In the final weeks of the West Virginia Republican primary, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., weighed in with an endorsement. You might think it odd that the state’s leading Democrat would endorse in a GOP primary, and perhaps even odder that a Republican officeholder would want an endorsement from…

It’s an election year, and lawmakers are telling us what we want to hear to get our votes. And like every other election year, they tell us how seriously they take the high price of prescription drugs. In one poll, 91% of voters considered the excruciating burden of prescription drug costs o…

The editorial that ran in the May 14 edition of the Gazette-Mail told us that division in our country has been stoked by social media. The editorial on May 17 explored the question of whether information on the internet had radicalized the man accused of killing 10 Black people in a grocery …

There was a time when spending big at a swank restaurant would be regarded as an occasion requiring dress-up. Then the slob culture took over so that, even when an establishment made great effort to arrange flowers, iron tablecloths and provide formal service, customers would turn up in swea…

It was 50 years ago today that Barbara Foster of South Charleston threw caution to the four winds and married me. That momentary lapse in her judgement delights and mystifies me yet, five decades later. She remains my beautiful, strong, smart partner.

Last week, Apple TV+ debuted a four-part documentary series called “The Big Conn.” It chronicles the scheme between former Eastern Kentucky attorney Eric C. Conn, late federal judge David Daugherty, of Huntington, and others to defraud the federal government of more than $500 million through…

The 18-year-old accused of taking a rifle with a racial slur written on it, driving 200 miles from his home in Conklin, New York, to a supermarket in Buffalo, where he allegedly killed 10 people, most of them Black, did not become a radicalized white supremacist overnight.

I know you. You’re a liberal (conservative or any other label). I know what you think. You all think alike. I know what you believe. And that belief will harm me. More importantly, it will harm us — the people like me who think and act as I do. We are worth protection. You are not. I, theref…

The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade was a landmark decision ruling that the U.S. Constitution protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction.

In many parts of the country, football, beer and brats are cherished fall traditions. It extends far beyond the stadium in professional leagues, where rural folks from hundreds of miles away passionately venture in freezing weather, adorned with team paraphernalia, to attend.

The phrase “war by proxy” is in vogue. It’s not a new term, but you see and hear it all the time now. That’s what the United States and its NATO allies are doing in Ukraine, getting Ukrainian forces to fight the Russians on their behalf.

The next time you find yourself forking over $60, $70, even $80 to fill up your tank, remember: It doesn’t have to be this way. The pain at the pump Americans are enduring — including the $4 per gallon West Virginians are paying — was not inevitable. It was a choice.