The Wheeling Alternative

All Categories: joe manchin(91) david mckinley(86) wheeling newspapers(84) donald trump(74) war on coal(71) shelley moore capito(67) trump presidency(64) wheeling intelligencer(60) mike myer(58) patrick morrisey(57) coal(57) hillary clinton(55) intelligencer editorial(54) wheeling intelligencer editorial(38) wheeling news-register editorial(37) climate change(36) murray energy(33) news-register editorial(31) wheeling news-register(31) obama(31) robert murray(30) anti-clinton bias(28) gun control(28) trump administration(25) trumpcare(25) jim justice(25) ogden newspaper bias(23) michael myer(23) fracking(22) town hall meetings(22) obamacare(21) don blankenship(21) ogden newspapers(21) wheeling newspaper biases(21) bill cole(20) evan jenkins(19) wv legislature(18) republican legislature(18) epa(17) intelligencer propaganda(16) wheeling newspaper ethics(14) sinclair broadcasting(14) wv politics(13) ryan ferns(13) intelligencer(13) mac warner(13) republican candidates(11) wheeling newspaper hypocrisy(11) wv drug problems(11) charleston gazette-mail(11) wv supreme court judges(11) republican tax reform(11) ogden favorite(11) wv teachers(11) koch(10) umwa(10) gordon gee(10) ogden newspaper hypocricy(10) ethical journalism(10) wv governor race(10) natural gas(9) west virginians(9) fox news(9) john oliver(9) racism(9) alternative energy(9) fair and balanced(9) right-to-work(9) blankenship trial(8) it's all obama's fault(8) murray coal(8) kendra fershee(8) morrisey(8) renewables(8) bernie sanders(8) wtov(8) republican presidential candidates(8) 2018 wv senate race(8) republicans vs. democrats(7) pittsburgh pirates(7) china and west virginia(7) newspapers on the cheap(7) coal ash(7) john kasich(7) electricity costs(7) 2018 wv senatorial election(7) doug reynolds(7) obamacare replacement(7) alpha natural resources(7) mountaintop removal(7) yesterday's news tomorrow(7) vendetta(7) polls(7) clean coal(6) jeff kessler(6) fact checking(6) brett kavanaugh(6) news on the cheap(6) clean power plan(6) trump border wall(6) fox guarding hen house(6) u.s. energy policy(6) intelligencer headlines(6) western coal(6) medicaid(6) west virginia university(6) west virginia legislature(6) bill johnson(6) astroturf(6) west virginia state government(5) bob nutting(5) liberals(5) sports betting(5) wv taxes(5) deathmatch(5) robin capehart(5) worst editorial of the year award(5) religious freedom bill(5) dumbest editorial award(5) global warming(5) republican senatorial primary(5) brent benjamin(5) wheeling newspaper hypocricy(5) teacher unions(5) trump criticism(5) money in politics(5) wv stereotype(5) misleading headlines(5) discrimination(5) education(5) political correctness(4) scott pruitt(4) blood on the mountain(4) coal wars(4) republican national convention(4) nobel peace prize(4) scalia replacement(4) wtrf(4) trump budget(4) coal propaganda(4) appalachian sterotype(4) fake news(4) peabody energy(4) capito(4) ryan weld(4) betsy devos(4) darrell mcgraw(4) immigration(4) west liberty university(4) pro-trump coverage(4) wv jobs(4) russians and trump(4) iran(4) democratic presidential candidates(4) drugs(4) intelligencer hypocrisy(4) mckinley(4) rob portman(4) mueller investigation(4) steven allen adams(3) wv aclu(3) west virginia's future(3) severance tax(3) west virginia economy(3) the onion(3) pope francis(3) charlottesville(3) trump(3) climate change polls(3) ogden self-promotion(3) wilbur ross(3) jeff sessions(3) west virginia republican party(3) andrew wheeler(3) imperial president(3) executive action(3) west virginia 2017 budget(3) patrick buchanan(3) dreamers(3) william ihlenfeld(3) full disclosure(3) budget cuts to social programs(3) abortion(3) community newspaper(3) most unethical editorial award(3) mitch mcconnell(3) msha(3) ted cruz(3) plagiarism(3) bethesda(3) wv education(3) umw(3) breitbart(3) opioids(3) iraq(3) little blue run(3) wv republicans(3) medicare(3) wv flooding(3) concealed carry(3) david zatezalo(3) vouchers(2) north korea(2) planned parenthood(2) water quality(2) the iraq war(2) west virginia history(2) wheeling new-register editorial(2) united mine workers(2) political cartoons(2) pittsburgh post-gazette(2) popular posts(2) alt right(2) huckabee(2) alec(2) mass media(2) michael flynn(2) cults(2) civility(2) james van nostrand(2) 2017 summer recess(2) epipen(2) benghazi(2) tariffs(2) charter schools(2) west virginia stereotype(2) worst article of the year award(2) hilary clinton(2) anti-muslim attacks(2) booth goodwin(2) secretary of education(2) ken ward jr(2) integrity fee(2) miners protection act(2) james comey(2) charleston gazette(2) american chemical council(2) pro-trump bias(2) associated press(2) freedom of speech(2) wv mining disasters(2) 2019 government shutdown(2) sexual harassment(2) ferc(2) miner retirement(2) concern trolling(2) west virginia health care(2) tpp(2) nra(2) kellyanne conway(2) trump tv(2) omnibus funding bill(2) wv public broadcasting(2) self-disclosure(1) coal company bankruptcy(1) wv business climate(1) mccarthyism(1) al gore(1) tax foundation(1) ultra-liberals(1) wheeling jesuit university(1) rounding up the usual suspects(1) roy moore(1) radical islam(1) superdelegates(1) jared kushner(1) martin luther king(1) john conyers(1) mark curtis(1) pelosi quote(1) clean water bill(1) coal companies(1) wvu(1) franking(1) trump foundation(1) ogden stenography(1) bishop bransfield(1) mepco(1) west virginia wilder(1) cyberbullying(1) solar energy(1) jeb bush(1) atlantic coast pipeline(1) stephen bannon(1) roseanne barr(1) environmental films(1) test scores(1) gary cohn(1) epa pr(1) aclu(1) net neutrality(1) charleston(1) blame obama(1) mercatus center(1) first energy(1) mike pence(1) automation(1) richard ojeda(1) paul manafort(1) alternate facts(1) terrorism(1) investment in coal(1) wheeling police(1) pat buchanan(1) local news(1) michael cohen(1) heather bresch(1) sherrod brown(1) coal subsidies(1) rewriting history(1) black lung(1) rush limbaugh(1) ethane storage(1) trump stuff you can't make up(1) obama white house(1) poverty porn(1) ohio state(1) baseball on the cheap(1) poverty(1) biased research(1) liberal blame(1) anti-semitism(1) bluefield state college(1) 2018 elections(1) conflict of interest(1) rex tillerson(1) chip(1) gazette-mail bankruptcy(1) dumbest column award(1) 2017 wrap-up(1) flint(1) veterans(1) freudian slip(1) social security(1) ogden bias(1) hurricane harvey(1) john prine(1) covington(1) wv employers(1) robert byrd(1) benwood bridge(1) school shootings(1) city of wheeling(1) patriot coal(1) 2017 awards(1) little blue(1) ogden online poll(1) erickson(1) blogging(1) bill clinton(1) exxon(1) internet service provider(1) due process(1) 2018 awards(1) paula swearengin(1) mountain valley pipeline(1) mike folk(1) wheeling hospital(1) rant(1) bipartisanship(1) new media(1) cnbc survey(1) blake farenhold(1) kathleen hartnett-white(1) tyler county(1) paris agreement(1) buffalo creek(1) cybersecurity(1) federal budget(1) michelle malkin(1) patricia rucker(1) national debt(1) election security(1) public access(1) lng(1) americans for prosperity(1) trump supporters(1) wv unemployment(1) stereotypes(1) obama's fault(1) cbo(1) conspiracy theories(1) keystone pipeline(1) football culture wars(1) death of newspaper(1) pat mcgeehan(1) barry goldwater(1) stream protection rule(1) 2017 favorites(1) gil white(1) wv board of education(1) wv democratic party(1) air travel(1) chris regan(1) teach for america(1) rick perry(1) jim lees(1) a charlie brown christmas(1) comments(1) canary in the coal mine(1) tim armstead(1) worst editorial of 2019(1) flag burning(1) voter suppression(1) boris epshteyn(1) ilhan omar(1) local sports coverage(1) lgbt(1) wind energy(1) low-information voter(1) fake editorial(1) aarp(1) single payer(1) ohio politics(1) refugee crisis(1) casey junkins(1) hurricane matthew(1) voter id(1) fcc(1) eric porterfield(1) beth walker(1) 2018 budget(1) sec(1) ethics committee(1) ogden national debt editorial(1) alaska(1) metronews poll(1) millennials(1) ethics(1) grassroots leadership academy(1) national education association(1) events(1) move(1) sexual assault(1) tax rates(1) medical marijuana(1) china(1) climate change denier(1) media ethics(1) u.s. deficit(1) riley moore(1) sierra club(1) trump twitter(1) plastic bags(1) democratic party(1) vawa(1) jim jordan(1) main studio rule(1) heroin(1) beto o rourke(1) media matters(1) super pac(1) third-party candidates(1) self-promotion(1) 2020 democratic presidential candidates(1) jack yost(1) home

Reading the Sunday opinion section

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 . . .

Read More

May 14, 2017

Covering the WV budget crisis 1

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 . . .

Read More

February 10, 2017

Coal news

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

Fang writes:

A LOBBYIST FOR a utility company that heavily relies on coal-fueled power . . .

Read More

January 27, 2017

Odds and ends from around the Web

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 . . .

Read More

November 25, 2016

The shorter version of recent local editorials about Clinton and the Democrats

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.

Saturday

"Voting for Trump Is Not Enough"

The shorter version: you must vote for Bill Cole for governor because Jim Justice is a Democrat and he might support . . .

Read More

October 31, 2016

More than "weird"

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 . . .

Read More

October 28, 2016

Third party candidates in West Virginia

Is the system rigged against them?

I realize that when the results are not what we hoped, we sometimes rationalize by suggesting that the system is "rigged." Earlier today I reread my posts on the gubernatorial debates in West Virginia. I was once again struck by how both the Democratic and Republican candidates seem to be totally clueless to all of the changes that . . .

Read More

October 26, 2016

Archive

All Categories: joe manchin(91) david mckinley(86) wheeling newspapers(84) donald trump(74) war on coal(71) shelley moore capito(67) trump presidency(64) wheeling intelligencer(60) mike myer(58) patrick morrisey(57) coal(57) hillary clinton(55) intelligencer editorial(54) wheeling intelligencer editorial(38) wheeling news-register editorial(37) climate change(36) murray energy(33) news-register editorial(31) wheeling news-register(31) obama(31) robert murray(30) anti-clinton bias(28) gun control(28) trump administration(25) trumpcare(25) jim justice(25) ogden newspaper bias(23) michael myer(23) fracking(22) town hall meetings(22) obamacare(21) don blankenship(21) ogden newspapers(21) wheeling newspaper biases(21) bill cole(20) evan jenkins(19) wv legislature(18) republican legislature(18) epa(17) intelligencer propaganda(16) wheeling newspaper ethics(14) sinclair broadcasting(14) wv politics(13) ryan ferns(13) intelligencer(13) mac warner(13) republican candidates(11) wheeling newspaper hypocrisy(11) wv drug problems(11) charleston gazette-mail(11) wv supreme court judges(11) republican tax reform(11) ogden favorite(11) wv teachers(11) koch(10) umwa(10) gordon gee(10) ogden newspaper hypocricy(10) ethical journalism(10) wv governor race(10) natural gas(9) west virginians(9) fox news(9) john oliver(9) racism(9) alternative energy(9) fair and balanced(9) right-to-work(9) blankenship trial(8) it's all obama's fault(8) murray coal(8) kendra fershee(8) morrisey(8) renewables(8) bernie sanders(8) wtov(8) republican presidential candidates(8) 2018 wv senate race(8) republicans vs. democrats(7) pittsburgh pirates(7) china and west virginia(7) newspapers on the cheap(7) coal ash(7) john kasich(7) electricity costs(7) 2018 wv senatorial election(7) doug reynolds(7) obamacare replacement(7) alpha natural resources(7) mountaintop removal(7) yesterday's news tomorrow(7) vendetta(7) polls(7) clean coal(6) jeff kessler(6) fact checking(6) brett kavanaugh(6) news on the cheap(6) clean power plan(6) trump border wall(6) fox guarding hen house(6) u.s. energy policy(6) intelligencer headlines(6) western coal(6) medicaid(6) west virginia university(6) west virginia legislature(6) bill johnson(6) astroturf(6) west virginia state government(5) bob nutting(5) liberals(5) sports betting(5) wv taxes(5) deathmatch(5) robin capehart(5) worst editorial of the year award(5) religious freedom bill(5) dumbest editorial award(5) global warming(5) republican senatorial primary(5) brent benjamin(5) wheeling newspaper hypocricy(5) teacher unions(5) trump criticism(5) money in politics(5) wv stereotype(5) misleading headlines(5) discrimination(5) education(5) political correctness(4) scott pruitt(4) blood on the mountain(4) coal wars(4) republican national convention(4) nobel peace prize(4) scalia replacement(4) wtrf(4) trump budget(4) coal propaganda(4) appalachian sterotype(4) fake news(4) peabody energy(4) capito(4) ryan weld(4) betsy devos(4) darrell mcgraw(4) immigration(4) west liberty university(4) pro-trump coverage(4) wv jobs(4) russians and trump(4) iran(4) democratic presidential candidates(4) drugs(4) intelligencer hypocrisy(4) mckinley(4) rob portman(4) mueller investigation(4) steven allen adams(3) wv aclu(3) west virginia's future(3) severance tax(3) west virginia economy(3) the onion(3) pope francis(3) charlottesville(3) trump(3) climate change polls(3) ogden self-promotion(3) wilbur ross(3) jeff sessions(3) west virginia republican party(3) andrew wheeler(3) imperial president(3) executive action(3) west virginia 2017 budget(3) patrick buchanan(3) dreamers(3) william ihlenfeld(3) full disclosure(3) budget cuts to social programs(3) abortion(3) community newspaper(3) most unethical editorial award(3) mitch mcconnell(3) msha(3) ted cruz(3) plagiarism(3) bethesda(3) wv education(3) umw(3) breitbart(3) opioids(3) iraq(3) little blue run(3) wv republicans(3) medicare(3) wv flooding(3) concealed carry(3) david zatezalo(3) vouchers(2) north korea(2) planned parenthood(2) water quality(2) the iraq war(2) west virginia history(2) wheeling new-register editorial(2) united mine workers(2) political cartoons(2) pittsburgh post-gazette(2) popular posts(2) alt right(2) huckabee(2) alec(2) mass media(2) michael flynn(2) cults(2) civility(2) james van nostrand(2) 2017 summer recess(2) epipen(2) benghazi(2) tariffs(2) charter schools(2) west virginia stereotype(2) worst article of the year award(2) hilary clinton(2) anti-muslim attacks(2) booth goodwin(2) secretary of education(2) ken ward jr(2) integrity fee(2) miners protection act(2) james comey(2) charleston gazette(2) american chemical council(2) pro-trump bias(2) associated press(2) freedom of speech(2) wv mining disasters(2) 2019 government shutdown(2) sexual harassment(2) ferc(2) miner retirement(2) concern trolling(2) west virginia health care(2) tpp(2) nra(2) kellyanne conway(2) trump tv(2) omnibus funding bill(2) wv public broadcasting(2) self-disclosure(1) coal company bankruptcy(1) wv business climate(1) mccarthyism(1) al gore(1) tax foundation(1) ultra-liberals(1) wheeling jesuit university(1) rounding up the usual suspects(1) roy moore(1) radical islam(1) superdelegates(1) jared kushner(1) martin luther king(1) john conyers(1) mark curtis(1) pelosi quote(1) clean water bill(1) coal companies(1) wvu(1) franking(1) trump foundation(1) ogden stenography(1) bishop bransfield(1) mepco(1) west virginia wilder(1) cyberbullying(1) solar energy(1) jeb bush(1) atlantic coast pipeline(1) stephen bannon(1) roseanne barr(1) environmental films(1) test scores(1) gary cohn(1) epa pr(1) aclu(1) net neutrality(1) charleston(1) blame obama(1) mercatus center(1) first energy(1) mike pence(1) automation(1) richard ojeda(1) paul manafort(1) alternate facts(1) terrorism(1) investment in coal(1) wheeling police(1) pat buchanan(1) local news(1) michael cohen(1) heather bresch(1) sherrod brown(1) coal subsidies(1) rewriting history(1) black lung(1) rush limbaugh(1) ethane storage(1) trump stuff you can't make up(1) obama white house(1) poverty porn(1) ohio state(1) baseball on the cheap(1) poverty(1) biased research(1) liberal blame(1) anti-semitism(1) bluefield state college(1) 2018 elections(1) conflict of interest(1) rex tillerson(1) chip(1) gazette-mail bankruptcy(1) dumbest column award(1) 2017 wrap-up(1) flint(1) veterans(1) freudian slip(1) social security(1) ogden bias(1) hurricane harvey(1) john prine(1) covington(1) wv employers(1) robert byrd(1) benwood bridge(1) school shootings(1) city of wheeling(1) patriot coal(1) 2017 awards(1) little blue(1) ogden online poll(1) erickson(1) blogging(1) bill clinton(1) exxon(1) internet service provider(1) due process(1) 2018 awards(1) paula swearengin(1) mountain valley pipeline(1) mike folk(1) wheeling hospital(1) rant(1) bipartisanship(1) new media(1) cnbc survey(1) blake farenhold(1) kathleen hartnett-white(1) tyler county(1) paris agreement(1) buffalo creek(1) cybersecurity(1) federal budget(1) michelle malkin(1) patricia rucker(1) national debt(1) election security(1) public access(1) lng(1) americans for prosperity(1) trump supporters(1) wv unemployment(1) stereotypes(1) obama's fault(1) cbo(1) conspiracy theories(1) keystone pipeline(1) football culture wars(1) death of newspaper(1) pat mcgeehan(1) barry goldwater(1) stream protection rule(1) 2017 favorites(1) gil white(1) wv board of education(1) wv democratic party(1) air travel(1) chris regan(1) teach for america(1) rick perry(1) jim lees(1) a charlie brown christmas(1) comments(1) canary in the coal mine(1) tim armstead(1) worst editorial of 2019(1) flag burning(1) voter suppression(1) boris epshteyn(1) ilhan omar(1) local sports coverage(1) lgbt(1) wind energy(1) low-information voter(1) fake editorial(1) aarp(1) single payer(1) ohio politics(1) refugee crisis(1) casey junkins(1) hurricane matthew(1) voter id(1) fcc(1) eric porterfield(1) beth walker(1) 2018 budget(1) sec(1) ethics committee(1) ogden national debt editorial(1) alaska(1) metronews poll(1) millennials(1) ethics(1) grassroots leadership academy(1) national education association(1) events(1) move(1) sexual assault(1) tax rates(1) medical marijuana(1) china(1) climate change denier(1) media ethics(1) u.s. deficit(1) riley moore(1) sierra club(1) trump twitter(1) plastic bags(1) democratic party(1) vawa(1) jim jordan(1) main studio rule(1) heroin(1) beto o rourke(1) media matters(1) super pac(1) third-party candidates(1) self-promotion(1) 2020 democratic presidential candidates(1) jack yost(1) home