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“I’m not saying we wouldn’t get our hair a little mussed.”

Rationalizing the unthinkable to save Trump’s properties, economy, and election chances

The quote is from "Dr. Strangelove,"Stanley Kubrick's 1964 dark comedy about nuclear war. In the movie, a crazy general has given the "go" codes to a squadron of nuclear-armed B-52s to attack the Soviet Union. In the clip below, the president and his advisers are trying to prevent the planes from reaching their targets . . .

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March 24, 2020

As the pandemic gets worse and U.S. unemployment grows daily, the Trump administration will fight to force food stamp recipients to find work

Last December, I blogged about how 10,000 West Virginian’s (and 700,000 nationwide) would lose their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits due to new work requirements from the Trump administration.

Last week, that action was blocked by a federal judge. From the Associated Press:

A federal judge has . . .

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March 19, 2020

It may be hard to believe, but yesterday Senator Capito criticized a Trump appointee (the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security)

You wouldn’t know that from the senator’s web page, Twitter feed, and most media reports, however

Yesterday, the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, appeared before Capito’s Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. After discussing the importance of the department in the upcoming elections, Senator Capito questioned Wolf about the department’s proposed budget cuts to election security:

. . .

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February 26, 2020

More updates and news from around the Web

Bevin, CDC, Trump, Christianity Today, SNL

More on Kentucky's former governor

Matt Bevin, the former Kentucky governor,has doubled-down on one of his recent pardons. Today’s Washington Post explains:

Kentucky’s ex-governor pardoned a child rapist because the 9-year-old victim’s hymen was intact

That's because, despite the evidence, Bevin . . .

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December 20, 2019

Hey News-Register, the holdup on miner pensions isn’t DEMOCRAT Pelosi, it’s REPUBLICAN’s McConnell and Trump

The title of today’s editorial wants to pin the responsibility for the pension on Democrats. It states: “Aid the Retirees, Speaker Pelosi”

Today’s lead editorial* in today's Wheeling News-Register is about the fate of the miner pension plan. The editorial notes that West Virginia’s and Ohio’s senators have:

fought hard to save the pension fund. But bills they have promoted have been bottle up in committees.

No, they haven’t been “bottled-up” in . . .

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October 24, 2019

Editor Mike Myer in today’s Wheeling Intelligencer: Black lung “is making a comeback”

Sorry, it’s been back, and Myer’s column cannot hide the fact that the Trump Administration and Republican Party are the reason why the federal Black Lung Disability Trust Fund is $4 billion in debt

Early in today’s column about Trump’s comments about black lung, editor Myer tells us:

Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis, as the disease is known to medical professionals, is making a comeback.

No, it’s been back as a December 2017 Wheeling Intelligencer editorial told us almost 20 months ago:

In some . . .

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July 27, 2019

Mike Myer’s Saturday column is supposed to be about “clean coal” – it’s really about getting Trump re-elected

When in doubt, blame Obama

In his Saturday opinion column about “clean coal,” local Ogden editor Mike Myer begins by rewriting the history of the Obama administration’s “clean coal” initiatives:

What angered many Americans about former President Barack Obama’s war on coal was that it was intended as a campaign of . . .

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June 23, 2019

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