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Controlling stone-aged minds

January 19, 2015 When the news captures a story about a person turning to violence, most respond, “How could a human being do that?” But science responds, “How couldn’t a human being do that?” Science says this... more »»

Getting a jump on tax season

January 19, 2015 Provided by Rebecca Schoonover You can file your federal tax return starting January 20. more »»

Is speech really free?

January 17, 2015 This week, Pope Francis weighed in on the Paris terror attacks by proclaiming there are limits to free speech. more »»

Candy bars and a governor

January 17, 2015 I doubt many people would connect memories of a former political leader with a chocolate candy bar, but that’s exactly the case whenever I think about former Gov. Arch Moore. more »»

H. Ross Perot was not crazy, after all

January 17, 2015 Twenty-three years ago a movement emerged that held the promise of changing the political system. In 1992 H. Ross Perot, an eccentric Texas billionaire, launched an independent bid for the presidency. more »»

God can carry us through hardships

January 17, 2015 “God whispers to us in our pleasure, speaks to us in our conscience but shouts to us in our pain.” — C.S. Lewis ——— Many years ago, I wrote an article entitled, “Let the Deep Pain Hurt. more »»

Where do you place your faith?

January 17, 2015 It is a strange realization for me that, just over the last few years, my faith — religious faith — has changed. In a lot of ways, my whole outlook on how God works in my life has change. more »»

Ordinary times like these

January 17, 2015 According to the liturgical calendar, we are back to Ordinary Time. more »»

Are we really lying to the world?

January 14, 2015 After his newspaper’s office was firebombed in 2011, probably by Islamic terrorists, Stepane Charbonnier said he would change nothing. more »»

Education system not to blame

January 10, 2015 Education was at the forefront earlier this week at the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Luncheon. more »»

GOP issues in focus

January 10, 2015 During the period between the midterm elections and the convening of the new congress, Barack Obama has once more proved his mastery over Republicans. more »»

Public schools offer hope for children in poverty

January 10, 2015 On Wednesday, Kump Education Center Board President Priscilla Gay and I attended the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon at the Randolph County Arts Cente. more »»

2015 is a new beginning

January 3, 2015 I never have been very good at keeping New Year’s resolutions. Most of the time, by Jan. more »»

Elkins Fordland helps Kump Center

January 3, 2015 Jim Jackson, owner of Elkins Fordland, gave $3,000 to support a Kump Education Center academic coaching program at Elkins Middle School. more »»

GOP is on defense

January 3, 2015 With the recognition of Cuba, President Barack Obama has signaled a change in foreign policy as dramatic as Richard Nixon’s trip to China in 1972. more »»

Stepping into 2015: A ‘Capitol’ Choice

January 3, 2015 As most in our mountains are shoving back from the Christmas cookies and settling in for long winter naps, some may want to extend the New Year’s glitz. more »»

A movie actually worth our time

December 30, 2014 We’re talking about the wrong movie. Especially now, as many of us struggle to stay in the spirit of Christmas, we ought to be standing in line to see “Unbroken. more »»

Politically correct standards run amok

December 27, 2014 The protest at Michigan State against having George Will as a commencement speaker is the latest example of political correctness run amok. Will is not a columnist who has fomented hate or violence. more »»

Change is a big constant in life

December 27, 2014 It has been said that, “the only thing that is constant in life is change.” As a new year approaches, we relish in the idea of a fresh start. However, change is and can be a difficult thin. more »»

Happy New Year

December 27, 2014 Happy New Year from Barbour County! I trust that everyone had a good Christmas. It sure was an unusually warm one! It’s nice to see gas prices going down. I hope that the prices continue to drop. more »»

 
 
 

 

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