Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Just because you can service a financial debt, doesn’t necessarily make it a smart move. Just because you have seemingly unlimited borrowing capacity, doesn’t mean you should approach that limit.

Few things are quite so fearsome as lawmakers out to do good by way of legislation. The country — hell, the whole damn world — would be better if lawmakers satisfied their lust for benevolence by helping an old lady across the street, adopting a kitten or dropping a few bills in a busker’s box.

A lead news article on the front page of the June 3 edition of the Charleston Gazette-Mail is titled “Justice sues Virginia bank.” The article reports that Gov. Jim Justice, members of his family and the companies they manage (collectively referred to as the “Plaintiffs” or the “Justices”) f…

If it was Sen. Joe Manchin’s intention to send quakes of discontent rumbling across the far horizons, he has succeeded. Writing in last Sunday’s Gazette-Mail, his elevation of Senate bipartisanship to heights known primarily to the sherpas has triggered numerous political fault lines. Manchi…

Working people in West Virginia know that politicians in Washington have not delivered on their promises for too long. Democrats and Republicans have said they would deliver good-paying jobs for our communities to get our votes, but they then get lost in the chaos of politics while forgettin…

My home state of West Virginia, to which I returned to pay back for the start I was given here in news broadcasting, is now, to me, a place of profound sadness.

West Virginia is now offering a series of prizes to encourage residents who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 to get their shots. The giveaways include a $1.6 million grand prize, a $588,000 second prize, custom-outfitted trucks, hunting rifles and shotguns, lifetime hunting and …

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., sounds convincing when he argues that protecting the sacred right to vote “should never be done in a partisan manner.” He persuasively asserts that both Democrats and Republicans need to come together “to find a pathway forward.”

Sen. Joe Manchin’s position on the For The People Act, as put forth in an op-ed published in the Gazette-Mail, is neither pro-democracy nor does it reflect the will of his constituents.

It was 1961. President John F. Kennedy had come to the steps of the student union at the University of Michigan to announce the idea of the Peace Corps. I was a student and, upon graduation, I joined to go to Africa — much to the concern of my parents, who had only one child after fleeing Na…

I was appalled when reading the op-ed that Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., wrote in the Gazette-Mail stating his opposition to the For the People Act (HR.1/S.1). If he does not change his stance, it will go down in American history as one of the most cowardly and myopic stances, both politically …

As Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., asserted in his op-ed in the Sunday Gazette-Mail, the right to vote is fundamental to American democracy. Frustratingly though, Manchin’s announced refusal to vote for the For the People Act and, by extension, ending the filibuster, subverts our shared belief in…

The right to vote is fundamental to our American democracy and protecting that right should not be about party or politics. Least of all, protecting this right, which is a value I share, should never be done in a partisan manner.

When does it end? When? The stigma that is so firmly attached to mental illness must end; and yet, it continues, making itself known in full force during the month of May, which is designated as Mental Health Month.

Religion is a difficult subject to discuss. People have the right to their beliefs, and it can seem judgmental to criticize a belief system. Importantly, no one should ever be disrespected or discriminated against because of their religious beliefs.

Work in the news business provides frequent reminders that the breathtaking machine that is the human being, capable of extraordinary intellectual and physical feats, is also finite and fragile. We are, in fact, shown this with such regularity that we can lose our sense of the reality of it.