Mike Myer, Democrats and Republicans
Mike Myer devoted his Sunday column to political correctness:
Is political correctness coming to West Virginia University? Well, it probably has achieved at least a beachhead there. WVU is a university campus, after all.
But recent news from Morgantown may make some West Virginians wonder. Is our state university about to go . . .
Keeping us semi-informed on coal issues
The Friday Intelligencer
Issues that were covered:
Murray vs. the EPA
The morning Intelligencer featured a ruling by a U.S. district judge that requires EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to give a deposition in a suit filed by Murray Energy. The Intelligencer devoted much more coverage to the decision than any other source that I could find -- . . .
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Bad news, good news for West Virginia government
Earlier this week the Center for Public Integrity released grades for its
State Integrity Investigation, a data-driven assessment of state government by the Center for Public Integrity. The comprehensive probe found that in state after state, open records laws are laced . . .
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Is the SEC the new IRS?
Will it become a scary government agency for some coal companies?
For as long as I can remember, the IRS has been seen as one of the scariest of government agencies in our popular culture: "You can mess with the rest, but watch out if the IRS is coming after you. Don't forget, that's who got Al Capone!" I don't know how true it was or is but I do think the IRS is still one of the most . . .
Who do you trust?
New media or Wheeling "newspapers"?
I thought I'd make a few comments about Saturday's Mike Myer's column before I filed it away. The column, "Learning Who You Can Trust," is a variation on the paper's frequent "we are a great news source and everyone should trust and believe us" editorial/column. (The last such editorial was August 24 and so . . .
Ignoring western coal
Why mention coal subsidies when its so much easier to blame the president for the decline of Appalachian coal?
This morning's Intelligencer front page tells us that a group of Democratic senators are trying to "charge companies for pollution":
A group of Senate Democrats are pushing to charge companies for potential carbon dioxide pollution they cause while working on federal lands.
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., ranking . . .
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News from the war on coal miners
MSHA's suit against Murray Energy
This morning's Intelligencer reported on the suit brought by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) against Murray Energy. The first two paragraphs explain the suit:
The Mine Safety and Health Administration cited Murray Energy Corp. for 29 "significant safety . . .