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Banning the NY Times, building a wall, gun auctions in schools

Fake news?

From the Washington Post:

The librarians of Citrus County, Fla., had what seemed like a modest wish: A digital subscription to the New York Times. For about $2,700 annually, they reasoned, they could offer their roughly 70,000 patrons an easy way to research and catch up on the news.

But when their . . .

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November 05, 2019

Congressman McKinley: the two biggest retailers in the state of West Virginia are responding to the gun crisis, when will you?

First Walmart, now Kroger reacts to gun violence

The headline from the Washington Post earlier today:

Following Walmart’s lead, Kroger asks customers not to openly carry firearms in stores

It begins:

Kroger followed Walmart in asking customers not to display their firearms in stores located in “open carry” states, becoming the latest big chain to . . .

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September 04, 2019

Of red flags and straw men

Today’s Wheeling News-Register features our local congressman and the paper’s editor on gun control

Representative McKinley is doing the same thing on guns as he did on climate change

Earlier this year, I wrote an extended post on how our local representative, David McKinley, had apparently moved away from being a climate-change denier. I argued that McKinley had changed his position because, given the preponderant amount of . . .

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August 18, 2019

Hey, WTRF: When Congressman McKinley comes around for his free campaign promo segment, why don’t you surprise him and ask some real questions?

I’ve thought of a few gun-related questions if you can’t think of any

Whenever David McKinley (WV-1) is back in town, we can usually assume that local Wheeling TV station WTRF will give him a couple of challenge-free minutes to spout whatever he wants promoted. (See here and here for recent examples.) Today starts the second week of the House’s six-week recess and my hunch is that we are just days away from the . . .

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August 05, 2019

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