Dear Gov. Justice,
As I wake in this beautiful morning of cool, fresh air filled with bird song and a feeling that all is right with the world, I sip from my cup of hot dark tea and struggle to keep this joyous feeling.
When Romney’s Town Council took up a resolution at its August meeting to set guidelines for the public to speak, Mayor Beverly Keadle explained that it was something the lawyers suggested they do.
On Jan. 29, 1961, President JFK, a strong Democrat from my home state, made this bold statement: “In my own native state of Massachusetts, the battle for American freedom was begun by the thousands of farmers and tradesmen who made up the Minute Men — citizens who were ready to defend their …
Ah, the turns life takes. For me, this week, it was too much busy-ness to have a cogent thought for a column. So I recalled that once I wrote about August and holidays and dug up this piece from 2012. I can hardly believe 7 years have passed.
We are on the cusp of a great new era in space exploration. On the 50th anniversary of the moon landing of Apollo and a period of uncertainty and interruptions about space exploration in general, it appears that there will be plenty of events during the remaining 81 years of this century.
Hampshire County’s school board and administrators are wrestling with a policy regarding graduation distinction – you know, how a valedictorian and salutatorian are chosen and who gets in the Top 10 academically.
Call it time for summer reruns, but a reader asked if I would repeat something that I — a Mountain State transplant — had the conceit to write a couple of years ago: a creed for West Virginia. So thanks to my anonymous fan for the ego stroke, and here you go, just in time for West Virginia D…
Set your mind back 9 years for this one, published March 10, 2010. I was the sports editor at the Review and this column accompanied a massive article – some 6,100 words including sidebars and graphics – on the 50th anniversary of one of the county’s greatest achievements, Romney High’s unde…
Patrick Henry penned the words “Give me liberty or give me death” at the height of the Revolutionary War. And we are still at war are here in America – at war over our basic liberties, the liberty of freedom of speech and the liberty of freedom of thought.
Patrick Morrisey, our attorney general, already knows I don’t think he’s doing enough to fight the general nuisance – and oftentimes would-be crime – of robocalls and scam calls.
A number of years ago American comic Andrew Dice Clay railed against immigrants, “If you can’t speak English, get the _____ out of the country.” The crowd went wild, and he went on with the rest of his routine.
As we are looking forward to spring, I am wondering so many things that it is hard to find a focus. So, apologies, I have written about some of these things before, but we don’t seem to get any forwarder.
West Virginians of all political persuasions were taken aback when the West Virginia Senate conceived and gave birth to an atrocious bouncing baby education bill that almost nobody thought was cute.
”The Arts bring in $1.5 billion to the West Virginia economy every year” stated Gov. Jim Justice at the Arts in our Communities Conference in Charleston. “It’s 2.5 percent of our economy,” he continued.