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West Virginia Republican intolerance strikes again (with evening update)

Yesterday, the Parkersburg News and Sentinel published an op-ed by West Virginia state senator Mike Azinger (R – Wood). The piece is entitled “The Shame of LBGTQ Pride” and it begins:

One of my recent Facebook posts was a quote from the late Presbyterian preacher D. James Kennedy: “Tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved . . .

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June 24, 2019

Despite its title, yesterday’s News-Register editorial is not about dispelling stereotypes

No, “Visit May Dispel Some Stereotypes” continues Ogden’s rewrite of the events surrounding the racist Republican display in the Capitol rotunda earlier this month

Republicans are blameless for what happened in Charleston

By shifting the focus to who brought the poster, the editorial, “Visit May Dispel Some Stereotypes,” continues Ogden’s efforts to absolve the Republican Party of any responsibility for what happened in the Capitol Rotunda earlier this month:

A few weeks ago, . . .

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March 22, 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

With plenty of condescension, today’s Wheeling News-Register editorial warns public school employees not to be used by politicians

The damage control begins

From the first paragraphs of today's News-Register editorial/lecture, “Don’t Be Used by the Politicians”:

Public school employees in West Virginia should be outraged, not to mention suspicious, that their record-length work stoppage is being used by some for purely political reasons.

Democrats in the Legislature have . . .

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March 07, 2018

They're delicate flowers

The Wheeling Intelligencer explains why the majority party (Republicans) did not assert themselves on the budget

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April 13, 2017

Covering/not covering West Virginia elections

Reading the Sunday News-Register

The weekly "Bill Cole for Governor" editorial

How do you know it's Sunday? Easy, check to see if there's a Bill Cole for Governor editorial at the top of the editorial page. Today's editorial is labeled "Turning W.Va. Economy Around" and like his drug plan which was the subject of a previous Sunday . . .

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September 04, 2016

The local "newspapers" tell us what we need for governor: an anti-establishment outsider who understands military strategy

Tough criteria but fortunately Bill Cole is running!

Saturday: a recycled Myer column about Bill Cole as outsider

In his Saturday column, Mike Myer makes two points:

1st Point -- Democrats and unions controlled West Virginia for far too long. Things are different now that Republicans are in control.

In early 2015, Republicans wrested control of the Legislature . . .

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August 14, 2016

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