(with Nov 18 update)
Documentary "Blood on the Mountain"
Using interviews, archival clips, and a timeline of headlines and news footage, it tells a tale of violent capitalism on . . .
Is Trump saving the secretary of labor job for Don Blankenship?
From yesterday's online edition of the Nation:
After campaigning as a champion of coal miners, Donald Trump is reportedly close to choosing for commerce secretary a New York billionaire who owned a West Virginia mine where a dozen miners were killed in 2006. Trump’s favored candidate, Wilbur Ross, also engineered buyouts . . .
I wish they would have just sent me the $9.50
Ohio Valley Resources cites the Center for Public Integrity in reporting what most of us already knew about political advertising in the state this year:
“There’s been a ton of ads in West Virginia,” said data reporter Ben Wieder at the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit journalism outlet.
The Center analyzed TV ads in . . .
Last week's election would certainly suggest that experts can be wrong. That said, as I found last week when I first searched, it's hard to find economists who believe that the coming Trump administration can bring back the coal industry. Googling "Trump revive coal" yields lots of sources that use economic analysis -- . . .
Mike Myer begins the writing process
Today's Mike Myer column, "Take Him Seriously, Not Literally," argues that Trump supporters don't believe that he will actually carry out what he promised to do:
Meanwhile, a vast formerly inactive majority of Americans took Trump very seriously — but not literally.
He spoke for them, but in many cases, . . .
As local coal CEO Robert Murray explained to Bloomberg News:
In recent months, Murray joined the Evangelical church. He was dwelling on that change while he was watching the election results in the early morning Wednesday. He was sitting in his Ohio home, he said, reflecting on his family, his workers and Biblical figures.
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Looking around the Web for answers
Yesterday's Bloomberg News essentially sums up what I found in researching that question:
He can roll back regulations, slash government jobs, pull out of global treaties and strip the tax benefits from renewable energy. But can Donald Trump make coal great again?. . .
Probably not, say energy industry leaders and analysts.