Posts Tagged ‘Sunday Gazette-Mail’

Sharing Insight 4.25.11

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Obama’s Likability Gap 

It is easy to see the difference.  But whatever happened to the hope & change guy from 2008?  Daniel Henninger wrote about “Obama’s Likability Gap” in a recent Wall Street Journal column.  Read his view here.

W. Va. Governor’s Race:  Republicans agree on health care, abortion, coal

Sunday Gazette-Mail offers a summary of what to expect from the Republicans seeking the nomination in the May 14 special primary election.  We are going to share for our readers who have not seen.  Read the full story here.

2011 Voters Guide to the Governor’s Race

Accompanying the summary story was the complete answers offered by the Republican candidates for Governor.  As promised last week the Republican responses are published here.  Read the full guide here.

Manchin Has It

An Inter-Mountain Editorial

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has put his finger on flaws in President Barack Obama’s approach to deficit spending.  Read the full editorial here.

Sharing Insight

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Obama Is Likely to Lose

Peggy Noonan lays out how Obama is likely to lose in 2012 in her Wall Street Journal DECLARATION column.  She then warns Republicans about what could happen if the GOP does not get serious.   Read the full opinion here.

West Virginia Governor’s Race

Dems differ on Tobacco Taxes, abortion

Sunday Gazette-Mail offers a summary of what to expect from the Democrats seeking the nomination in the May 14 special primary election.  We are going to share for our readers who have not seen.  Read the full story here.

 2011 Voters Guide to the Governor’s Race

Accompanying the summary story was the complete answers offer by the Democratic candidates for Governor.  The Republican responses will be published next week.  Read the full guide here.

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Jennings Randolph Worked for Peace

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Last week was the 109th birthday (March 8th ) of Senator Jennings Randolph.  To my surprise I learned in the Sunday Gazette-Mail his work of establishing the U. S. Institute of Peace is at risk.

Jennings Randolph served seven terms in the U. S. House of Representatives.  While there in 1946 he started his work to establish a Department of Peace.  He believed our government needed to strengthen America’s capacity to resolve and manage international conflicts by both military and nonmilitary means. 

Upon entering the U. S. Senate in 1958 he continued his advocacy for founding the United States Institute of Peace and educational programs designed to help build a more peaceful world.  Randolph never gave up and the U. S. Institute of Peace Act was passed by Congress in 1984 and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan.

Senator Randolph was a tenacious fighter for the things he believed in – a peaceful world.  We could certainly use his persistence today.

Political News From Charleston

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Let the gubernatorial games begin

By Phil Kabler (Statehouse Beat, Charleston Gazette)

We may remember last week as the week that House Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne, watched his gubernatorial aspirations slip away.  Read the full story here.