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Social conservatives are holding back W.Va. economic growth

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.”

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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Historic Washington home has a ‘Happy’ future

The Washington influence in this area goes back to the days of George Washington as a surveyor.

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W.Va. lawmakers are after a cure for what doesn’t ail us

Perhaps the best measure of the nitwittedness of West Virginia legislators is that, at a time when the evils supposedly caused by the federal debt and deficits are utterly absent — economic stagnation, skyrocketing inflation, soaring interest rates and — horror of horrors — “debasement of the currency,” (I won’t even discuss national bankruptcy, which is literally impossible) the Legislature is passing a resolution to convene a constitutional convention for the purpose of requiring a balanced federal budget.

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