Yet another clueless editorial on sports betting
From Saturday morning’s editorial (“Get Integrity Plan in Place”) about West Virginia sports betting:
One defect in the Mountain State law is the absurdly low cut of proceeds from sports betting that will go to the state — a paltry 10 percent. Pennsylvania, one of the few other states with sports betting statutes in place, sets its rate at . . .
This goes way beyond the foxes guarding the hen house
Last Thursday, the Associated Press distributed the following story on a new federal board:
Trophy hunters pack Trump wildlife protection board
From the article:
Trophy hunters are packed on a new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos. That . . .
Is he deserving?
This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, "Repairing Damage to Coal Industry," heaps lots of praise on Representative David McKinley for his supposed work to make sure that the 45Q tax credit was included in the final budget:
McKinley, R-W.Va., is being given credit for much of the initiative that resulted in funding for . . .
Tombstones instead of monuments: black lung is back
From today’s New York Times:
Federal investigators this month identified the largest cluster of advanced black lung cases ever officially recorded.
More than 400 coal miners frequenting three clinics in southwestern Virginia between 2013 and 2017 were found to have complicated black lung . . .
Yes, it’s another Intelligencer editorial
The headline on this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial tells us:
Trump Clearly On ‘Dreamers’ Side
Really? How did the editorial conclude this?
He already has offered a measure that would allow 1.8 million of the dreamers and members of their immediate families to stay in the United States.
And the President, according to the . . .
Yes, it will be the fault of congressional liberals whose power far exceeds their numbers
Liberals are to blame: it’s an old Intelligencer argument. For example, readers may not know this but liberals intimidated the West Virginia's legislature (see here) back in 2016 and they also attempted to shut down the government earlier this year (here). Accordingly, if the government does shut down tomorrow, readers will need to forget . . .
Because it's always their fault
The straw man is back
From this morning’s editorial, “Pass Budget, Then Act on ‘Dreamers,’” in the Wheeling Intelligencer*:
Democratic leaders in Congress seem more interest in political grandstanding than in keeping essential government services available. Their demand regarding budget bills that need to be enacted by January 19 makes that . . .