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Sympathy for the devil?

Mike Myer reflects on the Alabama special election

Mike Myer begins his Saturday column on Roy Moore in today's Wheeling Intelligencer by comparing the results of the recent senatorial election in Alabama with last year’s presidential election. He concludes:

Clearly, about half the staunch GOP supporters in Alabama were unable to hold their noses and vote for Moore. The . . .

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December 16, 2017

Obamacare to Trumpcare

From today's Intelligencer: a collection of half-truths, no truths, and disingenuousness (a typical Saturday opinion page)

The lead editorial implores the Republicans to keep fighting to replace Obamacare

Of course we learn (without evidence) in the editorial how Obamacare is universally hated, "choking" state budgets, and has all sorts of horror stories that everyone (including Democrats) have heard. That's what the editorial tells us but . . .

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July 29, 2017

The shorter version of recent local editorials about Clinton and the Democrats

If you've read them, you can probably skip this post. Here are the shorter versions of three day's worth of anti-Clinton editorials.

Saturday

"Voting for Trump Is Not Enough"

The shorter version: you must vote for Bill Cole for governor because Jim Justice is a Democrat and he might support . . .

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October 31, 2016

Now that the lie is in place, the locals will reference it again and again

That didn't take long

The first extended analysis of a Mike Myer column that I did for my old blog was back in March of 2014. Myer had claimed an unnamed industry analyst (my hunch was that it was a Murray Energy employee) had told him that China was not the biggest importer of U.S. coal, Germany was. I found that difficult to believe given the country's . . .

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August 24, 2016

An important Ogden guideline for political cartoonists: you can offend the Prophet but don't offend the profit

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In the aftermath of the attack last year on the offices of Charlie Hebdo for printing a political cartoon satirizing the Prophet Muhammad, one of our local Ogden "newspapers" followed up on it with a column by Mike Myer. As I noted at the time, the Myer column discussed the attack and then focused on the question of why . . .

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May 18, 2016

Balancing the state budget?

Yet another editorial shifts blame away from the party in power

Remember when the Democrats controlled both houses of the state legislature? Back then, Mike Myer columns and editorials opposing what the legislature was doing or about to do always had "Democrat-controlled" or "Democrat-led" in front of "legislature." Now that the Republicans are in control, the adjectives have . . .

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April 11, 2016

The weekend opinion pages on Kasich, Cruz and Trump

The locals "newspapers" abandon Kasich and embrace Cruz

Mike Myer and the editorial writers probably aren't going to admit it but they've given up on John Kasich. If the locals still thought he had a chance they would not have printed Jonah Goldberg's column on Sunday:

Kasich Overstays His Welcome . . .

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April 11, 2016

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