Right wing extremists gathered in Las Vegas last weekend and guess which WV state official was a featured speaker?
(Don’t bother looking to West Virginia media to find out)
Lollapalooza, but in hell pic.twitter.com/BYbg8KPWgW— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 27, 2023
This is how the Religious News Network described it:
Starting today (Aug. 25) in North Las Vegas, disgraced former General Michael Flynn and Eric Trump, son of the former president, will headline a lineup of . . .
A look at West Virginia’s “Best Editorial Page” as The Wheeling Intelligencer celebrates an anniversary
August 24 and August 25 are probably the two most predictable days on this blogger’s calendar. I’m in my tenth year of blogging and often I write about Wheeling’s two Ogden newspapers, the Intelligencer and the News-Register. And while headlines and stories certainly change from day to day, the Wheeling Intelligencer’s August 24 editorial . . .
Off and on, I have been working on a longer post about how West Virginia's population (especially among its younger citizens) will continue to decline and the consequences it will have for the state. I'll get back to it, but for now, I'll note how WVU's president, E. Gordon Gee, has recently made a major contribution to that . . .
Editorial: local Ohio counties “no longer have a voice”?
This may be the dumbest editorial I’ve read in the 9+ years of doing this blog. (And, trust me, that takes in a lot of lousy editorials.) Under the title, “Quick Look at Issue 1 Results,” the Wheeling News-Record tells us what the Ohio’s vote on Amendment 1 demonstrates:. . .
Updating the WV senate race with some serious commentary from the candidates!
Important questions from Governor Jim Justice at the top of his Twitter page:
You may have heard that Trump’s lawyers want to see Donald Trump's case moved to West Virginia:
Trump lawyer John Lauro on CBS: "We would like a diverse venue, a diverse jury ... I think West Virginia will be an excellent venue to try this case. Close to DC and a much more diverse--" pic.twitter.com/ib6S2Mdd7l— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) . . .
WV’s Trump Party and yesterday's indictment of Donald Trump
The Google dictionary defines “radio silence” as “absence of communication from a person or group from whom communication might have been expected.” If the quick responses by West Virginia’s Trump Party to Donald Trump’s previous indictment were a predictor, you would have thought that by now there would be numerous reactions to yesterday’s . . .