The Wheeling Alternative

Some good publicity for Capito

Propaganda passing as a news article

The Wheeling "newspaper" monopoly has always had a soft spot for Shelley Moore Capito as it did for her father, the late-governor. Whether campaigning or working in Congress, the coverage of Capito has been almost all positive. For example, in last year's senatorial election, Capito scored 429 column inches of coverage (almost . . .

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May 15, 2015

Coal or renewable energy

Which has the more promising future?

Tolerating the Intelligencer's Absurd Claims

Another week, another anti-Obama and anti-EPA Intelligencer editorial this time with an attack on alternative energy sources thrown in as a bonus.

Yesterday's "Tolerating EPA’s Absurd Claims" rounds-up the usual suspects in order to attack alternative energy . . .

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May 12, 2015

Do West Virginian's view climate change differently than the citizen's of other states?

The Yale Project on Climate Change Opinion

I was doing some research on climate change when I stumbled on this excellent site. The Yale Project on Climate Change Opinion goes beyond simply providing us with national opinion on climate matters, it drills down to individual states and from there, counties and congressional districts. As their overview states:

Public . . .

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May 10, 2015

Repeat and repeat

The Intelligencer works from the premise that if you repeat something often enough it becomes true

Here we go again on coal ash

In today's column about the politicians who may be running for governor of West Virginia in 2016, Michael Myer once again asserts that Representative David McKinley has personally forced the EPA to back down:

McKinley has fought the president tooth and nail, scoring one of the few . . .

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May 09, 2015

Go get 'em, Joe

Senator Manchin on the Texas paranoia/craziness

Senator Joe Manchin was on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show today. He was asked about the upcoming military training exercise in Texas and how that state was reacting to it:

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May 06, 2015

Odds and ends from around the Web

Fossil Fuel News

Yesterday's New York Times tells us: "Fracking Chemicals Detected in Pennsylvania Drinking Water:"

An analysis of drinking water sampled from three homes in Bradford County, Pa., revealed traces of a compound commonly found in Marcellus Shale drilling fluids, according to a study published . . .

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May 05, 2015

Shorter version of today's Intelligencer editorial: "We weren't there but that won't stop us from making up stuff."

It's a follow-up editorial to yesterday's front-page "fair and balanced" story about the WL Faculty Senate meeting.

Today's editorial continues where yesterday's front page editorializing left off (see post below). It begins:

How much control over discussion of ideas for West Liberty . . .

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May 02, 2015

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