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Why town halls are important

Noah Karvelis in The Progressive Times recently discussed the importance of town halls:

In the current political landscape of the United States, it has become more important than ever to stand up to hold those in power accountable. The town hall-style meeting has long been one of the most effective ways of . . .

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August 18, 2017

What are our representatives saying about Charlottesville and President Trump?

West Virginia's senators

Station WSAZ in Charleston asked our senators about Charlottesville and President Trump's response. While neither mentioned the president, both condemned the actions of the hate groups.

From Senator Manchin:

“Gayle and I extend our deepest sympathies to those who lost their lives this weekend in . . .

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August 17, 2017

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Analyzing the congressman's lame excuse for why he doesn't hold town halls

From yesterday's Parsons Advocate in Tucker County:

Congressman McKinley agreed to come to Tucker County to meet with these constituents. The volunteer group would have preferred having a larger and public meeting, but given the recent violence in the shooting of a Congressman in Alexandria, Virginia, they agreed to the Congressman’s . . .

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August 15, 2017

Mike Myer explains Charlottesville

From today's Mike Myer column, "Being Selectively Correct," in the Wheeling News-Register:

Not discussed in his column:

  • the racist statements and violence by the white supremacists

  • the president's previous rhetoric that may have encouraged violence by some of the rally's supporters

  • the president's rhetoric after the . . .

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August 13, 2017

The Saturday Myer column: explaining recent West Virginia politics and a few words on western coal

The Governor switches parties

Local editor and weekend columnist Mike Myer devoted most of today's column to analyzing our governor's decision to switch parties. His conclusion:

During the past week, I’ve heard any number of speculations on why Justice switched parties (again). But the self-interest angle makes the most sense.

Oh, . . .

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August 12, 2017

An update on HBO, John Oliver and Murray Energy

From the Hollywood Reporter:

HBO has lost the first round in its fight with Murray Energy over a June 18 broadcast of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, which covered President Donald Trump's generous treatment of the coal industry.

The network wanted a federal court rather than a West Virginia state judge to take up the quarrel over . . .

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August 11, 2017

McKinley town halls 2

Check this out. According to MetroNews, it's from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and it nicely calls attention to West Virginia Congressman Mooney's lack of town hall meetings.

Hey, Democratic CCC: Congressman David McKinley deserves equal recognition.

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August 11, 2017

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