The Wheeling Alternative

All Categories: trump presidency(132) david mckinley(114) joe manchin(107) shelley moore capito(106) wheeling newspapers(86) mike myer(84) donald trump(78) war on coal(77) wheeling intelligencer(69) patrick morrisey(62) coal(59) hillary clinton(56) intelligencer editorial(55) coronavirus(54) wheeling intelligencer editorial(52) climate change(41) murray energy(40) wheeling news-register editorial(40) trump administration(37) wheeling news-register(36) ogden newspapers(35) ogden newspaper bias(35) gun control(34) jim justice(32) obama(32) news-register editorial(31) robert murray(30) anti-clinton bias(28) obamacare(26) fracking(26) trumpcare(25) wheeling newspaper biases(25) michael myer(24) impeachment(24) ogden favorite(24) epa(22) town hall meetings(22) don blankenship(22) bill cole(20) wv legislature(20) republican legislature(19) evan jenkins(19) racism(17) newspapers on the cheap(17) intelligencer propaganda(16) wheeling newspaper ethics(15) news on the cheap(15) bishop bransfield(15) sinclair broadcasting(15) yesterday's news tomorrow(14) fair and balanced(14) wv politics(13) wheeling newspaper hypocrisy(13) mac warner(13) ogden newspaper hypocricy(13) wv teachers(13) ryan ferns(13) fox news(13) intelligencer(13) wv drug problems(12) charleston gazette-mail(12) alternative energy(12) gordon gee(12) bernie sanders(11) republican candidates(11) wv supreme court judges(11) it's all obama's fault(11) republican tax reform(11) wv governor race(10) ethical journalism(10) koch(10) natural gas(10) wtov(10) umwa(10) john oliver(9) plagiarism(9) pittsburgh pirates(9) right-to-work(9) west virginians(9) kendra fershee(9) vendetta(8) polls(8) 2018 wv senate race(8) renewables(8) ogden bias(8) morrisey(8) murray coal(8) political correctness(8) republican presidential candidates(8) blankenship trial(8) obamacare replacement(8) china and west virginia(8) 2018 wv senatorial election(7) electricity costs(7) trump border wall(7) coal ash(7) bob nutting(7) john kasich(7) teacher unions(7) clean coal(7) sports betting(7) alpha natural resources(7) republicans vs. democrats(7) pro-trump coverage(7) doug reynolds(7) mountaintop removal(7) west virginia economy(7) west virginia university(7) intelligencer headlines(7) wtrf(7) opioids(7) trump twitter(6) medicaid(6) clean power plan(6) fox guarding hen house(6) u.s. energy policy(6) jeff kessler(6) mitch mcconnell(6) appalachian sterotype(6) misleading headlines(6) fact checking(6) iran(6) west virginia legislature(6) western coal(6) fake news(6) brett kavanaugh(6) bill johnson(6) trump racism(6) astroturf(6) religious freedom bill(6) andrew wheeler(5) nobel peace prize(5) mueller investigation(5) republican senatorial primary(5) wheeling newspaper hypocricy(5) brent benjamin(5) west virginia health care(5) global warming(5) money in politics(5) robin capehart(5) scott pruitt(5) wv taxes(5) trump criticism(5) wv stereotype(5) education(5) full disclosure(5) gretchen whitmer(5) miner retirement(5) dumbest editorial award(5) west virginia state government(5) george floyd protests(5) charter schools(5) liberals(5) worst editorial of the year award(5) discrimination(5) deathmatch(5) russians and trump(4) republican national convention(4) darrell mcgraw(4) rob portman(4) scalia replacement(4) trump budget(4) ryan weld(4) blood on the mountain(4) coal wars(4) pro-trump bias(4) immigration(4) capito(4) betsy devos(4) west virginia republican party(4) trump west virginia(4) baseball on the cheap(4) trump(4) community newspaper(4) riley moore(4) intelligencer hypocrisy(4) west liberty university(4) guns(4) climate change polls(4) wv education(4) democratic presidential candidates(4) mckinley(4) drugs(4) ogden self-promotion(4) wv jobs(4) coal propaganda(4) patrick buchanan(4) steven allen adams(4) peabody energy(4) antifa(3) medicare(3) the onion(3) budget cuts to social programs(3) concealed carry(3) william ihlenfeld(3) severance tax(3) bethesda(3) water quality(3) ted cruz(3) most unethical editorial award(3) little blue run(3) pope francis(3) patricia rucker(3) wv republicans(3) west virginia's future(3) wv flooding(3) worst editorial of 2019(3) robert byrd(3) twitter news(3) political cartoons(3) alex mooney(3) snap benefits(3) jeff sessions(3) wilbur ross(3) imperial president(3) 2020 presidential election(3) executive action(3) west virginia 2017 budget(3) breitbart(3) abortion(3) wv aclu(3) msha(3) wheeling new-register editorial(3) david zatezalo(3) charlottesville(3) umw(3) dreamers(3) iraq(3) secretary of education(2) climate change denier(2) epipen(2) solar energy(2) election security(2) freedom of speech(2) evangelicals for trump(2) william barr(2) michelle malkin(2) 2020 democratic presidential candidates(2) wind energy(2) the iraq war(2) michael flynn(2) concern trolling(2) kellyanne conway(2) anti-muslim attacks(2) trump stuff you can't make up(2) wheeling hospital(2) huckabee(2) wv mining disasters(2) alec(2) sunday wheeling news-register(2) benghazi(2) charleston gazette(2) franking(2) vouchers(2) hilary clinton(2) west virginia history(2) mike pence(2) west virginia stereotype(2) 2019 government shutdown(2) james comey(2) united mine workers(2) worst article of the year award(2) mass media(2) atlantic coast pipeline(2) tariffs(2) wv public broadcasting(2) north korea(2) civility(2) pittsburgh post-gazette(2) american chemical council(2) integrity fee(2) trump tv(2) nra(2) black lung(2) tpp(2) ken ward jr(2) planned parenthood(2) booth goodwin(2) popular posts(2) ferc(2) omnibus funding bill(2) james van nostrand(2) alt right(2) sexual harassment(2) 2017 summer recess(2) trump golf(2) millennials(2) brett crozier(2) rewriting history(2) miners protection act(2) cults(2) quid pro quo(2) associated press(2) coronavirus masks(2) first energy(2) green new deal(2) alexander acosta(2) higher education(1) poverty(1) events(1) automation(1) blogging(1) stereotypes(1) tax foundation(1) sierra club(1) social security(1) china(1) keystone pipeline(1) little blue(1) jeb bush(1) investment in coal(1) charleston(1) ethics(1) john prine(1) erickson(1) wheeling police(1) air travel(1) heroin(1) obama white house(1) wv unemployment(1) rant(1) alaska(1) environmental films(1) refugee crisis(1) barry goldwater(1) patriot coal(1) wvu(1) public access(1) wv employers(1) cybersecurity(1) epa pr(1) test scores(1) clean water bill(1) sexual assault(1) coal subsidies(1) new media(1) sec(1) buffalo creek(1) wheeling jesuit university(1) teach for america(1) a charlie brown christmas(1) tyler county(1) voter id(1) self-disclosure(1) self-promotion(1) conflict of interest(1) chris regan(1) beth walker(1) flag burning(1) lng(1) bridges(1) jack yost(1) coal company bankruptcy(1) democratic party(1) wv democratic party(1) superdelegates(1) biased research(1) aclu(1) due process(1) tax rates(1) aarp(1) radical islam(1) heather bresch(1) hurricane matthew(1) bill clinton(1) pat buchanan(1) al gore(1) flint(1) third-party candidates(1) super pac(1) stephen bannon(1) trump foundation(1) dumbest column award(1) rounding up the usual suspects(1) poverty porn(1) cyberbullying(1) ethics committee(1) rex tillerson(1) exxon(1) martin luther king(1) alternate facts(1) terrorism(1) blame obama(1) stream protection rule(1) pelosi quote(1) ultra-liberals(1) city of wheeling(1) internet service provider(1) medical marijuana(1) wv board of education(1) liberal blame(1) jared kushner(1) jim lees(1) paula swearengin(1) obama's fault(1) gary cohn(1) paris agreement(1) move(1) local sports coverage(1) hurricane harvey(1) boris epshteyn(1) metronews poll(1) casey junkins(1) ethane storage(1) conspiracy theories(1) rush limbaugh(1) single payer(1) mepco(1) football culture wars(1) john conyers(1) blake farenhold(1) main studio rule(1) gil white(1) media matters(1) roy moore(1) chip(1) kathleen hartnett-white(1) trump supporters(1) mercatus center(1) ogden national debt editorial(1) national debt(1) fake editorial(1) 2018 budget(1) 2017 wrap-up(1) 2017 favorites(1) 2017 awards(1) federal budget(1) rick perry(1) gazette-mail bankruptcy(1) fcc(1) net neutrality(1) death of newspaper(1) anti-semitism(1) 2018 elections(1) comments(1) mccarthyism(1) mark curtis(1) the health plan(1) roseanne barr(1) freudian slip(1) west virginia wilder(1) cbo(1) u.s. deficit(1) ohio state(1) wv business climate(1) cnbc survey(1) jim jordan(1) mountain valley pipeline(1) tim armstead(1) voter suppression(1) richard ojeda(1) school shootings(1) national education association(1) veterans(1) michael cohen(1) plastic bags(1) benwood bridge(1) canary in the coal mine(1) ohio politics(1) 2018 awards(1) mike folk(1) media ethics(1) bluefield state college(1) covington(1) americans for prosperity(1) grassroots leadership academy(1) eric porterfield(1) pat mcgeehan(1) local news(1) coal companies(1) sherrod brown(1) ogden online poll(1) paul manafort(1) low-information voter(1) ogden stenography(1) lgbt(1) beto o rourke(1) bipartisanship(1) ilhan omar(1) vawa(1) elizabeth warren(1) newt gingrich(1) worst column of 2019(1) lgbtq(1) capito reelection editorial(1) lugar bipartisan index(1) storage hub(1) sex trafficking(1) kkk(1) joe biden(1) ogden holiday editions(1) wheeling area media(1) war on christmas(1) methane(1) eqt(1) alexander hamilton(1) ovmc closing(1) syria(1) ivanka trump(1) american civil war(1) term limits(1) matt bevin(1) cdc(1) whistleblower(1) 2019 awards(1) nativism(1) first amendment(1) wheeling city council(1) legal notices(1) ogden syndicated columnists(1) orwell(1) 2020 congressional race(1) 24/7 survey(1) michael bloomberg(1) stephen colbert(1) shawn fluharty(1) solar energy in west virginia(1) 2020 worst column award(1) fossil fuels(1) dr strangelove(1) coronavirus humor(1) cracker plant(1) west virginia coronavirus(1) anthony fauci(1) home

On charter schools, the ends justify the means for the Wheeling News-Register

Today’s paper uses two out-of-context quotes in its editorial on charter schools in West Virginia

Today’s editorial, “Writing Rules For Charters,” concludes:

The new law makes it difficult enough to establish a charter school in West Virginia. In writing specific regulations, state officials should take care not to make the endeavor impossible.

That may be the editorial's thesis. Early in the editorial, it . . .

Read More

September 15, 2019

Learning from Ohio on charter schools?

The Wheeling Intelligencer continues its push for charter schools in West Virginia

This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial* tells us “Charters Fewer in Number, But Better” and it’s about charter schools in Ohio. It’s obviously part of Ogden’s ongoing campaign for charter schools in West Virginia. (See previous post.) Given Ohio’s major problems with charter schools, especially online ones, you would think that the . . .

Read More

September 12, 2019

A question about charter schools for West Virginia Republicans and our local Ogden "newspapers"

If you really do believe that charter schools will improve educational outcomes in WV, why are the important discussions held behind closed doors?

Who was invited to last week’s WV Department of Education meeting on charter schools?

In a front-page article in today’s Wheeling Intelligencer, reporter Joselyn King tells us about a state meeting held last Wednesday in Parkersburg:

“WVDOE Starts Charter School Policy Discussions

King explains:

. . .

Read More

September 10, 2019

A 5 PM Tuesday look at the Republican plan to bring school vouchers to West Virginia

The Republican legislature's comprehensive education bill would appear to have two purposes: bring vouchers (public money for non-public education) to West Virginia and punish public school teachers for last year’s defiance of the legislature. (Note, those purposes may differ with the governor’s intentions.) Despite Republican rhetoric . . .

Read More

January 29, 2019

From today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial: “This is not a political issue”

It never is when Republicans are at fault*

I seldom comment upon local editorials about Ohio politics. (Ogden editorials about West Virginia politics are usually more than enough to keep me busy.) A sentence in the editorial, “Probe Charter School Fiasco,” caught my attention, however, and I couldn’t let it go by without some research and comments.

The editorial is about a . . .

Read More

November 27, 2018

Archive

All Categories: trump presidency(132) david mckinley(114) joe manchin(107) shelley moore capito(106) wheeling newspapers(86) mike myer(84) donald trump(78) war on coal(77) wheeling intelligencer(69) patrick morrisey(62) coal(59) hillary clinton(56) intelligencer editorial(55) coronavirus(54) wheeling intelligencer editorial(52) climate change(41) murray energy(40) wheeling news-register editorial(40) trump administration(37) wheeling news-register(36) ogden newspapers(35) ogden newspaper bias(35) gun control(34) jim justice(32) obama(32) news-register editorial(31) robert murray(30) anti-clinton bias(28) obamacare(26) fracking(26) trumpcare(25) wheeling newspaper biases(25) michael myer(24) impeachment(24) ogden favorite(24) epa(22) town hall meetings(22) don blankenship(22) bill cole(20) wv legislature(20) republican legislature(19) evan jenkins(19) racism(17) newspapers on the cheap(17) intelligencer propaganda(16) wheeling newspaper ethics(15) news on the cheap(15) bishop bransfield(15) sinclair broadcasting(15) yesterday's news tomorrow(14) fair and balanced(14) wv politics(13) wheeling newspaper hypocrisy(13) mac warner(13) ogden newspaper hypocricy(13) wv teachers(13) ryan ferns(13) fox news(13) intelligencer(13) wv drug problems(12) charleston gazette-mail(12) alternative energy(12) gordon gee(12) bernie sanders(11) republican candidates(11) wv supreme court judges(11) it's all obama's fault(11) republican tax reform(11) wv governor race(10) ethical journalism(10) koch(10) natural gas(10) wtov(10) umwa(10) john oliver(9) plagiarism(9) pittsburgh pirates(9) right-to-work(9) west virginians(9) kendra fershee(9) vendetta(8) polls(8) 2018 wv senate race(8) renewables(8) ogden bias(8) morrisey(8) murray coal(8) political correctness(8) republican presidential candidates(8) blankenship trial(8) obamacare replacement(8) china and west virginia(8) 2018 wv senatorial election(7) electricity costs(7) trump border wall(7) coal ash(7) bob nutting(7) john kasich(7) teacher unions(7) clean coal(7) sports betting(7) alpha natural resources(7) republicans vs. democrats(7) pro-trump coverage(7) doug reynolds(7) mountaintop removal(7) west virginia economy(7) west virginia university(7) intelligencer headlines(7) wtrf(7) opioids(7) trump twitter(6) medicaid(6) clean power plan(6) fox guarding hen house(6) u.s. energy policy(6) jeff kessler(6) mitch mcconnell(6) appalachian sterotype(6) misleading headlines(6) fact checking(6) iran(6) west virginia legislature(6) western coal(6) fake news(6) brett kavanaugh(6) bill johnson(6) trump racism(6) astroturf(6) religious freedom bill(6) andrew wheeler(5) nobel peace prize(5) mueller investigation(5) republican senatorial primary(5) wheeling newspaper hypocricy(5) brent benjamin(5) west virginia health care(5) global warming(5) money in politics(5) robin capehart(5) scott pruitt(5) wv taxes(5) trump criticism(5) wv stereotype(5) education(5) full disclosure(5) gretchen whitmer(5) miner retirement(5) dumbest editorial award(5) west virginia state government(5) george floyd protests(5) charter schools(5) liberals(5) worst editorial of the year award(5) discrimination(5) deathmatch(5) russians and trump(4) republican national convention(4) darrell mcgraw(4) rob portman(4) scalia replacement(4) trump budget(4) ryan weld(4) blood on the mountain(4) coal wars(4) pro-trump bias(4) immigration(4) capito(4) betsy devos(4) west virginia republican party(4) trump west virginia(4) baseball on the cheap(4) trump(4) community newspaper(4) riley moore(4) intelligencer hypocrisy(4) west liberty university(4) guns(4) climate change polls(4) wv education(4) democratic presidential candidates(4) mckinley(4) drugs(4) ogden self-promotion(4) wv jobs(4) coal propaganda(4) patrick buchanan(4) steven allen adams(4) peabody energy(4) antifa(3) medicare(3) the onion(3) budget cuts to social programs(3) concealed carry(3) william ihlenfeld(3) severance tax(3) bethesda(3) water quality(3) ted cruz(3) most unethical editorial award(3) little blue run(3) pope francis(3) patricia rucker(3) wv republicans(3) west virginia's future(3) wv flooding(3) worst editorial of 2019(3) robert byrd(3) twitter news(3) political cartoons(3) alex mooney(3) snap benefits(3) jeff sessions(3) wilbur ross(3) imperial president(3) 2020 presidential election(3) executive action(3) west virginia 2017 budget(3) breitbart(3) abortion(3) wv aclu(3) msha(3) wheeling new-register editorial(3) david zatezalo(3) charlottesville(3) umw(3) dreamers(3) iraq(3) secretary of education(2) climate change denier(2) epipen(2) solar energy(2) election security(2) freedom of speech(2) evangelicals for trump(2) william barr(2) michelle malkin(2) 2020 democratic presidential candidates(2) wind energy(2) the iraq war(2) michael flynn(2) concern trolling(2) kellyanne conway(2) anti-muslim attacks(2) trump stuff you can't make up(2) wheeling hospital(2) huckabee(2) wv mining disasters(2) alec(2) sunday wheeling news-register(2) benghazi(2) charleston gazette(2) franking(2) vouchers(2) hilary clinton(2) west virginia history(2) mike pence(2) west virginia stereotype(2) 2019 government shutdown(2) james comey(2) united mine workers(2) worst article of the year award(2) mass media(2) atlantic coast pipeline(2) tariffs(2) wv public broadcasting(2) north korea(2) civility(2) pittsburgh post-gazette(2) american chemical council(2) integrity fee(2) trump tv(2) nra(2) black lung(2) tpp(2) ken ward jr(2) planned parenthood(2) booth goodwin(2) popular posts(2) ferc(2) omnibus funding bill(2) james van nostrand(2) alt right(2) sexual harassment(2) 2017 summer recess(2) trump golf(2) millennials(2) brett crozier(2) rewriting history(2) miners protection act(2) cults(2) quid pro quo(2) associated press(2) coronavirus masks(2) first energy(2) green new deal(2) alexander acosta(2) higher education(1) poverty(1) events(1) automation(1) blogging(1) stereotypes(1) tax foundation(1) sierra club(1) social security(1) china(1) keystone pipeline(1) little blue(1) jeb bush(1) investment in coal(1) charleston(1) ethics(1) john prine(1) erickson(1) wheeling police(1) air travel(1) heroin(1) obama white house(1) wv unemployment(1) rant(1) alaska(1) environmental films(1) refugee crisis(1) barry goldwater(1) patriot coal(1) wvu(1) public access(1) wv employers(1) cybersecurity(1) epa pr(1) test scores(1) clean water bill(1) sexual assault(1) coal subsidies(1) new media(1) sec(1) buffalo creek(1) wheeling jesuit university(1) teach for america(1) a charlie brown christmas(1) tyler county(1) voter id(1) self-disclosure(1) self-promotion(1) conflict of interest(1) chris regan(1) beth walker(1) flag burning(1) lng(1) bridges(1) jack yost(1) coal company bankruptcy(1) democratic party(1) wv democratic party(1) superdelegates(1) biased research(1) aclu(1) due process(1) tax rates(1) aarp(1) radical islam(1) heather bresch(1) hurricane matthew(1) bill clinton(1) pat buchanan(1) al gore(1) flint(1) third-party candidates(1) super pac(1) stephen bannon(1) trump foundation(1) dumbest column award(1) rounding up the usual suspects(1) poverty porn(1) cyberbullying(1) ethics committee(1) rex tillerson(1) exxon(1) martin luther king(1) alternate facts(1) terrorism(1) blame obama(1) stream protection rule(1) pelosi quote(1) ultra-liberals(1) city of wheeling(1) internet service provider(1) medical marijuana(1) wv board of education(1) liberal blame(1) jared kushner(1) jim lees(1) paula swearengin(1) obama's fault(1) gary cohn(1) paris agreement(1) move(1) local sports coverage(1) hurricane harvey(1) boris epshteyn(1) metronews poll(1) casey junkins(1) ethane storage(1) conspiracy theories(1) rush limbaugh(1) single payer(1) mepco(1) football culture wars(1) john conyers(1) blake farenhold(1) main studio rule(1) gil white(1) media matters(1) roy moore(1) chip(1) kathleen hartnett-white(1) trump supporters(1) mercatus center(1) ogden national debt editorial(1) national debt(1) fake editorial(1) 2018 budget(1) 2017 wrap-up(1) 2017 favorites(1) 2017 awards(1) federal budget(1) rick perry(1) gazette-mail bankruptcy(1) fcc(1) net neutrality(1) death of newspaper(1) anti-semitism(1) 2018 elections(1) comments(1) mccarthyism(1) mark curtis(1) the health plan(1) roseanne barr(1) freudian slip(1) west virginia wilder(1) cbo(1) u.s. deficit(1) ohio state(1) wv business climate(1) cnbc survey(1) jim jordan(1) mountain valley pipeline(1) tim armstead(1) voter suppression(1) richard ojeda(1) school shootings(1) national education association(1) veterans(1) michael cohen(1) plastic bags(1) benwood bridge(1) canary in the coal mine(1) ohio politics(1) 2018 awards(1) mike folk(1) media ethics(1) bluefield state college(1) covington(1) americans for prosperity(1) grassroots leadership academy(1) eric porterfield(1) pat mcgeehan(1) local news(1) coal companies(1) sherrod brown(1) ogden online poll(1) paul manafort(1) low-information voter(1) ogden stenography(1) lgbt(1) beto o rourke(1) bipartisanship(1) ilhan omar(1) vawa(1) elizabeth warren(1) newt gingrich(1) worst column of 2019(1) lgbtq(1) capito reelection editorial(1) lugar bipartisan index(1) storage hub(1) sex trafficking(1) kkk(1) joe biden(1) ogden holiday editions(1) wheeling area media(1) war on christmas(1) methane(1) eqt(1) alexander hamilton(1) ovmc closing(1) syria(1) ivanka trump(1) american civil war(1) term limits(1) matt bevin(1) cdc(1) whistleblower(1) 2019 awards(1) nativism(1) first amendment(1) wheeling city council(1) legal notices(1) ogden syndicated columnists(1) orwell(1) 2020 congressional race(1) 24/7 survey(1) michael bloomberg(1) stephen colbert(1) shawn fluharty(1) solar energy in west virginia(1) 2020 worst column award(1) fossil fuels(1) dr strangelove(1) coronavirus humor(1) cracker plant(1) west virginia coronavirus(1) anthony fauci(1) home