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The missing picture from this afternoon's editorial

News-Register tells us that Trump's message to the Saudi's was clear: "Americans do not agree with discrimination against women."

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President Trump, Saudi King Salman and friends attending the men-only Toby Keith concert in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

(Source: The Hill with picture source: Getty Images)

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May 22, 2017

Appointments to the WV Board of Education

Thinking outside the (litter) box

From the Associated Press:

The West Virginia Board of Education has two new members.

Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday the appointments of Deborah Sullivan and Joseph Wallace to the board.

Sullivan most recently retired as principal of Charleston Catholic High School. Wallace is an attorney from Elkins.

The . . .

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April 19, 2017

Trumpcare

The locals bring in the strawmen for support

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March 22, 2017

"Safeguarding Our Liberty, Prosperity"

Hey, its News Sunshine Week and so we get to read yet another self-congratulatory editorial

Three or four times a year, our local "newspapers" praise themselves for unselfishly doing what is right for their readers (at least as they see it). Anniversaries of both papers' founding are sure things as well as "Newspaper Sunshine Week." With Sunshine Week upon us, today's editorial, "Safeguarding Our . . .

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March 12, 2017

Blame Obama and provide no evidence

The News-Register returns to its old editorial ways

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Like West Virginia's Republican legislative delegation, our local "newspapers" are better off out of power where they can criticize and criticize knowing that they don't have to be responsible. Now that Republicans are in the majority on both the state and national level, they're expected to govern. That's . . .

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March 01, 2017

No shame when it comes to an Ogden "favorite"

Spinning Mac Warner (with February 24 update)

That didn't take long. Yesterday I wrote (see next post down) about West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner's firing of 16 workers, many of whom had been on the job for a long time, replacing them with 22 new workers. As a result, the fired workers filed a wrongful termination suit against the secretary. Since Warner has recently . . .

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February 22, 2017

The News-Register rewrites recent history

Mike Flynn broke no laws and Mike Pence is a major reason why Trump won the election

From Friday afternoon's News-Register editorial:

It does not appear Flynn broke any laws in talking with diplomat about U.S. sanctions had not come up in the talks.

Some other news sources would beg to differ. Here's the Washington Post:

In conveying that message, Flynn may have broken a law . . .

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February 17, 2017

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