Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of the most revered American essayists and lecturers and the man at the helm of the Transcendentalist Movement of the mid-...
Putting secession on the ballot in a county is, pretty obviously, nothing more than a political stunt. It brings to mind those who launch efforts to amend the Constitution even though they know they're never going to succeed. I appreciate the value of a good political stunt, though.
The past month has been fairly busy for me and my work fighting against the coal industry.
(photo: Pinehurst Resort) What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? If you're dreaming of escaping the kitchen and running away for the four-day...
These were talented, high-achieving, hardworking students who, in any other setting, would have just expected to pick from top colleges and knew they had the capability to be successful, but not in West Virginia.
I am more convinced than ever that to work and create earth-centered ecologically-sound communities and local food cultures, grounded in the timeless wisdom of ancient spiritual tradition, is the most vital justice work of our time and also the true spiritual revolution of our time.
In May, I was one of five arrested during the Alpha Natural Resources bridge blockade. I had to spend a stint of time in the Bristol, Va., city jail....
The Teaching Garden is an example of small-scale biodiversity, empowering the local community with local food culture.
He tells me that the coal residue on the road is highly toxic yet there is no regulation for its safe disposal, if such a thing exists. He tells me that the air in this part of the country is dirtier, because of the coal residue, than it is in my home locale of Manhattan.
It is those entities on the margins, because of their race, economic condition, their species and what is considered the correct utility of their existence, who are the most unjustly treated in the trenches of this crisis.
Allan Tweddle wants to build a manufacturing facility. He would prefer to build it in West Virginia -- where he lives. But he's going to build it in Ontario, Canada -- where he was born.
What does public service and giving back mean to you? For the people of West Virginia, public service and giving back is a way of life.
These bipartisan bills in the House and the Senate are must-pass bills, if primarily for the return on investment. To fail this opportunity is to pass on serious financial returns and it is a pass on a healthier environment for the American people. We cannot fail. The time for bipartisanship is now.
We asked them why they didn't afford the same level of protection to the people of West Virginia from mining pollution, but they didn't have an answer. I for one am sick and tired of the people who hold the power in this state flat out ignoring the concerns of their constituents.
Trumka is an ambitious, smart man and it was unthinkable that he or other UMWA leaders would hire a contract killer as Blankenship suggests may have happened.
The truth is that from the college campus to the workplace, we are all members of a national and increasingly global community. We must all learn the signs of depression and other mental disorders and reach out to someone in trouble.