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Reading the weekend opinion sections

Mike Myer on marijuana and the "change everything" revolution

All of Sunday's column and half of Saturday's column is devoted to an attack upon the legislation that would permit the legalization of medical marijuana. In neither column is there any evidence. To make his case, Myer compares the growing use of medical . . .

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April 09, 2017

The subject is fake news (again)

Not knowing it when they see it

The West Virginia legislature and governor are still miles away from any budget agreement. Trump's health plan, which was given an editorial pass by our local "newspapers," didn't even get a vote from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by Obama, which the locals have . . .

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March 26, 2017

Reading the weekend opinion pieces

Saturday: Think Russian meddling in our elections is bad? Mike Myer explains the extent of their anti-fracking propaganda

Since this is another column attacking liberals (aren’t they all?), Myer starts by setting-up his usual straw-man:

Among some liberals, two contentions have become virtual articles of faith:
1. . . .

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January 16, 2017

2016 Wrap-up

Local Awards for 2016

Worst Editorial

Winner: "Shoe on Other Foot On ‘War on Women’"

The only thing that was truthful in this editorial were the first two sentences about the attempt to recognize World War II women pilots. The rest of the editorial contained one lie after another about the role played by . . .

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January 02, 2017

Trump and his cyber-bully pulpit

Mike Myer conveniently confuses the medium and the message

Today's Mike Myer's column in the Wheeling Intelligencer attacks his usual targets: liberals, progressives, and the media in defense of Donald Trump. It begins:

Strange, isn’t it, how a strategy used by an icon of progressivism suddenly has become idiotic and irresponsible in the eyes of many progressives?

. . .

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December 17, 2016

Hey, maybe there's something to be gained by beating that dead horse

Myer on flag burning

Halfway into today's column about flag burning on college campuses, the Intelligencer's Editor, Mike Myer, tells us that:

(F)lag burning is a protected form of free speech, under the First Amendment. That is right and proper. One thing that safeguards our freedom is our right to say just about anything, as long as it . . .

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December 03, 2016

A favorite emerges in the Dumbest Local Column Award

(with Nov 28 update)

I realize that we still have a month to go but what may be the likely winner has moved to the front in this year's battle for the Dumbest Local Column Award. Today's Mike Myer column, "Outsiders Just Don’t Get W.Va.," starts with a completely nonsensical premise and goes downhill from there.

It seems that Myer was . . .

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November 27, 2016

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