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The title on today’s syndicated column by George F. Will: “Trump must be removed. So must his congressional enablers.” (with afternoon Capito update)

The columnist is a regular on the Wheeling Intelligencer’s editorial page, but will local readers see this column?

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George F. Will is a conservative columnist who is regularly featured locally in the Wheeling Intelligencer. Today’s recently-posted column by Will is about Republicans who have uncritically allowed the President to do as he pleases:

The nation’s downward spiral into acrimony and sporadic anarchy has had many causes . . .

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June 02, 2020

WV Governor Jim Justice vows he will get tough with demonstrators if needed

Also wins kiss-ass award

President Trump held a phone conversation with the nation’s governors earlier today. From WV Metro News:

During that call, the president told the governors that to deal with protests that have turned destructive they “have to get much tougher.”

“Most of you are weak,” Trump said, according to audio and multiple reports. “You . . .

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June 01, 2020

Reading the new and improved Sunday News-Register's "Region" section

On Saturday, no less!

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Despite Ogden’s promise to keep or enlarge the paper, this section (formerly the opinion section) has cut back on opinion and added more “news” reports. The editorial page still features its right-wing syndicated columnists – in this case, Pat Buchanan and Kathleen Parker, but that is a reduction from the usual four or five that . . .

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May 30, 2020

Despite only a few mentions in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer, President Trump has been making news

Here is some of what you may have missed

Trump on good/dead Democrats

After midnight, Trump retweeted a video from Cowboys for Trump in which the speaker,Couy Griffin, says that "the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat."

(Note -- . . .

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May 28, 2020

Opioids and Appalachia

Just because it gets less attention doesn't mean that the problem has gone away

Recent media stories about yesterday’s “epidemic” that is still with us

Thanks to the coronavirus, it gets less local, regional, and national coverage, but opioid addiction is still a major problem for Appalachia. National media, for the most part, have switched their focus to the virus but there is still some good reporting being . . .

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May 26, 2020

Reading the last (actual) Sunday Wheeling News-Register

The News-Register announced on its front page that, following in the footsteps of other Ogden newspapers, today will be last time readers will receive their Sunday paper on Sunday. Henceforth, local readers will receive it on Saturday even though it will be called the Sunday News-Register. (Yeah, I know.) Additionally, the Monday . . .

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May 24, 2020

What has Senator Shelley Moore Capito been doing lately?

Watch Senator Capito put “aggressive pressure” on EPA chief and former Murray Energy lobbyist, Andrew Wheeler

(Unfortunately, because Wheeler is shot from the waist-up, we do not see him shaking in his boots.)

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May 21, 2020

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