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Gazette editorial: WV closed for business (open for discrimination)
On Thursday, the House of Delegates voted 72-26 to give fundamentalists “religious freedom” to display cruelty to gays and possibly others.
Gazette editorial: America’s changing demographics

Republicans are “dying off” in the United States, a conservative group warns. Americans for Limited Government issued an alarm saying 62 million Americans voted for George W. Bush for president in 2004, but election totals “have...

Potpourri: Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Speaking last week at Wheeling Jesuit University, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton soon will be indicted because of State Department e-mails she got at home. “There is zero amount of doubt in...

Gazette editorial: Republicans’ anti-business bill

Last year, Indiana suffered national rebuke because Republican legislators passed a “religious freedom” law designed partly to let fundamentalist business owners refuse service to gays and lesbians. The law was roundly condemned. Several ...

Editorial: A mockery of sacred, amazing mounds?

We’re always leery of TV shows that make “scientific” inquiries into questions such as whether Bigfoot is prowling New York City, or whether werewolves are real, or whether UFOs filled with space aliens crashed in New Mexico....

Gazette editorial: Party of no

Between 2001 and 2003, Republicans in Congress enjoyed about 50 percent approval in national opinion polls — but now their rate has collapsed to 14 percent, with almost 80 percent disapproval. (Democrats also have declined, but less, to 27...

Gazette editorial: Keep high standards, wherever kids are schooled

A small percentage of West Virginians home-school their children for various reasons. Some parents hope to provide higher-level learning than public schools do. Some families live in locations so remote that it’s difficult to transport children ...

Gazette editorial: Mock nature at your own risk

As the mammoth 2016 blizzard rolled eastward, Delegate Rupie Phillips, D-Logan, took the opportunity to lampoon scientific evidence of global warming. He gave fellow lawmakers bottles of sunscreen — a crude joke implying that there cannot be...

Gazette editorial: Brutal WV industrial warfare gets a national retelling

Tonight, public television will relate a violent episode of West Virginia history — a tormented episode that wasn’t mentioned in school state history courses for many years.

“The Mine Wars,” a documentary by filmmaker ...

Gazette editorial: Snowbound

Thousands of West Virginians were buried by the powerful weekend snowstorm. Many still remain stuck, waiting for snowplows to reach their homes. Thank heaven for plow crews working round-the-clock to save society from paralysis.

Up to 200...

Gazette editorial: Gilmer’s expensive bait and switch

Learning is crucial for the future of West Virginia children in the modern high-tech world. So it’s distressing when educational bureaucracy flounders into a snafu that hinders it.

A West Virginia “first” — an updated ...

Editorial: Monsignor, the interfaith leader

Edward Sadie was born in Parkersburg to a Syrian immigrant father who couldn’t speak English. He has come a long way since, and is a significant public figure in the heart of Charleston.

Monsignor Sadie is to retire in June after six...

Gazette editorial: Sad mess in Tyler County schools
It’s disturbing that the president of Tyler County’s school board removed her children from public schools.

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