The House is on break this week -- here's a map of the town halls scheduled for West Virginia
A couple of times a week I check a Google search page for "coal" that sometimes leads to items for "coal news" on this blog. The search is wide and sometimes gets false hits (coal in Christmas stockings) but I've found that its often a good barometer of what is being said about coal on the Web. While the new Trump . . .
Other than publicly defending Trumpcare
Proposing legislation that won't go anywhere
According to McKinley's website:
Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1), and Mike Doyle (PA-14) introduced legislation that promotes clean energy by advancing carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology and increasing accountability at the . . .
Manchin and Trumpcare
Senator Manchin was interviewed last night by Politico and had some things to say about the health care package passed yesterday by the House:
Saying Obamacare had helped treat people addicted to opioids and extended insurance coverage to 20 million people, Manchin said he has warned Trump that the . . .
Two separate editorials -- I think they really miss her
If you read this blog last year, you recognize the title on this post. For new readers, last year our local "newspapers" attacked the Democratic candidate for president on an almost daily basis and I created this blog category to keep track of some of their more atrocious attacks. Why are they returning to Hillary? While I'm not . . .
Local representative McKinley votes "yes" and defends the legislation (with updates)
With the support of most Republicans and no Democrats, the House of Representatives voted earlier today to repeal Obamacare and replace it with what will likely come to be called Trumpcare. Local congressman, David McKinley, along with the state's other representatives, are among the 217 who voted in favor of the legislation. (The New . . .
The importance of the headline
There are number of studies that have concluded that a majority of news consumers don't read anything beyond the headline. For instance, the Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute tells us that:
roughly six in 10 people acknowledge that they have done . . .