The Wheeling Alternative

It’s all Biden’s fault!

A look at today's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial page

Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial praises the American economy and its low unemployment rate which is currently 3.9%. It then contrasts this rate with 2020:

Three years ago, during the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation’s unemployment rate was 6.9%. Just six months earlier at the beginning of COVID-19, it was . . .

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December 01, 2023

Politicians as university presidents?

A look at Ohio's Bill Johnson and West Virginia's Robin Capehart

Bill Johnson

In yesterday’s Ohio Capitol Journal:

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November 29, 2023

Keeping up with WV’s Trump Party

Riley Moore (Congressional District 2 candidate)

Here’s Moore working as Trump’s hit man going after Trump’s perceived enemies on rightwing media:

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November 22, 2023

How others see us

PBS does Steubenville, Ohio

On Thursday evening, the PBS News Hour aired a ten minute segment on Steubenville, Ohio narrated by Judy Woodruff:

Steubenville, Ohio, was once a powerhouse of American manufacturing. But like many communities that depended on the steel industry, it has struggled to find its place in the modern economy as the country as a whole . . .

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November 19, 2023

Politicians running the university?

Doesn’t higher education have enough problems?

Congressman Bill Johnson to Youngstown State University?

Here is the front-page headline from this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer:

Johnson Offered Top Post At YSU

When I first saw the headline, I wondered who “Johnson” might be. Imagine my surprise when I read further -- it was local Ohio congressman . . .

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November 17, 2023

Updating the Justice/Mooney U.S. Senate battle

The candidates, a poll, and some thoughts on the WV Trump Party (with 11/16 Intelligencer update)

Representative Alex Mooney attends a rightwing conference in Paris, France

The conference

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson was originally supposed to be the headline speaker but . . .

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November 15, 2023

Cheap shot artist Riley Moore is at it again

WV’s treasurer and Republican congressional district 2 candidate attacks Senator Elizabeth Warren

Yesterday, Riley Moore attacked a tweet by Senator Elizabeth Warren:

Moore, however, says nothing about what Warren . . .

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November 08, 2023


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