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Our "Bubble-wrap" Society's Expectations
As published in the May 11th, 2017 edition of the "Herald-Mail" daily newspaper, this is my reaction to the "Feedback" column whimpering of yet another over entitled "Bubble-wrap Baby", who wants our elected leaders to pass a law requiring all of us to wear...

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A West Virginia Trifecta (Plus One)
A Trifecta of three big accomplishments (Plus One) stand out to me from the recently completed 2017 West Virginia 2017 Legislative Session: Our State Budget, Broadband Internet Expansion, and Medical Marijuana.  The Legislature surprised many by holding res...

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Musings about our Elected Leaders
This is a revision of a previous posting of mine, originally made several years ago, as I was sitting in my State Capitol office and serving as a citizen member of the West Virginia State Legislature. As the 2017 session of the West Virginia Legislature now...

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A "Breath of Fresh Air" Letter to WV Delegate Ron Walters...
Ron,
 Your recently introduced legislative proposal, to consolidate and streamline burdensome education bureaucracies while maintaining and enhancing our local oversight of our school systems, truly is empowering to Mountaineers and their childr en.

It's a...

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Justice in "Wonderland"?
West Virginia gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice was, for sure and for certain, steadfast and resolute in his personal pledge against tax increases.

However, newly elected Governor Justice, in his recent State of the State" address to a joint se...

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Classroom Calumny
The following letter to the editor was published in the "Herald-Mail" newspaper:

The attitude and lack of understanding about the purpose and operation of our nation's system of governance, in the recent guest editorial by public school educator Elizabeth...

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Classroom Calumny
The following letter to the editor was published in the "Herald-Mail" newspaper:

The attitude and lack of understanding about the purpose and operation of our nation's system of governance, in the recent guest editorial by public school educator Elizabeth...

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Hoosier Homage
Offering an invocation at the West Virginia State Legislature Noel, Thank you for your kind thoughts and encouraging words. The surgeon tells me that I have a most excellent prognosis, although the final results of the biopsy are still being analyzed. I thi...

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An Election Reflection
What impressed me the most about our recent elections was not the candidates, the political parties, or even the ballot issues. What impressed me most was all of you, who quietly and peacefully stood up and spoke out at the ballot box. Our Founding Fathers ...
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