Reading the new and improved Sunday News-Register's "Region" section
On Saturday, no less!
Despite Ogden’s promise to keep or enlarge the paper, this section (formerly the opinion section) has cut back on opinion and added more “news” reports. The editorial page still features its right-wing syndicated columnists – in this case, Pat Buchanan and Kathleen Parker, but that is a reduction from the usual four or five that . . .
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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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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 . . .
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.
"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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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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An important Ogden guideline for political cartoonists: you can offend the Prophet but don't offend the profit
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 . . .
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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