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Manchin-Toomey proposal a modest step

October 12, 2015 It would border on the absurd to suggest that a West Virginia senator who owns firearms, hunts with them and once ran a campaign spot featuring him using a rifle to blow a hole in an anti-coal bill... more »»

Like clockwork, deportation rates slow as election draws near

October 9, 2015 Not since 2006 has the federal government deported more illegal aliens. But then, not since then have Democrat hopes for the presidency been so low. more »»

Congress must do everything to keep Obama from closing Gitmo

October 8, 2015 So desperate is President Barack Obama to keep a campaign promise to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center that he apparently is prepared to put Americans at risk if that is what it take. more »»

Independent VA inspector general is good first step to needed reforms

October 7, 2015 After allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs to go for months without a permanent inspector general, President Barack Obama finally is nominating someone for the post. He is Michael . more »»

Under Obama’s watch, government is about abusing power and getting away with it

October 6, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»

Looking to the skies again

October 5, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»

Realistic second look at America’s Afghanistan policy is sorely needed

October 3, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama made it clear to the Taliban that to re-conquer Afghanistan, wrenched from them at the cost of many American lives, all they had to do was wait out the United... more »»

NLRB is poster child for Obama’s disregard for our nation’s laws

October 2, 2015 If there is a federal agency qualified to serve as the poster child for President Barack Obama’s imperial presidency, it is the National Labor Relations Board. more »»

If Hillary wants to be president, she may want to start telling the truth

October 1, 2015 Not that former President Bill Clinton would know anything about it, but many voters view trust as the key issue in selecting a president. more »»

Boehner’s departure leaves big shoes for successor to fill

September 30, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people... more »»

Why was the EPA asleep at the wheel?

September 29, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials and members of Congress should be asking themselves this question: How did Volkswagen executives think they could get away with cheating on emissions... more »»

Theater of the absurd

September 28, 2015 There still are a few more acts to come before the curtain goes down on the monotonous, albeit troubling, 2015-16 Pennsylvania budget drama. more »»

When will VA corruption finally come to an end?

September 26, 2015 Inspectors general can be godsends for people who have to rely on the government, as well as for taxpayers. more »»

America should slowly wean off fossil fuels, not quit cold turkey

September 25, 2015 Unemployment reports for August were released last week. Once again, West Virginia, right in the heart of coal country, has the highest rate of joblessness in the U.S. — and that rate went up, from 7. more »»

Obama seems willing to trust Iranians and let them self-verify

September 24, 2015 It is highly doubtful the FBI, on the trail of a terrorist bomb-maker, would ask him to provide samples of the wood from his basement workbench to be tested for traces of explosive materials. more »»

Flu shot doesn’t just protect you, it protects those around you, too

September 23, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there’s no sense taking chances. So . more »»

Training of Syrian rebels has been yet another waste of time and money

September 22, 2015 Almost undoubtedly, Russian military advisers and weaponry being sent to Syria will do more to defeat the Islamic State terrorist army than has been accomplished by the United States. more »»

Fighting ISIS, helping Assad one and the same

September 21, 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry has said he is considering acceptance of an offer for U.S. and Russian military leaders to discuss Moscow’s new assistance program for Syria. more »»

Hopefully Obama doesn’t follow Iran script with North Korea

September 19, 2015 For decades, with both Democrats and Republicans in the White House, North Korea’s supremely brutal family dictatorship was able to get away with military blackmail. The U.S. more »»

It pays to let people see endangered animals in their natural habitat

September 18, 2015 With worry about the futures of some of the world’s great animals — tigers, lions and elephants come to mind — fully justified, events in Rwanda during the past few years are more than nice to... more »»



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