Still no town halls scheduled (With evening update)
Congress is off for a couple of weeks and a number of its members (mostly Democrats) have scheduled town hall meetings with their constituents. (Senator Manchin is holding one as I write this in Parkersburg.)
I again checked to see if Representative McKinley had scheduled a meeting with the voters of WV's First Congressional . . .
Excerpts from three recent essays on the Appalachian stereotype
"Why Media Must Stop Misrepresenting Appalachia"
by Ivy Brashear in the Huffington Post:
“Elegy” has no class, no heart, and no warmth. It’s a poorly written appropriation of Appalachian stereotypes that presents us as a people who aren’t worthy of anything but derision and pity, and who cannot be helped . . .
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But I can't seem to find a list of his scheduled town hall meetings
I'm sure I'm just looking in the wrong places but I've seen nothing about a McKinley town hall meeting -- not even on his website.
For starters, I know a number of McKinley's constituents are concerned about the what will happen to Obamacare and what its replacement will look like. Additionally, as one of many, many . . .
Mike Myer on marijuana and the "change everything" revolution
All of Sunday's column and half of Saturday's column is devoted to an attack upon the legislation that would permit the legalization of medical marijuana. In neither column is there any evidence. To make his case, Myer compares the growing use of medical . . .
What image comes to mind when you hear the words "public lands"?
As the Huffington Post noted yesterday, it's probably something like this?
That was the photo used on the front page of the United States Bureau of Land Management until Wednesday. Here's what you'll find today:
Yes, that's a large seam of Wyoming coal. To explain the change, the . . .
It is? Who won?
Yesterday's West Virginia Record headlined McKinley's words praising President Trump's signing of an executive order rolling back the regulating of carbon emissions. The article also highlights yet another stream of promises from the president:
We're going to have clean coal, really clean coal. With today's . . .
This morning, a Wheeling "newspaper" finally got around to covering the Michael Flynn immunity story. (See next post down.) On page 6, readers will find:
President Urging Flynn to Cut Deal
However, what follows is only the first half of the AP story. What's edited out, however, raises questions about . . .