Charleston Gazette-Mail, Huntington Herald-Dispatch – The COVID-19 pandemic is a war we’re finally starting to win, at great cost. Read the full op-ed.
After such wars, good governments step in with bold ideas and concrete programs to help heal and rebuild.
Think of Britain’s “Homes Fit for Heroes” after World War I and America’s G.I. Bill after World War II. Postwar visions aren’t always honored or fulfilled (as with Reconstruction, tragically). But the drive to “build back better” after upheaval and loss is a natural and noble one.
Sadly, that isn’t what Gov. Jim Justice was doing in his State of the State address Wednesday night.
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