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Senator Manchin in the news

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, . . .

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March 29, 2017

Trump, coal and West Virginia

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 . . .

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March 04, 2017

Not covering then only partially-covering the immigration order

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 . . .

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January 30, 2017

The hypocrisy continues

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 . . .

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January 26, 2017

McKinley to head EPA?

Politico floats his trial balloon

One of my regular stops in looking for material for the blog is Politico's "Morning Energy" (or ME as it refers to itself). On a daily basis, the site carries relevant news as well as interesting rumors and gossip that deal with the politics of energy in the U.S. This morning's ME carried the following:

ME . . .

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November 18, 2016

Even if we assume that he will try, can Trump revive coal? (Part 2)

Last week's election would certainly suggest that experts can be wrong. That said, as I found last week when I first searched, it's hard to find economists who believe that the coming Trump administration can bring back the coal industry. Googling "Trump revive coal" yields lots of sources that use economic analysis -- . . .

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November 15, 2016

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