On ensuring voter rights
On Friday, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin issued a statement about Martin Luther King Day.* From that press release:
Dr. King changed our society for the better and provided us a vision for what America could be, if we work together. My grandparents taught me that if you can count your . . .
(Mostly about Republicans)
Republican legislators, part 1
Republican legislators in Wisconsin are advancing a bill to prevent businesses from requiring proof of vaccination, in part because, according to State Rep. Treig Pronschinske, "if you can't see the virus ... how can you stop it? How? You physically cannot see the virus." pic.twitter.com/0ZW9RFhtYJ— . . .
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Recent articles and reactions to West Virginia's senator
The most recent articles on Joe Manchin include this to-the-point article by Rolling Stone's Jeff Goodell:
Manchin's coal corruption is so much worse than you knew https://t.co/fILHTw0X2d— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) January 10, 2022
From the article:
The truth is, Manchin is best understood as a grifter . . .
The unemployment rate fell to 3.9% and economy added 199,000 jobs but that’s “disappointing” to Senator Capito and the media
Are there different standards for Trump and Biden?
In May of 2018, the national unemployment rate reached an 18 year low at 3.8%. Here is how West Virginia’s senator, Shelley Moore Capito responded:
This economy is roaring. We have the lowest unemployment that we have had in decades.
Yesterday, I was struck by this tweet by Senator Shelley Moore Capito:
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State breaks own record, 4th shot, and Ogden policy
West Virginia breaks its own covid record
From The Hill:
West Virginia broke its record for highest daily COVID-19 cases on Thursday as omicron continues to hit states around the country.
The state’s Department of Health and Human Resources reported 3,345 cases, almost a week after breaking the record last Friday at . . .
Celebrating the insurrection, McKinley, and Capito
Celebrating the January 6 attack on the Capitol
365 days in the year and they chose January 6
I will pass on this one:
Hey! The . . .
The Intelligencer shows more disdain for its readers: today's lead editorial is the same editorial that was published last Wednesday
Hey, but it takes-up space (and that's apparently all that matters)
In fairness to the editor, the first sentences was changed but the rest of today's lead editorial, "Help Hospitals Weather Storm," is exactly the same as last Wednesday's lead editorial, "Hospitals Face New Surge of Patients."
This is not an isolated incidence -- it is the third time in the last four . . .