A few ideas for my presidential run
Now that people are starting to sign up for running for president of the United States in 2016, I thought I would throw in my hat as well.
A West Virginia program has provided invaluable assistance to families with intellectually and developmentally disabled children.
Abe Lincoln once said, "The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."
Today is tax day, something that few American adults can forget. If you have a memory lapse, the Internal Revenue Service will help you out. But I, and most everyone I know, dislike paying taxes.
Never forget the Jewish Holocaust
One of the saddest and "back to the dark ages" movements in today's times are the evil efforts by prejudicial groups and individuals to deny the existence of the Jewish Holocaust, one of the most shameful and repugnant pages of human history.
A new analysis of how quickly VA medical centers across the country are seeing patients shows overall that not much progress has been made since a year ago, when it was learned that many veterans had to wait 30 days or more for appointments to see doctors.
It was 1862 in war-weary Washington.
The Emancipation Proclamation, an executive order to free all slaves in areas still in rebellion, was not yet in effect. The U.S. had already suffered what still remains the bloodiest day in American military history - the Battle of Antietam. And from the U.S. Capitol, the Secretary of the Senate read aloud President Abraham Lincoln's Second Annual Message to Congress.
Capito should be leader on energy
This is an open letter to Senator Capito:
Like much of the country, I was outraged by the shooting last week of an unarmed 50-year-old black man by a white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina. Thanks to a video of the shooting filmed by a young immigrant from the Dominican Republic, the officer was arrested, charged with first-degree murder, jailed without bail and summarily fired from NCPD.
The power of incumbency is not lost on most elected officials.
While serving in office, there also are great opportunities to promote oneself for re-election or for election to some other office. But there should be limits on how the public's money and resources are used for those purposes.