Manchin in the middle
Senator Manchin sees himself as the man in the middle looking for compromise to solve the problems that perplex the country. His view of Washington puts him between the increasingly conservative Republican Party whose strength in the state has been growing and his own Democratic Party which he sees as out of touch with everyday West . . .
Which is do you think is more likely to happen?
A. President Trump relocates his tie factory in West Virginia
B. President Trump signs expanded background checks on the public and private sale of guns
I realize that even with Trump's unpredictable record so far, both are longshots. That said, I think a tie . . .
On the role of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Party
Manchin wants Sanders to help with protests at town hall meetings
While Republicans have garnered most of the attention with their town hall meetings, some Democrats have also had to deal with protests at their meetings. As the Washington Post reported:
But . . .
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Most of today's Mike Myer column, "Celebrate, Defend Constitution," is a Myer civics lesson on the Constitution which he calls "a virtual blueprint for our government." Along the way he knocks liberals (it's required in all Myer columns) for suggesting that the document needs to adapt to a changing world. No, as a . . .
Trump's "twisted facts" and "false claims"
More and more news sources are fact-checking major policy addresses. Obviously, Donald Trump's acceptance speech meets that criteria and a simple Google search will yield a number of fact-checking sources. Historically one of the better ones for thoroughness and documentation, in my estimation, has been the Annenberg Public Policy . . .
With no proof, we are told that Hillary Clinton wants to "scrap the Second Amendment"
Here is the key paragraph from this morning's editorial:
Clinton has been accused of wanting to scrap the Second Amendment entirely.
Accused by whom? The NRA? How about just one source as evidence? And couldn't we see just one Clinton quotation that indicates that she wants to "scrap the Second . . .
Last week West Virginia's Senator Joe Manchin took the lead in this year's "dumbest statement by a Democrat" competition. (Donald Trump has already won the award on the Republican side -- the only suspense surrounds which of many possible statements will win it for him.) Manchin was asked about the . . .