West Virginia cancer patients and their families need all the support they can get. A new State Advisory Coalition on Palliative Care will improve the quality of life of these seriously ill patients and their families by providing increased access to and awareness of palliative care.

Unless you live under a rock (and probably even if you do), you’ve noticed the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States, on Nov. 30, at age 94.

The election is over, and to the victors go the spoils. To all who ran, thank you for putting your name on the ballot because you helped keep our democratic traditions alive. Each cycle everyday citizens, like those who just campaigned, step up and put their reputations on the line just for …

When congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) confessed her personal financial dilemma — “I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real” — to the New York Times, guffaws broke out on the right.

Right now ... the nation’s attention is understandably drawn to what happens in the voting booth. Yet as crucial as voting may be to making our representative democracy work, what happens outside the voting booth is just as crucial.

Energy is the foundation of modern life. Energy makes it possible for some people to be free from the historic struggle for daily existence giving them an opportunity to research, invent, and engineer the good life for all of us. Energy does the heavy lifting. Without inanimate energy, human…

We have an opportunity, a legal right, and a duty to contribute to the successful operation of our government. Choosing good policies and rejecting bad polices, choosing good public servants and rejecting unsatisfactory office holders is our responsibility.

In an Oct. 23 editorial, Investor’s Business Daily claims that “[t]he ‘caravan’ of illegal immigrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras now making its way to the U.S. border is no accident. The timing, planning and financing of this tragic parade has but one intent: to disrupt and inf…

Tell me: What does it actually mean to be an American? In the press of day-to-day events and amid the ongoing tumult of politics, we don’t think about this much. Yet it’s a crucial question, one that each generation in this country is called upon to answer for itself.

If you or I go to Walmart or Penney’s or CVS to buy toothpaste or socks or kitty litter, we pay sales tax on our purchases immediately on the spot. If we work for a wage or a salary, income taxes, both state and federal, are taken out of our pay before it ever gets to us. And if we underesti…

On Sept. 28, Brett Kavanaugh squeaked through the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s vetting process on an 11-10 vote to recommend his confirmation as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The committee’s deciding voter, U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), conditioned his final confirma…

In a Sept. 10 speech to the Federalist Society, National Security Advisor John Bolton offered “a major announcement on U.S. policy toward the International Criminal Court.” The U.S. government, per Bolton, considers the court “fundamentally illegitimate. ... We will not cooperate with the IC…

President Trump recently proposed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure program. It’s generally a good idea. But infrastructure alone will not produce long-term inclusive growth. To achieve that, America instead needs a comprehensive economic development strategy.

When President Trump imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel imports America’s largest nail manufacturer had little choice but to raise prices. Mid Continent Nail Corporation lost 50 percent of its orders as customers opted for cheaper suppliers. Within weeks, the firm laid off 60 workers. … (E…

It’s a natural question to ask every time the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks rolls around: Are we safer now than we were then?

Over 20 million Americans may soon pay less in taxes and medical bills. Lawmakers recently introduced a bipartisan bill that would expand “health savings accounts.” HSAs allow people to save money for future medical expenses tax-free. And they incentivize people to secure care from the healt…

In the library world, the last week of September is known as Banned Books Week. Libraries across the nation will honor the importance of this week. It’s about your freedom — your First Amendment right to freedom of speech and freedom of expression. It’s about your freedom to explore your int…

Imagine losing both your legs while serving your country only to be told the Department of Veterans Affairs can't provide you the wheelchair you need. The VA’s not sure when one will become available. So they tell you to stay in bed.

On Sept. 5, the New York Times published an op-ed supposedly written by an anonymous official within president Donald Trump’s administration. The snobbish and self-serving hit piece paints Trump himself as dangerously immature, incompetent, and unstable, while reassuring us that “adults in t…

Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito should carefully consider the likely harm to West Virginians’ health care before voting to appoint Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito should carefully consider the likely harm to West Virginians’ health care before voting to appoint Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

You know these words, but how often do you stop to think about them? “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to…

The real meaning of Labor Day is often forgotten. Most people tend to view it as a holiday to commemorate the end of summer. In fact, the day was established to provide recognition and appreciation for the contributions that working people have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being…

In mid-August, the New Haven, Conn. Register reports, more than 70 people suddenly fell ill at a local park, collapsing and losing consciousness. Terror attack? Accidental industrial release of a deadly chemical? No. The culprit was “K2,” aka “synthetic marijuana,” laced with fentanyl. The v…

The first federal civil-rights lawsuit in U.S. history to secure the right of access to literacy is currently being argued in Michigan. The district judge has ruled that, despite its importance, children have no constitutional right to learn to read and write, but the plaintiffs see otherwis…

According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos, in partnership with the University of Virginia Center for Politics, 51% of respondents agree (15% “strongly” and 36% “somewhat”) with the statement “American elections are fair and open.”

American businesses have a new, multibillion-dollar problem: They can’t hold onto their youngest workers. More than one in five millennials changed jobs in the past year, triple the share of non-millennials who did so.

Most of us don’t know how to take a break. Summer vacations and holiday weekends don’t really give us the down time we need to recharge our batteries, clear our minds, and optimize performance.

As the coal industry continues to rebound, its overall contribution to West Virginia’s economy is nothing short of phenomenal, supporting upwards of 17 percent of the state’s total GDP.

For nearly four decades, since the Reagan administration, some among America’s “school choice” movement have advocated for the use of “voucher” systems to give parents more control over their children’s education. Various jurisdictions around the country have implemented the concept, with va…

An Ebola outbreak is ravaging the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The disease, which originates in monkeys and chimps, has killed dozens of people so far.