The Wheeling Alternative

What’s Joe Manchin been doing as Democrats consider presidential candidates?

Doing a town hall at the University of Charleston

Yesterday, Manchin spoke at a town hall about a variety of subjects. On his impeachment vote, Manchin explained his reasoning:

On the subject of impeachment, Manchin said he made his decision to vote to convict Trump after listening to Alan Dershowitz, the . . .

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February 22, 2020

Lowlights from this week’s Wheeling Intelligencer

Intelligencer breaks its own one-day record for most PR releases passing as news stories

On Monday of this week, the front “news” section of the Wheeling Intelligencer published six public relations releases disguised as news reports. Three of them were from West Virginia University, and there was one each from a local realtor, . . .

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February 21, 2020

Now that the Trump Administration has become “the swamp,” Ogden Newspapers have gone silent

The top-of-the-page headline featured this morning in major national newspapers was yesterday’s pardons by President Trump. Typical was the Washington Post’s:

Trump grants clemency to high profile names

Similarly, here is the AP story that made it into 2,300 news sources:

11 big and not-so-big names . . .

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February 19, 2020

Two 24/7 Wall St surveys on retiring in West Virginia

Yesterday, 24/7 Wall St, which does surveys on a number of economic topics, released a new survey:

The Best (And Worst) States for Older Americans, Ranked

Here is there methodology:

Using data from sources including the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 24/7 Wall . . .

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February 18, 2020

Breaking news: WV Senate reaches 21st century

Passes state's first solar bill

From the Associated Press:

The West Virginia Senate on Friday passed a bill encouraging power companies to use solar energy in a bid to lure businesses to the state. But they’re making it clear that they don’t want the coal industry to feel left out.

The proposal, which would create a regulatory program for utilities to use . . .

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February 15, 2020

Senator Capito joins the “he’ll learn from this” cult

She then rationalizes and enables Trump's behavior: “he is who he is"

Yesterday, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito was quoted in an article by Business Insider on whether President Trump has learned any lessons from his impeachment. Capito’s response was like those of a number of Republican senators:

"I think he's learned that he has to be maybe a little more judicious and . . .

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February 14, 2020

Today, most of the nation read about the growth of Trump’s executive power

Not so in Wheeling -- we learned about the Democratic Party’s radicalism

National papers

This morning, the front-page headlines at major American newspaper featured at Kiosko.net covered the concerns over President Trump’s actions in the Roger Stone case and his continuing abuse of power. For example:

The Washington Post:

Trump tests limits of executive power in settling scores

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February 13, 2020

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