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Democrats follow WV Republicans into the voting booth and force them to vote for Donald Trump

Worse than Obama "death panels"

Here's the conclusion of the lead editorial, " Democrats Have Selves to Blame," in this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer that blames Democrats for the rise of Donald Trump:

It is those Democrats in the Senate who set the stage for Trump's rise. For all their criticism and condemnation of the Republican . . .

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May 03, 2016

Changing the narrative

More on the mine closure

On most days I read the paper version of the morning Intelligencer and later look at the online edition of the afternoon News-Register. While the headlines may change, the stories are frequently the same.

The important story about the closing of the Powhatan No. 6 coal mine, first run in yesterday's News-Register and then . . .

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May 03, 2016

Murray Energy to close a union mine

As usual, it's all Obama's fault

The afternoon Wheeling News-Register is reporting that Murray Energy will close the No. 6 Powhatan mine in November:

Murray Energy Corp. spokesman Gary Broadbent this morning confirmed the Powhatan No. 6 Mine will close in November, likely leaving about 430 coal miners unemployed.

Powhatan No. 6 Mine, represented . . .

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May 02, 2016

A WV trivia question: who is Keith Judd ?

Hint: His claim to fame occurred in 2012

Keith Judd, who got 41% of the Democratic presidential primary vote four years ago against President Obama, is back for another try. First, however, he had to get permission from his probation officer. As the AP reported:

Now after 15 years in prison, Judd, 57, is a free man, and he is improvising another run for president. His . . .

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May 02, 2016

To mix some metaphors: Karma is a dish best served when it's on the other foot

Mike Myer worries that "we may have 12 years of regret"

This is from an Intelligencer editorial last June about the new non-partisan election of judges:

Funny thing about that old business of the shoe being on the other foot. Sometimes the fit is very good.

Among long-overdue changes West Virginia legislators approved this year was one involving elections for magistrates, circuit . . .

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April 30, 2016

Developments in the WV Supreme Court election

A post on the upcoming judicial election

Bringing Obama into the race

Taking advantage of the anti-Obama sentiment in the state (even if the president has nothing to do with the Supreme Court race), the Republican State Leadership Committee's Judicial Fairness Initiative is running ads that link the president to State Supreme Court candidates Bill Wooten and Darrell . . .

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April 29, 2016

Continuing the anti-McGraw crusade

Sometimes it's not what gets published, it's what isn't published that counts

Found on page 3 of this morning's Intelligencer:

W.Va. Attorney General, Wells Fargo Reach $8M Settlement in Dispute

The article tells us that Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won a settlement with Wells Fargo Bank over banking practices:

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick . . .

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April 26, 2016

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