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West Virginians still support Trump

A 60% approval rating (2nd highest in the nation)

West Virginia still has the 2nd highest approval rating for Trump among the states according to the Morning Consult’s monthly poll released yesterday. 60% of West Virginians approve while 33% disapprove. Wyoming was first at 63% and Alabama was third at 58%. Trump’s lowest approval rating was in Washington D.C. with 16% followed by Vermont at . . .

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February 07, 2019

I’m looking forward to the day when West Virginia will cease being “a canary in a coal mine”

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Today, a number of newspapers carried an Associated Press article* by their medical writer, Mike Stobbe:

As US life expectancy falls, West Virginia offers lessons

Writing from Madison, West Virginia, Stobbe begins:

If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West . . .

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December 18, 2018

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

What's the matter with West Virginia?

Trump voters and Obamacare

Yesterday's Wall Street Journal carried an article, "Trump Counties Would See Big Impact From Obamacare Repeal." In its analysis they found that the areas and types of voters that overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump have the most to lose.

When he campaigned for president, Donald Trump made repealing and replacing . . .

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December 20, 2016

Will the mass media ever present a balanced picture of West Virginians?

CNN's "The 'forgotten tribe' in West Virginia; why America's white working class feels left behind"

This five minute CNN story on West Virginia's McDowell County first aired two weeks ago.

I found it significant that the West Virginians in the video are part of a "tribe" . . .

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October 03, 2016

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 10

Tuesday's Intelligencer editorials

"Showing Disdain for 'Coal People'"

According to this morning's lead editorial Bill Clinton joked in Pennsylvania last week that the "coal people" in eastern Kentucky and West Virginian "don't like any of us anymore." The editorial goes on to tell us that "coal people" have . . .

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September 14, 2016

More on Capito, in-the-know West Virginians, and "the war on affordable electricity"

That didn't take long -- one day to be precise (see the last paragraph of the previous post). This morning's Intelligencer editorial is back to praising West Virginians for being smarter than everyone else and for fighting the good fight on the use of coal:

West Virginians were reminded Tuesday night of why, when it . . .

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July 21, 2016

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