The latest MetroNews Poll is out
Earlier today, MetroNews published its poll of approval/disapproval ratings for West Virginia's politicians. Here are the results:
Manchin 51% approval, 34% disapproval
Trump 48% approval, 39% disapproval
Capito 40% approval, 38% disapproval
Justice 34% approval, 44% disapproval
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Myer on health care
Mike Myer asks us "Is Health Care A Bargain?" In a meandering column (root canals, anyone?) with undocumented statistics and no acknowledgement that the U.S. pays twice as much for health care as most advanced nations with single payer/socialized health care with much worse results, he finally gets to his . . .
Documenting local "newspaper" coverage
On Wednesday night, West Virginia governor Jim Justice gave his first State of the State address and most of it was dedicated to the state's budget crisis. Not surprisingly, the local "newspapers" reacted negatively to the suggestion of new taxes. As the battle of the budget unfolds, I hope to write about how it's covered . . .
Look what we found in the swamp to oversee the prosecution of crimes against the environment
From Lee Fang in The Intercept:
Donald Trump Puts Coal Lobbyist in Charge of Prosecuting Environmental Crimes
A LOBBYIST FOR a utility company that heavily relies on coal-fueled power plants and has clashed with regulators is the new . . .
Justice and Trump conversation
From Metro News on Wednesday:
Last Saturday, Justice was coaching basketball at Greenbrier East High School when he said Eric Trump called him and then handed over the phone to his father, President-elect Donald Trump.
The two spoke for about 15 minutes, according to Justice.
He said, ‘It’s high time two good . . .
If you've read them, you can probably skip this post. Here are the shorter versions of three day's worth of anti-Clinton editorials.
The shorter version: you must vote for Bill Cole for governor because Jim Justice is a Democrat and he might support Clinton. Sorry, Intelligencer, . . .
The WV governor's race
Four weeks ago, I highlighted an article from Politico which asked "Is West Virginia Holding America's Weirdest Election?" It's funny what distance does to perspective -- Politico's description of our governor's race doesn't seem to be as much of an overstatement as it did at the time.
In today's mail was an . . .