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Senator Joe

Still a Democrat but looking a lot like a Republican

As the Trump administration is about to begin, West Virginia Democratic senator Joe Manchin continues to give the appearance that he's really a Republican. For example, while he has supported not eliminating Obamacare, that's because a replacement is not in place. He's also been willing to work with Republicans on that . . .

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January 17, 2017

Reading the weekend opinion pieces

Saturday: Think Russian meddling in our elections is bad? Mike Myer explains the extent of their anti-fracking propaganda

Since this is another column attacking liberals (aren’t they all?), Myer starts by setting-up his usual straw-man:

Among some liberals, two contentions have become virtual articles of faith:
1. . . .

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January 16, 2017

What's DINO Joe been doing?

Obamacare

While WV Democratic senator Joe Manchin last night voted with the Democrats against the adoption of the budget resolution to repeal Obamacare, he continues to look and act like a Republican. For example, Politico reported two hours ago that he wants to help the Republicans "repair" Obamacare:

West . . .

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January 12, 2017

Yet another Murray Energy press release posing as news (with evening update)

At the top of this morning's front page is the story:

Judge: EPA Must Identify Coal Job Losses

by energy propagandist and sometimes reporter, Casey Junkins. As he did two months ago, Junkins has rewritten a Murray Energy press release and local Ogden newspapers then call it news.

As with the November . . .

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January 12, 2017

The Trump Cabinet 1

Tillerson and Senator Manchin

Looks like Exxon won the election

Hearings will begin for Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state tomorrow and according to today's Politico, Democrats will be pushing Tillerson on climate change. Timed appropriately, the Center for American Progress (a liberal think tank) released a report today on the possible financial gains . . .

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January 10, 2017

Reading the Sunday Opinion Section

Plastics

In The Graduate (1967) Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) gets advice from a friend of the family: "I want to say one word to you. Just one word. . . . Plastics." I thought of the movie as I read Friday morning's Intelligencer front page. You may have been as stunned as I was that the top story was

Ohio . . .

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January 08, 2017

Congressman gets a pass from the "locals"

How difficult would it have been to ask McKinley how he voted?

Representative David McKinley frequently makes it into the pages of our local "newspapers." For those new to this blog, McKinley is an Ogden Newspaper favorite and is regularly featured on the front page for addressing veteran's groups, winning bogus awards, supposedly saving hundreds of thousands of jobs, and going shopping. . . .

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January 04, 2017

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