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In two columns, local editor Mike Myer discusses the prison trainees’ Nazi salute

He doesn’t blame the trainees, he blames education. I disagree.

Last week, local editor Mike Myer argued that the “Fault Is Ours, Not Trainees.’” In that column, Myer contrasted today’s students with those who grew up after World War II:

West Virginians then understood what the Nazi salute stood for — murderous, organized, institutional evil.

Do younger people, not just here but in other . . .

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December 15, 2019

Headline in today's Wheeling Intelligencer: "Photo of Correctional Officers Causes Controversy, Outrage"

The article does not include the photo, however.

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"You can't handle the truth"

Periodically, the editor of Wheeling's "newspapers," Mike Myer, devotes a column to examples of political correctness from America's campuses. Myer then scolds these students for their political correctness. (They are, to use right wing slang, . . .

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December 06, 2019

In his search for a sports venue where he will not be roundly booed, President Donald Trump announced earlier this week that he will be attending the LSU/Alabama football game this Saturday (with 4 updates)

Actions by clueless school administrators suggest that the booing of the president will be deafening (even in conservative Alabama)

From Sports Illustrated, earlier this afternoon:

The biggest college football showdown of the weekend will be between Alabama and LSU in Tuscaloosa on Saturday afternoon. However, the Student Government Association at the University of Alabama reportedly sent out a letter on Wednesday warning students that protesting President . . .

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November 06, 2019

Hey, maybe there's something to be gained by beating that dead horse

Myer on flag burning

Halfway into today's column about flag burning on college campuses, the Intelligencer's Editor, Mike Myer, tells us that:

(F)lag burning is a protected form of free speech, under the First Amendment. That is right and proper. One thing that safeguards our freedom is our right to say just about anything, as long as it . . .

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December 03, 2016

Catching-up

Reading the Sunday "Opinion" section

Editorial tells us that "NFIB’s Support Of Cole Significant"

What would you expect from a Koch-funded "grassroots" organization? Sunday's lead editorial tells us that the National Federation of Independent Business has endorsed Republican Bill Cole for WV governor:

With about 2,000 members, the . . .

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July 27, 2016

Catching up on the news

Some things never change

Locals back to printing McKinley PR releases as news

McKinley sponsors never-going-to-happen commission and, of course, gets front-page coverage

Thursday morning's front-page of the Intelligencer brought us a David McKinley public relations release disguised as a front-page story. The headline reads:

Rep. . . .

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April 18, 2016

Political correctness

Mike Myer, Democrats and Republicans

Mike Myer devoted his Sunday column to political correctness:

Is political correctness coming to West Virginia University? Well, it probably has achieved at least a beachhead there. WVU is a university campus, after all.

But recent news from Morgantown may make some West Virginians wonder. Is our state university about to go . . .

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November 16, 2015

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