In the first 195 years of our republic, only one president was impeached. In the past 45 years, we would have had two impeachments but for a presidential resignation, and a third is looming. Two of our last three presidents were elected with only a minority of the popular vote.

Nearly 15 years ago, comedian and singer/songwriter Stephen Lynch released the song “Little Tiny Mustache” on a live album. The ballad follows the first-person perspective of a dull-witted boyfriend who begins to put things together, realizing his girlfriend is a white supremacist and he nee…

Every senator and representative took an oath tho uphold and protect the U.S. Constitution. It clearly lists bribery as an impeachable offense. This is not a witch hunt!

Blackhawk Mining was formed in 2010, with an express business plan of buying bankrupt coal assets with hopes of returning them to profitability. A part of that plan included the 2015 acquisition of Patriot Coal’s West Virginia operations, over the strenuous objections of the United Mine Work…

You mention the Constitution but apparently haven’t read it. The House gathers evidence to decide if the president should be impeached, like a grand jury. The trial will be before the Senate, where the president has due process, including witnesses.

Forgiveness is a powerful emotional and spiritual quality. Psychologists and ethicists alike define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they deserve it. Forgiveness i…

In April, John Rios stood in the Veterans Affairs hospital in Newington, Connecticut, seeking treatment. For more than 20 years, he had struggled with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. For the past eight of them, he had fought to have the Defense Department recognize his militar…

I hear that smoking pot has a lot of good health qualities such as easing pain and several other ailments. But what does all that smoke do to a person’s lungs?

Perspective, Nov. 10

Maybe you’ve never heard of Deadspin, the sardonic sports website that, for nearly 15 years, has served up sports news with an entertaining half smirk, broken huge sports stories and produced some very good journalism. But you’ve, no doubt, heard some variation of the argument that has lande…

While the United States is a low-tax country compared to most industrialized nations, for a majority of Americans it doesn’t feel this way. That’s largely because private health insurance companies receive a large portion of our income every month. If we sent our money to a publicly run heal…

In Tuesday’s article about the declining steel industry in the U.S., a quote about the imposition of Trump’s tariffs said “it seems like it kind of backfired.” Seems like a great summary of the whole Trump term of office.

Despite a decent September for state revenue, the rest of the current fiscal year has been a loser, with $33.26 million below estimates for the first quarter. As a result, Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said on Monday’s MetroNews “Talkline” that state agencies are likely looki…

If you live near a coal mine or strip mine, you are in danger of deadly water, air and soil pollution. If you vote Republican you are signing your own death sentence. Republicans, and especially Trump, are allowing our environment and our health to be destroyed so coal operators can make pro…

Two times within two years, I’ve had my House of Delegates member picked for me. Being that I was considered as a potential candidate and participated in the interview process in 2018, I have a recommendation for a better way to fill the seat. Why? So, the selected delegate ends up beholden …

For the entire Obama presidency, Republicans across the country were able to turn “liberal” into a dirty word. It didn’t mean allowing more people more freedoms and rights, or trying to protect the social safety net for those who need it. The right was able to turn it into a word to label al…

Funerals for Thursday, November 14, 2019

Adkins, Patricia - 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Breeden, Robert - 1 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Edwards, Charles - Noon, Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

Tapley, Myrna - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

White, Patrick - 8 p.m., Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Whited, Ralph - 11 a.m., John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

Williams, Henry - 11 a.m., Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.