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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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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
(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
A growing body of research . . .
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 . . .
Mike Myer and the Intelligencer kick off the congressman’s reelection campaign
Today’s Mike Myer column is mostly about praising WV’s 1st Congressional District congressman, David McKinley, for his supposed bipartisanship. Support for Myer’s position comes in the form of the recently-released Lugar Center Bipartisan Center Index for the 115th Congress which ranked McKinley 11th in the House.
The Index purports . . .