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We won a battle, but the EPA war against West Virginia continues

By Chris Dickerson | Oct 21, 2015

Remember how Charlie Brown felt each time Lucy assured him that, this time, she really was going to hold the football for him to kick – and not pull it away at the last moment, causing him to fall flat on his back once again?

Sixth Circuit puts a hold on EPA water grab

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 14, 2015

Our backyard plastic kiddie pools and Slip 'N Slides are safe, for now, and we can continue to enjoy them unencumbered by bizarrely broad interpretations of the federal government's regulatory powers.

Robin Davis is a conflict of interest

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 6, 2015

Judges should recuse themselves not only from cases in which they have a conflict of interest, but also from ones in which there may be even the appearance of impropriety.

Volkswagen's green victims

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 30, 2015

Count on plaintiffs lawyers to make sure no corporate crisis goes to waste.

When bad things happen to be good

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 22, 2015

When bad things happen, it's only natural to think they're bad. After all, if they weren't bad, they'd be good – and you'd think they were good, not bad, and you might be right. Or, you might be wrong. Because things aren't always what they seem. Even when they are, you can't count on them staying that way.

West Virginia's Lawsuit Climate: Bad news, but then some good news

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 15, 2015

La vie en rose. The world seen through rose-colored glasses, or glasses of rosé. It's a wonderful world, where everything turns out right (ultimately), the boy always gets the girl (eventually), and there's always a happy ending (if you last that long).

Getting to the root of the matter

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 8, 2015

You can save a lot of money by doing it yourself, provided you know how.

We're not the ones who need to move on

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 1, 2015

Why are Americans still talking about slavery? Yes, and no. It has been a century and a half since the end of slavery in America. That's true enough. Should it have ended in our country sooner? Surely. Could it have? Maybe. Was it good that it finally ended when it did? Of course. We can all agree on that.

You can't hold back the tide, Mr. Morrisey!

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 25, 2015

Some of us are old enough to remember when major American cities had multiple daily newspapers, all with different owners and different perspectives.

Counting the days until the EPA’s war on coal can be stopped

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 18, 2015

It's more than 17 months away – more than 500 days, more than 12,000 hours – but it can't come soon enough.

Patrick Morrisey is keeping his promises

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 11, 2015

Promises, promises. That's pretty much all voters have to go on when a candidate runs for office the first time.  When seeking re-election, however, that same candidate has a record to run on. Voters can scrutinize that record and judge accordingly. Have the promises been kept, for instance? If not, why not?

The battle begins

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 4, 2015

Two months ago, having concluded that its authority extends only to promulgated rules and not to proposed ones, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia declined to conduct a review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, as requested by Patrick Morrisey and 14 other state attorneys general.

Enjoy the Charleston Gazette-Mail while you can

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 21, 2015

There was a time when many major cities in America had as many as half a dozen newspapers: two or three morning papers, two or three afternoon papers, with multiple editions published throughout the day.

What's best for West Virginia?

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 15, 2015

Why do we let ourselves be pitted against each other?

“Navigable waters” means something

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 6, 2015

Question the precise meaning of a word or complain that a particular phrase is vague or ambiguous and someone – perhaps a politician – is likely to respond patronizingly, dismissing your concerns as quibbling, nitpicking, or paranoia.

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