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CHARLESTON — In the courtroom, facts matter. You don’t deal with supposition or hearsay. When you present facts in court, you provide evidence to substantiate your claim.
Railing against jackpot justice is something we do regularly. We think it’s important to point out the devastating economic consequences that lawsuit abuse has on West Virginia. We think it’s important to encourage reforms that will make our state more hospitable to new and existing businesses.
WASHINGTON — I recently received the most touching gift – a framed picture from the West Virginia Head Start Association of little ones dressed up as what they want to be when they grow up. With their photos scattered on the branches of a hand-painted tree, these tiny doctors, teachers, mommies, and firefighters simply beamed with hope and aspiration.
A blackjack player can improve his chances of winning by playing wisely — or lessen his chances by playing foolishly. Read More
MORGANTOWN — In 1972, Republican Arch Moore defeated Democrat Jay Rockefeller for governor of West Virginia. Eight years later, Rockefeller defeated Moore in the race for the same office.
One of the standard comic devices of old silent films was a car racing alongside a railroad track, trying to beat a fast-moving train to the crossing. The car and the train reach the crossing at what seems to be the exact same moment, but somehow the car squeaks by just in time to avoid being obliterated.
Dear Editor: In any economic environment, a government policy that mandates purchasing goods or services from a single company is distressing. In the current economic climate any policy that makes jobs harder to fill is unacceptable. Both these situations are … Read More
WASHINGTON — Throughout my years of public service, some of my best conversations have been with our country’s veterans. Maybe that’s why I appreciate Veteran’s Day so much.
You won’t believe the high-handed way in which Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood operates. Or maybe you will.
CHARLESTON — It’s now up to the West Virginia Supreme Court to correct what the Legislature just couldn’t bring itself to do.