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. . . .
It's not a good sign for Barr if he loses Joe
West Virginia senator Joe Manchin, who was one of only three Democrats who voted to confirm William Barr for Attorney General, is now having second thoughts. From Politico late this afternoon:
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), another Barr supporter, said if Mueller’s issues with Barr “proves out, absolutely I have buyer’s remorse. I . . .
Little news and another Myer cure for racism
Page 1 of today’s Wheeling News-Register features mostly old news and yet another promo for the Ogden Wellness Weekend. Three-fourths of the front page is taken up by two stories on the roads in Marshall County. About one-third of the first story is what the WV Division of Highways had to say about the roads on Wednesday: essentially, they . . .
Searching for journalistic integrity in an Intelligencer editorial? First, however, you will need to ignore the exaggeration and lying
Today’s editorial lies to us about how Ohio’s dynamic duo fought the congressional “cesspool of partisan politics”
An editorial in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer tells us that “Bipartisanship Is Not Dead”:
Some political scientists say Congress has become a cesspool of partisan politics. Democrats and Republicans view every issue strictly from their party leaders’ viewpoints, it is said. Constituents’ . . .