Republicans, the Promise Scholarship, and a vulture with a bow tie
Locally, I have seen very little local reporting on this, but the Republican super-majority in the West Virginia legislature looks intent upon eliminating the personal state income tax. At our local Ogden papers, Steven Allen Adams has mentioned it and Mike Myer raised the idea last year. But for something that will negatively impact a . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
The Wheeling Intelligencer explains why the majority party (Republicans) did not assert themselves on the budget
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 . . .