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Whistling past the graveyard?

Some thoughts on Jeremiah Trump

A directive promoting “religious freedom”?

The day started innocently enough. I thought I might research how the Department of Health and Human Services’ new directive on “religious freedom” might impact health care in the United States. The news sources that covered the directive reported something similar to this from Mother Jones: . . .

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May 03, 2019

Russians used coal as a wedge issue: A closer look at the Mueller report

Hey, but Senator Capito told us that “it’s time to move on”

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As Grist reports:

About a third of Mueller’s long-awaited report, released on Thursday, has been redacted. But enough is left to determine that Russia tried to exploit America’s mixed feelings about coal in order to tip the election in Trump’s favor.

In the lead up to the 2016 presidential election, a Saint . . .

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April 23, 2019

The Wheeling Intelligencer covers the Mueller report

Half of the AP story but with a different headline

At the bottom of this morning’s front page is an Associated Press article on special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings. The Intelligencer included slightly over half of the 1500+ word article. The AP’s title for the article and the one used by almost all media sources was

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April 19, 2019

Civilized tones: Shelley Moore Capito and Donald Trump

Capito is running for reelection

Early in the week, West Virginia’s junior senator announced her decision to run for reelection. Yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial expressed approval:

In many cases, Capito’s dedication, perceptiveness and attention to detail have won her bipartisan support for her initiatives. . . .

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April 14, 2019

Did something important happen to Trump’s former 2016 campaign chair yesterday?

Trump-supporting Ogden "newspapers" once again demonstrate that what is not covered is just as important as what is covered

Today, two stories were on the front page of every national newspapers (for examples, see Kiosko.net or newseum): Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort’s sentencing and the new charges against him and the FAA’s decision to ground the Boeing 737.

Today, Paul Manafort received no coverage in either Wheeling paper and you can find . . .

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March 14, 2019

I think I found the reason why the 2017 memorandum of understanding (sorry, I meant "trade agreement") between West Virginia and China may never happen

Here's our president on Friday

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February 24, 2019

A follow-up on reactions to Trump’s executive order

What did West Virginia's congressional delegation and the Wheeling Intelligencer have to say about Trump's order?

What do West Virginia’s representatives think?

The Charleston Gazette-Mail took what I consider the logical next step following President Trump’s executive order to build his wall – they checked with West Virginia’s congressional representation to complement their national coverage. Here is what reporter Jake Zuckerman found.

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February 16, 2019

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