West Virginia’s congressional redistricting has been completed and the results will pit District 1’s current congressman, David McKinley, against District 2’s Alex Mooney. I would think that we will be seeing and hearing from both of them right up until the primary next spring. Both were on WV Metro News this week. Here are my reactions.. . .
Is there a less trustworthy source?
This weekend's Wheeling News-Register editorial discussed the various proposals for West Virginia redistricting:
many maps took the easy and predictable route by forming a twisty east-west line across the state that would keep the growth areas of Morgantown and Martinsburg together.
Instead, the editorial . . .
A look at how Ogden and its political reporter do their part for the Republican Party
On Tuesday, I wrote about the Wheeling Intelligencer's editorial celebrating their birthday as a newspaper and in particular, the "wide range of opinion" found on their editorial page. Beyond the Intelligencer's "wide range," another sentence in the editorial got me thinking about the paper's election coverage: . . .
A look at the predictable Republican response
Earlier today, the Associated Press published
The costs of the Afghanistan war, in lives and dollars
From the "Human costs" section:
American service members killed in Afghanistan through April: 2,448.
U.S. contractors: 3,846. Afghan national military and police: 66,000. Other allied . . .
Fixing stupid (Yes, it’s hard to do) (with 7/31 update featuring the governor's reaction and a Cawthorn apology)
West Virginia, the coronavirus, and Republican representation
The state’s coronavirus numbers are rising quickly
From Sean O'Leary at the WV Center on Budget and Policy:
Active cases are up 63% (1,259 to 2,057)— Sean O'Leary (@OLearySW) July 30, 2021
And here is our local congressional representative, David McKinley, leading by example:
Nancy Pelosi has become unhinged . . .
Rep. McKinley and WV Attorney General Morrisey want to talk about fentanyl
Representative David McKinley (WV-1) plays with the fentanyl numbers
#bidensbordercrisis is having deadly consequences.
For the 5th straight month, more fentanyl has been seized at the southwest border than in the corresponding months in 2018, 2019, & 2020 combined.
Enough fentanyl was seized in June 2021 to kill 238 million . . .
Guess how our local congressman, David McKinley (who refers to the Civil War as the War of Northern Aggression), voted?
From the Associated Press:
The House has approved a bill that would remove Confederate statues from the Capitol as well as a bust of Roger Taney, the U.S. chief justice known for an infamous pro-slavery decision. The legislation now moves to the Democratic-controlled Senate. https://t.co/ayVdrpCLUf— The Associated Press (@AP) June 30, . . .