Yes, American newspapers can still do investigative reporting
From the front page of today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail
. . .
FirstEnergy and the Grant Town Power Plant admit a federally mandated contract between them is uneconomic for ratepayers, leaving WV's low-income ratepayers vulnerable and enriching Sen. Manchin. https://t.co/HmHVuyFl3p— Charleston Gazette-Mail (@wvgazettemail) December 12, 2021
Senator Capito echoes the Republican Party's opposition to covid vaccine mandates. The shorter Republican version: we’re catering to the base and if the virus worsens, we'll then blame the President for not controlling the virus. (It's a win either way!)
That may be a cynical take on Republican talking points, but Capito and the Party appears to have embraced it.
From the AP report in yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer:
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said a telephone town hall she recently held with constituents made clear they are concerned about keeping their job . . .
Reading Ogden’s Monday editorial page
More recycled editorials
Today's first editorial is two-weeks-old and comes from Ogden’s Elkins paper, The Intermountain. The editorial comes out against bullies:
It’s Time to End Bullying in W.Va.
Coming soon: “Don’t Litter,” “Avoid Texting While Driving,” and “Don't Forget to Get Your Flu Shot.”. . .
First McKinley-Mooney poll, Kinzinger out, Capito and Manchin news
First McKinley-Mooney poll
NEW: An early poll of the #WV02 member-vs-member matchup commissioned by @GOPAC— Ally Mutnick . . .
Rep David McKinley (R) - 44%
Rep Alex Mooney (R) - 29%
Undecided - 18%
National Research Inc polled 400 LVs from Oct. 23-26 with a MoE of +/- 4.9%. (GOPAC has donated to McKinley)
Full memo: pic.twitter.com/qRPCerR2Ke
West Virginia’s congressional redistricting has been completed and the results will pit District 1’s current congressman, David McKinley, against District 2’s Alex Mooney. I would think that we will be seeing and hearing from both of them right up until the primary next spring. Both were on WV Metro News this week. Here are my reactions.. . .
Capito/Afghanistan and editorials
Supporting Senator Shelley
Today on page 6 of the Wheeling Intelligencer, Steven Allen Adams, Ogden’s political reporter, rewrites a Shelley Moore Capito press release about a partisan Afghanistan bill that our senator and a majority of the Senate Republicans are supporting:
In a statement Monday, Capito, R-W.Va., . . .
Tone deaf Joe Manchin
I saw this clip earlier today; I think the visual says more than the audio:
West Virginians are kayaking to Joe Manchin's yacht and demanding he explain why he's stopping the reconciliation bill from advancingpic.twitter.com/Q09OC1aEHo— Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) October 1, 2021