The Wheeling Alternative

With ONLY 15 months left until the WV primary, the Republican race for the U.S. Senate nomination is heating up

Alex Mooney is already attacking Jim Justice and WV media, remembering the income generated from the McKinley-Mooney contest, want to know “when will the attack ads begin?”

Earlier today, from Alex Mooney:

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February 16, 2023

Today's Wheeling Intelligencer: Lets not let the facts get in the way of our effort to score political points for the Republican Party

Here is the headline from one of yesterday's Associated Press stories on the situation in East Palestine, Ohio:

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Today's Wheeling Intelligencer did not use this AP story choosing instead, a more local story. I have no problem with the paper's decision to feature an article about East Palestine residents seeking . . .

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February 16, 2023

Guns and West Virginia

February 14, 2023 (The day after another mass shooting)

Guns: our politicians love using them


West Virginia State Treasurer Riley Moore:

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February 14, 2023

Have I unknowingly slipped into some kind of alternative reality?

Earlier today, John McCabe, Editorial Director for Ogden Newspapers, criticized Fox News tweeting that the news channel was “garbage and an embarrassment to the industry”

I am still stunned. Here was McCabe’s tweet:

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February 08, 2023

Just in time for the State of the Union, the Wheeling Intelligencer prints Senator Capito’s opinion piece on “Biden Policies Hurting America”

Additionally, Capito’s T-ball coach joins West Virginia stenographers to tee one up for the senator

Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer op-ed by WV’s West Virginia’s Republican senator blames President Biden's policies for America’s inflation. Not surprisingly, Shelley Moore Capito’s message has not changed in two years: the inflation is all Biden’s fault. Sadly, in that period, with the exception of pipelines, Capito has never mentioned . . .

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February 07, 2023

Balloons, Republicans, guns, and scapegoats

It’s been a tough week for spy balloons and the Republican search for a scapegoat

The Chinese spy balloon, and what to do about it, became a major story earlier this week. A number of online Republicans were especially worried about it. Some of them believed that individual citizens should personally take care of the balloon rather than waiting for the government to act. Here’s Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor . . .

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February 05, 2023

Sometimes slopes are very slippery!

Nazi homeschooling goes beyond even my worst-case scenario

Grammarly tells us that “the slippery slope fallacy is a logical fallacy that claims one event or action will lead to another, more extreme event or action.” It’s a common fallacy in arguments, especially (it seems to me), when we sense we are losing and desperation sets in: “next thing you know, they’ll be (fill in with something outrageous . . .

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February 01, 2023


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