Reading the morning Intelligencer
A short reader quiz for regular readers of Wheeling "newspapers"
The government needs a spending bill by the end of the week to prevent a shutdown. The Republicans control both the Senate and the House of Representatives. According to an editorial in this morning's Intelligencer, who should we blame if the government must shut . . .
What image comes to mind when you hear the words "public lands"?
As the Huffington Post noted yesterday, it's probably something like this?
That was the photo used on the front page of the United States Bureau of Land Management until Wednesday. Here's what you'll find today:
Yes, that's a large seam of Wyoming coal. To explain the change, the Huffington Post quotes a spokesperson from . . .
It is? Who won?
Yesterday's West Virginia Record headlined McKinley's words praising President Trump's signing of an executive order rolling back the regulating of carbon emissions. The article also highlights yet another stream of promises from the president:
We're going to have clean coal, really clean coal. With today's executive . . .
The NY Times discusses the Trump presidency and Manchin's role
Sunday's New York Times Magazine featured a long article by Robert Draper, "Trump vs. Congress: Now What?" In the article Draper discussed the role that the West Virginia senator might play:
The Senate Democrat who, to outward appearances, seems closest to Trump . . .
Paul Krugman looks at the larger question: why are we so fixated on coal jobs?
Earlier this week economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman columnist had an excellent post about the Trump presidency and the future of coal. His starting point was the president's major address in which he once again promised to bring back coal jobs. As Krugman notes, that's not going to happen:
He is not, of course, . . .
The locals pursue their pro-Trump agenda
Sunday -- ignoring the story
President Trump's immigration order became a major news story on Saturday evening. Here's an Associated Press dispatch at 6:40 PM that evening:
A U.S. federal law enforcement official says any non-U.S. citizen from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen is now barred from entering the United . . .
Silence from the Wheeling "newspapers" on Trump's use of executive orders
Readers of Ogden "newspapers" saw them on a regular basis -- editorials and Mike Myer columns that told us how terrible President Obama (our "imperial president") was for issuing executive orders. For example, from an October editorial:
President Barack Obama is notorious for using executive orders and other unilateral . . .