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Transparency? What's that?

At the top of page 4 of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer is this headline:

Fort Henry Restoration Awarded $1.2M Federal Loan

The article, a rewrite of a Manchin/Capito joint press release, begins:

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin D-W.Va., members of the Senate . . .

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September 18, 2020

Their silence speaks loudly

What have our local congressman and local Ogden papers had to say about the Trump/veterans story?

I assume (unless Ogden papers are the only source of news) that most of my local readers are aware of the national news stories that has probably garnered the most attention since it broke on Thursday – The Atlantic’s investigation of President Trump’s attitudes towards veterans:

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September 05, 2020

In case you missed it: Monday was the Wheeling Intelligencer’s annual self-congratulatory editorial day

Don't they realize how self-serving this is?

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We see these editorials a couple of times a year. Two are definite: one in August on the Intelligencer's birthday and one next month for the News-Register's. (Addditionally, there are usually one or two self-congratulatory pieces during the rest of the year.) They all say the same thing about putting reader's first, . . .

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August 27, 2020

Congressman McKinley and the US Postal Service (with some additional thoughts on socialism for the rich)

Our local congressman joins Democrats to pass a postal bill buts still finds a way to attack them

Yesterday, the House voted to support the U.S. Postal Service and local representative, David McKinley, voted with the Democratic majority. From WV Metro News:

U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., was one of 26 Republicans that voted in support of a $25 billion bill for the U.S. Postal Service to maintain services during the . . .

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August 23, 2020

Trump and the U.S. Postal Service

We’ve seen Manchin’s perspective -- does either Senator Capito or Representative McKinley have anything to say about Trump’s attempt to sabotage the USPS?

Senator Shelley Moore Capito

As I noted Saturday, our Republican senator has said nothing about Trump’s attempt to aid his reelection by crippling the post office. However, it appears that the senator has felt some pressure to comment – or at least give the appearance that she supports the USPS. This morning she tweeted the . . .

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August 17, 2020

The mid-summer crickets are back

President Trump, Senator Capito, Congressman McKinley, and Ogden Newspapers have had a lot to say about executive orders; unfortunately, you have to go back to the Obama administration to find any of it

Trump (previously) on Obama’s use of executive orders
Senator Capito in 2014

On DACA:

West Virginia Second District Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito called Obama’s decision “unconstitutional and wrong.”

“ . . .

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August 11, 2020

The Trump campaign doctors a photo of Biden

Is this a Republican thing?

Alone? Hiding? Diminished?

You may have seen the original Trump campaign ad:

The original Biden pictures in this ad have been altered and a . . .

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August 06, 2020

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