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Mike Myer echoes the NRA: it’s not guns, its violent video games

Sunday’s Mike Myer column, “What’s Wrong With Us,” argued that it’s video games, not guns, that need restricting.

The beginning of the column attacks “Active Shooter,” a video game that will likely not be released. (It fits his thesis, however.) Myer then moves on to attack older video games like “Thrill Kill” and “Grand Theft Auto. . . .

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June 04, 2018

Senator Joe and the reboot of "Buckwild" ("West Virginia Wilder")

Everybody gets some free publicity

Here's the trailer for the proposed series "West Virginia Wilder":

From the Associated Press:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is asking a network not to cast his state in a negative light with a new reality show. Problem is, MTV owner Viacom says it's not involved in "West . . .

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June 01, 2018

A Freudian slip?

From this morning's editorial in the Wheeling Intelligencer about Roseanne Barr:

Then Barr switched to pointing out that those with liberal political views who make similar mistakes often are treated more harshly than conservatives like her. There is some truth to that.

The definition of "Freudian . . .

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May 31, 2018

Biased, uninformed, and missing important information

A look at three recent Ogden editorials

Rounding up the usual suspects

Whether it’s in the West Virginia legislature or Congress, Ogden editorials are thankful that there are at least a few liberals around to scapegoat when Republican can’t govern. According to those editorials, liberals, a minority of the minority party in both governments, have power way beyond their . . .

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May 30, 2018

Trump, North Korea, and the Nobel Peace Prize

Rolling Stone asks Representative McKinley if he still supports the Trump-for-the-Nobel-Prize letter he co-signed earlier this month

On Friday, Rolling Stone asked the 18 Republican congressman about the letter to the Nobel Peace Prize committee they sent earlier this month: did they still support President Trump for the peace prize?

As of this morning, only three had replied and West Virginia’s David McKinley and Evan Jenkins were not among them. (For the record, . . .

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May 27, 2018

Which is more important? Police dogs and deputies in Bethesda, Ohio or Trump/North Korea?

At least the Intelligencer is consistent

The top story this morning in major newspapers across the United States:

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Clearly, President Trump's decision to cancel the meeting with North Korea was this morning's important national story.

The top story in this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer was:

Tumult Continues in Bethesda

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May 25, 2018

Mike Huckabee: humorist? plagiarist?

A follow-up to yesterday’s post

Today, our local papers gave front page coverage to yesterday’s keynote address by Mike Huckabee to the local health symposium sponsored by The Health Plan. (See previous post.) Local reporter Joselyn King covered Huckabee’s reflections on America’s health care system as well his personal stories which he claimed illustrated his larger point . . .

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May 24, 2018

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