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Reading the 6/21 Sunday News-Register

The transition to Hillary Clinton has begun.

Even though we are still 16 months from the choosing our next president, the News-Register is already in full election mode. You've probably noticed it -- the anti-Clinton material has been increasing weekly. Today, one-half of the editorial page is devoted to attacks on Clinton; two . . .

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June 21, 2015

Our local "newspapers" cover the papal encyclical

Thursday

The Associated Press' first article after the release of the document was on Thursday. The original 1100+ word AP article covered what the pope said, some of the reaction, and possible implications. However, the afternoon Wheeling News-Register ran only the first half of the article and not on the front page but on page . . .

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June 20, 2015

Morrisey watch 10

Can he hit for the cycle?

In the previous post I wrote about the coverage afforded Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for simply choosing not to run for governor next year. Yesterday the Intelligencer continued their publicity campaign for this non-candidate by giving him additional coverage (picture included) for touring a local business and then taking part in a . . .

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June 19, 2015

Morrisey watch 9

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has decided not to run for governor. A change of mind? As this blog has noted at least 8 times previously, he had been running for something for over a year now. And even up until last week, as the Charleston Gazette notes, he acted like a candidate:

Just a week ago, Morrisey said he was . . .

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June 17, 2015

Follow the money

A couple of articles from the financial world on coal and climate change

While doing research on the future of coal and climate change, I came across a number of articles that look at them from a bottom-line perspective. It's hard to read these articles from financial publications and not come away with the feeling that climate change is real regardless of what local politicians, coal operators, and the . . .

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June 17, 2015

"Restoring Trust" and "Black Vs. Blue"

Monday's editorial page

I will confess that this morning's lead editorial in the Intelligencer surprised me. "Restoring Trust Of Police Officers" deals with the problems in the Cleveland police department and the mistrust it has created among its citizenry. The editorial uses the recent shooting of a 12-year-old and the killing of two unarmed suspects . . .

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June 15, 2015

As predicted, the court throws out AG's suit against the EPA

Publicity is good for Morissey's gubernatorial run, however

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit tossed out the lawsuit brought by 15 coal states led by WV's AG Patrick Morissey and Murray Energy against the EPA's Clean Power Plan:

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia threw out a lawsuit that challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s . . .

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June 11, 2015

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