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THEIR VIEW: A partnership that continues to pay off

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 28, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Success often starts small, but West Virginia's success in landing new investments by Japanese companies started big – with Wheeling Nisshin in 1986, NGK Sparkplugs in 1995, and then Toyota's $400 million automotive facility in 1996.

THEIR VIEW: Solyndra fiasco cost taxpayers $537 million

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 22, 2011

MORGANTOWN -- WVU economics professor Russell Sobel, in his book "Unleashing Capitalism," wrote that capitalism succeeds because it keeps the economy focused on the highest-value targets in the marketplace.

THEIR VIEW: Is W.Va. on the verge of a long-term care crisis?

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 14, 2011

CHARLESTON -- As West Virginia has one of the nation's oldest populations, we Mountaineers are typically alert to issues that have an impact on our elderly citizens.

THEIR VIEW: Reflecting on 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 8, 2011

WASHINGTON -- There are moments in history that define who we are as a nation, and who we can be as a people. They are touchstones, forever defining our history in terms of "before" and "after."

THEIR VIEW: Maloney's 'horror' story simply not true

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 1, 2011

CHARLESTON -- GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Maloney recently told West Virginia voters that the Stella-Jones Corp. closed its Ripley plant in 2010 because a Jackson County jury awarded a former employee wages in an age discrimination lawsuit.

THEIR VIEW: Maloney needs to be careful of what he asks for

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 25, 2011

HUNTINGTON -- Our Bill of Rights is the foundation of the liberties we enjoy as American citizens. Americans celebrate their 1st Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion and their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, but what about their 7th Amendment rights?

THEIR VIEW: Cool down the rhetoric

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 18, 2011

MORGANTOWN -- I miss Ronald Reagan. The great conservative voice of modern times managed to be principled without being churlish. His ideas were rooted in reason, not resentment.

THEIR VIEW: Setting the Record Straight: Democracy 101

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 11, 2011

Farrell CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Record recently published an editorial offering a "remedial civics lesson" for a dissenting Supreme Court Justice. The editorial suggests that the West Virginia Supreme Court "does not have the right to nullify or amend" a legislative act or "overrule the legislature."

THEIR VIEW: Helping students achieve their peak potential

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 9, 2011

Tomblin CHARLESTON -- The future success of West Virginia's families and communities will rely on the success of our education systems. Broad-based collaboration aimed at fostering supportive communities that advance student achievement is an essential component in promoting the economic and cultural vitality of our state.

THEIR VIEW: Redistricting 'status quo' violates fundamental rights

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 1, 2011

CHARLESTON -- The conception of political equality from the Declaration of Independence, to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, to the Fifteenth, Seventeenth and Nineteenth Amendments can mean only one thing -- one person, one vote.

THEIR VIEW: Who is really greedy?

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 28, 2011

MORGANTOWN -- The constant refrain by those who believe the wealthy in this country should pay even more to the government is that they need to contribute their "fair share." President Obama used that very term recently during his weekly radio address.

THEIR VIEW: McGraw fails to step up

By The West Virginia Record | Jul 14, 2011

HARPERS FERRY -- In the ongoing legal fights against unchecked federal government regulation and authority, a state's Attorney General should be on the front lines. From a constitutional perspective, an Attorney General is supposed to uphold the rule of law as the top legal officer and leading law enforcement official of a state. A successful Attorney General should be actively engaged in interpreting and challenging laws.

THEIR VIEW: Myths about appeals court legislation continue

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 30, 2011

CHARLESTON -- By now, readers of The West Virginia Record likely are numb to personal injury spokesman Michael Romano's outrageous hyperbole. However, his continued misstatements call for a correction.

THEIR VIEW: Taking the Mountain State to the world market

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 30, 2011

CHARLESTON -- Recently I had the privilege of awarding the Governor's Commendation for International Market Entry to 49 West Virginia companies.

THEIR VIEW: Davis opts to stay home

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 21, 2011

MORGANTOWN -- State Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis has made current and aspiring officeholders of her own Democratic Party -- and a few Republicans -- breathe a little easier.

THEIR VIEW: Private sector growth is vital

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 16, 2011

CHARLESTON -- In recent weeks, I had the opportunity to meet with hard working West Virginians who are growing our state's private sector.

THEIR VIEW: Losers always want another chance

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 7, 2011

Romano CLARKSBURG -- We all hate "tit for tat," but the recent article by Richie Heath, director of the so-called Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA), again demanding the state expand government by creating an intermediate court of appeals, begs a response.

THEIR VIEW: International trade comes with certain risks

By The West Virginia Record | Jun 1, 2011

CHARLESTON -- West Virginia businesses are working hard to compete on the world stage. Our abundant natural resources -– coal, timber, metals –- actually allow our Mountain State to realize an almost-unheard-of trade surplus.

THEIR VIEW: CEOs low ranking of W.Va. not good for business

By The West Virginia Record | May 26, 2011

MORGANTOWN -- West Virginia has gotten yet another bad business ranking. This time it comes from Chief Executive Magazine, which recently published its list of the best and worst states to do business in 2011.

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