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To GOP lawmakers: Don’t expect too much from bipartisanship

To GOP lawmakers: Don’t expect too much from bipartisanship

I attended the recent legislative wrap-up at the Martinsburg Holiday Inn.

Retrieving missing Jefferson County artifacts is difficult

Several iconic Jefferson County historic artifacts are either missing or on display in areas far away and are unlikely to be returned within the foreseeable future, for various reasons.

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Social conservatives are holding back W.Va. economic growth

One of the most difficult-to-explain failures of this legislative session was the loss of the “Brunch Bill.”

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The wage you earn is not the wage you’re worth

One of the most successful components of the right-wing war on wages in the United States is the sense of futility it has created in working people.

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How much is that ‘liberal’ education worth to you?

Much is written about the liberal bias in the media.

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Democrats still don’t know who they are

Last week, Belinda Biafore, newly named chairwoman of West Virginia’s Democratic Party, participated in a wide-ranging interview with reporters and editors of The Charleston Gazette in which she was asked about lessons learned from last fall’s election debacle and the party’s direction going forward. Democrats hoping for the ascent of a phoenix can put away their binoculars.

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On raw milk, government thinks it knows best what does a body good

In the just concluded legislative session there were several good pieces of legislation passed by both houses that were vetoed by the governor.

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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey put out a boastful press release on Holy Thursday, trumpeting himself as having $546,000 “cash on hand” for a 2016 “statewide campaign.”

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Wendy McCuskey’s op-ed in this past Sunday’s The Charleston Gazette illustrates an important problem in West Virginia, but not the one identified in her piece.

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Democrats demonstrate they just don’t get job creation

The West Virginia legislative session in Charleston is now over — the first session in more than 80 years with a Republican majority in both houses.

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