Murray bankruptcy and the continuing decline of the coal industry
Murray declares bankruptcy
From CNBC earlier this morning:
Murray Energy joins growing list of coal companies to declare bankruptcy
Today's Wall Street Journal sees this as a long-term trend:
In Pro-Trump West Virginia Coal Country, the Jobs Keep Leaving
Fixing the blame. . .
The Washington Post delivers again
If you have been following the Bransfield story you need to read this article. Once again, the Washington Post delivers a thoroughly-documented article by reporters Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg about the abuses of the former West Virginia bishop. (Note -- emphasis in this post is mine.)
The article begins by describing a . . .
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Breaking the law and accumulating wealth
Send in the clowns? (Crashing a congressional hearing)
You’re now probably familiar with Wednesday’s story of how a group of Republican representatives stormed a restricted-access impeachment committee meeting. Here’s the New York Times account:
House Republicans ground the impeachment inquiry to a halt for hours on . . .
Hey News-Register, the holdup on miner pensions isn’t DEMOCRAT Pelosi, it’s REPUBLICAN’s McConnell and Trump
The title of today’s editorial wants to pin the responsibility for the pension on Democrats. It states: “Aid the Retirees, Speaker Pelosi”
Today’s lead editorial* in today's Wheeling News-Register is about the fate of the miner pension plan. The editorial notes that West Virginia’s and Ohio’s senators have:
fought hard to save the pension fund. But bills they have promoted have been bottle up in committees.
No, they haven’t been “bottled-up” in . . .
Will the Wheeling Intelligencer finally criticize the president? Don’t bet on it.
Earlier today, the President tweeted:
So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here - a lynching. But we will WIN!— . . .
Senator Capito waits for new-and-improved talking points
From Slate, earlier today:
The official Republican line had previously been that there was “no quid pro quo” involved in Trump’s request that Ukraine launch (unfounded) investigations into the server allegations and into the Biden family, while the Trump administration happened to be refusing to release military funds to . . .
How did West Virginia's representatives vote?
As news sources reported earlier today:
The House on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to condemn President Donald Trump's withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria.
Despite stark divisions over Democrats' Trump impeachment inquiry, Democrats and Republicans banded together and approved a nonbinding resolution . . .