The Herald-Dispatch Opinions RSS 2014-10-21T03:33:24-04:00 urn:uuid:1b4aaecd-a220-4476-a731-f1603094589d Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. John Patrick Grace: Ebola, ISIS bedevil America as elections near The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:a8decad4-5697-4e18-b41f-a9c433b6b62d 2014-10-21T00:09:02-04:00 <p> As our midterm elections approach, we face two major international scares:&#160; the Ebola virus and the recruiting and ravaging land grabs of the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS.</p> Editorial: Rahall remains the best choice to represent state’s 3rd District The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:4a994747-970a-4d29-be1e-bb2af12bda61 2014-10-21T00:08:26-04:00 <p> The Herald-Dispatch has endorsed Nick Rahall for Congress 18 times over the past four decades.</p> Christopher Swindell: Candidates who 'tear down' shouldn't be rewarded CHRISTOPHER SWINDELL urn:uuid:4e519d05-13c8-4d7c-8fc1-f30dd5d25976 2014-10-20T08:58:15-04:00 <p> Recently, I heard a spot-on summation of the state of politics in the country - from a savvy Steve Williams, Huntington mayor. &quot;Disruption.&quot; How perfect. Steve correctly asserts people who run for office should be evaluated based on whether disruption is their modus operandi.</p> Editorial: Good field of candidates strive for positions in W.Va. legislature The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2014+1020_1020_edit 2014-10-20T00:00:10-04:00 <p> Cabell and Wayne counties have a busy ballot of state legislative races for voters to consider over the next few weeks. ...</p> Voice of the People The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2014+1020_1020_allvoices 2014-10-19T19:18:18-04:00 <p>'Sarah Nott's Law' needs passed</p> <p>Can you imagine how it feels to lose a child? I can. I lost my daughter, Sarah, in an a ... </p> Tom Miller: Some counties slow in issuing same-sex licenses The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2014+1019_1019_Miller 2014-10-19T13:17:19-04:00 <p> West Virginia&#39;s efforts to accept the Legislature&#39;s action to declare that same-sex marriages can now be legally authori ...</p> Voice of the People The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2014+1019_1019_allvoices_01 2014-10-18T19:53:30-04:00 <p>In terms of religion, mind your manners</p> <p>On Sunday, Aug. 31, someone wrote that God was the "invisible man in the sky." ... </p> Editorial: Capito best choice for U.S. Senate The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2014+1019_1019_edit 2014-10-18T23:13:16-04:00 <p> West Virginia&#39;s U.S. Senate race this year will have an historic outcome no matter who wins.</p> <p> &#160;</p> Election letters deadline The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2014+1019_1019_electionletters 2014-10-18T19:53:11-04:00 <p>Letters related to candidates or issues in the Nov. 4 general election must be received by Tuesday, Oct. 21, in order to ... </p> Voice of the People The Herald-Dispatch http://www.herald-dispatch.com/2014+1018_1018_allvoices 2014-10-17T20:23:46-04:00 <p>Look objectively at the candidates</p> <p>There is an important election coming, and people of West Virginia need to make good ... </p>