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Washington Post publishes secret Bransfield report

This afternoon the Washington Post published a link to the secret Vatican report on former Bishop Michael J. Bransfield. Here’s the headline:

The Bransfield report: Post publishes secret Vatican document as parishioners demand answers

The Post explained why it had decided to publish the document now:

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December 23, 2019

White nationalism

Cadets, screening enlistees, and Stephen Miller

Cadets and Midshipmen

Last Sunday, I blogged about possible white power salutes at the Army-Navy football game. From today’s Washington Post:

West Point cadets and Navy midshipmen were playing the ‘circle game,’ not making a racist gesture, investigators say

The article explains:

An . . .

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December 21, 2019

More updates and news from around the Web

Bevin, CDC, Trump, Christianity Today, SNL

More on Kentucky's former governor

Matt Bevin, the former Kentucky governor,has doubled-down on one of his recent pardons. Today’s Washington Post explains:

Kentucky’s ex-governor pardoned a child rapist because the 9-year-old victim’s hymen was intact

That's because, despite the evidence, Bevin . . .

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December 20, 2019

Somber thoughts, tweets, and news on Impeachment Day

Downward tilting toilets

Locally, a much . . .

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December 18, 2019

In two columns, local editor Mike Myer discusses the prison trainees’ Nazi salute

He doesn’t blame the trainees, he blames education. I disagree.

Last week, local editor Mike Myer argued that the “Fault Is Ours, Not Trainees.’” In that column, Myer contrasted today’s students with those who grew up after World War II:

West Virginians then understood what the Nazi salute stood for — murderous, organized, institutional evil.

Do younger people, not just here but in other . . .

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December 15, 2019

The Saturday Intelligencer: more PR releases as news

The paper needs a more up-to-date explanation of what they are

Two more today

Two days ago, I documented how half of the stories on its front page were word-for-word public relations releases. Today, we get more of the same.

West Virginia University puts out daily PR releases – you can read them here. If you scroll down far enough, you’ll find today’s word-for-word Intelligencer article . . .

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December 14, 2019

Updates and other news from around the Web

Jury foreman works with the accused to formulate strategy

From The Hill:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is pledging that he'll be in "total coordination" with the White House as he plots the GOP strategy for an impeachment trial.

McConnell, during an interview with Fox News, repeatedly . . .

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December 13, 2019

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