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West Virginia Republicans could go all the way in 2017

The West Virginia Record Jan. 31, 2017, 1:19pm

The Super Bowl this Sunday promises to be one of the most action-packed contests ever, with the New England Patriots vying for their fifth championship in nine appearances and the Atlanta Falcons hoping to win their very first after a sole unsuccessful bid nearly 20 years ago.

There's drug addiction, and then there's power addiction

The West Virginia Record Jan. 24, 2017, 11:23am

West Virginians had the highest drug-overdose death rate in the United States in 2014.

'Don't cut anything! Just keep raising taxes!'

The West Virginia Record Jan. 18, 2017, 9:31am

No one in his right mind would turn to Hollywood for economic advice – or almost any other kind of advice, outside of acting and filmmaking tips – but there's a three-letter word that directors shout at the end of every scene that guides the thinking of managers at private companies: cut.

Obama pokes West Virginia in the eye one last time

The West Virginia Record Jan. 3, 2017, 12:19pm

How many West Virginians feel sorry for Barack Obama?

With Obama's exit near, Capito accentuates the positive

The West Virginia Record Dec. 14, 2016, 7:28am

Shelley Moore Capito has spent much of her first two years as the junior U.S.

If you've been negligibly injured or slightly inconvenienced, call now!

The West Virginia Record Dec. 6, 2016, 7:55am

“Who's your lawyer?” “Who is?” “Who is what?” “Who's a Hoosier lawyer?” “I didn't say anyone was a Hoosier lawyer.” “Sure, you did.

We're not indestructible, yet

The West Virginia Record Nov. 21, 2016, 9:38am

Powered exoskeletons to make us stronger, brain implants to make us smarter –what will they think of next?

Good Gravy!

The West Virginia Record Nov. 20, 2016, 1:32pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: This editorial originally appeared in the Nov. 16, 2007, edition of The West Virginia Record. Also, both cases mentioned in the following editorial eventually were settled out-of-court and dismissed.

A chance to make West Virginia great again

The West Virginia Record Nov. 16, 2016, 7:26am

“Well, well, well.” That's what the chap said when he saw three holes in the ground.

Some politicians lie, because they have to

The West Virginia Record Nov. 8, 2016, 9:02am

It's called the narrative. Honest people would call it a lie, but idea-less politicians and demagoguing media call it “the narrative.” It's the story a thoughtless politician tells to make themselves look good and their opponents look bad. It has little or no basis in fact and is often the polar opposite of the actual truth.

Could anyone wish that Darrell McGraw were still state attorney general?

The West Virginia Record Nov. 2, 2016, 7:13am

Everyone prefers good times to bad times, but there is one downside to the upside: If the good times last long enough, you can forget how bad the bad times were, you can start to take the good times for granted, you can get bored with the good times, and you can even start to remember the bad times fondly and long for their return.

Millionaire Reynolds says he isn’t

The West Virginia Record Oct. 25, 2016, 3:22pm

What is it with Democrats and their inability to call things by their right names? Theft isn't theft. It's income redistribution. Riots aren't riots. They're protests. Even when it's a good thing, Democrats feel obliged to call it something else or deny that it is what it is. Like being a millionaire.

Are you tired of being CONned?

The West Virginia Record Oct. 18, 2016, 1:39pm

The multi-year effort of two Illinois hospital operators to block a rival group from obtaining a permit to build a new facility in their service area finally failed this year when a state appellate panel unanimously ruled against them.

If Blankenship can be railroaded, so can you

The West Virginia Record Oct. 12, 2016, 9:34am

In two weeks, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond will hear arguments on former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's appeal of his misdemeanor conviction for conspiracy to willfully violate mine safety standards.

The Obama Administration's last-minute attacks on arbitration

The West Virginia Record Oct. 4, 2016, 12:20pm

Trial lawyers don't like arbitration, because arbitration reduces money-making opportunities for trial lawyers.

One religion we can do without

The West Virginia Record Sep. 28, 2016, 8:02am

We never thought we'd see a conservative Republican attacking a cult-like religion, but now we have, and it's our own state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey doing it.

Thanks for everything, Mr. President

The West Virginia Record Sep. 21, 2016, 8:24am

If you've ever lost a job, you know what it's like.

CFPB? Creating Fortunes for the Plaintiffs Bar?

The West Virginia Record Sep. 13, 2016, 2:48pm

With the Obama administration, overreach comes from every direction.

Goodbye, McHugh Fuller, and good riddance!

The West Virginia Record Sep. 7, 2016, 8:56am

Well, now it's time to say goodbye to Lear Jet Justice men, And we would like to ask you not to come back here again. You're not invited back to sue in this locality: You've had your heapin' helpin' of our hospitality.

What if it were illegal to choose where you shop, exercise, or worship?

The West Virginia Record Aug. 30, 2016, 12:06pm

Do you shop at Foodland, Save-A-Lot, Kroger, Walmart or some other chain?