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EPA's war on coal appears over as new boss takes charge

The West Virginia Record Feb. 21, 2017, 3:08pm

Ever have one of those days when you feel like you might be hallucinating?

Joe Pizarchik knows what West Virginia wants

The West Virginia Record Feb. 14, 2017, 1:05pm

“My biggest disappointment is a majority in Congress ignored the will of the people,” explained Joe Pizarchik, recently ousted director of the Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, to a sympathetic ear at Politico. “They ignored the interests of the people in coal country.” Pizarchik, of course, personally speaks for all of West Virginia.

Town without pity, but not without guilt

The West Virginia Record Feb. 7, 2017, 10:45am

An analytical newspaper reader can sometimes pick up things in an article that the reporter and editor may not have noticed, and that reader may even believe that the article in question communicates the opposite of what it seemed to.

West Virginia Republicans could go all the way in 2017

The West Virginia Record Jan. 31, 2017, 1:19pm

The Super Bowl this Sunday promises to be one of the most action-packed contests ever, with the New England Patriots vying for their fifth championship in nine appearances and the Atlanta Falcons hoping to win their very first after a sole unsuccessful bid nearly 20 years ago.

There's drug addiction, and then there's power addiction

The West Virginia Record Jan. 24, 2017, 11:23am

West Virginians had the highest drug-overdose death rate in the United States in 2014.

'Don't cut anything! Just keep raising taxes!'

The West Virginia Record Jan. 18, 2017, 9:31am

No one in his right mind would turn to Hollywood for economic advice – or almost any other kind of advice, outside of acting and filmmaking tips – but there's a three-letter word that directors shout at the end of every scene that guides the thinking of managers at private companies: cut.

Bradley Dugan fails to scale Mt. Frito-Lay

Chris Dickerson Jan. 11, 2017, 7:43am

What kind of an airhead comes across a box of yet-to-be-unpacked snack items blocking the aisle in a grocery store and – instead of taking a detour or waiting for an employee to remove the obstruction – tries to climb over it?

Obama pokes West Virginia in the eye one last time

The West Virginia Record Jan. 3, 2017, 12:19pm

How many West Virginians feel sorry for Barack Obama?

Dear President-elect Trump, please end the war on coal

Chris Dickerson Dec. 20, 2016, 10:28am

Imagine a president using his office to safeguard the rights of the American people, advance our interests and increase our prosperity!

With Obama's exit near, Capito accentuates the positive

The West Virginia Record Dec. 14, 2016, 7:28am

Shelley Moore Capito has spent much of her first two years as the junior U.S.

Three strikes and Ed Kohout is out

Chris Dickerson Dec. 1, 2016, 10:23am

Edward R. Kohout has been suspended at least three times in the course of his legal career: once by the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham and twice by our Supreme Court of Appeals, this last time permanently. In case you're wondering, he was suspended from law school after being caught selling books he'd stolen from the university bookstore.

We're not indestructible, yet

The West Virginia Record Nov. 21, 2016, 9:38am

Powered exoskeletons to make us stronger, brain implants to make us smarter –what will they think of next?

Good Gravy!

Chris Dickerson Nov. 20, 2016, 1:32pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: This editorial originally appeared in the Nov. 16, 2007, edition of The West Virginia Record. Also, both cases mentioned in the following editorial eventually were settled out-of-court and dismissed.

A chance to make West Virginia great again

The West Virginia Record Nov. 16, 2016, 7:26am

“Well, well, well.” That's what the chap said when he saw three holes in the ground.

Some politicians lie, because they have to

The West Virginia Record Nov. 8, 2016, 9:02am

It's called the narrative. Honest people would call it a lie, but idea-less politicians and demagoguing media call it “the narrative.” It's the story a thoughtless politician tells to make themselves look good and their opponents look bad. It has little or no basis in fact and is often the polar opposite of the actual truth.

Could anyone wish that Darrell McGraw were still state attorney general?

The West Virginia Record Nov. 2, 2016, 7:13am

Everyone prefers good times to bad times, but there is one downside to the upside: If the good times last long enough, you can forget how bad the bad times were, you can start to take the good times for granted, you can get bored with the good times, and you can even start to remember the bad times fondly and long for their return.

Millionaire Reynolds says he isn’t

The West Virginia Record Oct. 25, 2016, 3:22pm

What is it with Democrats and their inability to call things by their right names? Theft isn't theft. It's income redistribution. Riots aren't riots. They're protests. Even when it's a good thing, Democrats feel obliged to call it something else or deny that it is what it is. Like being a millionaire.

Are you tired of being CONned?

The West Virginia Record Oct. 18, 2016, 1:39pm

The multi-year effort of two Illinois hospital operators to block a rival group from obtaining a permit to build a new facility in their service area finally failed this year when a state appellate panel unanimously ruled against them.

If Blankenship can be railroaded, so can you

The West Virginia Record Oct. 12, 2016, 9:34am

In two weeks, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond will hear arguments on former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's appeal of his misdemeanor conviction for conspiracy to willfully violate mine safety standards.

The Obama Administration's last-minute attacks on arbitration

The West Virginia Record Oct. 4, 2016, 12:20pm

Trial lawyers don't like arbitration, because arbitration reduces money-making opportunities for trial lawyers.