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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!

The West Virginia Record 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.

One religion we can do without

The West Virginia Record Sep. 28, 2016, 8:02am

We never thought we'd see a conservative Republican attacking a cult-like religion, but now we have, and it's our own state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey doing it.

Thanks for everything, Mr. President

The West Virginia Record Sep. 21, 2016, 8:24am

If you've ever lost a job, you know what it's like.

CFPB? Creating Fortunes for the Plaintiffs Bar?

The West Virginia Record Sep. 13, 2016, 2:48pm

With the Obama administration, overreach comes from every direction.

Goodbye, McHugh Fuller, and good riddance!

The West Virginia Record Sep. 7, 2016, 8:56am

Well, now it's time to say goodbye to Lear Jet Justice men, And we would like to ask you not to come back here again. You're not invited back to sue in this locality: You've had your heapin' helpin' of our hospitality.

What if it were illegal to choose where you shop, exercise, or worship?

The West Virginia Record Aug. 30, 2016, 12:06pm

Do you shop at Foodland, Save-A-Lot, Kroger, Walmart or some other chain?

Keep your hands off West Virginia schools

The West Virginia Record Aug. 24, 2016, 12:36pm

President Obama can pocket his pen and hang up his phone now.

The newest right-to-work state, sort of

The West Virginia Record Aug. 16, 2016, 12:44pm

West Virginia became the 26th right-to-work state in the nation in February when our legislature overrode Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's veto of a bill prohibiting workers from being required to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.

Time to retire the Lear Jet Justice franchise

The West Virginia Record Aug. 9, 2016, 3:41pm

A sequel is seldom as good as the original, but fans of the first installment can rarely resist seeing the second.