In today's Wheeling News-Register, Senator Shelley Moore Capito issues a stern warning: “The GOP Won't Let Democrats Change Senate Rules”
Democrats: please pay attention. Only Republicans are allowed to change Senate rules to get around the filibuster
Capito begins her op-ed:
We are at a critical moment in history.
With the slimmest of majorities, Democrats haven't been able to pass their wildly unpopular and dangerous agenda. As a result, they are considering using the nuclear option to eliminate the Senate's 60-vote threshold for legislation. And, they are doing . . .
Some additional thought on the celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our popular culture has a way of subduing ideas that threaten the establishment. The revolutionary ones get lost, changed, or rendered unusable. Still others are exploited and eventually commodified. In 2021, would King even recognize his ideas in our popular culture?
My post from Monday has remained with me; this morning I looked . . .
On ensuring voter rights
On Friday, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin issued a statement about Martin Luther King Day.* From that press release:
Dr. King changed our society for the better and provided us a vision for what America could be, if we work together. My grandparents taught me that if you can count your . . .
(Mostly about Republicans)
Republican legislators, part 1
Republican legislators in Wisconsin are advancing a bill to prevent businesses from requiring proof of vaccination, in part because, according to State Rep. Treig Pronschinske, "if you can't see the virus ... how can you stop it? How? You physically cannot see the virus." pic.twitter.com/0ZW9RFhtYJ— . . .
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Recent articles and reactions to West Virginia's senator
The most recent articles on Joe Manchin include this to-the-point article by Rolling Stone's Jeff Goodell:
Manchin's coal corruption is so much worse than you knew https://t.co/fILHTw0X2d— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) January 10, 2022
From the article:
The truth is, Manchin is best understood as a grifter . . .
The unemployment rate fell to 3.9% and economy added 199,000 jobs but that’s “disappointing” to Senator Capito and the media
Are there different standards for Trump and Biden?
In May of 2018, the national unemployment rate reached an 18 year low at 3.8%. Here is how West Virginia’s senator, Shelley Moore Capito responded:
This economy is roaring. We have the lowest unemployment that we have had in decades.
Yesterday, I was struck by this tweet by Senator Shelley Moore Capito:
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State breaks own record, 4th shot, and Ogden policy
West Virginia breaks its own covid record
From The Hill:
West Virginia broke its record for highest daily COVID-19 cases on Thursday as omicron continues to hit states around the country.
The state’s Department of Health and Human Resources reported 3,345 cases, almost a week after breaking the record last Friday at . . .