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EDITORIAL: The world is burning

A firefighter battles the Creek Fire as it threatens homes in the Cascadel Woods neighborhood of Madera County, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 3, 2020

The world is burning, and our leaders are failing—on every level—to extinguish the flames. As pointed out by literature teacher Ben See via Twitter: “Scientists expect horrific global warming...

EDITORIAL: Supreme Court hypocrisy

EDITORIAL: Supreme Court hypocrisy
October 27, 2020

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito voted Monday to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s controversial nomination to the Supreme Court. Barrett’s nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in a 52-48 vote, with...

EDITORIAL: Stay at home

Dilon Moore disinfects shopping carts and controls the number of customers allowed to shop at one time at a Trader Joe’s supermarket in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, May 7, 2020. Store workers across the country are suddenly being asked to enforce the rules that govern shopping during the coronavirus pandemic.
October 20, 2020

As various sporting and on-campus events resume across the state, many students return to in-person classes and the state government consistently presents misleading data, speculation about the proper...

EDITORIAL: The criminalization of truth-telling

October 13, 2020

For years, Australian journalist Julian Assange has been locked up, tortured and spied upon while battling legally with the U.S. government, which under two presidential administrations, has attempted...

EDITORIAL: Democracy requires debate

Democratic candidate Paula Jean Swearengin and Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito.
October 6, 2020

Paula Jean Swearengin, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in West Virginia, and incumbent Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito were trending for several hours on Twitter over the weekend as Swearengin...

EDITORIAL: Tax the rich

President Donald Trump speaks about coronavirus testing strategy, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.
September 29, 2020

We hate that this has to be said, but minimum wage workers should not be forced to pay more in taxes than millionaires and billionaires—not in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, or anywhere...

EDITORIAL: Black Lives Matter

EDITORIAL: Black Lives Matter
September 22, 2020

Seventeen Republican state senators from West Virginia recently made headlines for penning a letter to Marshall University and West Virginia University criticizing, among other things, WVU's football team...

EDITORIAL: High-speed broadband should be a public utility

September 15, 2020

The onset and continuation of the coronavirus pandemic have relentlessly exposed now-unmistakable flaws in the social fabric and critical infrastructure of states and towns across the U.S. In West Virginia,...

EDITORIAL: We deserve better than this

EDITORIAL: We deserve better than this
September 8, 2020

They say the stench of dying empires wreaks of desolation, death and despair. In the face of a torn and tattered social fabric which has been ripped apart and exposed entirely throughout the coronavirus...

EDITORIAL: The essence of united labor

Eugene V. Debs, member of the Socialist Party of the USA and presidential candidate, speaks to members of the worker’s union on Aug. 17, 1912, at an unknown location in the USA.
September 1, 2020

As Labor Day approaches, let us remember not only to celebrate the resilience and bravery of the American working class (and of those around the world), but also to recognize the reasons we understand...

Editorial: This is NOT normal

August 25, 2020

We are living in dangerously weird times. And things just keep getting weirder... Everywhere you look, institutions are burning, safety-nets are snagging, people are getting sick. The White...

EDITORIAL: Vote, but not at the ballot box

A worker hands out disinfectant wipes and pens as voters line up outside Riverside High School for Wisconsin’s primary election Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Milwaukee.
April 21, 2020

Secretary of State Mac Warner recently said via a Facebook livestream with gubernatorial candidate Stephen Smith that voting this year in West Virginia should be easier than ever before, and residents...

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