Told by the Secret Service that members of his mob had been seen carrying handguns and AR-15s on the National Mall, Donald Trump proceeded with his incendiary Jan. 6, 2021, speech anyway, imploring the crowd to march to the Capitol and “fight.” That is according to the Jan. 6 Select Committe…

Hershel “Woody” Williams understood sacrifice. He understood service. The Harrison County native who eventually settled in Cabell County never stopped working to make his country a better place, especially as it pertained to the families of those who understood sacrifice the way Williams did.

I get called a “radical” now and again. That is, I call for big change and grow frustrated with incremental change. But my radical tendencies pale compared to those of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.

For many residents of West Virginia, the last few years have felt like one hurdle after another. We have had to contend with COVID-19, the ensuing lockdowns and surging inflation in rapid succession. With these challenges taking center stage, it is easy to overlook a looming health crisis th…

West Virginia schools Superintendent Clayton Burch and state Board of Education President Miller Hall are right about the problems with the newly-created Hope Scholarship. A voucher law that diverts public education dollars to private schools and homeschooling will obviously weaken public sc…

The loud collective groan you heard behind the noise of last week’s protests was that of women my age: Somewhere between 65 and 80. We were the generation just coming into our child-bearing years in 1973 when Roe v. Wade was handed down by the US Supreme Court. We arrived, quite fertile, out…

Independence is America’s first value. It’s such a big deal we have a national holiday to celebrate and reflect on it. It’s our birthday, it’s who we are or who we should aspire to be.

The fall of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey has officially happened. The Supreme Court of the United States has officially left it to individual states to decide whether or not all persons within their boundaries capable of becoming pregnant are walking, talking incubators and fe…

You may be excused if you missed it. What with Roe v. Wade being overturned, Congress passing the first gun control legislation in 30 years, the Jan. 6 hearing revelations and the Supreme Court striking down certain gun carry restrictions, you may have missed the news that Donald Trump is no…

The worldwide energy shortage is a hot issue in America because the cost of gasoline has shot to in excess of $5 per gallon, with comparable increases in other energy prices. While Americans will find this situation inconvenient, the energy shortage will have catastrophic consequences in oth…

Medications are too expensive. As pharmacists, we hear every day about unsafe or extreme measures people are forced to take to afford their medications: skipping doses or skipping other bill payments, sharing prescriptions, and traveling to pharmacies outside the country, among other things.…

As I write this I am thinking about the past week, with so many disparate but meaningful occasions to reflect on. FestivALL events. Juneteenth celebrations. Leadership changes in the state Democratic party. Unpacking more boxes and finding things that had gone missing or that I did not know …

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm met Thursday with executives from the big oil companies over high gas prices. Afterward, her office said she challenged the executives to “deliver solutions to ensure [a] secure, affordable supply” of fuel.

My mailbox has been bombarded with slick, shiny, black-background flyers of various sizes that all feature the face of Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. They also feature a statement that is, frankly, a blatantly false lie: Joe Manchin supports Joe Biden’s plan to strip $300 billion from Medicare.

Many key Republicans refuse to serve on, or provide testimony to, the House Select Committee that is investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, effort to overthrow our government. Thus, complaints about a “one-sided” investigation lie dead in the driveway at Mar-a-Lago, drawing flies.