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Donald Trump and the future of West Virginia coal

Could a President Trump save coal and West Virginia?

Last week, Donald Trump and the Republican Convention appeared to embrace West Virginians. Great seats (you can't put a price tag on that), a prime-time speech for Senator Capito (which none of the networks carried), and a plank in the party platform committing the Party to the . . .

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July 28, 2016

More on Capito, in-the-know West Virginians, and "the war on affordable electricity"

That didn't take long -- one day to be precise (see the last paragraph of the previous post). This morning's Intelligencer editorial is back to praising West Virginians for being smarter than everyone else and for fighting the good fight on the use of coal:

West Virginians were reminded Tuesday night of why, when it . . .

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July 21, 2016

The local "newspapers" explain why Trump won't forget West Virginia

If you believe them, I've got a bridge in Benwood that I can sell you

For our local "newspapers," Tuesday was dedicated to selling Trump and the Republicans to the local readers. You couldn't miss it. The locals invested in a 600+ word, inconsequential , front-page article in both "newspapers"(taking up about one-half of the front-page news space) plus an afternoon editorial; both of . . .

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July 20, 2016

New Southwest Airlines commercial

Opening: Donald Trump's WWE entrance (including Queen's "We Are the Champions") to the Republican National Convention

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Clip 2: clip from speech by Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson

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Clip 3: clip from plagiarized section of Melania Trump's speech

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Final shot: Shelley . . .

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July 19, 2016

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