Tuesday's Intelligencer devotes two-thirds of a page's worth of coverage to his decision not to run for governor
In mid-May I wrote about the amount of positive publicity that two of our state politicians regularly receive from our local "newspapers." Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Republican state senator Ryan Ferns receive lots of coverage even though they haven't done all that much. Only two other state politicians regularly receive . . .
Iraq and the the Middle East
As a follow-up to yesterday's post on Iraq and war in the Middle East, here is a link to last night's The Daily Show with John Stewart with "America in the Middle East: Learning Curves are for Pussies."
(Note -- for some reason I could not embed this clip - the link takes you to the . . .
Words from our local keyboard commando: it's time for America's sons and daughters to fight and die in yet another war
Back in the run-up to our invasion of Iraq in 2002 and 2003 some columnists and writers never missed a chance to urge the United States to attack Iraq. Saddam, they told us, had weapons of mass destruction -- chemical and nuclear weapons, and he, somehow or another, was connected to September 11, 2001. The voices who challenged them were . . .
Here's a section of today's front page Intelligencer article from the Associated Press on Republican efforts to "rein in" the EPA:
The rules are among a host of regulations that majority Republicans have targeted for repeal or delay as they confront President Barack Obama on a second-term priority: his . . .
Local reporter Ian Hicks covered with sufficient detail and evidence the ramifications of the recent local coal layoffs. The article brought together a number of related stories including the recent WVU study. I especially liked that he looked at additional sources beyond simply relying on Murray Coal - especially for the number of outside . . .
Column uses only seven of the ten Republican words -- "under" wins
That didn't take long (please see previous post). Mike Myer weighed in this morning with "Four States Hold Key on Coal." While the column was more about strategy ("here's what we should do about this" -- I like the assumption that . . .
Republicans vs. Democrats
Here is an interesting study of language usage related to coal by a group of data scientists:
It’s easy to say that coal carries political weight in America, but who actually talks about “coal” in Washington — and why? Using a huge trove of the public statements of members of Congress, we crunched the data from 2010 through . . .