The morning "newspaper" lectures the UMW
The lead Intelligencer editorial, "Planning Future for Miners," takes the United Mine Workers to task for having endorsed Obama in 2008. Apparently the president is to blame for all the jobs that have been lost in the coal industry. No, it isn't the increased mechanization that began decades ago or the rising cost of getting the . . .
When I saw the original AP story previewing yesterday's Republican dinner back on July 7, I knew it would be a front page story. I tried to find someone to bet that it would make the front page but, alas, I could find no takers. Yes, Robert Murray was in Wheeling yesterday to address the Ohio County Republican Party's Lincoln Day . . .
A surprising story on the front page: "Research Links Living Near Fracking to Illness"
In the year and a half that I have been doing this blog, I have never seen a story on the front page that connects fracking with health problems. I've noted on my blogs during that period the numerous studies that dealt with the . . .
I previously wrote about Bishop Bransfield and the local "newspapers'" coverage of the papal encyclical on climate change here. I noted that the locals ignored or severely edited a great deal of the Associated Press coverage and the only front page story was by local reporter Heather Ziegler who dutifully gave us Bishop . . .
Column uses only seven of the ten Republican words -- "under" wins
That didn't take long (please see previous post). Mike Myer weighed in this morning with "Four States Hold Key on Coal." While the column was more about strategy ("here's what we should do about this" -- I like the assumption that . . .
Republicans vs. Democrats
Here is an interesting study of language usage related to coal by a group of data scientists:
It’s easy to say that coal carries political weight in America, but who actually talks about “coal” in Washington — and why? Using a huge trove of the public statements of members of Congress, we crunched the data from 2010 through . . .
Washington Post asks if the "war on coal" is really a "war on wasting energy"
Lost in all the hype on how the President's clean power plan is part of the "war on coal" is the distinct possibility that the plan would lower carbon emissions and make for more efficient use of energy resources. As Chris . . .