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Old columns, plagiarism, and Astroturf from a Koch group

Reading the Sunday opinion section

You’re still reading outdated opinions

Last Sunday I wrote a post about how badly outdated the columns and opinion pieces were in that day’s Wheeling News-Register opinion section: a date check of when the columns first appeared revealed that half of the columns were at least a week old. Out of curiosity, I examined today’s . . .

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November 26, 2017

News-Register editorial: critics of the Republican tax packages are “nitpicking”

The tax plans are “bait-and-switch” but our local papers will find ways to defend them

From this morning's Washington Post:

Congressional Republicans have implanted nearly 50 expiring provisions in their tax-cut bills that, if left unaddressed, would transform what Republicans promised would be middle-class tax relief into a law that raises taxes for tens of millions of Americans.

More than 80 percent of . . .

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November 23, 2017

Not too hypocritical

Wheeling “newspapers” and our congressional representative on the CBO and the national debt

The local "newspapers"

Wikipedia describes the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) as

a federal agency within the legislative branch of the United States government that provides budget and economic information to Congress.

As it and other sources point out, it's nonpartisan as it reviews the . . .

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November 21, 2017

McKinley explains his vote supporting the Republican tax plan

Despite the damage the plan will do to the citizens of his congressional district, the representative stays close to the Republican script

Representative David McKinley via MetroNews:

“We have a clear choice here: do we allow the status quo to continue, which only benefits the wealthy and politically connected?” he said in a release. “Or do we allow the process to continue and fight to ensure the final version is the best deal possible for the middle class and . . .

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November 17, 2017

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