James A. Haught

James A. Haught is the editor of the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia.

Articles by this author

Young people at a concert. Motivating youth—who are largely irreligious—to vote could bring about positive change. Views
Sunday, September 08, 2019
Prodding the Irreligious Left to Vote
Progressives hope for an America where healthcare is a human right for everyone—and women's right to choose remains secure—and gays are safe from cruelty—and people of all sorts are welcome equally in a multicultural society—and college is affordable without crushing debt—and marijuana no longer...
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The Enlightenment Keeps on Winning
If you study history, you’ll see episodes that changed civilization. For example, in Ancient Greece, for the first time, bright thinkers sought natural explanations for the world around them, instead of believing that phenomena were caused by gods and spirits. This started the science-versus-...
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The Tide of History Flows Left
One of my history-minded friends has a long-range political view summed up in three words: Liberals always win. Complex social struggles may take centuries or decades, he says, but they eventually bring victory for human rights, more democratic liberties and other progressive goals. Look how long...
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