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Jul. 08, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Diane W. Mufson: Trump shows wealth doesn't equal wisdom

For most Americans, the road to the presidential race starts much too early. While we have enough real concerns with the economy, wars, health care, education and more, the American political scene has now developed into a perpetual political presidential process.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

The problem is people, not symbols

The United States, along with several other countries, use objects at memorials to symbolize remembrance of an event. The use of symbols such as statues, flags, hieroglyphics, etc., have been around for many years, and will continue to arise.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Thumbs Up: Multiple factors likely at play in fewer meth labs

Actions taken by both public and private entities appear to be making a dent in the number of methamphetamine labs operating in West Virginia.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Thumbs down: Fireworks dangers too often ignored

Last week, newspapers across the country provided the annual Fourth of July advisories that fireworks can be dangerous.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Brian Nimmo: VA initiates new approach to help veterans with pain

Chronic pain is a national public health problem outlined in a 2011 study by the Institute of Medicine. At least 100 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

Liberal propoganda machine successful

After reading Dana Milbank's column on the rise of liberalism, I came away with the feeling that Mr. Milbank was being deliberately disingenuous. He listed several theories for the rise of liberal/progressive/socialist ideology, but never even mentioned the obvious reasons that are glaringly apparent in today's culture.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Restrictive police chase policies make sense

High-speed chases provided enough excitement and comedy to fill three Smokey and the Bandit movies, but in real life, these pursuits are no laughing matter.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

John Patrick Grace: Pope Francis: 'Wake up! The planet is in danger'

Instead of my commenting on Pope Francis' stunning encyclical on protecting the environment, I thought the best service I could render readers of The Herald-Dispatch would be simply to excerpt key passages. And invite each reader to provide your own reflections and your "yea" or "nay."


Jul. 06, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Editorial: Officials have a duty to carry out laws fairly

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing same-sex marriage in all 50 states has caused plenty of consternation among many officials in several states who have been reluctant - or are simply refusing - to comply with that change in the legal landscape.


Jul. 06, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Voice of the people

US racial tension is sad to witness

It is extremely sad to observe all of the racial tensions occurring in our nation.