Are we celebrating too soon?
A very large headline in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer proclaims:
China Making Moves In the Mountain State
The sub-headline tells us:
Deal hailed as major step forward for W.Va.
And the first paragraph gives us the details:
The $83.7 billion a Chinese firm plans to spend developing West Virginia’s . . .
Yesterday’s “exhaustive” study by thirteen federal agencies that concluded that humans are the dominant cause of global warming? Or WVU President Gee’s rehashing last Monday of a two-month old study?
Today, on the front page of many U.S. newspapers is a headline similar to this one:
US Report Contradicts Trump Team: Warming Mostly Man-Made
That’s the New York Times headline for an AP article on climate change that begins:
A massive U.S. report concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, contradicting a favorite . . .
Despite having no experience in education, Betsy DeVos became Secretary of Education earlier this year by the narrowest of margins -- a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence. Until today, our local "newspapers" have published nothing but kind words about her. If you do a search on their website it yields at least a half-dozen . . .
For those who didn't see it or couldn't make it all the way through WVU President E. Gordon Gee's Sunday opinion piece, this afternoon's Wheeling News-Register editorial has decided to highlight his most important point:
Gee believes: The current situation "presents us with a demand. That demand is to strip away the . . .
David McKinley -- credit where credit isn't due
With Veteran's Day over for photo-ops and no additional fake awards to receive, our local representative hasn't gotten much local ink lately. Today's editorial, "McKinley Deserves Credit on Coal Ash," attempts to rectify that with a 300 word editorial praising him for . . .
After reading a number of out-of-town newspapers for a week, I caught up on a week's worth of the Intelligencer earlier today.
The contrast was stark -- most notably on national news coverage. I've always been bothered by the lack of national news in our local papers and consequently I use the internet and cable news to keep me . . .