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Defending the President

Mike Myer gets his marching orders (with 8/20 update)

Earlier in week, Molly Ball who writes for The Atlantic, received a copy of the Republican talking points following President Trump's news conference about Charlottesville. She explained:

Every day, the White House communications office sends official talking points to Republican members of Congress. These communiqués help . . .

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August 19, 2017

Mike Myer explains Charlottesville

From today's Mike Myer column, "Being Selectively Correct," in the Wheeling News-Register:

Not discussed in his column:

  • the racist statements and violence by the white supremacists

  • the president's previous rhetoric that may have encouraged violence by some of the rally's supporters

  • the . . .

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August 13, 2017

The Saturday Myer column: explaining recent West Virginia politics and a few words on western coal

The Governor switches parties

Local editor and weekend columnist Mike Myer devoted most of today's column to analyzing our governor's decision to switch parties. His conclusion:

During the past week, I’ve heard any number of speculations on why Justice switched parties (again). But the self-interest angle makes . . .

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August 12, 2017

Drinking the Kool-Aid

Poll numbers, swamp definitions, and hypocrisy

Myer reads the polls

Today's Mike Myer's column asks the question:

"Will Trump's Strategy Work?"

After reviewing November's election results, Myer wants to comment upon Trump's favorable and unfavorable approval ratings. To that end, he quotes statistics from Real Clear . . .

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August 05, 2017

Reading the Sunday opinion section

Getting behind Trump

Draining the swamp

Mike Myer becomes a Trump true-believer

Today's Mike Myer column, "Fear Real For Swamp Critters," is about defending Trump and to that end, he wants to talk about Trump's efforts to "drain the swamp":

Both Republican and Democrat leaders first underestimated Trump, . . .

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July 23, 2017

A professional wrestler, a Mike Myer column and a Trump tweet

Are they related?

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Virginian Dan Harnsberger has been the subject of several media stories this week. In case you missed them, Harnsberger is a real estate agent by day and a professional wrestler for Appalachian Mountain Wrestling by night. It’s his wrestling name and his persona that has generated the interest: Harnsberger is the Progressive Liberal . . .

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July 02, 2017

Reading the Sunday opinion section

Myer on health care

Mike Myer asks us "Is Health Care A Bargain?" In a meandering column (root canals, anyone?) with undocumented statistics and no acknowledgement that the U.S. pays twice as much for health care as most advanced nations with single payer/socialized health care with much worse results, he finally gets to . . .

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May 14, 2017

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