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Justice and Trump conversation

From Metro News on Wednesday:

Last Saturday, Justice was coaching basketball at Greenbrier East High School when he said Eric Trump called him and then handed over the phone to his father, President-elect Donald Trump.

The two spoke for about 15 minutes, according to Justice.

He . . .

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November 25, 2016

An interesting choice for commerce secretary

Is Trump saving the secretary of labor job for Don Blankenship?

From yesterday's online edition of the Nation:

After campaigning as a champion of coal miners, Donald Trump is reportedly close to choosing for commerce secretary a New York billionaire who owned a West Virginia mine where a dozen miners were killed in 2006. Trump’s favored candidate, Wilbur Ross, also engineered buyouts . . .

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November 16, 2016

"History is written by the victors." (Winston Churchill)

Mike Myer begins the writing process

Today's Mike Myer column, "Take Him Seriously, Not Literally," argues that Trump supporters don't believe that he will actually carry out what he promised to do:

Meanwhile, a vast formerly inactive majority of Americans took Trump very seriously — but not literally.

He spoke for them, but in many cases, . . .

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November 13, 2016

A possible explanation for why Donald Trump won the election

As local coal CEO Robert Murray explained to Bloomberg News:

In recent months, Murray joined the Evangelical church. He was dwelling on that change while he was watching the election results in the early morning Wednesday. He was sitting in his Ohio home, he said, reflecting on his family, his workers and Biblical figures.

“ . . .

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November 11, 2016

Can Trump bring back coal jobs to West Virginia?

Looking around the Web for answers

Yesterday's Bloomberg News essentially sums up what I found in researching that question:

He can roll back regulations, slash government jobs, pull out of global treaties and strip the tax benefits from renewable energy. But can Donald Trump make coal great again?

Probably not, say energy industry leaders and analysts.

. . .

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November 11, 2016

The shorter version of recent local editorials about Clinton and the Democrats

If you've read them, you can probably skip this post. Here are the shorter versions of three day's worth of anti-Clinton editorials.

Saturday

"Voting for Trump Is Not Enough"

The shorter version: you must vote for Bill Cole for governor because Jim Justice is a Democrat and he might support . . .

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October 31, 2016

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 17

The Intelligencer makes major changes to a balanced front-page AP report on the election

Once again The Intelligencer has decided to expand its anti-Clinton agenda from the opinion page to include the front page. (Don't worry that the opinion page is being neglected, today's features this editorial: "Clinton Wrong on Critical Concerns.") Using the front page of the paper for their anti-Clinton agenda is not . . .

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October 28, 2016

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