I wonder at the lack of marketing skills or the lack of perception of the needs of so many of their consumers by those who are supposed to know their business. There are so many people of all ages who are handicapped, and some in multiple ways. They are all consumers, nevertheless. I am especially aware of the needs of those who are sightless or nearly so.
When it comes to managing public records, the digital age can make things easier and harder at the same time.
The beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS in Syria, horrific though it was, apparently represents only one highly visible and well publicized atrocity amid a wave of massacres across wide swatches of Iraq and Syria.
WASHINGTON -- To take the measure of this uncommonly interesting public man, begin with two related facts about him. Paul Ryan has at least 67 cousins in his Wisconsin hometown of Janesville, where there are six Ryan households within eight blocks of his home. And in his new book, "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea," he says something few politicians say, which is why so many are neither trusted nor respected. Ryan says he was wrong.
When you hear the word "apprenticeship," what comes to mind? Blacksmiths and candlestick makers? Ben Franklin apprenticed as a printer before opening a print shop of his own, and we are still reaping the benefits. George Washington apprenticed as a land surveyor before his military and political career, a fitting skill for the "father of our country."
The federal investigation into the A+ Care Pharmacy in Barboursville provides another troubling reminder that millions of dollars in legitimate prescription drugs are being diverted to drug abuse every year.
In these days, it's buy a friend, kiss someone's donkey, and like an elephant never forgets, neither does the public. No one says "Lord help us" anymore. They say "Oh, government help us."
I write to respond to Mark Caserta's "Israel, as Apple of God's Eye Important to U.S."
Legislative leaders made it clear last week that they would like Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to call a special session of the Legislature to consider a bill to delay the deadline for owners of chemical storage tanks in West Virginia to certify that those tanks are safe.
Reading companies' annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission is a reliable cure for insomnia. Every so often, though, there is a significant revelation in the paperwork. This year, one of the most important revelations came from Microsoft's filings, which spotlighted how the tax code allows corporations to enjoy the benefits of American citizenship yet avoid paying U.S. taxes.