Why? According to one billionaire: “He’s special. He’s precious. He’s a great American.”
January 31 ended the last fundraising quarter and if you look around, you can find how our state politicians did. While our local papers focused on McKinley's and Mooney's fundraising efforts, they ignored West Virginia's senior senator, Joe Manchin. From other sources, however, you will find that Senator Joe did very well in . . .
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This weekend’s Wheeling News-Register carried this article by Ogden’s political reporter, Steven Allen Adams:
Even with a looming primary election that could decide who represents the northern half of the state in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman David McKinley still has work to do working with West Virginia leaders to move . . .
From the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s coverage of last night’s speech by WV Governor Jim Justice:
Gov. Justice on Thursday used his State of the State address as a victory lap for economic development and tourism in West Virginia, saying the state had avoided a lot of the partisan bickering that’s taking place in Washington.
Then came . . .
WV’s Republican Party and the fossil fuel industry (with Thursday morning update)
Yes, let’s start by cutting the severance tax
If the state is not going to move on from fossil fuels, shouldn't they pay their fair share? Not in West Virginia. An explanatory video:
Lawmakers have proposed cutting the coal and natural gas severance tax during this legislative session. The tax, which helps ensure out-of-state . . .
Updates and a NY Times article
From the WV DHHR:
From the New York Times:
This passes for media analysis?
I was looking for more information on Mooney's McKinley ad when I spotted this on Steven Allen Adams' Twitter feed:
In today's Wheeling News-Register, Senator Shelley Moore Capito issues a stern warning: “The GOP Won't Let Democrats Change Senate Rules”
Democrats: please pay attention. Only Republicans are allowed to change Senate rules to get around the filibuster
Capito begins her op-ed:
We are at a critical moment in history.
With the slimmest of majorities, Democrats haven't been able to pass their wildly unpopular and dangerous agenda. As a result, they are considering using the nuclear option to eliminate the Senate's 60-vote threshold for legislation. And, they are doing . . .
Some additional thought on the celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our popular culture has a way of subduing ideas that threaten the establishment. The revolutionary ones get lost, changed, or rendered unusable. Still others are exploited and eventually commodified. In 2021, would King even recognize his ideas in our popular culture?
My post from Monday has remained with me; this morning I looked . . .