Top News

Labor's new rule doesn't work

The West Virginia Record Jul. 12, 2016, 11:37am

We've got seven more months of this nonsense: rogue federal agencies overreaching, usurping legislative powers, and trying to pull fast ones by reinterpreting existing rules or adding unauthorized new verbiage to them.

Has Joe Manchin 'grown' in office?

The West Virginia Record Jun. 29, 2016, 7:57am

Growth, assuming it's not cancerous, generally is a good thing.

Uneasy Rider pulls out of West Virginia

The West Virginia Record Jun. 21, 2016, 4:09pm

After seven years of providing low-cost motorcycle, ATV, and off-road insurance to mountaineers, Rider Insurance is pulling out of West Virginia.

Gina McCarthy doesn’t deserve an award

The West Virginia Record Jun. 13, 2016, 1:56pm

Why give credit where it's not due? Why praise the unpraiseworthy? Could it be to provide a patina of respectability?

It ain't over 'til it's over

The West Virginia Record Jun. 7, 2016, 7:35am

Tick, tock.

Can punitive damages be cruel and unusual?

The West Virginia Record May 31, 2016, 1:13pm

Most Americans would affirm the common sense legal principle that the punishment should fit the crime, perhaps disagreeing as to what fits and what doesn't in a given case.

Beth Walker wins, and so does West Virginia

The West Virginia Record May 17, 2016, 10:24am

We affirm State Republican Party Chairman Conrad Lucas' contention that “Beth's election guarantees a tough, fair court that should maintain the progress we've made to ensure the lawsuit lottery in our state comes to a stop.”

There's jackpot justice, and then there's jackpot justices

The West Virginia Record May 10, 2016, 7:35pm

Voters going to the polls this week to select a state Supreme Court justice for the next 12 years may have had many motivations. A desire to have a competent, ethical person in that position should have been paramount among them, but less elevated considerations undoubtedly played a part as well, such as party affiliations, personal attachments to one candidate or another, and self-interest.

Dog bites man

The West Virginia Record May 3, 2016, 2:22pm

“Read the comments.” That's good advice when directing friends to a dubious article or hollow commentary on some newspaper websites. The paid staff will often play it safe with a viewpoint that’s strictly vanilla at best. You might direct your friends to read some real information and analysis provided by citizen journalists and unpaid polemicists in the comments below the story.

Engines of discontent

The West Virginia Record Apr. 26, 2016, 10:11am

“Drivers, start your certified-configuration engines!” It just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Manchin and Goodwin are the ones who should be worried

The West Virginia Record Apr. 19, 2016, 9:46am

Story CopyPicture Joe Manchin and Booth Goodwin on the day that Don Blankenship was sentenced to a year in prison and assessed a $250,000 fine: what a flurry of back-slapping, fist-bumping, and high-fiving there must have been!

Everyone involved should be punished

The West Virginia Record Apr. 12, 2016, 11:39am

Ten years ago, two case technicians for the Social Security Administration in Huntington noticed something they apparently weren't supposed to notice: that an SSA appeals judge, also in Huntington, habitually was approving the disability claims made by clients of a particular attorney.

New EPA rule seeks end to auto racing

The West Virginia Record Apr. 6, 2016, 7:24am

Nags and scolds. They think they know everything, that they're smarter than everyone else, that they have the right to tell their inferiors – us – what we should and shouldn't do. They worm their way into positions of authority and start issuing prescriptions and prohibitions for our “betterment.”

The end is near for Obama's bullies

The West Virginia Record Mar. 29, 2016, 3:25pm

One of the great joys in life is getting the chance to tell a bully off, but the timing and the circumstances have to be just right or you're liable to suffer the consequences.

Blankenship vs. the Manchin-Goodwin connection

The West Virginia Record Mar. 22, 2016, 1:35pm

It doesn't seem fair that Booth Goodwin must run for governor. The position should be his by right. He thinks he’s earned it. He and his family have been staunch Democrats for decades, loyal supporters of Gov./Sen. Joe Manchin and of Gov./Sen. Jay Rockefeller before him.

What do the Foxes say?

Chris Dickerson Mar. 15, 2016, 12:42pm

“I thought the rabbit droppings in your backyard were Cocoa Puffs and I experienced intestinal distress after eating them.

Another problem with public financing

Chris Dickerson Mar. 8, 2016, 12:12pm

“[T]he public financing of elections – for judgeships or any other positions – is a boondoggle we all should deplore.” That's what we wrote six years ago in an editorial opposing Gov. Joe Manchin's proposal of a public financing pilot project for the two state Supreme Court seats to be contested in the 2012 election.

A bandwagon West Virginia should be on

Chris Dickerson Mar. 1, 2016, 7:48am

Our parents taught us as kids that the mere fact that everyone else is doing something is insufficient reason to justify doing the same thing. It may even be the very reason not to do it. On the other hand, just because everyone else is doing something doesn't mean it's wrong or inadvisable. Everyone else may actually be onto something and merit imitation.

The aged politician who won’t go away

The West Virginia Record Feb. 22, 2016, 9:27am

What a glorious day it was, that January day three years ago when Darrell “Quick Draw” McGraw rode off into the sunset, metaphorically speaking.

Thank you, Justice Scalia

The West Virginia Record Feb. 16, 2016, 10:06am

One of the last acts of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia before his death last week was to explain high court’s majority view in granting a stay of the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, pending the outcome of a challenge now being considered by the U.S.