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The local "newspapers" explain why Trump won't forget West Virginia

If you believe them, I've got a bridge in Benwood that I can sell you

For our local "newspapers," Tuesday was dedicated to selling Trump and the Republicans to the local readers. You couldn't miss it. The locals invested in a 600+ word, inconsequential , front-page article in both "newspapers"(taking up about one-half of the front-page news space) plus an afternoon editorial; both of . . .

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July 20, 2016

New Southwest Airlines commercial

Opening: Donald Trump's WWE entrance (including Queen's "We Are the Champions") to the Republican National Convention

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Clip 2: clip from speech by Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson

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Clip 3: clip from plagiarized section of Melania Trump's speech

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Final shot: Shelley . . .

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July 19, 2016

Trump and the Republicans

WV's elected Republicans at the Republican National Convention

As the Charleston Gazette-Mail noted this morning:

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will speak on the second night of the Republican National Convention next week, the event that will officially launch Donald Trump’s general election campaign for the . . .

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July 15, 2016

The gun control debate after Orlando

Wheeling "newspapers" ignore or distort the story

Today's biggest story

Judging from the AP's coverage and other news sources such as network and cable news outlets, it's not hard to conclude that gun control has become a major news story. That's probably true unless you depend upon Wheeling "newspapers" for your news coverage. For instance, here's a . . .

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June 16, 2016

WV's senators on national politics

Senator Capito

On Wednesday, Senator Capito was asked by CNN if she still supported Donald Trump for president. CNN reports:

West Virginia GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito told reporters she "strongly disagrees" with Trump's comments, but said she still backed him as the GOP nominee.

I wonder . . .

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June 10, 2016

The Trump candidacy and WV's senators

Joe Manchin, having watched the WV election results to see which way the wind blows, says that he could work with a President Trump

Politico recently did an article on how moderate Democrats, like WV's Joe Manchin, might deal with a President Trump:

Manchin, who represents a state in which Obama is very unpopular . . .

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June 02, 2016

WV polling and endorsements

Polling

Public Policy Polling released a new West Virginia poll yesterday. Here are some results and commentary from PPP:

Republican presidential

PPP's new West Virginia poll finds it's likely to just keep Donald Trump's recent streak of dominant victories right on going. Trump leads in the state . . .

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May 04, 2016

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