We wait 45 hours to rescue miners and it's too late, but the Legislature under the prodding of our governor acts in eight hours.

He seems to have an affinity for West Virginia, and West Virginia has returned that affinity.

It could be that it's the quickest response to coal reform in the state's history.

This is a learning opportunity and a chance to do something for the community as well.

I think there's a one out of five chance this could be a competitive race because the pieces are in place.

Talk about changing the rules. This is an innovative attempt by West Virginia to gain its previous important role in presidential selection.