Last week West Virginia's Senator Joe Manchin took the lead in this year's "dumbest statement by a Democrat" competition. (Donald Trump has already won the award on the Republican side -- the only suspense surrounds which of many possible statements will win it for him.) Manchin was asked about the . . .
Some things are predictable
Blame it on Obama
The opinion section of the Sunday News-Register is not complete until something is blamed on the Obama Administration. Today's lead editorial meets the requirement by affixing blame for the Boone County school system's fiscal crisis on the president:
Don't blame Boone County school . . .
(Note -- I was away for a few days and then busier than I thought I'd be when I returned -- for the next few posts I'll be catching up on what I missed from last week. )
On Friday, both the morning and afternoon "newspapers" printed a front-page article about local representative David McKinley's appointment to . . .
Some things never change
Locals back to printing McKinley PR releases as news
McKinley sponsors never-going-to-happen commission and, of course, gets front-page coverage
Thursday morning's front-page of the Intelligencer brought us a David McKinley public relations release disguised as a front-page story. The headline reads:
Rep. . . .
Updated February 20
Rep. David McKinley
Yesterday, both local "newspapers" carried an article detailing Representative David McKinley's views on replacing Justice Antonin Scalia despite the fact that what McKinley believes doesn't matter -- members of the House have no input on the matter.
In the article McKinley rehashed the . . .
For towns and states that don't matter
The effects of coal ash dumping in nearby Fayette County, Pennsylvania
From Monday's "Power Source" in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Only about 250 people live in La Belle, a former coal mining patch on an inside bend of the Monongahela River in Luzerne Township, Fayette County. It’s so tiny that it doesn’t . . .
A part of the Congressional Incumbency Protection Program
Congressman David McKinley's most recent "Legislative Update" arrived a few days ago. Here is what I wrote about his last update back at the end of 2014:
If you live in WV’s 1st Congressional District you probably received in the mail Congressman David McKinley’s glossy end-of-the-year report which is mostly a . . .