The Wheeling Alternative

Be careful what you wish and vote for, Shelley (with update)

Suddenly Senator Capito cares about what might happen if Republicans end Obamacare

Here is what I about wrote about Capito's position on Obamacare in 2014 when she was running for the U.S. Senate:

House Republicans, including Capito, have voted to end Obamacare at least 54 times. Earlier this year at her West Liberty University-sponsored political rally, she asserted that "everybody is unhappy" . . .

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December 02, 2016

Manchin for Secretary of Energy?

Yesterday afternoon Politico reported that Senator Joe Manchin was being considered for the Secretary of Energy cabinet post in the Trump administration:

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is considering Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia for the energy secretary job, according to three sources close to the . . .

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December 02, 2016

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 20

For our local "newspapers," she may be gone but she won't be forgotten

What's a biased "newspaper" to do when longtime targets are no longer on the scene? Perhaps like Louisiana Republicans who held President Obama responsible for the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, they'll continue to ignore factual details and continue their hate fest. For instance, I suspect that our locals . . .

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November 30, 2016

A tale of two editorials

The Miners Protection Act

Yesterday, the New York Times published an editorial, "Retired Coal Miners Losing Their Safety Net," that supported the passage of the Miners Protection Act which would "bolster union health and retirement plans with an estimated contribution of $220 million a year." This afternoon's Wheeling News-Register's . . .

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November 29, 2016

Credit where credit is due

The Intelligencer holds a coal company responsible for clean-up

I've written numerous times about how our local "newspapers" have ignored some of the more outrageous practices of coal companies. I've also argued that they are not so much pro-coal as they are pro-coal company. That's why I was pleasantly surprised at this morning's editorial, "Ensuring Mined Land Is . . .

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November 28, 2016

A favorite emerges in the Dumbest Local Column Award

(with Nov 28 update)

I realize that we still have a month to go but what may be the likely winner has moved to the front in this year's battle for the Dumbest Local Column Award. Today's Mike Myer column, "Outsiders Just Don’t Get W.Va.," starts with a completely nonsensical premise and goes downhill from there.

It seems that Myer was . . .

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November 27, 2016

Odds and ends from around the Web

Justice and Trump conversation

From Metro News on Wednesday:

Last Saturday, Justice was coaching basketball at Greenbrier East High School when he said Eric Trump called him and then handed over the phone to his father, President-elect Donald Trump.

The two spoke for about 15 minutes, according to Justice.

He . . .

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November 25, 2016

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