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Trump and the U.S. Postal Service

We’ve seen Manchin’s perspective -- does either Senator Capito or Representative McKinley have anything to say about Trump’s attempt to sabotage the USPS?

Senator Shelley Moore Capito

As I noted Saturday, our Republican senator has said nothing about Trump’s attempt to aid his reelection by crippling the post office. However, it appears that the senator has felt some pressure to comment – or at least give the appearance that she supports the USPS. This morning she tweeted the . . .

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August 17, 2020

WV senators and Trump’s efforts to kill the postal service

The story

Yesterday’s AP headline:

Trump admits he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

And here was the lede:

President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he’s starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in . . .

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August 15, 2020

Midweek odds and ends

Racism, Sharia Law, and Trumpy Bears

Not much subtlety here

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August 12, 2020

The mid-summer crickets are back

President Trump, Senator Capito, Congressman McKinley, and Ogden Newspapers have had a lot to say about executive orders; unfortunately, you have to go back to the Obama administration to find any of it

Trump (previously) on Obama’s use of executive orders
Senator Capito in 2014

On DACA:

West Virginia Second District Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito called Obama’s decision “unconstitutional and wrong.”

“ . . .

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August 11, 2020

Some follow-up on Saturday’s post about re-opening schools in the middle of a pandemic

Despite optimism from Trump, his supporters, and certain clueless media, schools are facing problems

The numbers are not good

Here’s the headline at CNN, earlier today:

97,000 children tested positive for Covid-19 in 2 weeks as more schools plan to reopen

Fox News reacts

And here is a Fox news personality who apparently gets her coronavirus info on the spread of the virus from Ogden Newspapers:

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August 10, 2020

A look at an evidence-free editorial on “Getting Kids Back to Class”

Is it laziness or is there so little evidence to support its conclusion?

Since April, our Ogden papers have been in favor of quickly reopening the American economy that was shut down by the coronavirus. Early on, they published a a number of columnists (most of them from Town Hall) who argued for adoption of the Swedish model in which the government did not close down the country’s businesses as most European . . .

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August 08, 2020

The Trump campaign doctors a photo of Biden

Is this a Republican thing?

Alone? Hiding? Diminished?

You may have seen the original Trump campaign ad:

The original Biden pictures in this ad have been altered and a . . .

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August 06, 2020

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