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Giving our local congressman credit

David McKinley was one of only 34 Republicans to break with Trump and vote for the disaster aid package

From CBS News:

The House of Representatives passed a disaster aid package Friday, over the opposition of President Trump. Mr. Trump and some other Republicans bristled at the funding designated for Puerto Rico in the bill, arguing that the territory has already received too much assistance in the aftermath of the catastrophic . . .

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May 10, 2019

In addition to singing and celebrating his song, what has Congressman McKinley been doing lately?

Answer: Trying to set the Guinness record for most clichés in one graduation speech, getting free air time on Channel 7 newscasts, and possibly running for governor

Giving the commencement address at West Liberty’s graduation

The formal commencement address is a holdover from the 19th century when elocution was important. And while the graduation ceremony still has meaning for those in attendance, the prescribed address ceased to be relevant (with very few exceptions) many years ago.

. . .

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May 07, 2019

The times may be changing: let’s move Representative David McKinley and Wheeling’s “newspapers” out of the “climate change denier” column

But let's not move them too far

You don’t need a climatologist to know which way the wind blows

Nationally, there would appear to be a growing consensus that something must be done about climate change. For example, Axios recently summarized why we may have reached a “tipping point on climate change”:

A rare convergence of science that reveals the . . .

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April 09, 2019

The good news: Finally, a West Virginia newspaper covers Representative McKinley’s vote against the Violence Against Women Act

The bad news: The newspaper is 240 miles away and no where near the 1st congressional district

McKinley sort-of explains his vote against VAWA

On Saturday, a West Virginia newspaper covered how West Virginia’s representatives voted on the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. (All three voted against the Act.) Unfortunately for local readers, the coverage was in the Beckley Register-Herald. Reporter Erin Beck examined . . .

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April 08, 2019

Yesterday, 33 Republicans joined Democrats to renew the Violence Against Women Act

Guess who was not among them

NBC News explains the vote:

The House on Thursday passed an extension of the Violence Against Women Act, which provides protections for survivors of domestic violence, and includes new gun-related provisions that are opposed by the NRA. . . .

The bill today, which would extend the law for five years, includes new provisions . . .

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April 05, 2019

Obamacare’s positive effects on WV’s opioid crisis

(This is probably the last time you’ll read about this)

A number of sites that cover health care are featuring a just-released study of Obamacare’s effects on the West Virginia’s opioid crisis. For example, Vox reported earlier today:

Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion is helping fight West Virginia’s opioid epidemic

It begins:

A growing body of research . . .

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April 03, 2019

McKinley and Malkin in the Sunday News-Register

Some election fluff and more racism

No more joking about McKinley's 2020 reelection campaign -- it's on and Ogden papers are ready to do their part

My subheading on yesterday's post about local congressman David McKinley joked that the Intelligencer was launching the McKinley reelection campaign with editor Mike Myer's Saturday column. Despite the fact . . .

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March 24, 2019

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