The Wheeling Alternative

"It is an incredible coincidence"

WV Senate Education Chair Patricia Rucker (R-Jefferson) explains why her op-ed piece is so strikingly similar to a blog post at a pro-charter website

This morning’s Charleston Gazette-Mail has an interesting article by its education reporter, Ryan Quinn:

Chair may have plagiarized commentary

Quinn notes that WV Senate Education Chair Patricia Rucker’s op-ed, which was sent to the G-M and the Beckley Herald-Star (which published it yesterday), contains very . . .

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May 10, 2019

In addition to singing and celebrating his song, what has Congressman McKinley been doing lately?

Answer: Trying to set the Guinness record for most clichés in one graduation speech, getting free air time on Channel 7 newscasts, and possibly running for governor

Giving the commencement address at West Liberty’s graduation

The formal commencement address is a holdover from the 19th century when elocution was important. And while the graduation ceremony still has meaning for those in attendance, the prescribed address ceased to be relevant (with very few exceptions) many years ago.

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Posted in: david mckinley

May 07, 2019

Whistling past the graveyard?

Some thoughts on Jeremiah Trump

A directive promoting “religious freedom”?

The day started innocently enough. I thought I might research how the Department of Health and Human Services’ new directive on “religious freedom” might impact health care in the United States. The news sources that covered the directive reported something similar to this from Mother Jones: . . .

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May 03, 2019

Who do you root for in this lawsuit?

Don Blankenship is suing Donald Trump Jr.

From E&E News:

Former coal magnate Don Blankenship has added Donald Trump Jr. to a laundry list of media outlets, personalities and "swamp" Republicans that the ex-convict is suing for defamation.

The complaint filed last week is nearly identical to another that Blankenship filed against more than 75 news . . .

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Posted in: don blankenship

May 02, 2019

A look at an important health care story that was not important enough for the Wheeling Intelligencer

From the Associated Press: "Trump, GOP states ask appeals court to kill ‘Obamacare’"

Here's the first paragraph for this AP article:

Taking a harder line on health care, the Trump administration joined a coalition of Republican-led states Wednesday in asking a federal appeals court to entirely overturn former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law — a decision that could leave millions uninsured. . . .

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May 02, 2019

Senator Manchin may be having "buyer's remorse" on his vote to approve AG Barr

It's not a good sign for Barr if he loses Joe

West Virginia senator Joe Manchin, who was one of only three Democrats who voted to confirm William Barr for Attorney General, is now having second thoughts. From Politico late this afternoon:

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), another Barr supporter, said if Mueller’s issues with Barr “proves out, absolutely I have buyer’s remorse. I . . .

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May 01, 2019

Reading the Sunday News-Register: same old, same old

Little news and another Myer cure for racism

Page 1 of today’s Wheeling News-Register features mostly old news and yet another promo for the Ogden Wellness Weekend. Three-fourths of the front page is taken up by two stories on the roads in Marshall County. About one-third of the first story is what the WV Division of Highways had to say about the roads on Wednesday: essentially, they . . .

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April 29, 2019

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