Today September 26, 2017

Trump, the NFL and the long, hard path toward a more perfect union

In 1940, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Minersville School District v. Gobitis, upheld a Pennsylvania law requiring public school students to stand and recite the...

Yesterday September 25, 2017

WV jails bulging, corrections officers in short supply

Recently, five Democratic members of the West Virginia House of Delegates took a tour of the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston.  Delegate Andrew Robinson...

Friday September 22, 2017

‘Jim is going to be Jim’

Just after West Virginia Governor Jim Justice switched from the Democratic to the Republican Party last month, reporters asked him to define the Republican values...

Thursday September 21, 2017

Commerce Secretary takes aim at business tax

State Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher is on a mission.  He has set his sights on eliminating the state’s personal property tax on inventory, machinery and...

Wednesday September 20, 2017

College students whiff on the First Amendment

If you have paid attention to the news you know that free speech on college campuses is in danger. Time after time students and faculty...

Tuesday September 19, 2017

Right-to-work withstands legal challenge

Last week I wrote about the ongoing legal battle over West Virginia’s right-to-work law. The headline was, “Right-to-work arguments in WV go on… and on.”...

Monday September 18, 2017

How we are failing the Founders

Opinion polls consistently show that we hold the institutions occupied by our public officials in low regard.  The latest Gallup Poll shows Congress with just...

Friday September 15, 2017

Who is ignoring the science on climate change now?

There’s hardly time for the winds to die down and the flood waters to recede before the “climate change” mantra is repeated.  CNN and MSNBC...

Thursday September 14, 2017

Right-to-work arguments in WV go on… and on

The West Virginia legislature passed a bill during the 2016 regular session making West Virginia a right-to-work state. Governor Tomblin vetoed the bill, but the...

Monday September 11, 2017

September 11, 2001

Sixteen years ago this morning our country was changed forever. Nineteen Islamic extremists hijacked four airliners to carry out horrific and nihilistic attacks against the...

Friday September 8, 2017

My end of the week notes

–Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has produced a television ad running statewide (and one 60-second spot that ran in Washington, D.C.) calling for another...

Thursday September 7, 2017

The Redskins fumble traffic, parking for WVU-VT game

Last Sunday night’s football game between WVU and Virginia Tech was a compelling event.  The Mountaineers and the Hokies produced a thrilling game worthy of...

Wednesday September 6, 2017

MetroNews WV Poll shows support for road bond, but…

It’s proving difficult to get an accurate read on how West Virginians plan to vote in the upcoming road bond election. We’ve taken a crack...

Tuesday September 5, 2017

Academics push back against campus groupthink

A group of academics from Harvard, Princeton and Yale has penned an open letter to this year’s freshman class of with a novel idea: Think...

Friday September 1, 2017

Why Governor Justice’s approval numbers are dropping

The newest edition of the MetroNews West Virginia Poll shows Governor Jim Justice’s approval rating has plummeted. The poll reveals just 34 percent of West...

Thursday August 31, 2017

Dale Miller: Broadcaster extraordinaire

Indulge me some personal time today. Forty years ago, the Raese family owned two radio stations in Morgantown—WAJR AM and FM. The call letters and...

Wednesday August 30, 2017

Justice administration faces tough sell on road bond

The Justice administration is trying to get some traction on the $1.6 billion road bond issue.  The Governor has staked his pledge to grow the...

Tuesday August 29, 2017

GOP leaders predict House departures

Several West Virginia Republican Party leaders are addressing concerns about a possible higher-than-usual turnover rate in the House of Delegates in 2018.  Republicans hold a...

Monday August 28, 2017

How privatization saved workers’ comp

The Justice administration reported last Friday that workers’ compensation premiums are coming down for West Virginia businesses by $21 million. It’s the 13th rate reduction...

Friday August 25, 2017

Coal’s comeback

The anti-coal movement and its advocates in the previous administration in Washington tried their best to snuff out the industry and, in the process, ruin...

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