Trump comes to Wheeling
Saturday's speech in Wheeling -- pure Trump
Trump started his Saturday night speech with some coherence: he discussed the "booming" national and West Virginia economies:
Our economy is booming like never before. Remember, I told you. And by the way, your state is booming like never before. Poverty is . . .
Not when we have editorials cheering the Trump administration's rollback of pollution controls
The Associated Press has published an article and map detailing the EPA analysis of the health effects of President Trump's rollback of Obama's EPA standards. Here's their conclusion:
An EPA analysis says those pollutants would increase under Trump’s plan, when compared to what would happen under the Obama . . .
Here is the sub-heading for today’s New York Times’ fact check of yesterday's Trump speech in Charleston:
President Trump claimed that coal was “indestructible,” that West Virginia had one of the strongest state economies and that the U.S. was the “cleanest country in the planet.” None of that was true.
The . . .
A News-Register editorial tells us that Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament has the same power to incite violence as Donald Trump
Here is the poster that was used by Pearl Jam to advertise their concert in Missoula, Montana earlier this week:
Republicans and one of our local . . .
At the end of April, local editor Mike Myer devoted his Sunday column to racism arguing that we needed to find "a solution to bigotry." I reacted by doing a blog post that began:
Sunday morning's Mike Myer column, “Let’s Find A Solution To Bigotry,” made a number of points about racism. After giving a personal . . .
The Boston Globe wants newspapers on Thursday to editorially respond to President Trump’s attacks upon the news media
What will our local Ogden papers do?
From CNN Media:
The Boston Globe has been contacting newspaper editorial boards and proposing a "coordinated response" to President Trump's escalating "enemy of the people" rhetoric.
"We propose to publish an editorial on August 16 on the dangers of the administration's assault on the press . . .
The New York Times, Newsweek, and WTOV covered this; local Ogden papers did not
Yesterday, Belmont County Republican Party Chairman Chris Gagin tweeted the following after President Trump's news conference with Putin:
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I remain a proud conservative and Republican, but I resigned today as Belmont Co Ohio GOP Chairman. I did so as a matter of conscience, and my sense of duty.— Chris Gagin (@cgagin) July 16, 2018