the possible. You had to hear the “footsteps of God” then “grasp onto the hem of his garment. more »»

Millions of pit dwellers amongst us

April 12, 2014 Joseph looked up at the cruel faces of his brothers, his eyes squinting against the sunlight that streamed into the hole they had dug for him. more »»

Is Heaven on earth — or above?

April 12, 2014 During this past Holy Week Hollywood appropriately timed the release of two films that present opposing portrayals of the afterlife: “Heaven is for Real” and “Transcendence. more »»

What is a professional development school?

April 12, 2014 You may have read in The Inter-Mountain that Third Ward Elementary has a new banner saying that it is a Professional Development School, but what does that really mean? The three key elements of a... more »»

Misplaced faith in Obamacare misplaced

April 12, 2014 One of the reasons our political structure has become dysfunctional no matter which party is in power is that too many of us are living in the moment. more »»

The high cost of liberalism

April 12, 2014 Liberals advocate many wonderful things. more »»

Mountain State stereotypes persist

April 11, 2014 Our big mistake, in a way, was splitting away from Virginia to form our own state in 1863. more »»

How to assist evil

April 10, 2014 “Engineering Evil” is a documentary recently shown on the Military History channel. It’s a story of Nazi Germany’s murder campaign before and during World War II. more »»

Dangerous mischief in Ukraine

April 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — The report that protesters have declared two eastern Ukraine cities to be independent republics questions President Obama’s assurance that there is no “military solution” to the crisis... more »»

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 »»



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