Obama-bashing and preaching to the choir
Mike Myer uses Donald Trump's acceptance speech as the starting point for another one of his bash-Obama-for-everything-wrong-in-America columns. He ignores what the fact-checkers (see previous post) said about Trump's speech and adds a few of his own pet grievances. He also doesn't fail to note that Hillary Clinton, if elected, . . .
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 . . .
If you believe them, I've got a bridge in Benwood that I can sell you
For our local "newspapers," Tuesday was dedicated to selling Trump and the Republicans to the local readers. You couldn't miss it. The locals invested in a 600+ word, inconsequential , front-page article in both "newspapers"(taking up about one-half of the front-page news space) plus an afternoon editorial; both of . . .
Columnists past and future and "hanging" Hillary
Just another week of anti-Clinton messaging
Here is a list of last week's anti-Hillary Wheeling Intelligencer editorial page material:
Free Pass Given to Hillary (Thomas)
Hillary Clinton's Non-Indictment May Not Help Her (Barone)
Disqualifying, in a Sane World (Erickson)
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And does it really matter?
I'm not sure that party platforms are all that important since the candidates don't necessarily follow them. The platforms, however, do give us some insight into what each party's insiders believe should be the direction of the party.
For example, the Democrat and Republican attitudes towards coal and climate change are . . .
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 . . .
Some geeky stuff on the cost of electricity
It's time for another anti-Hillary editorial. It meets all of the criteria:
What makes it somewhat different is the emphasis on the use of statistics (one verifiable but the rest not) to support the editorial point that electricity prices have risen dramatically since the beginning of the Obama presidency and will rise . . .