It started as one of those ridiculous controversies of the Trump era. In May and June 2017, then-President Donald Trump blocked a few Twitter trolls who were criticizing his tweets. The next month, those trolls, backed by Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute, sued the presi…

If this competition to beat the ever mutating pestilence that is COVID-19 were a race, it would seem, in the region at least, that we have the necessary fuel and equipment to edge out a win. The only question that remains is, do we have the will power?

Each week the Times-News features this Hits and Misses column. It is a look at the positive and negative news or events over the past week. Readers are invited to send their suggestions.

The essence of progressivism’s agenda is to create a government-centered society by increasing government’s control of society’s resources, then distributing those resources in ways that increase the dependency of individuals and social groups on government. Hence this stipulation in Congres…

It’s in our nature to make new again what’s old. Fashion trends blow up and bow out, only to rise again decades later with no lessons learned — e.g. aviator sunglasses.

As Vicki Myron, an author and librarian, once said, “A great library is one nobody notices because it is always there, and always has what people need.”

When Verso Corp., owner of the now defunct Luke paper mill, agreed last week to pay $650,000 to clean up toxic pollutants, which have been seeping into the North Branch of the Potomac River, it was a reminder that the axioms of our youths sometimes get lost somewhere along the way.

WASHINGTON — Now comes the pesky question of how to pay for the progressive agenda. Or, more precisely, how to pay the huge price of the minority portion of the agenda’s cost that will be financed by taxes rather than money-creation or borrowing. Borrowing means future generations pay, but a…

Am I the only one who feels like I’m living in an old-fashioned monster movie, with mobs of chanting peasants bearing pitchforks and torches as they march upon on a dark, foreboding castle? Or am I just spending too much time watching TV news and reading about politics online?

While warming up for a recent tennis match, a pal said, “We’ve all been vaccinated. Can’t we ditch our masks?”

“Racism is real in America, and it has always been,” said Vice President Kamala Harris after a shooting in Atlanta left eight dead, six of them women of Asian descent.

In early March, President Joe Biden met with a group of seven historians in the East Room of the White House. One topic of conversation: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal. “He’d like to be (FDR),” Axios’ Mike Allen reported in an inside account of the meeting. “Biden’s presidency ha…

For the world’s more than 2 billion Christians, Easter is the day that defines their faith.

Each week the Times-News features this Hits and Misses column. It is a look at the positive and negative news or events over the past week. Readers are invited to send their suggestions.

As expected, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced last week that the Mountain State has joined a 21-state coalition lawsuit that seeks to block President Joe Biden’s cancelation of the Keystone XL pipeline. Morrisey, a Republican, says Biden’s decision to cancel the pipeline project is an “unconstitutional” move that impacts West Virginia jobs and jeopardizes pipeline construction nationwide.

DEAR READERS: During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have been driven into poverty and hunger while more billionaires have been recorded than ever. Richer nations and private corporations are spending billions not to address the climate, extinction and public health crises, but rat…

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