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Keep your hands off West Virginia schools

The West Virginia Record Aug. 24, 2016, 12:36pm

President Obama can pocket his pen and hang up his phone now.

The newest right-to-work state, sort of

The West Virginia Record Aug. 16, 2016, 12:44pm

West Virginia became the 26th right-to-work state in the nation in February when our legislature overrode Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's veto of a bill prohibiting workers from being required to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.

Time to retire the Lear Jet Justice franchise

The West Virginia Record Aug. 9, 2016, 3:41pm

A sequel is seldom as good as the original, but fans of the first installment can rarely resist seeing the second.

You can't have it both ways, Humphreys!

The West Virginia Record Aug. 3, 2016, 6:59am

When the Upper Big Branch Mine exploded in 2010 and stock market prices for Massey Energy shares plummeted, Charleston’s James Humphreys & Associates filed a class action suit on behalf of Massey shareholders, arguing they should be compensated for financial losses.

Never ever give up

The West Virginia Record Jul. 27, 2016, 9:21am

As Scarlett O'Hara observed at the close of Gone With the Wind, “Tomorrow is another day!” The same sentiment applies to a week, a month, and a year.

Did Don Blankenship receive a fair trial?

The West Virginia Record Jul. 19, 2016, 10:45am

Here's a question honest, fair-minded West Virginians should ask themselves: Would Don Blankenship have received the same “justice” if he were a Democrat?

Labor's new rule doesn't work

The West Virginia Record Jul. 12, 2016, 11:37am

We've got seven more months of this nonsense: rogue federal agencies overreaching, usurping legislative powers, and trying to pull fast ones by reinterpreting existing rules or adding unauthorized new verbiage to them.

Has Joe Manchin 'grown' in office?

The West Virginia Record Jun. 29, 2016, 7:57am

Growth, assuming it's not cancerous, generally is a good thing.

Uneasy Rider pulls out of West Virginia

The West Virginia Record Jun. 21, 2016, 4:09pm

After seven years of providing low-cost motorcycle, ATV, and off-road insurance to mountaineers, Rider Insurance is pulling out of West Virginia.

It ain't over 'til it's over

The West Virginia Record Jun. 7, 2016, 7:35am

Tick, tock.

Can punitive damages be cruel and unusual?

The West Virginia Record May 31, 2016, 1:13pm

Most Americans would affirm the common sense legal principle that the punishment should fit the crime, perhaps disagreeing as to what fits and what doesn't in a given case.

Beth Walker wins, and so does West Virginia

The West Virginia Record May 17, 2016, 10:24am

We affirm State Republican Party Chairman Conrad Lucas' contention that “Beth's election guarantees a tough, fair court that should maintain the progress we've made to ensure the lawsuit lottery in our state comes to a stop.”

There's jackpot justice, and then there's jackpot justices

The West Virginia Record May 10, 2016, 7:35pm

Voters going to the polls this week to select a state Supreme Court justice for the next 12 years may have had many motivations. A desire to have a competent, ethical person in that position should have been paramount among them, but less elevated considerations undoubtedly played a part as well, such as party affiliations, personal attachments to one candidate or another, and self-interest.

Dog bites man

The West Virginia Record May 3, 2016, 2:22pm

“Read the comments.” That's good advice when directing friends to a dubious article or hollow commentary on some newspaper websites. The paid staff will often play it safe with a viewpoint that’s strictly vanilla at best. You might direct your friends to read some real information and analysis provided by citizen journalists and unpaid polemicists in the comments below the story.

Engines of discontent

The West Virginia Record Apr. 26, 2016, 10:11am

“Drivers, start your certified-configuration engines!” It just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Manchin and Goodwin are the ones who should be worried

The West Virginia Record Apr. 19, 2016, 9:46am

Story CopyPicture Joe Manchin and Booth Goodwin on the day that Don Blankenship was sentenced to a year in prison and assessed a $250,000 fine: what a flurry of back-slapping, fist-bumping, and high-fiving there must have been!

Everyone involved should be punished

The West Virginia Record Apr. 12, 2016, 11:39am

Ten years ago, two case technicians for the Social Security Administration in Huntington noticed something they apparently weren't supposed to notice: that an SSA appeals judge, also in Huntington, habitually was approving the disability claims made by clients of a particular attorney.

New EPA rule seeks end to auto racing

The West Virginia Record Apr. 6, 2016, 7:24am

Nags and scolds. They think they know everything, that they're smarter than everyone else, that they have the right to tell their inferiors – us – what we should and shouldn't do. They worm their way into positions of authority and start issuing prescriptions and prohibitions for our “betterment.”

Blankenship vs. the Manchin-Goodwin connection

The West Virginia Record Mar. 22, 2016, 1:35pm

It doesn't seem fair that Booth Goodwin must run for governor. The position should be his by right. He thinks he’s earned it. He and his family have been staunch Democrats for decades, loyal supporters of Gov./Sen. Joe Manchin and of Gov./Sen. Jay Rockefeller before him.

The aged politician who won’t go away

The West Virginia Record Feb. 22, 2016, 9:27am

What a glorious day it was, that January day three years ago when Darrell “Quick Draw” McGraw rode off into the sunset, metaphorically speaking.