The Wheeling Alternative

McKinley explains his vote supporting the Republican tax plan

Despite the damage the plan will do to the citizens of his congressional district, the representative stays close to the Republican script

Representative David McKinley via MetroNews:

“We have a clear choice here: do we allow the status quo to continue, which only benefits the wealthy and politically connected?” he said in a release. “Or do we allow the process to continue and fight to ensure the final version is the best deal possible for the middle class and small employers?” . . .

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November 17, 2017

They sink lower and lower: a Fox News anchor demonstrates that he has more journalistic integrity than the Wheeling Intelligencer

(with evening update)

Intelligencer tells Congress to “probe Clinton”

Once again the Intelligencer demonstrates that its allegiance to Trump supersedes any ethical coverage of a story. This morning’s editorial, “Probe Clinton Link to Uranium Deal,” is just a rehash of their last editorial on the subject on October 27. Of course there is nothing new and the . . .

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November 15, 2017

Hen house update

Trump administration continues to add foxes

A summary

The Daily Beast last month examined the extent to which former industry officials have become regulators of their former industries:

Nearly a year since he won election, the president has turned federal agencies over to the private industries that they regulate. And he has done so to a degree that ethics groups say they have never . . .

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November 14, 2017

Maybe we should wait to open the champagne: more on the China/West Virginia “deal”

Sunday News-Register still celebrating

Two front page articles in this morning’s paper continue the reveling following Thursday’s announced $84 billion deal (to be more precise, it was a “statement of intent”) with China. The larger article, with an accompanying picture of a gas worker, takes up almost half of the front page:

Legislators, . . .

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November 12, 2017

The locals cover the China/natural gas story

Are we celebrating too soon?

A very large headline in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer proclaims:

China Making Moves In the Mountain State

The sub-headline tells us:

Deal hailed as major step forward for W.Va.

And the first paragraph gives us the details:

The $83.7 billion a Chinese firm plans to spend developing West Virginia’s . . .

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November 10, 2017

Documenting the results of Murray Energy's investment in Trump

Headline at Politico: “Trump coal backer wins big under Perry's power plan”

The top story at Politico at 10 AM gives us the details:

A proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to alter the nation's electricity markets would provide a windfall for a small group of companies — most strikingly one owned by coal magnate Bob Murray, a prominent backer of President Donald Trump.

Perry's plan would force consumers . . .

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November 06, 2017

What’s “news” for the Saturday Intelligencer?

Yesterday’s “exhaustive” study by thirteen federal agencies that concluded that humans are the dominant cause of global warming? Or WVU President Gee’s rehashing last Monday of a two-month old study?

Today, on the front page of many U.S. newspapers is a headline similar to this one:

US Report Contradicts Trump Team: Warming Mostly Man-Made

That’s the New York Times headline for an AP article on climate change that begins:

A massive U.S. report concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, contradicting a favorite . . .

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November 04, 2017


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