Today's Mike Myer' column in the Intelligencer laments that while a budget was finally passed by the legislature, it contained only a few budget cuts. Who did Myer blame for this lack of action on budget cuts? Republicans, who have a majority in both the Senate and the House of Delegates? Of course not, the word . . .
Wheeling "newspapers" ignore or distort the story
Today's biggest story
Judging from the AP's coverage and other news sources such as network and cable news outlets, it's not hard to conclude that gun control has become a major news story. That's probably true unless you depend upon Wheeling "newspapers" for your news coverage. For instance, here's a . . .
From today's Guardian:
Peabody Energy, America’s biggest coalmining company, has funded at least two dozen groups that cast doubt on manmade climate change and oppose environment regulations, analysis by the Guardian reveals.
The funding spanned trade associations, corporate lobby groups, and industry front groups as . . .
Vote to end superdelegates and remove Debbie Wasserman Shultz
West Virginia Democrats made news this past weekend at their state convention:
West Virginia Democrats joined in on a call to end the role of unbound superdelegates in the Democratic primary process and also showed support for the resignation of Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
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There have been a number of national articles and columns this week that focused on the clean-up costs related to recent coal company bankruptcies.
On Monday, The New York Times discussed the problem:
West Virginia faces perhaps the greatest fallout from the flood of coal bankruptcies that have hit the courts in the . . .
On Wednesday, Senator Capito was asked by CNN if she still supported Donald Trump for president. CNN reports:
West Virginia GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito told reporters she "strongly disagrees" with Trump's comments, but said she still backed him as the GOP nominee.
I wonder . . .
(It wasn't the first time and it probably won't be the last)
I've written about "astroturfing" a couple of times. Here's how I explained it back in 2014:
The Online Slang Dictionary defines astroturfing as "the creation of lobbying groups that appear to be separate from corporate interests, but that are actually funded by them. As opposed to "grassroots" . . .