By now, you’ve probably read or heard about the new Texas anti-abortion law which will significantly curtail abortion rights in that state:
Last night, the Supreme Court officially overturned five decades of settled law and permitted Texas' unconstitutional abortion ban to stand.
Yes: They gutted Roe v. Wade without hearing arguments, in . . .
Today’s Wheeling newspaper editorials call on state leaders to start searching for ideas for WV’s economic transitioning away from coal
Do you know who had a plan 5 years ago?
From today’s editorials:
West Virginia lawmakers know they can’t put it off any longer. They have to start working to help the people who could be left in the lurch as the state’s economy inevitably transitions. Specifically, state House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, and House Minority Leader Doug Skaff, D-Kanawha, announced . . .
Catching-up on stories you may have missed
Can Trump find the home of the Kansas City Chiefs on a map?
This is astounding. Trump thinks the Kansas City Chiefs play in Kansas. Unfathomable ignorance of his own country. (He’s since deleted this tweet.) pic.twitter.com/3osc90sAhH— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 3, 2020
"Fox and Friends" defended the tweet . . .
Hey, fellas, even the Wheeling Intelligencer has cut back on its anti-Hillary attacks
From Raw Story earlier today:
West Virginia Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Patrick Morrisey on Wednesday told Fox News that he was the best choice because he held the right positions “on all the issues that matter” like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Huh? Hillary is an issue that matters? He elaborated:. . .
The largest headline in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer proclaims
Trump Calls for a ‘New American Moment’
The first paragraph from the Associated Press story explains the context:
Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called for a “new American moment” of unity Tuesday . . .
Trump, the Republican Party, and of course, Wheeling “newspapers” response to questions about the president’s Russian connections? Attack Hillary.
Trump, some Republicans, and rightwing media are back to one of their old tricks to deflect the increasing scrutiny of the president’s Russian connections – bring back a previously discredited story about Hillary Clinton, Russia and uranium. Trump on Tuesday and Wednesday raised the point again followed by the usual suspects. Breitbart, for . . .
The paper drops a critical paragraph from a front page AP story and publishes yet another editorial attacking the Clintons
More than just food stamps
This morning's paper carried a front page AP story about how Trump's upcoming budget would be unpopular with many people. The Intelligencer's headline made it appear that the cuts were just connected to the food stamp program:
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Cuts to Food Stamps Part of Budget Proposal