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Nearly nine out of ten Americans think lawsuit abuse is a problem. The other 10 percent are suing them. (Little joke, there.)
CHARLESTON — With the sentencing of three elected officials from Lincoln County for election law violations, there is a question of “can anything really be done?”
Dr. Frankenstein originally had good intentions. He meant well. Who can blame him for wanting to reanimate the dead? The idea was undoubtedly popular among the deceased of his time and beguiles community organizers even today. Read More
CHARLESTON — Have you ever wondered why Mountain State voters, seemingly, need much more consumer protection education right around election time?
Dear Editor: This week, the New Majority Fund PAC released the names of forty-two Democrats currently serving in the House of Delegates who are running for re-election who supported passage of West Virginia’s cap and trade bill (HB 103) in … Read More
These days, you can hardly pick your nose or scratch your backside without some camera somewhere capturing the awkward moment. Whether it’s a building security system, a passerby’s cell phone, or a satellite miles above the earth, your two-second indiscretion may be recorded for posterity.
CHARLESTON — Scott Blass’s recent op-ed discussing West Virginia’s public financing program for Supreme Court candidates might lead one to believe the program had been declared unconstitutional by the courts. No such thing has occurred.
Dear Editor: Allen Loughry merits applause for his decision to seek public financing in his campaign for election to West Virginia’s Supreme Court of Appeals. I have served for years with the citizens’ group that supports public financing of elections … Read More
As a rule, we prefer not to indulge in schadenfreude. It’s unseemly. Poor sportsmanship and all that. Still, when the Environmental Protection Agency gets a well-deserved and long-overdue slap down, we can’t help but gloat. Read More
Dear Editor: Just because a law is on the books doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be followed. Look at the circus surrounding West Virginia’s public finance system. Regardless of what one may think of it, the law is being … Read More
CHARLESTON — While I usually do not read fiction, I made an exception to read Scott Blass’ opinion piece last week regarding West Virginia’s judicial campaign public financing pilot program.
Imagine a businessman having to pay for the advertising of his competitor’s products, thereby undercutting his own market share. That would be just as crazy.
WHEELING — The West Virginia Association for Justice has consistently supported efforts to reform judicial election financing.
WAYNE — It was on the second anniversary of Robert Byrd’s death (the Senator who cast the deciding vote for the Affordable Care Act derisively termed “ObamaCare” by those opposed and who wish so vividly to defeat, not the issue, but the man) that the United States Supreme Court upheld the Law.