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On the same page as Trump: Senator Capito on immigration and building the wall

(with afternoon update)

On immigration

This is what Senator Capito told MetroNews yesterday:

Anyone who wishes to immigrate to the United States should do so through the legal process in compliance with our laws,” she said. “I know we can do better than some of the stories of family separation being reported in the news recently, and it’s . . .

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June 19, 2018

What's Senator Joe been doing?

Demonstrating courage on keeping families together!

From The Daily Beast earlier this afternoon:

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), a conservative member of the Democratic Party, announced his support on Monday for the Keep Families Together Act, making him the final Democratic member (plus independents Angus King and Bernie . . .

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June 18, 2018

Senator Capito makes some news

She'll be meeting with the President on funding for his border wall and co-leading the efforts to secure the necessary funding

Compared to our other West Virginia senator, Joe Manchin, Shelley Moore Capito seldom makes news. I think she likes to keep a low profile and I've noted on a couple of occasions that she looks uncomfortable with some of the more front-and-center, purely-political responsibilities of her office. I google her name every 3 or 4 days to see . . .

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June 17, 2018

Rounding up the usual suspects

A predictable editorial with a predictable scapegoat

After the Wheeling Intelligencer published four articles of questionable front-page news value in three days from West Virginia University's Academic Media Days, an editorial (or Myer column) was the predictable next step. Today's editorial focused on the first of those four stories in which WVU's President E. Gordon Gee discussed . . .

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June 17, 2018

Did the Justice Department release something important yesterday?

I must be wrong – there’s nothing about it in this morning’s Intelligencer

If you watched any national news yesterday on network or cable channels, the top story was the same. If you go to Kiosko, you'll find that all five of today’s featured papers plus The Wall Street Journal placed it at the top of their front page. As the Associated Press headlined it in one of its many reports:

Watchdog: Comey . . .

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June 15, 2018

Remember that Department of the Interior study on the health impacts of mountain removal that was canceled last year for no apparent reason?

You’ll be glad to know that Interior’s inspector general investigated why it was canceled

Unfortunately, we still don’t have a reason for the cancelation

On Tuesday, Reuters published an important story on why last year’s major study of the effects of mountaintop removal was abruptly terminated:

The U.S. Interior Department has been unable to adequately explain why it canceled a $1 million study on the . . .

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June 14, 2018

Another brick in the advertising/editorial wall?

No, there is no wall at Ogden

An increasingly important topic for media ethicists is the wall that should exist between news content and advertising; specifically, the important principle that the advertising side of a medium does not influence the editorial side. For Ogden, there’s not much wall – especially when the advertiser is Ogden itself.

Last year, for . . .

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June 13, 2018

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