While various WV media sources prominently featured her visit, our local Ogden "newspapers" ignored it
Candidate Warren spoke yesterday to a crowd in Kermit, West Virginia. Here's the AP headline and story that ran in over 600 news sources in the last 24 hours:
Warren's opioids message applauded in hard-hit West Virginia
And here's the story's lede:
Democratic presidential candidate . . .
David McKinley was one of only 34 Republicans to break with Trump and vote for the disaster aid package
From CBS News:
The House of Representatives passed a disaster aid package Friday, over the opposition of President Trump. Mr. Trump and some other Republicans bristled at the funding designated for Puerto Rico in the bill, arguing that the territory has already received too much assistance in the aftermath of the catastrophic . . .
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WV Senate Education Chair Patricia Rucker (R-Jefferson) explains why her op-ed piece is so strikingly similar to a blog post at a pro-charter website
This morning’s Charleston Gazette-Mail has an interesting article by its education reporter, Ryan Quinn:
Chair may have plagiarized commentary
Quinn notes that WV Senate Education Chair Patricia Rucker’s op-ed, which was sent to the G-M and the Beckley Herald-Star (which published it yesterday), contains very . . .
Answer: Trying to set the Guinness record for most clichés in one graduation speech, getting free air time on Channel 7 newscasts, and possibly running for governor
Giving the commencement address at West Liberty’s graduation
The formal commencement address is a holdover from the 19th century when elocution was important. And while the graduation ceremony still has meaning for those in attendance, the prescribed address ceased to be relevant (with very few exceptions) many years ago.
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Some thoughts on Jeremiah Trump
A directive promoting “religious freedom”?
The day started innocently enough. I thought I might research how the Department of Health and Human Services’ new directive on “religious freedom” might impact health care in the United States. The news sources that covered the directive reported something similar to this from Mother Jones: . . .
Don Blankenship is suing Donald Trump Jr.
From E&E News:
Former coal magnate Don Blankenship has added Donald Trump Jr. to a laundry list of media outlets, personalities and "swamp" Republicans that the ex-convict is suing for defamation.
The complaint filed last week is nearly identical to another that Blankenship filed against more than 75 news . . .
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A look at an important health care story that was not important enough for the Wheeling Intelligencer
From the Associated Press: "Trump, GOP states ask appeals court to kill ‘Obamacare’"
Here's the first paragraph for this AP article:
Taking a harder line on health care, the Trump administration joined a coalition of Republican-led states Wednesday in asking a federal appeals court to entirely overturn former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law — a decision that could leave millions uninsured. . . .