# Loan forgiveness: Good for me, not for thee

### Background

From Fortune Magazine:

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that his administration will forgive $10,000 in student loan debt per federal borrower earning under$125,000 per year during the pandemic. . . .
Biden also announced that Pell Grant recipients who earn less than \$125,000 per year during the . . .

August 28, 2022

# Breaking: McKinley makes front page!!!

Yesterday, I complained that the Wheeling Intelligencer had not mentioned local congressman, David McKinley in over three months. (105 days, to be more precise.) Today, he made the front page:

In today’s top-of-the-page article, McKinley gets mentioned five times and quoted three times. I’m a bit skeptical that it was my . . .

August 25, 2022

# Whatever happened to Representative David McKinley?

### Until recently, local congressman, David McKinley, has always been in the local news

Newspapers: Since David McKinley was elected to Congress in 2010, Ogden Newspapers have reported his every move and utterance. Whether it was a visit with veterans, a trip to the Highlands, or talking to constituents, Ogden was there to cover (and . . .

August 24, 2022

# Ogden embraces Alex Mooney

### It took a while after the primary, but we all knew it was inevitable

Go ahead and search your old Ogden newspapers. See if you can find a positive article, op-ed, or even a good word about Alex Mooney before West Virginia's May primary. See if you can find anything that matches the wall-to-wall coverage that his opponent and Ogden favorite, David McKinley received. Having followed the election closely, I . . .

July 31, 2022

# Some thoughts on the McKinley/Mooney election

Alex Mooney easily defeated David McKinley for the new West Virginia #2 Republican nomination. Mooney won 54% to 36%. McKinley carried only three counties: Ohio by 28%, Marshall by 9%, and Pleasants by only 1%. Even worse, had the election just been held in McKinley’s old WV #1, he still would have lost to Alex Mooney by 4.4%.

Some . . .

May 11, 2022

# Predictable: without any evidence, WV’s Republican leadership quickly blames Democrats for the Supreme Court leak

At this point, the person who leaked the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion has not been identified. How, then, did any of the following West Virginia Republicans know who revealed the decision?

First up was WV’s Treasurer, Riley Moore. Without any evidence, Moore quickly blamed the Democrats. (Notice his definitive . . .

May 06, 2022

In his . . .