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Donald Trump and the future of West Virginia coal

Could a President Trump save coal and West Virginia?

Last week, Donald Trump and the Republican Convention appeared to embrace West Virginians. Great seats (you can't put a price tag on that), a prime-time speech for Senator Capito (which none of the networks carried), and a plank in the party platform committing the Party to the . . .

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July 28, 2016

More fact-checking

Trump's "twisted facts" and "false claims"

More and more news sources are fact-checking major policy addresses. Obviously, Donald Trump's acceptance speech meets that criteria and a simple Google search will yield a number of fact-checking sources. Historically one of the better ones for thoroughness and documentation, in my estimation, has been the Annenberg Public Policy . . .

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July 22, 2016

The local "newspapers" explain why Trump won't forget West Virginia

If you believe them, I've got a bridge in Benwood that I can sell you

For our local "newspapers," Tuesday was dedicated to selling Trump and the Republicans to the local readers. You couldn't miss it. The locals invested in a 600+ word, inconsequential , front-page article in both "newspapers"(taking up about one-half of the front-page news space) plus an afternoon editorial; both of . . .

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July 20, 2016

New Southwest Airlines commercial

Opening: Donald Trump's WWE entrance (including Queen's "We Are the Champions") to the Republican National Convention

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Clip 2: clip from speech by Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson

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Clip 3: clip from plagiarized section of Melania Trump's speech

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Final shot: Shelley . . .

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July 19, 2016

Trump and the Republicans

WV's elected Republicans at the Republican National Convention

As the Charleston Gazette-Mail noted this morning:

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will speak on the second night of the Republican National Convention next week, the event that will officially launch Donald Trump’s general election campaign for the . . .

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July 15, 2016

What's in the Democratic and Republican platforms?

And does it really matter?

I'm not sure that party platforms are all that important since the candidates don't necessarily follow them. The platforms, however, do give us some insight into what each party's insiders believe should be the direction of the party.

For example, the Democrat and Republican attitudes towards coal and climate change are . . .

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July 14, 2016

More on the cost of electricity and electing Trump

Some additional voices

Wednesday's Intelligencer editorial (see post below) asserted a couple of points: the cost of electricity has risen dramatically since Obama became president, it would become worse under a Clinton presidency, and our only hope to prevent $1000 a month electric bills is to elect Donald Trump. I did a bit more research today and found a . . .

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July 01, 2016

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