A look at Ogden's “Best of the Ohio Valley Award”
Is it an accurate reading of who are the best businesses in the Ohio Valley or another revenue-generating promotion from our local Ogden newspapers?
The largest headline on the front page of today’s Wheeling Intelligencer’s tells us:
Simply The Best
As the subheading explains:
Readers Choose The Best Of The Ohio Valley
Yes, it’s time for the results of Ogden’s annual reader survey of Ohio Valley businesses. As the article explains, . . .
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Trump’s speech: reactions from Jim Justice, Alex Mooney, the WV GOP, and the Murdoch empire
From West Virginia’s governor, Jim Justice
"I don't know how in the world you could watch that and not be impressed...What a masterful job he did last night." -- Gov. Justice, commenting on Donald Trump's announcement for the presidency.— Phil Kabler (@PhilKabler) November 16, 2022
Alex Mooney. . .
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That didn't take long!
And bonus coverage: from my first Alex Mooney post
Will you support my race for U.S. Senate today? West Virginia needs a strong conservative who will fight for our shared values! https://t.co/vWkMIm73h7— Alex Mooney (@MooneyforWV) November 15, 2022
Sorry, Alex, I won't.
Here is an oldie-but-goodie: from my first Alex Mooney post on October 19, . . .
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Some thoughts on the election and its aftermath
Alex Mooney’s victory
I was not impressed. He defeated the Democratic candidate, Barry Wendell by 31%. (For comparison, David McKinley defeated Natalie Cline by 38% in 2020.) Wendell received next-to-no support - financial or otherwise, from the Democratic Party and very little coverage by West Virginia media. Mooney did no . . .
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Reading the local Ogden papers on the day after election day
Four Republican constitutional amendments lose and this is their top story?
What was today’s top story in Wheeling, West Virginia? I think most readers who follow local and state politics would quickly answer “the defeat of all four proposed amendments to the West Virginia Constitution.” Why? For starters, the amendments were the handiwork of the West Virginia GOP which pitched hard for their adoption:
Your . . .
Finally getting national attention: On Saturday, the NY Times discussed the increasing partisanship of state secretaries of state in what is supposed to be a non-partisan job
And guess who is featured?
From Saturday's New York Times:
The article begins with WV Secretary of State Mac Warner’s early praise from his fellow state secretaries. It then explains how that has changed since the 2020 presidential election:
But some of them have been more reluctant to praise him since December 2020, when he climbed . . .
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What's Senator Manchin been up to?
Senator Joe says the quiet part out loud
The headline from yesterday’s Business Insider:
Joe Manchin tells CEOs it's 'foolish' for them to give money to political candidates while 'asking nothing in return'
From the article’s bullet point summary:
• Democratic Sen. Joe . . .