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Yes, it's another dishonest Intelligencer editorial on health care

From this morning's editorial, "Health Care Law Action Essential":

No one knows how many billions — more likely, tens of billions — of dollars have been funneled to insurance companies by the government, under former President Barack Obama. Much of the subsidy money was paid illegally.

"No one . . .

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June 22, 2017

Senate Republican's to release their version of Trumpcare tomorrow

Indications are that Capito will support it

What's our "moderate" Republican senator going to do?

The Republicans will release the details of their health care proposal tomorrow. The Congressional Budget Office should be out with their analysis next week and apparently the Republican leadership is pushing for a vote before the July 4 recess.

What's . . .

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June 21, 2017

John Oliver on coal and Robert Murray

On Sunday, HBO's John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" had a major segment on coal and local coal owner Robert Murray. Oliver takes on coal and dares Murray, who loves to sue media sources for what Murray believes is unfair coverage, to sue him. It's a well-documented (if a bit long) segment.


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June 21, 2017

Chutzpah and hypocrisy

A Wheeling "newspaper" lectures us (again) on civility

Last Thursday the Intellingencer published an editorial, "End Hysteria Over Politics," in which they tied the actions of James Hodgkinson to "the hysteria over Republican President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers."

Of course, comedian Kathy Griffin and Julius Caesar got mentioned. Rather than comment upon the . . .

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June 19, 2017

More on Trumpcare

Yes, Senator Capito appears to be selling out 175,000 West Virginians

According to Capito, she's "transitioning" not "phasing out"

Here is Senator Capito's twitter response to a question raised by Peter Sullivan, who writes for The Hill:

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June 18, 2017

The News-Register attacks Betsy DeVos

Despite having no experience in education, Betsy DeVos became Secretary of Education earlier this year by the narrowest of margins -- a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence. Until today, our local "newspapers" have published nothing but kind words about her. If you do a search on their website it yields at least a half-dozen . . .

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June 15, 2017

Do as we say not as we do

Do they actually read their own "newspaper"?

From the editorial page of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer:

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On the left side is an editorial asking us to "End Hysteria Over Politics." On the right side is a column by the xenophobic, racist, and frequently hysterical Pat Buchanan, "Are We Nearing Civil War?"

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June 15, 2017

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