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Almost 600,000 West Virginians as collateral damage?

Mike Myer may get the numbers right but does he care what happens to health care in West Virginia if the U.S. Supreme Court ends Obamacare?

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In addition to discussing whether Senator Joe Manchin will support Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, today’s Mike Myer column wants to argue with the senator about how many West Virginians would be affected if the U.S. Supreme Court were to find Obamacare unconstitutional.

Myer quotes Manchin that 800,000 West Virginians would . . .

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July 14, 2018

Today’s News-Register editorial may have reached a new low in callousness, taste and hypocrisy

And don't forget to subtract penalty points for not giving proper credit to Representative Louis Gohmert

This afternoon’s Ogden “newspaper” defended President Trump by resorting to the style and level of argument used by Representative Louis Gohmert (R, Texas). The Republican congressman from Texas is infamous for his racism, sexism, nativism, and fill-in-the-blankism. (Typical is when he wanted to make César Chavez's birthday "National . . .

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July 13, 2018

Reading the morning Intelligencer editorial page

Ohio State scandal and powerful liberals

Intelligencer editorial: Ohio State scandal is “disturbing”

One of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorials is concerned about what has been uncovered in the investigation of the Ohio State wrestling scandal:

Good for OSU officials for turning over all the rocks they can find. Now, they need to start asking why, . . .

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July 13, 2018

Trump is president and the Republicans control state government

The West Virginia economy: so much winning!

How's the West Virginia economy doing, Mr. President?

President Trump on July 6:

Do you know that West Virginia is second in the nation in the percentage increase of GDP? Think of what that means. And Jim just said, “Before we met Trump, that number was not good.” Pretty close to last, right?

. . . . But now, . . .

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July 11, 2018

What did one of Ogden's favorite state legislators do for July 4?

Whatever it was, it's certainly worthy of a top-of-the-front-page news coverage

Stop the presses! A West Virginia lawmaker recently vacationed in England and visited Parliament. Yes, Senator Ryan Weld’s (R – Brooke) travels were featured at the top of the front page of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer by reporter Steve Allen Adams.

Is this news? I don't think it is. At best, it's a feature story . . .

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July 10, 2018

"Where seldom is heard a discouraging word"

Representative David McKinley on Scott Pruitt

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Perhaps the swampiest of swamp critters in Trump’s cabinet, EPA Secretary Scott Pruitt has finally resigned. I'm not going to list his ethical transgressions -- they are all over the Internet and I assume my readers are familiar with them. Locally, of course, our "newspapers" have consistently defended Pruitt and . . .

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July 08, 2018

Time to cut spending: now that the rich got their tax cut, the Wheeling Intelligencer wants us to worry about the national debt

Not too predictable: this morning’s Intelligencer editorial wants us to rein-in spending

It’s been a while, but we now have editorial #3 on the national debt since the Republican tax cuts were passed last year. If you remember, our local “newspapers” couldn’t write enough great things about the tax cuts while they were being debated. . . .

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July 06, 2018

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