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Reading the weekend opinion sections

(with November 7 update)

Saturday

Front page - "Cole Would Focus on Jobs, Drug Abuse"

The front pages of Wheeling's "newspapers" are sometimes used as an extension of the editorial pages. By using biased headlines, edited AP reports, and editorial-like articles, the papers look to persuade rather than inform. And as we draw . . .

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November 06, 2016

Covering yet another Republican get-together

Here's the opening sentence of the Intelligencer's front-page, semi-weekly installment of "what Republican candidates are thinking with obligatory picture of David McKinley":

West Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole says he “prays for a Donald Trump White House.”

The other noteworthy quote . . .

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November 02, 2016

The shorter version of recent local editorials about Clinton and the Democrats

If you've read them, you can probably skip this post. Here are the shorter versions of three day's worth of anti-Clinton editorials.

Saturday

"Voting for Trump Is Not Enough"

The shorter version: you must vote for Bill Cole for governor because Jim Justice is a Democrat and he might support . . .

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October 31, 2016

More than "weird"

The WV governor's race

Four weeks ago, I highlighted an article from Politico which asked "Is West Virginia Holding America's Weirdest Election?" It's funny what distance does to perspective -- Politico's description of our governor's race doesn't seem to be as much of an overstatement as it did at the time.

In today's . . .

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October 28, 2016

Third party candidates in West Virginia

Is the system rigged against them?

I realize that when the results are not what we hoped, we sometimes rationalize by suggesting that the system is "rigged." Earlier today I reread my posts on the gubernatorial debates in West Virginia. I was once again struck by how both the Democratic and Republican candidates seem to be totally clueless to all of the changes that . . .

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October 26, 2016

Justice still leads in latest MetroNews poll

With results that are similar to their first poll, MetroNews released the results of their governor's poll earlier today:

Less than three weeks until Election Day, Greenbrier owner Jim Justice still has a double-digit lead in the governor’s race over Senate President Bill Cole, according to the MetroNews West Virginia Poll . . .

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October 19, 2016

Watching the West Virginia debate for governor 2

Yes, I watched the governor's debate. (Although I will confess to switching from time to time to see how the Nationals/Dodgers game was going.) This debate was not much different from the first. Neither candidate impressed me although Cole at least answered more of the questions put to him. Hoppy Kercheval was the moderator and I thought, . . .

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October 11, 2016

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