In which the bar gets lowered all the way into the ground

Man, I miss Molly Ivins. Ivins was a Dallas, TX, based political humorist who wrote for the Texas Observer, The New York Times, the Dallas Times Herald and finally, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She died a year after Ann Richards, Texas’ last Democratic governor, in 2007. To my mind, those two deaths signal an end of an era of sensible liberalism More...

by Sara Mansheim | Published 3 months ago
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, October 7th, 2016
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Support Baldwin for WV House of Delegates

Dear Editor: Supporting Stephen Baldwin for any elected office is an easy task. His concern and actions for people across our county during and after the flood is just one proof of that. Leadership skills in his More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, October 7th, 2016
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I support Matt Detch

Dear Editor: I support Matt Detch because I believe he will create a new and better West Virginia. Being from South Florida, I can say that the state of West Virginia was last on my mind. I never paid the state More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, October 7th, 2016
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Why the Governor of WV should not be a Coal Baron

Dear Editor: Polluters in West Virginia are held accountable by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Or I should say, should be held accountable. In West Virginia, our DEP is not an independent More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, October 7th, 2016
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Millennials Beware Socialism = Mass Poverty Hillary = Socialism

Dear Editor: I have 20 years +or- left in my life. I have been admitted to college based on academic grades and ability to pay. I have 20 years of Commissioned Service in the United States Marine Corps serving two More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, October 7th, 2016
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Supporting public policy to fight cancer from West Virginia to Capitol Hill

Dear Editor: Last week, I traveled to Washington, DC, with more than 700 other American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers from across the country to urge Congress to support lifesaving policies More...

By Sara Mansheim On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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Wash your face with kerosene

I love cosmetics! Ever since I was a little girl, pretending a rhododendron leaf dipped in water was a makeup brush dusted with opalescent fluid, the power of beauty products has never been lost on me. I love it More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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Comments of first presidential debate

Dear Editor: This week’s presidential debate was a feisty endeavor that provided as much entertainment value as political impact. It put the two candidates side by side for the first time during this campaign More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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Dave Perry needs to be in State Senate

Dear Editor: I have said it before, but I will say it again. Your readers are fortunate to be able to vote to re-elect Dave Perry to the West Virginia Legislature in the upcoming general election. He has served More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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Stephen Baldwin best choice

Dear Editor: Stephen Baldwin is our best voice for the future. I first noticed his command of respect from a varied range of students in middle school. He displayed qualities of leadership then which have only been More...