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The local Sunday columns

Charlie Chaplin and bonus points for enthusiasm?

Sunday's Mike Myer column puts him in the lead for the annual "Dumbest Column of the Year Award"

When you have no proof, just make it up. Myer makes the following assertion early in the column after briefly discussing the Charlie Chaplin movie, The Great Dictator:

Some of the very same people who put Chaplin on a pedestal . . .

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September 25, 2017

Where did the 100,000 jobs and the $36 billion investment figures come from?

Despite what Wheeling's papers tell you, it wasn't a WVU study

On Wednesday, the top-of-the-front-page headline in both Wheeling papers highlighted what looked to be an important story for the Ohio Valley:

Ethane Storage Could Bring 100,000 Jobs

The sub-headline further explained:

WVU study looks at possible $36B investment

And here is the story's lead paragraph about a just-released WVU study: . . .

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September 02, 2017

Defending the President

Mike Myer gets his marching orders (with 8/20 update)

Earlier in week, Molly Ball who writes for The Atlantic, received a copy of the Republican talking points following President Trump's news conference about Charlottesville. She explained:

Every day, the White House communications office sends official talking points to Republican members of Congress. These communiqués help the GOP stay . . .

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August 19, 2017

Mike Myer explains Charlottesville

From today's Mike Myer column, "Being Selectively Correct," in the Wheeling News-Register:

Not discussed in his column:

  • the racist statements and violence by the white supremacists

  • the president's previous rhetoric that may have encouraged violence by some of the rally's supporters

  • the president's rhetoric after the . . .

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August 13, 2017

The Saturday Myer column: explaining recent West Virginia politics and a few words on western coal

The Governor switches parties

Local editor and weekend columnist Mike Myer devoted most of today's column to analyzing our governor's decision to switch parties. His conclusion:

During the past week, I’ve heard any number of speculations on why Justice switched parties (again). But the self-interest angle makes the most sense.

Oh, . . .

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August 12, 2017

Drinking the Kool-Aid

Poll numbers, swamp definitions, and hypocrisy

Myer reads the polls

Today's Mike Myer's column asks the question:

"Will Trump's Strategy Work?"

After reviewing November's election results, Myer wants to comment upon Trump's favorable and unfavorable approval ratings. To that end, he quotes statistics from Real Clear Politics which regularly averages . . .

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August 05, 2017

Reading the Sunday opinion section

Getting behind Trump

Draining the swamp

Mike Myer becomes a Trump true-believer

Today's Mike Myer column, "Fear Real For Swamp Critters," is about defending Trump and to that end, he wants to talk about Trump's efforts to "drain the swamp":

Both Republican and Democrat leaders first underestimated Trump, then grew desperate to stop . . .

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July 23, 2017

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