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Robert Samuelson: Health spending — under control?

Or is weak health spending the result of a weak economy?

Robert Samuelson: Health spending — under control?

Or is weak health spending the result of a weak economy?

Stephen Reed: A new era begins
Stephen Reed: A new era begins

Keep a good barber, and good legislators

Sean Theriault: The new Republican majority will make the Senate respectable again
Sean Theriault: The new Republican majority will make the Senate respectable again

Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky,) promises a better Senate

John Hagan: Be open to Christmas possibility
John Hagan: Be open to Christmas possibility

Christmas always makes things more intense. Loneliness is deeper, joy is higher, anticipations are greater. For many people it is the biggest holiday of the year, filled with high hopes and even higher expectations. We want things to be perfect, or at ...

Steve Slack: Is there room in the classroom?

All children learn when special needs students are included

Charlie Nichols: The priority gap in Canaan Valley

In a Valley called Canaan there is a dispute over a building that we, taxpayers of the Federal persuasion, paid for.

Seems that one group is a...

Anne Barth and Jennifer Giovannitti: Connecting small business innovation to capital
Anne Barth and Jennifer Giovannitti: Connecting small business innovation to capital

Matching innovation with funding is the heart of economic development

Cass R. Sunstein: Salute to the graceful silence of George W. Bush
Cass R. Sunstein: Salute to the graceful silence of George W. Bush

Former president could unload on the current president — but doesn’t

Anthony Majestro: Discredited ‘Hellhole’ report hurts West Virginia
Anthony Majestro: Discredited ‘Hellhole’ report hurts West Virginia

Let’s talk about who and what are damaging West Virginia’s national reputation and ability to market our state as a good place for business — and why.

Despite claims to the contrary, the truth is that it’s the...

If you want your daughter to become a future tech CEO, make her join the Girl Scouts
If you want your daughter to become a future tech CEO, make her join the Girl Scouts

It will now be possible to purchase Girl Scout cookies online as part of the new Digital Cookie initiative from the Girl Scouts of America. While this new online initiative will likely boost American consumption of Thin Mints, Trefoils and Do-si-dos...

Mike Myer: What does Jonathan Gruber think of W.Va.?
Mike Myer: What does Jonathan Gruber think of W.Va.?

WHEELING, W.Va. — One suspects MIT economist Jonathan Gruber did not advise state officials that West Virginians are stupid.

But exactly what did he tell them in exchange for the more than $121,000 Mountain State taxpayers paid Gruber?...

Robert J. Samuelson: The budget stalemate continues

Parties have done little to resolve long-term problems

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