More on the right-to-work challenge and Alpha Natural Resources
As teachers frequently remind students: "Please do your own work"
Did the WV legislature, in their rush (it was SB 1) to prove how anti-union they were, fail to change ALEC's right-to-work model legislation enough to make it constitutional? In the previous post I noted the AFL-CIO's decision to challenge the . . .
WV Supremes, right-to-work, and where (not) to retire
The race for the West Virginia Supreme Court
This morning's Grist (via Mother Jones) has a good article on West Virginia Supreme Court politics. Here's a sample: (Note - Grist notes that Bailey is a lawyer who has fought coal companies.)
The number of twists and turns in this contest have made the outcome anyone . . .
I'm sure that will not make him popular with anti-McGraw Republicans
As Time magazine and a number of other sources noted earlier today:
Donald Trump pulled out all the stops courting coal miners in West Virginia Thursday night, but he told them to skip voting in the primary.
“Now what I want you to do is save your vote,” Trump told the crowd in Charleston, West Virginia. “You know, you don’t . . .
Public Policy Polling released a new West Virginia poll yesterday. Here are some results and commentary from PPP:
PPP's new West Virginia poll finds it's likely to just keep Donald Trump's recent streak of dominant victories right on going. Trump leads in the state . . .
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Worse than Obama "death panels"
Here's the conclusion of the lead editorial, " Democrats Have Selves to Blame," in this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer that blames Democrats for the rise of Donald Trump:
It is those Democrats in the Senate who set the stage for Trump's rise. For all their criticism and condemnation of the Republican . . .
More on the mine closure
On most days I read the paper version of the morning Intelligencer and later look at the online edition of the afternoon News-Register. While the headlines may change, the stories are frequently the same.
The important story about the closing of the Powhatan No. 6 coal mine, first run in yesterday's News-Register and then . . .
As usual, it's all Obama's fault
The afternoon Wheeling News-Register is reporting that Murray Energy will close the No. 6 Powhatan mine in November:
Murray Energy Corp. spokesman Gary Broadbent this morning confirmed the Powhatan No. 6 Mine will close in November, likely leaving about 430 coal miners unemployed.
Powhatan No. 6 Mine, represented . . .