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As an example of brazen hypocrisy, Abraham Lincoln cited the man who murdered both his parents and then asked for clemency because he was an orphan. Read More
CHARLESTON — The recent election of a Republican Senator in Massachusetts to fill the seat formerly held by the late Ted Kennedy is a major change and one that will have a direct influence on the deliberations related to national health care reform.
CHARLESTON — While West Virginia’s leaders have spent a lot of time talking about reforming our state courts, we seem to keep spinning our wheels in the mud. Case in point is our most recent judicial reform discussion.
Whether judges should be appointed or elected is a question about which reasonable people can disagree. But the public financing of elections – for judgeships or any other position – is an option we should deplore. Read More
WASHINGTON — Leave it to the plaintiffs’ trial lawyers to add insult to injury. While American businesses and families spent 2009 coping with the effects of a severe recession, the plaintiffs’ bar was hard at work bringing a whole new round of outrageous lawsuits on behalf of clients hoping to get rich quick by winning the litigation lottery.
CHARLESTON — In the movies, when the jury hands down an unjust verdict, the scrappy underdog lawyer — isn’t it always either Henry Fonda or Al Pacino? — exclaims with steely resolve: “We’re gonna take it all the way to the Supreme Court!”
“Who reads this junk?” — people ask about tabloid newspapers — while reading them. Read More
Dear Editor, An eleventh hour backroom deal in the U.S. Senate is sending shock waves through America’s construction industry, and could cost thousands of jobs at a time when job creation should be the first priority for the federal government; … Read More
“Are You My Mother” is the title of P.D. Eastman’s popular children’s book — and the question asked repeatedly by its main character, a baby bird whose mother is absent at the moment of his hatching. Read More