Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Frankenfood? Mutant Wheat Not a Health Threat

There’s a new twist in the story of genetically modified wheat discovered growing rogue by an Oregon farmer.

Why We Need ‘Calm’ Approach to Climate Change

Last month, U.S. Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) hosted an unbiased climate change panel discussion in Fairmont, W.V.

A Guide to the 2013 Medicare Trustees Report

Medicare like Social Security faces substantial financing challenges and warrants significant legislative reforms.

Homeschooling and Charter Schools Growing, Give Families Options

Our education system is broiling with two major, conflicting trends: Centralization and school choice.

Stanek: Political Left and Right Wings Support the Same Bird of Prey

We put curtains and drapes over windows and doors to keep people from looking in our houses. It doesn’t matter that we’re doing absolutely nothing wrong. We don’t want people watching us.

We Should All Do What We Do Best

The more things change the more they stay the same, we suppose, and the tiger does not change its stripes.

Dehumanizing the Opposition

It is a whole lot easier to get people to kill or vilify other people when they think the opposition is less-than-human.

It’s Time to End Farm Subsidies

In a somewhat surprising editorial, (section 1, p.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Second Term Presidents

The history of politics is so replete with lying, obfuscation, evasion, and cover-up that a timeless joke asks “How do you know when a politician is lying?”  The answer, naturally, is:  “

The IRS and Your Health

As Americans watch congressional hearings on the Internal Revenue Service, they should ask themselves what this enormously powerful, corrupt, politically motivated agency might do with its new job