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Time for a reality check: an Intelligencer editorial about who's to blame for a government shutdown

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 . . .

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January 18, 2018

Yet another Ogden editorial that tells us "it's the Democrats' fault"

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 . . .

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January 05, 2018

If you think that the editorials you read in local Ogden newspapers are all written locally, think again

Fake local editorials

If you google “editorial definition” you’ll probably see something similar to the one I found at dictionary.com:

an article in a newspaper or other periodical or on a website presenting the opinion of the publisher, writer, or editor.

That seems accurate. I was reminded of the word's definition as I read an . . .

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January 03, 2018

Some thoughts on Ogden national debt editorial #2 in what is certain to be a long-running series

The Intelligencer tells us that they expressed concern about the debt even as it was debated (and they lie about editorial #1 to prove it)

Here are the first three paragraphs from this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, “Spending Control is Missing in D.C.”:

As members of Congress were debating a massive tax reform bill last month, many critics were vociferous in saying they just could not vote for it for one reason: The measure will increase the national . . .

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January 02, 2018

The straw men are back

The locals defend the Republican tax plan

A majority of Americans disapprove of the Republican tax plan. Polling on the various plans has been relatively consistent and today's Monmouth Poll is yet another example:

Americans disapprove of the tax reform plan currently making its way through Congress by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. Half the public believe their own taxes . . .

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December 18, 2017

Today we saw the first of what will be many local editorials about the national debt

Now I understand: the $1 trillion+ deficit increase in the Republican tax reform packages is a feature and not a bug

I should have seen this coming. When Republicans (and their defenders like our local “newspapers”) were asked about the huge deficits that would occur with the Republican tax reforms, they either pointed to how the cuts would pay for themselves (which economists said would not happen) or they ignored it as our local papers often did. (In . . .

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December 04, 2017

“We recognize a responsibility to provide leadership through editorials and commentary”

How about an editorial on Kathy Griffin?

The quotation in my headline is from a self-aggrandizing Wheeling Intelligencer editorial this past August. And for readers outside the Wheeling area, I’m not making this up -- one of the editorials in today’s Wheeling Intelligencer is about comedian Kathy Griffin. (I guess there was nothing new on any of the Clinton email/Benghazi/uranium . . .

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November 24, 2017

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