(with Nov 28 update)
I realize that we still have a month to go but what may be the likely winner has moved to the front in this year's battle for the Dumbest Local Column Award. Today's Mike Myer column, "Outsiders Just Don’t Get W.Va.," starts with a completely nonsensical premise and goes downhill from there.
It seems that Myer was . . .
Mike Myer begins the writing process
Today's Mike Myer column, "Take Him Seriously, Not Literally," argues that Trump supporters don't believe that he will actually carry out what he promised to do:
Meanwhile, a vast formerly inactive majority of Americans took Trump very seriously — but not literally.
He spoke for them, but in many cases, . . .
Similarities and differences
Earlier this week, the Associated Press made available to news sources that subscribe to its services an article by Mark Major, who teaches political science at Penn State and is the Associate Director of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy. The article is part of the AP's excellent "The Conversation US" . . .
Note -- When the House Ethics Committee slapped local representative David McKinley on the wrists earlier this week, I decided not to comment -- in the great scheme of things, this was the most minimal of punishments and not all that important. However, when this morning's Intelligencer carried Mike Myer's righteous defense of . . .
After Friday's "Trump: Hillary Waging Costly 'War on Energy' " (see below), Saturday became "attack Hillary/ignore Donald" day. A Google search of potential Clinton and Trump news stories yields numerous AP reports (see the polls below, for instance) that might have been used in Saturday's . . .
Yes, this material will be on the next test
Most of today's Mike Myer column, "Celebrate, Defend Constitution," is a Myer civics lesson on the Constitution which he calls "a virtual blueprint for our government." Along the way he knocks liberals (it's required in all Myer columns) for suggesting that the document needs to adapt to a changing world. No, as a . . .
Good news, bad news for Doug Reynolds
The good news for West Virginia Attorney General candidate Doug Reynolds (D) is that for the first time in four months (the day after the West Virginia primary) his name has made it into a Wheeling "newspaper." The bad news is that he's featured in a 950 word hit-piece disguised as an opinion column by Intelligencer editor Mike . . .