A question for Senators Capito and Manchin, Governor Justice, and the WV GOP: Why is West Virginia not taking any of the Afghanistan refugees?
The WV Republican Party and Senator Shelley Moore Capito have been strong critics of President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, and both have expressed sympathy for the plight of Afghan citizens who worked closely with this country for the last two decades.
Here is an Axios map that documents where the first wave of Afghan . . .
Updating some recent posts (Including a 9/17 update on an update)
After a one-day break, the Intelligencer’s recycling of old Ogden editorials continues
On Tuesday, I wrote about the Intelligencer’s increasing use of old editorials from other Ogden papers (mostly from Ohio). Yesterday, we were treated to an editorial that actually dealt with a contemporary local issue – masks in Ohio County . . .
By now, you’ve probably read or heard about the new Texas anti-abortion law which will significantly curtail abortion rights in that state:
Last night, the Supreme Court officially overturned five decades of settled law and permitted Texas' unconstitutional abortion ban to stand.
Yes: They gutted Roe v. Wade without hearing arguments, in . . .
A look at how Ogden and its political reporter do their part for the Republican Party
On Tuesday, I wrote about the Wheeling Intelligencer's editorial celebrating their birthday as a newspaper and in particular, the "wide range of opinion" found on their editorial page. Beyond the Intelligencer's "wide range," another sentence in the editorial got me thinking about the paper's election coverage: . . .
A look at the predictable Republican response
Earlier today, the Associated Press published
The costs of the Afghanistan war, in lives and dollars
From the "Human costs" section:
American service members killed in Afghanistan through April: 2,448.
U.S. contractors: 3,846. Afghan national military and police: 66,000. Other allied . . .
The senator has apparently never heard of supply and demand
Here is Senator Capito earlier this week:
No matter how Senate Democrats may try to spin it, inflation is nothing more than a hidden tax on the American people. pic.twitter.com/1QeYJepqo3— Shelley Moore Capito (@SenCapito) August 10, 2021
Look at the first three items (the ones with a sizable increase) of what Capito calls . . .
Joseph Gouzd, Viatris union president, commenting on what he has heard from from his representatives: “We’ve heard nothing. We’ve heard all kinds of horse shit from A to Z.”
West Virginia’s senators are doing little, if anything, to prevent the closure of the Viatris Morgantown plant
With just a couple days left before the former Mylan plant in Morgantown closes for 1500 workers, news reports suggest that very little is being done to save the plant. Where are West Virginia’s senators? From In These Times reporter, Hamilton Nolan:
Ask Gouzd [president of the worker’s union] what he is hearing from his . . .