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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 »»

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 »»

IAEA’s secrecy makes Iran deal look a lot sketchier

September 17, 2015 Especially when arms control treaties are involved, the devil really is in the details. There are plenty of them in President Barack Obama’s proposed deal over Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. more »»

Gitmo detainees still a threat

September 16, 2015 About half the detainees still at the Guantanamo Bay prison for terrorists pose no threat, the White House insists. more »»

At least 4 Democrats stood up against bad Iran nuclear deal

September 15, 2015 Just four Democrat U.S. senators oppose President Barack Obama’s proposed nuclear weapons deal with Iran. more »»

State overdue for effective ethics law

September 14, 2015 Had James H. Short Jr. more »»

Science is not settled on cause of severe hurricanes

September 12, 2015 Heedless of the facts, President Barack Obama and environmental radicals who want to destroy the coal industry and drive up electricity bills have claimed for years that global warming was causing... more »»

Getting back to normal

September 11, 2015 As Americans we have an incredible ability to adapt and move on from just about anything, no matter how devastating it may have been. Yes, it would seem we have a talent for “getting back to norma. more »»

‘Stop and think’ before voting for Hillary, then return to sender

September 10, 2015 Her handling of email communications while she was secretary of state was not the “best choice,” Hillary Clinton has admitte. more »»

Helping European immigrants is fine, but we need to fix our problems, too

September 9, 2015 Reports of tens of thousands of people from Syria, Libya and other countries flooding into Europe as they attempt to escape strife at home have been all over the news for several days. more »»

 
 
 

 

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