Joe Manchin on infrastructure
The latest from West Virginia’s Democratic senator
NEW: Manchin returns from his meeting w/ Biden, tells us he made “no commitments” to the President on the reconciliation package.
“There was no commitments made at all,” he said when asked about a top-line number. “Just good negotiations, talking about the needs of our country.” . . .
Yesterday, Senator Capito met virtually with members of the West Virginia press. From today’s write-ups in the Morgantown Dominion-Post and Ogden Newspapers, the bulk of the questions were on four topics: Afghanistan, immigration, and congressional action on infrastructure and voting. The write-ups suggest that the press dutifully listened to . . .
Too lazy to write a new editorial, the Wheeling News-Register celebrates its birthday by recycling an editorial it ran two years ago today
“Newspapers on the cheap” has reached a new low. Without acknowledging that it had done so, today’s News-Register ran the same editorial it did on September 22, 2019.* (In fairness to Ogden, there were two differences; today’s editorial twice updated the age of the newspaper.)
Our local Ogden newspapers do something that I’ve never . . .
Scary stuff: Today, there are a spate of articles about West Virginia’s compromised senator and there is not much optimism to be found in any of them
For background, this is Coral Davenport’s Sunday analysis in the New York Times:
This Powerful Democrat Linked to Fossil Fuels Will Craft the U.S. Climate Plan
Joe Manchin, the powerful West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate energy panel and earned half a million dollars last . . .
A question for Senators Capito and Manchin, Governor Justice, and the WV GOP: Why is West Virginia not taking any of the Afghanistan refugees?
The WV Republican Party and Senator Shelley Moore Capito have been strong critics of President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, and both have expressed sympathy for the plight of Afghan citizens who worked closely with this country for the last two decades.
Here is an Axios map that documents where the first wave of Afghan . . .
Updating some recent posts (Including a 9/17 update on an update)
After a one-day break, the Intelligencer’s recycling of old Ogden editorials continues
On Tuesday, I wrote about the Intelligencer’s increasing use of old editorials from other Ogden papers (mostly from Ohio). Yesterday, we were treated to an editorial that actually dealt with a contemporary local issue – masks in Ohio County . . .
Updating the similar business models that guide Robert Nutting’s professional baseball team and newspaper chain
I originally wrote about these business models in January of 2018 and I’ve periodically updated.
Baseball on the cheap: Do actual fans matter?
Pittsburgh Pirate owner Bob Nutting has struck again: it’s another season and another terrible team.
Last Wednesday night was beautiful: sunny and warm with low humidity – a . . .