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Bounties in Afghanistan

From The New York Times:

Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says

It begins:

American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants . . .

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June 27, 2020

Because that’s what they do in the middle of a pandemic

Last evening, the Trump administration (with the help of Republican state attorney generals) filed to overturn and invalidate Obamacare

What happened?

From NPR earlier today:

In a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court, the Trump administration has reaffirmed its position that the Affordable Care Act in its entirety is illegal because Congress eliminated the individual tax penalty for failing to purchase medical insurance.

Solicitor General Noel . . .

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June 26, 2020

“What About The Next Time?”

A Wheeling News-Register editorial defends Trump’s coronavirus policies without once mentioning his name (with Update)

Yesterday’s lead editorial in the Wheeling News-Register defended President Trump by rewriting America’s short history of dealing with the coronavirus. (Like good propaganda, it rewrites the past in order to explain the present.) The editorial begins:

By the time we knew the enemy at our gates was a viciously specialized foe, it . . .

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June 24, 2020

Odds and ends from around the Web

Fauci whacks McKinley, Trump not kidding on testing, and more

Our local representative, David McKinley, tries to blame Fauci on masks and Fauci has none of it

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June 23, 2020

Robert C. Byrd and Moundsville’s mine-resistant/ambush-protected vehicle

A look at the front page of Friday’s Wheeling Intelligencer

Note -- My RSS feed has been a recurring problem for me. In this case, the RSS feed did not go out when this and the previous post were originally published on Friday and Thursday.

Silvrback blog image

Here is the U.S. Army’s description of this vehicle:

The Cougar MRAP can be used in command and control, explosive ordnance . . .

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June 19, 2020

Today’s Wheeling “newspapers” donate almost 1300 words to Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s reelection campaign

It's the least they could do for an Ogden favorite

Note: It appears that the RSS feed is currently not working.


The Ogden Newspaper effort

It’s easily the largest article in either of today’s paper. The front-page story

Sen. Capito Urges Support For Senate Police Reform Bill

is by Ogden’s political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, and it . . .

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June 18, 2020

More on the Wheeling Intelligencer and the coronavirus

Another Mike Myer column on how the virus discriminates

Today’s column, “Disease Can Discriminate, Too,” by the editor tells us that African-Americans have been affected more by the virus than whites. It is the third such column and like the previous ones, the column raises questions without much of an attempt to answer them.

. . .

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June 17, 2020

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