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When things go wrong, blame Obama (and his "vendetta")

The locals deal with adversity in the Trump administration

This afternoon's editorial*, "Remove Roadblocks on Pipeline Decisions," may be the first example of what we may often read from our local "newspapers" as the new Trump presidency runs into problems: it's Obama fault.

The editorial tells us that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) which decides . . .

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February 07, 2017

"Stripping away the barnacles"

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For those who didn't see it or couldn't make it all the way through WVU President E. Gordon Gee's Sunday opinion piece, this afternoon's Wheeling News-Register editorial has decided to highlight his most important point:

Gee believes: The current situation "presents us with a demand. That demand is . . .

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December 15, 2016

A tale of two editorials

The Miners Protection Act

Yesterday, the New York Times published an editorial, "Retired Coal Miners Losing Their Safety Net," that supported the passage of the Miners Protection Act which would "bolster union health and retirement plans with an estimated contribution of $220 million a year." This afternoon's Wheeling News-Register's . . .

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November 29, 2016

Anti-Clinton editorial streak is alive in both papers

Local editorials by the numbers

As of Wednesday morning, November 2:

Number of consecutive editions of the Wheeling Intelligencer in which they have printed an anti-Clinton editorial: 5

Number of consecutive editions of the Wheeling News-Register in which they have printed an anti-Clinton editorial: 3

Number of new things we have learned about . . .

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November 02, 2016

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

Revisiting Flint's water crisis

"round up the usual suspects"

This afternoon's editorial in the Wheeling News-Register, "EPA Shirked Duty To Flint Residents," follows the usual pattern for Ogden editorials: avoid carrying the AP report when the story breaks (so that the reader is given no background on what happened) and then interpret what happened to suit the persuasive needs of the . . .

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October 21, 2016

Does the Intelligencer support the Trump assertion that the election is rigged? (with 10/21 update)

Covering last night's debate

At 9:30 this morning I turned to Kiosko.net to see how American newspapers were handling last night's debate. (Kiosko prints the front page of major newspapers.) The website usually features some of America's most read newspapers at the top of the page and here are their headlines:

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October 20, 2016

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