Firefighters go above and beyond for dog On Valentine’s Day evening, my wife and I had the opportunity to witness the Morgantown Fire Department in action and […]
The Good, the Bad and the Stupid 5
Good: SB 216, requiring all schools to instruct students on Holocaust, other genocides and financial literacy. This bill has passed the Senate and is being reviewed by […]
House bill including state support for ‘pregnancy support organizations’ spurs opposition on House floor but passes overwhelmingly
MORGANTOWN – Under the Capitol dome on Thursday, bills concerning the school bus driver shortage and education on the Holocaust drew unanimous support. But a bill dealing […]
We owe them much better than this
Joe Engel died last week. It’s unlikely you will know the name, especially if you don’t live in Charleston, S.C., his hometown since 1949. Joe never wrote […]
‘Evil has returned’ to Holocaust memorial in Kyiv
by Trudy Rubin Ukrainians refer to Vladimir Putin as “Putler,” an amalgamation of Putin and Adolf Hitler. The label is more than a jab at Putin’s obscene […]
Shoes: a method of escape and a tool for taking action
by Barbara Steinmetz I recently gave a lecture to students at the University of Colorado about my childhood experiences as a refugee survivor from the days of […]
Why I’ve become an Austrian citizen
by Nicholas Goldberg My mother and grandmother fled Vienna in September 1938. I don’t know whether they left by car or by train or whether it was […]
Apology or outrage?
Like many West Virginians, I was upset when singer Bette Midler, angry about Sen. Joe Manchin’s objection to the Build Back Better plan, tweeted that our state […]
Opposing perspectives on the Holocaust?
by LZ Granderson Can you think of an opposing view on the Holocaust that isn’t antisemitic? Evidently, a school administrator in Texas seems to think so. Gina Peddy, […]
Can you spot the anti-Semitic tropes?
by Manya Brachear Pashman Lexicographers have a long history of hindsight on the word “anti-Semitism.” When James Murray, the original editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, encountered […]