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You can't hold back the tide, Mr. Morrisey!

The West Virginia Record Aug. 25, 2015, 10:21am

Some of us are old enough to remember when major American cities had multiple daily newspapers, all with different owners and different perspectives.

Counting the days until the EPA’s war on coal can be stopped

The West Virginia Record Aug. 18, 2015, 11:14am

It's more than 17 months away – more than 500 days, more than 12,000 hours – but it can't come soon enough.

Patrick Morrisey is keeping his promises

The West Virginia Record Aug. 11, 2015, 12:22pm

Promises, promises. That's pretty much all voters have to go on when a candidate runs for office the first time.  When seeking re-election, however, that same candidate has a record to run on. Voters can scrutinize that record and judge accordingly. Have the promises been kept, for instance? If not, why not?

The battle begins

The West Virginia Record Aug. 4, 2015, 10:55am

Two months ago, having concluded that its authority extends only to promulgated rules and not to proposed ones, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia declined to conduct a review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, as requested by Patrick Morrisey and 14 other state attorneys general.

Justice Robin Davis gets an ethics pass from her judicial peers

The West Virginia Record Jul. 28, 2015, 11:01am

Ah yes, the old double standard! We've all experienced it.

Enjoy the Charleston Gazette-Mail while you can

The West Virginia Record Jul. 21, 2015, 12:57pm

There was a time when many major cities in America had as many as half a dozen newspapers: two or three morning papers, two or three afternoon papers, with multiple editions published throughout the day.

Almost everyone is lauding this new law

The West Virginia Record Jun. 16, 2015, 1:26pm

It may take a while for the people at the West Virginia Association for Justice to acknowledge the numerous benefits that Senate Bill 411 will provide to the citizens of our state, assuming that some plaintiffs’ asbestos attorneys are capable of putting the public good above personal interests.

We don't want lawsuits that belong elsewhere

The West Virginia Record Jun. 9, 2015, 2:19pm

We have long contended that West Virginia courts should be for West Virginians. Of course, we're perfectly willing to make exceptions for out-of-state residents prosecuting claims against our citizens or business enterprises, but we have little use for litigants whose  lawsuits have no discernible or demonstrable connection to where the suit was filed.

No more public funding for self-promotion

The West Virginia Record Jun. 2, 2015, 12:23pm

Pens, mugs, t-shirts, tote bags, refrigerator magnets, sport bottles, drink insulators, mouse pads, flash drives, stress balls, key chains – there are so many things you can get your name, image, or slogan printed on.

No more public funding for self-promotion

The West Virginia Record Jun. 2, 2015, 12:11pm

Pens, mugs, t-shirts, tote bags, refrigerator magnets, sport bottles, drink insulators, mouse pads, flash drives, stress balls, key chains – there are so many things you can get your name, image, or slogan printed on.

The Three Mountaineer Musketeers

The West Virginia Record May 27, 2015, 8:40am

Our two U.S. senators and our state attorney general are standing up  against the bureaucratic tyrants in Washington who want to smother our coal industry with red tape.

This is your Supreme Court on drugs

The West Virginia Record May 19, 2015, 2:07pm

Don't you hate those which-came-first questions?

Some things aren't worth suing over

The West Virginia Record May 13, 2015, 9:22am

“Hello, everybody. Welcome to Grotesque Grocery Store Injuries, the show where people win prizes for gruesome injuries sustained during appalling accidents in food-shopping forums. I'm your host, Seymour Payne.

If you want to tell tall tales, join a liars club

The West Virginia Record May 5, 2015, 2:32pm

The tall tale is an American folklore favorite. We all know that even the most recklessly powerful man cannot ride a whirlwind or tie an alligator in knots, but a really good tall tale is so full of imaginative detail and emphatic false sincerity that we want to believe it anyway.

Justice Brent Benjamin deserves another 12-year term

The West Virginia Record Apr. 22, 2015, 8:20am

Candidates running for political offices or judgeships are essentially job seekers. As their prospective employers, we voters should scrutinize candidates just as we would job applicants and try to make sure we get the right person for each position.

No more Republican and Democrat judges

The West Virginia Record Apr. 15, 2015, 8:49am

Nonpartisan judges. That's what we'll have in West Virginia from now on – theoretically, at least.

Skater falls, but it's not her fault

The West Virginia Record Apr. 8, 2015, 8:46am

Question: What do skis, stilts, pogo sticks, unicycles, and roller skates have in common?

Information, please: that's what Senate Bill 411 provides

The West Virginia Record Apr. 1, 2015, 8:00am

4-1-1 is the phone number for directory assistance, or “information.”

Manchin, Capito draw a line in the sand for Obama's EPA

The West Virginia Record Mar. 25, 2015, 10:04am

“We need the EPA and our federal government to work with us as allies, not as adversaries who continually implement onerous regulations and move the goalposts before we even have a chance to comply.”

West Virginia is just the first battlefield

The West Virginia Record Mar. 10, 2015, 2:16pm

Will the third time be a charm? Let's hope so, because this is the third time Rep. David McKinley has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives in an increasingly desperate effort to prevent the regulatory ruin of West Virginia's coal industry.