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 . . .
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.. . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
The locals defend the Republican tax plan
A majority of Americans disapprove of the Republican tax plan. Polling on the various plans has been relatively consistent and today's Monmouth Poll is yet another example:
Americans disapprove of the tax reform plan currently making its way through Congress by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. Half the public believe their own taxes . . .