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Gazette editorial: New horror of robotic war

In the past, multitudes of young American men — including a high proportion of West Virginians — suffered the grotesque slaughter of warfare in many conflicts. The toll of death and maiming has been tragic.

Now, however, war is...

Editorial: More boom or bust?

Deep Marcellus Shale natural gas under northerly Appalachia has pummeled West Virginia’s coal industry. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing unleashed a flood of cheap gas that grabbed many fuel markets, thanks to the dog-eat-dog laws...

Editorial: Colorado birth control model

Unwed pregnancy is a curse upon America, causing millions of young women to drop out of high school or college. Their chances for successful futures are hampered. They and their children often are doomed to poverty and other evils it brings. American...

Editorial: Time to end tax-exempt status?

On June 28, Time magazine printed a report titled “Now’s the Time to End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions.”

Author Mark Oppenheimer — a scholar who writes regularly for The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly...

Editorial: Diplomacy over war

Without quite declaring it openly, top Republicans have clamored for America to plunge into war with Iran, just as the previous GOP administration ruinously plunged into war with Iraq.

Now, thank heaven, the Obama administration has won a...

Editorial: Killing for God

Within a week, zealots of the Boko Haram militia killed 300 more Nigerians. Suicide bombers struck a crowded Muslim mosque, a popular Muslim restaurant and an evangelical Christian church. In addition to the human bombs, accompanying attackers mowed...

Potpourri: Monday, July 13, 2015

Here’s a stunning statistic: Seventy percent of America’s Democrats think the Confederate battle flag symbolizes racism — but only 14 percent of Republicans do — according a June YouGov survey. The political gap is wider...

Editorial: The standard backlash

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1954 that black and white American children must attend the same public schools, many conservatives exploded. Virginia’s racist Sen. Harry Byrd launched a campaign of “massive resistance,”...

Editorial: South Carolina chooses ‘the healing thing’

South Carolinians lowered the Confederate battle flag from their Capitol grounds amid cheers on Friday and sent it to a museum, where it belongs.

The flag was first raised at the capitol in 1961 in defiance of racial integration orders. The...

Editorial: Beware ever more inventive scam artists

It’s disheartening to realize that some people invent complex lies — even faking romance or pretending to be grandchildren in trouble — to trick unsuspecting, good-hearted folks out of money. The swindlers don’t share...

Editorial: Welcome constructive criticism on W.Va. common core

If you have a problem with any of West Virginia’s new education standards — those aligned with the Common Core adopted by about 40 states – here is an excellent opportunity to share specific and detailed suggestions.

What is ...

Editorial: World needs pragmatism in Greece
Editorial: World needs pragmatism in Greece

Of all the countries on Earth, one might expect Germany to be particularly sensitive to the dangers of a country sliding so far into debt that it cannot claw its way out, of people falling so far into unemployment and destitution that no matter what...

Editorial: America’s self-contradictory, self-correcting system

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay Americans have a right to marry, many conservatives exploded in protest. They said the high court trampled democracy, because residents of 31 states had voted to ban same-sex wedlock — yet five...

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