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The American Diet, Health Care, and Big Government

American Life Spans Are Shorter Than They Should Be Of the 37 richest countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the U.S ranks 28th in life expectancy. This is far behind the top three nations: Japan (84.4 years), Spain (84.0),… Read More
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Amendment 3: What You Need To Know

On November 8th, Mountaineers will vote for their members of the US House of Representatives and the State Legislature. Nestled under the legislative races are four amendments to the West Virginia Constitution. One of these is Amendment 3: Incorporation of Churches or Religious Denominations Amendme… Read More
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Amendment 2: What You Need To Know

On November 8th, 2022, West Virginians will head to the polls to vote for their members of the US House of Representatives and the State Legislature. Nestled under the legislative races are four amendments to the West Virginia Constitution. One of these is… Read More
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State Competition and Remote Work: Part One

Competition is in our DNA In the United States, competition is a fundamental value, if not always in practice, then certainly rhetorically. From the number of Olympic medals and business start-ups to IPOs and World Wars, America’s “We’re number one!” chants ring out far and wide. It is simply in… Read More
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Amendment 1: What You Need To Know

Amendment No. 1: Clarification of the Judiciary’s Role in Impeachment Proceedings On November 8th, 2022, West Virginians will head to the polls to vote for their members of the US House of Representatives and the State Legislature. Nestled under the legislative races are four… Read More
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Drive Times to Methadone Treatment Among Medicaid Patients

President Biden Announces National Recovery Month Recently, President Biden announced that September is National Recovery Month. “In celebration of Americans on the road to recovery, this National Recovery Month we recommit to helping prevent substance use disorder, supporting those who are still st… Read More
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Amendment 4: What You Need to Know

Amendment 4: Education Accountability Amendment On November 8th, 2022, West Virginians will head to the polls to vote for their members of the US House of Representatives and the State Legislature. Nestled under the legislative races are four amendments to the West Virginia Constitution. Read More
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A Conservative Budget for West Virginia

A Conservative Mountaineer Budget for West Virginia:   While conservatively aligned politicians have more recently taken power in West Virginia, the state has a strong history of practicing responsible, conservative budgeting. Through these practices, the growth of state government has stayed w… Read More
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Hope Is Not Lost in West Virginia

Ups and downs. Steps forward and steps backward. Optimism and despair. Order and chaos. For anyone working in education policy and education reform, those words and the feelings they conjure are all too familiar. Specifically, for those with a stake in West Virginia’s game-changing Hope Scholarship… Read More
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Insulin Price Caps Are a Bad Idea

The Inflation Reduction Act Creates Insulin Price Caps The “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” is Washington’s latest attempt to fix problems it created. On Sunday, the Senate approved a package to combat climate change, lower healthcare costs, raise taxes, and, hopefully, reduce the federal deficit. Read More