Manchin will not re-introduce his gun bill
According to the Washington Post:
West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin, the co-sponsor of failed legislation to expand background checks for gun purchases, doesn’t have any plans to revive the measure in the wake of the Oregon shooting.
“We don’t have any statement on the . . .
Investigating Planned Parenthood
You had to figure that this was inevitable -- from Metro News about our needs-to-be-in-the-spotlight attorney general:
State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is throwing his public support behind legislative efforts to investigate Planned Parenthood in West Virginia in the wake of questions about the organization’s alleged . . .
Gazette-Mail investigative piece explains how this happened
This past Sunday the Gazette-Mail ran a very detailed front-page investigation by David Gutman into the influence that Don Blankenship's aides have had on recent state politics:
There is no record of Blankenship making any political donations in West Virginia in 2014, and Republicans made unprecedented gains — winning the . . .
Mike Myer's Saturday column
It's been a busy couple of days for me but I did want to make a few comment on Mike Myer's Saturday column, "Who Are You Calling 'Extremist'?" Myer discusses the abortion issue using a recent Gallup Poll that found that 29% believe in abortion under any circumstance, 19% totally oppose it, and 51% believe that it . . .
I received word earlier this afternoon that Silvrback may have figured out what the problem was with my RSS feed. (Some subscribers were getting it and some were not.) The problem appears to be that Comcast's spam filters were apparently viewing the emails as spam.
Okay, one more request. If you signed-up for RSS and didn't . . .
Re-interpreting a message to suit our ends -- we all do it. For the pope's most recent messages about the environment and the poor, you had to figure that our local "newspapers" would have to do it in order to keep a cognitive balance. Here is Newsweek's conclusion about his speech to Congress on Thursday:
In . . .
need some help
If you subscribe to my RSS feed, you may not be getting notified whenever I publish a new post. (This has probably been true for a couple of weeks now.) I discovered this problem earlier in the week and I've been working with Silvrback tech support to fix the problem.
You can help. If you've been getting the email and the RSS . . .