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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.

Be realistic: public servants are only human

The West Virginia Record Mar. 4, 2015, 8:38am

“What's the matter? Don't you trust me?”

Can Robin Davis rule on any nursing home case impartially?

The West Virginia Record Feb. 25, 2015, 9:46am

There's never a shortage of interesting court cases to comment on in West Virginia, so why focus on one in Ohio?

Move over Tim Miley, Tony has a wrecking ball, too!

The West Virginia Record Feb. 10, 2015, 4:18pm

We commented last month on how hard it is to take Tim Miley serious. The former House Speaker found himself in the uncomfortable position as Minority Leader of trying to prevent the repeal of a bill he had steered through the legislature five years earlier.

If you think it's hard to pass a law, try repealing one

The West Virginia Record Feb. 4, 2015, 7:55am

It's hard to let go of something you struggled to acquire – or labored to build – and still take pride in.

Miley Cyrus isn't the only Miley with a wrecking ball

The West Virginia Record Jan. 27, 2015, 3:26pm

If you want to succeed in politics as a Democrat, especially in West Virginia, you've got to learn the lingo. Otherwise, you won't understand the talking points that party leadership hands out to you or the titles of the bills you're told to support.

The main cause of concussions is bad coaching, not bad equipment

The West Virginia Record Jan. 20, 2015, 10:53am

It's counterintuitive, and ironic, but the fact remains that safety improvements of all kinds can have the unintended effect of making people more reckless, thus offsetting benefits gained and making the risk of injury greater.

New Year's resolutions for our state Legislature

The West Virginia Record Jan. 15, 2015, 1:35pm

We're barely halfway through January, but it's a safe bet that most of the West Virginians self-deluding enough to make New Year's resolutions have already broken them – unless they resolved not to keep their resolutions, or not to make them in the first place.

Attorney Mark Hurt needs to find a new shtick

The West Virginia Record Jan. 8, 2015, 11:22am

“Edgar Bergen is not a party to this suit. The plaintiffs are Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd.”