Last week's election would certainly suggest that experts can be wrong. That said, as I found last week when I first searched, it's hard to find economists who believe that the coming Trump administration can bring back the coal industry. Googling "Trump revive coal" yields lots of sources that use economic analysis -- . . .
Mike Myer begins the writing process
Today's Mike Myer column, "Take Him Seriously, Not Literally," argues that Trump supporters don't believe that he will actually carry out what he promised to do:
Meanwhile, a vast formerly inactive majority of Americans took Trump very seriously — but not literally.
He spoke for them, but in many cases, . . .
As local coal CEO Robert Murray explained to Bloomberg News:
In recent months, Murray joined the Evangelical church. He was dwelling on that change while he was watching the election results in the early morning Wednesday. He was sitting in his Ohio home, he said, reflecting on his family, his workers and Biblical figures.
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Looking around the Web for answers
Yesterday's Bloomberg News essentially sums up what I found in researching that question:
He can roll back regulations, slash government jobs, pull out of global treaties and strip the tax benefits from renewable energy. But can Donald Trump make coal great again?. . .
Probably not, say energy industry leaders and analysts.
Intelligencer stays true to form
The largest headline on this morning's front page tells us:
Candidates Make Their Final Pitches
The report is yet another example of the Intelligencer's "fair-and-balanced" political reporting: a little over 20% of the article covers the Democrats as most . . .
I first wrote about a soon-to-be-released documentary, "Blood on the Mountain," over a year ago. It's release, however, was delayed until later this month perhaps to include material about the Blankenship trial. Here's the description of the film from its homepage:
Blood on the Mountain is a searing . . .
(with November 7 update)
Front page - "Cole Would Focus on Jobs, Drug Abuse"
The front pages of Wheeling's "newspapers" are sometimes used as an extension of the editorial pages. By using biased headlines, edited AP reports, and editorial-like articles, the papers look to persuade rather than inform. And as we draw . . .