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Not wanted in West Virginia government: top talent

The West Virginia Record Mar. 15, 2013, 6:45am

Gross incompetence is a good reason to fire an employee, or not to hire an applicant in the first place. If an employee can’t do the job the person was hired to do, that person needs to make way for someone who can. If an applicant can’t demonstrate the necessary skills, that person probably is not the right person for the job.

She never should have walked the walk

The West Virginia Record Mar. 8, 2013, 7:30am

Sometimes, to make a convincing case for yourself, you have to show as well as tell, walk the walk as well as talk the talk.

THEIR VIEW: Evidence of 20K walk not yet fatal to injury claims

The West Virginia Record Mar. 8, 2013, 7:25am

Wolfe

The Dodd-Frank Act must die!

The West Virginia Record Mar. 1, 2013, 7:45am

If you wanted to establish a system of medical ethics to guide physicians, would you consult the writings of Josef Mengele and Jack Kevorkian?

THEIR VIEW: Law expected to benefit thousands of military families

The West Virginia Record Mar. 1, 2013, 7:30am

Snyder

A state attorney general who promotes our state and not himself?

The West Virginia Record Feb. 22, 2013, 5:30am

West Virginia’s new attorney general is living up to his promise to be different from his predecessor, five-term incumbent Darrell McGraw.

THEIR VIEW: Loan modification a better choice for both parties

The West Virginia Record Feb. 22, 2013, 5:25am

Wolfe

THEIR VIEW: Exemptions are necessary for government workers moving to private sector

The West Virginia Record Feb. 15, 2013, 5:52am

Crouser

I hear the train a-comin' (that no one else can hear)

The West Virginia Record Feb. 15, 2013, 5:30am

In one of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tales, a woman purporting to be a princess gives evidence of her exquisite sensitivity -- thus confirming her royal identity -- by demonstrating her ability to detect the presence of a single pea beneath the 20 mattresses she slept upon.

Louis Helmburg III is suing others for his foolishness

The West Virginia Record Feb. 8, 2013, 6:00am

Mama told me not to come.

THEIR VIEW: Bumpy transition in AG’s office

The West Virginia Record Feb. 8, 2013, 6:00am

Kercheval

Settling baseless lawsuits only encourages more of them

The West Virginia Record Feb. 1, 2013, 5:30am

Famed social scientist James Q. Wilson died just shy of a year ago. One of his greatest contributions to the world he left behind is the “broken windows” theory of law enforcement: the idea that communities should concentrate on the small breakdowns in civil order and correct them before they escalate into worse problems.

THEIR VIEW: NLRB recess appointments ruling an important one

The West Virginia Record Feb. 1, 2013, 5:29am

Regan

How can you sue for losses when you’ve actually enjoyed gains?

The West Virginia Record Jan. 25, 2013, 4:34am

Some ballroom dance instructors read the obituaries, looking for widows they can call up on the phone after a decent interval and sell dance lessons to.

THEIR VIEW: Is 'man's best friend' priceless?

The West Virginia Record Jan. 25, 2013, 4:30am

McGraw

Lawyers win $1.1 billion settlement, Toyota customers will pay

The West Virginia Record Jan. 18, 2013, 6:00am

As president of Acme Motor Company, you’re enjoying record profits with your best-selling car, the Acme Pterodactyl, but you’re caught off guard when your archrival, Widget Motors, starts selling a snazzy new model called the Coolway. As sales of the Coolway soar, Pterodactyl sales plummet.

THEIR VIEW: Speedway might have difficult time with slip-and-shock case

The West Virginia Record Jan. 18, 2013, 5:30am

Wolfe

How can a company be held liable for something that hasn't happened?

The West Virginia Record Jan. 11, 2013, 6:16am

Whatever happened to the assumption of innocence and the right not to incriminate oneself? What about the old corpus delicti? When did that become superfluous?

THEIR VIEW: Marple faces uphill battle to get job back

The West Virginia Record Jan. 11, 2013, 6:15am

Kercheval

When it finally arrives, justice delayed is still satisfying

The West Virginia Record Jan. 4, 2013, 5:30am

For every cliché, there’s a counter-cliché just as true, and that can be befuddling.