Today 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.”...

Yesterday 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...

Thursday August 24, 2017

Fight over school consolidation goes back to State Board

Early on in the written decision in the Nicholas County School consolidation case, Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Duke Bloom articulates the difficulty of such...

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Can we discuss these statues before we tear them down?

The current combustible debate over statues and memorials with connections to the Confederacy and slavery has its share of irony. White nationalists who rallied in...

Tuesday August 22, 2017

Ousted Chief of Staff Nick Casey calls Gov. Justice ‘political hack’

I’ve known Nick Casey for a couple of decades, interviewed him probably more than a hundred times, talked to him casually and on background frequently,...

Monday August 21, 2017

Back from the Emerald Isle

Before I left two weeks ago, I posted this question at my commentary page: “What did Hoppy do on his summer vacation?”  I received some...

Saturday August 5, 2017

What is Hoppy doing on his summer vacation?

I’m off on my version of a Summer Recess.  Gone for two weeks.  Here’s your chance to get in your chops.  What did Hoppy do...

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