(Pleading ignorance and running for re-election?)
Senator Capito confesses to not knowing why there are not more Republican women in Congress
On Wednesday, Politico talked to West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito about the scarcity of Republican women elected to Congress. (The Republicans account for only 13 of the 102 women elected last month.) Jenny Ament reports:
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The Intelligencer, out of its concern for the poor, editorializes that plastic bags should not be banned
Yes, my bridge is still for sale.
This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, “Plastic Bag Fees Not Good Idea,” argues that a plastic bag fee at Ohio’s grocery stores would put an unfair burden upon the poor and it chastises liberals for even suggesting the idea.
The editorial points to . . .
A look at Monday's front page in search of something newsworthy
With the exception of a sports page editor, apparently no one works at the Intelligencer on weekends. This morning's Wheeling "newspaper" had the following four stories on the front page:
Justice Remembers Wheeling's Place in His Company's History
The WV governor visited Wheeling last . . .
Bethesda (pop. 1,246) again knocks Trump/Cohen off the front page
Yesterday, the Village of Bethesda's police chief, Eric Smith, resigned. (Smith was being investigated for allegedly misusing state computer data.) The story was the 2nd most important on this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer front page. The most important story was the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese's releasing the names of accused . . .
WV politicians search for new awards to bolster president’s ego and endear themselves with Trump’s West Virginia base
President Trump apparently has concluded that he will not win the Nobel Peace Prize. According to People:
On Wednesday, Trump, 72, revealed that he does not think he will be honored with the prestigious . . .
Is Donald Trump no longer president?
Yesterday and earlier today, other news sources told us that the president may have signaled a willingness to talk to the Chinese about trade, may have gotten information on Mueller’s questioning of Paul Manafort, criticized the Federal Reserve and General Motors, questioned the study on climate . . .
It never is when Republicans are at fault*
I seldom comment upon local editorials about Ohio politics. (Ogden editorials about West Virginia politics are usually more than enough to keep me busy.) A sentence in the editorial, “Probe Charter School Fiasco,” caught my attention, however, and I couldn’t let it go by without some research and comments.
The editorial is about a . . .