The WV legislature and Ogden Newspapers have praised the state for its willingness to always help those in need. When it comes to Ukrainian refugees, do we deserve the praise?
In last Thursday’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, we were told that West Virginians
“are always willing to welcome new folks. . . . This is a West Virginia trait that does not differ based on the letter someone chooses to put after his or her last name. If someone needs our help, we give it.”
In addition to . . .
Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer runs the same old Ohio editorial that it ran on March 7
I joked about it yesterday, but today’s paper runs yet another tired and meaningless Ohio editorial:
Improving Life Expectancy
This editorial appears to have originated in the Marietta Times five weeks ago:
Overcome life expectancy statistic; take care of yourself
If today's . . .
The Wheeling Intelligencer gives us a near-daily diet of recycled, months-old Ohio editorials but ignores the good stuff: Ohio's Republican primaries
From Friday's Republican debate for the U.S. Senate nomination, here are the two frontrunners, Josh Mandel and Mike Gibbons doing more than debating:
This is not an episode of Jerry Springer. It’s tonight’s Ohio Republican Senate debate.
“You’re dealing with the wrong guy,” Mandel says to Gibbons before calling him a “pussy.” . . .
Are West Virginians as hospitable as legislators and Ogden Newspapers think they are?
Yesterday’s Ogden editorial, “WVa. a Welcome Home for Refugees,” begins by telling us what the WV legislature did at the end of their most recent legislative session:
Among the last resolutions adopted by West Virginia lawmakers before the end of this year’s regular legislative session was one urging . . .
Manchin's money from the oil and gas industry 2021-2022
Perhaps, I thought, it was a bit unfair of me to suggest in yesterday's post that Senator Joe Manchin was owned by the oil and gas industry. I decided to do some checking. My conclusion: it's worse than I thought. From Open Secrets, here are the senators who have . . .
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Today, the Wheeling Intelligencer ran an op-ed by the local congressman calling for Sarah Bloom Raskin’s withdrawal AFTER she had already withdrawn
Yesterday afternoon, one of President Biden’s Federal Reserve Board of Governors’ nominees, Sarah Bloom Raskin, withdrew her name for consideration. The event happened early enough in the day that today’s Wheeling Intelligencer ran an AP article on her decision on page 8:
Embattled Federal Reserve Pick Raskin Withdraws . . .
At an energy conference, Manchin doesn't even pretend to care about his constituents or the environment
WV's senator uses "we" when speaking to a room full of oil and gas executives
From Kate Aronoff in today's New Republic:
At S&P Global’s CERAWeek—one of the continent’s largest energy conferences—Manchin seemed to present himself as a representative for the industry in Washington, offering the room pointers on how to deal with politicians.
“We haven’t been good at . . . you know, I say, ‘we,’” . . .