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The Intelligencer praises Representative McKinley on the 45Q tax credit

Is he deserving?

This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, "Repairing Damage to Coal Industry," heaps lots of praise on Representative David McKinley for his supposed work to make sure that the 45Q tax credit was included in the final budget:

McKinley, R-W.Va., is being given credit for much of the initiative that resulted . . .

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February 23, 2018

The Trump administration’s war on coal miners

Tombstones instead of monuments: black lung is back

From today’s New York Times:

Federal investigators this month identified the largest cluster of advanced black lung cases ever officially recorded.

More than 400 coal miners frequenting three clinics in southwestern Virginia between 2013 and 2017 were found to have . . .

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February 22, 2018

Same as it ever was: missing information, no context, and it’s all the Democrats fault

Yes, it’s another Intelligencer editorial

The headline on this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial tells us:

Trump Clearly On ‘Dreamers’ Side

Really? How did the editorial conclude this?

He already has offered a measure that would allow 1.8 million of the dreamers and members of their immediate families to stay in the United States.

. . .

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February 07, 2018

Time for a reality check: an Intelligencer editorial about who's to blame for a government shutdown

Yes, it will be the fault of congressional liberals whose power far exceeds their numbers

Liberals are to blame: it’s an old Intelligencer argument. For example, readers may not know this but liberals intimidated the West Virginia's legislature (see here) back in 2016 and they also attempted to shut down the government earlier this year (here). Accordingly, if the government does shut down tomorrow, readers will need to forget . . .

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January 18, 2018

Yet another Ogden editorial that tells us "it's the Democrats' fault"

Because it's always their fault

The straw man is back

From this morning’s editorial, “Pass Budget, Then Act on ‘Dreamers,’” in the Wheeling Intelligencer*:

Democratic leaders in Congress seem more interest in political grandstanding than in keeping essential government services available. Their demand regarding budget bills that need to be enacted by . . .

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January 05, 2018

If you think that the editorials you read in local Ogden newspapers are all written locally, think again

Fake local editorials

If you google “editorial definition” you’ll probably see something similar to the one I found at dictionary.com:

an article in a newspaper or other periodical or on a website presenting the opinion of the publisher, writer, or editor.

That seems accurate. I was reminded of the word's definition as I read an . . .

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January 03, 2018

Some thoughts on Ogden national debt editorial #2 in what is certain to be a long-running series

The Intelligencer tells us that they expressed concern about the debt even as it was debated (and they lie about editorial #1 to prove it)

Here are the first three paragraphs from this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, “Spending Control is Missing in D.C.”:

As members of Congress were debating a massive tax reform bill last month, many critics were vociferous in saying they just could not vote for it for one reason: The measure will increase the national . . .

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January 02, 2018

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