Sympathy for the Devil

Just before President Donald Trump took the stage at the Civic Center in Charleston W.V. Tuesday night, the loudspeakers began blaring a song by The Rolling Stones: “Sympathy for The Devil.”As it foll…

About The Free Press

The United States has been a curious experiment in government from its inception.Highly influenced by the Magna Carta, our forefathers sought to govern themselves. No King. No despot. No Tyrant. A nat…

Holding three of a kind

“Excellent Smithers. Release the hounds.”Or, if you prefer, “The die is cast.”New or ancient reference, the bottom line is there’s a three-way race now underway for County Council.Marc Elrich, the Dem…

Elrich, Ficker and Floreen

And so it’s over – or is it?Councilman Marc Elrich apparently survived an attempt by local businessman Donald Trump, I mean David Trone, I mean David Blair to buy the Democratic nomination for county …

In pursuit of civility

The old-fashioned snail mail letter was quick and to the point as well as being in all caps:“The felon Hillary lost her fat sloppy ass and you fruit cakes just can not get over that fact. Now go to yo…

Just Ask The Question!

During the course of my career I’ve often been asked to speak to young reporters and students regarding the art of questioning.It boils down to “Ask the darn question.”There is an art to crafting a qu…

The Sink Hole at the White House (2)

In an administration running on threats, “alternative facts,” propaganda, divisiveness, and is fueled by the energy of an overweight septuagenarian and his flock of minions who seem to be straight out…

The New Normal is neither

Today’s “New Normal,” isn’t new and it isn’t normal.Sixteen-year-old baccalaureate student Nimah Nayel is a victim of the old racism and hate, long existent and awful in its scope.This vile hatred, th…