Merry Christmas, my friends

Merry Christmas, my friends

Christmas in the coal fields this year is probably more stressful than in times past, simply because of the economic situation that affects nearly eve...

December 26th, 2016 |  


A merry, meaningful Christmas to all — including atheists

A merry, meaningful Christmas to all — including atheists

They’re called the New Atheists and are people like Sam Harris, a neuroscientist who should have stuck with studying the brain instead of taxing...

December 23rd, 2016 |  


Driving is driving me nuts

Driving is driving me nuts

Driving a car is one of the basic activities of everyday life that is unquestionably getting more and more unpleasant. There is no argument about it. ...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


Genocide in Aleppo: Never again, yet again

Genocide in Aleppo: Never again, yet again

The latest monument to the legacy of President Barack Obama’s Nobel Prize-winning global leadership fills our news screens.It looks like a city ...

December 20th, 2016 |  


A meeting of Moms

A meeting of Moms

We like the condensed version of the Christmas story. We usually squeeze all the events into a short span of time. The story, as recorded in Luke 1:8-...

December 18th, 2016 |  


The story behind the legends

The story behind the legends

There was a time during parts of the 1970’s-80’s’s that I served as sports editor of this newspaper. Lacy Smith, who just happened t...

December 18th, 2016 |  


Chat with Taiwan leader stokes fears

Chat with Taiwan leader stokes fears

BEIJING — What does Donald Trump want?Chinese foreign policy experts are scrambling for an answer to this question after the president-electR...

December 16th, 2016 |  


December at the Capitol

December at the Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislators in Charleston for December legislative interim meetings received disturbing news from the state Revenue secretar...

December 15th, 2016 |  


Trump will commission himself, male Cabinet members, as Army generals

Trump will commission himself, male Cabinet members, as Army generals

TRUMP TOWER, New York — President-elect Donald J. Trump announced today that his first official action after being sworn in will be to use his a...

December 14th, 2016 |  


No sign that Congress will stand up to Trump

Not long ago, during the presidential campaign, Republican leaders in Congress had serious qualms about Donald Trump.Senate Republican Leader Mitch Mc...

December 13th, 2016 |