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An important Ogden guideline for political cartoonists: you can offend the Prophet but don't offend the profit

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In the aftermath of the attack last year on the offices of Charlie Hebdo for printing a political cartoon satirizing the Prophet Muhammad, one of our local Ogden "newspapers" followed up on it with a column by Mike Myer. As I noted at the time, the Myer column discussed the attack and then focused on the question of why . . .

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May 18, 2016

A divorced-from-reality editorial

Another shoe on the wrong foot? It's the Intelligencer's excuse for more projection

From this morning's editorial in the Intelligencer:

Just a few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton and other Democrat Party leaders were chortling with glee at what they called disarray in the Republican Party. . . .

Funny how . . .

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May 16, 2016

Exit polls on the West Virginia Democratic presidential primary

Some interesting questions

Will Trump win big in West Virginia in November? It would appear so. From the ABC News exit poll:

West Virginia Democratic voters were among least liberal so far this year; fewer than half said they were liberals, vs. an average of 62 percent in previous Democratic contests. And in one last notable result, about a third in . . .

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May 12, 2016

Updating labor stories

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 . . .

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May 11, 2016

Odds and ends from around the Web

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 . . .

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May 09, 2016

Trump urges WV supporters to stay home next Tuesday

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 . . .

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May 06, 2016

WV polling and endorsements

Polling

Public Policy Polling released a new West Virginia poll yesterday. Here are some results and commentary from PPP:

Republican presidential

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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May 04, 2016

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