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Shorter version of today’s Wheeling News-Register editorial: “We’re shocked, shocked that anyone could possibly think that the WV Republican Party encourages racism”

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Who is criticized the most? A look at the possible answers

A. It's not House Speaker Roger Hanshaw. The speaker is quoted in the article about allowing:

national level politics to become a cancer on our state, to become a cancer on our Legislature, to invade our chamber in a way that, frankly, makes me . . .

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March 04, 2019

More on the Republican racism on display at the Capitol rotunda

Yesterday, the group that the racist poster group claimed to be affiliated with put out a statement that essentially said: “Hey, we aren’t that racist!” And why did it take so long for WV Republican officials to notice?

Act for America responds

The controversial booth with the racist poster at Friday’s “Republicans Take the Rotunda” event claimed affiliation with Act for America. The Southern Poverty Law Center considers ACT for America to be an anti-Muslim hate group because

it pushes wild anti-Muslim conspiracy theories, denigrates . . .

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March 03, 2019

WV Republican intolerance strikes again

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Here's WV Metro News's report:

Tempers boiled over in West Virginia’s House of Delegates about a display outside the chamber depicting anti-Muslim images and statements.

The materials were on display on a table right outside the House as part of a “Republicans Take the Rotunda” event. Not far away were . . .

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March 01, 2019

Updates on Myer/racism and Capehart

Away for a few days to a warmer climate (yes, it was nice). I’ve done some quick catching-up on recent topics. (The Republican education bill will have to wait for more developments.)

Mike Myer is still fighting racism (as long as it isn’t the Republican version of it)

Most of Editor Myer’s Sunday column, “Not at All Funny . . .

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February 03, 2019

Mike Myer weighs-in on the Covington/Native-American controversy

What about the chaperones?

In his Sunday column local Ogden editor Mike Myer tells us to

Blame The Adults, Not The Teens

He begins:

Where were the adults? That’s the question we ought to be asking about what happened to a group of Kentucky high school kids last weekend in Washington.

Why . . .

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January 27, 2019

Revisiting Trump's racism and the local papers' silence on it

At the end of April, local editor Mike Myer devoted his Sunday column to racism arguing that we needed to find "a solution to bigotry." I reacted by doing a blog post that began:

Sunday morning's Mike Myer column, “Let’s Find A Solution To Bigotry,” made a number of points about racism. After giving a personal . . .

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August 15, 2018

"Why do we want all these people from 'shithole countries' coming here?"

Local editor Mike Myer wants to end racism but he (and his “newspapers”) have yet to write a single word criticizing Trump's racist rants

Sunday morning's Mike Myer column, “Let’s Find A Solution To Bigotry,” made a number of points about racism. After giving a personal example and acknowledging that racism exists in the Ohio Valley, he said that he wished that we could find a solution:

Racism is too serious to drop at that. We shouldn’t just be patting . . .

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April 30, 2018

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