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Making Sense?

Michael Myer on energy

Myer criticizes U.S. energy policy for not making sense

The Michael Myer column,"U.S. Energy Policy Makes No Sense," begins by taking us back 40 years:

More than one-fourth of the oil we use in this country comes from other nations. We import nearly twice as much as we did in 1973-74, when the Arab oil embargo . . .

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May 25, 2015

Club for Growth to air commercials attacking Representative McKinley starting tomorrow

What have you done for us lately, David?

The National Journal is reporting that the Club for Growth (which has ties to the Koch brothers) will be sponsoring negative TV ads attacking Representative David McKinley starting tomorrow in WV's First Congressional District:

The conservative Club for Growth will launch a new round of TV and digital ads targeting four . . .

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May 21, 2015

Intelligencer encourages debates

(except when Republicans are involved)

Today's editorial on having Democratic candidates debate isn't about West Virginia but it does illustrate another Intelligencer hypocrisy. It seems that the paper is all in favor of debates if it means that the likely Democratic candidate might be hurt by them but conveniently avoids the subject when it's applied to Republicans.

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May 21, 2015

Current reporting from the "war on coal"

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 . . .

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May 19, 2015

More of the same on climate change

Sunday editorial

Yes, it's another week and another unsurprising editorial on coal, Obama and the EPA. This one uses Capito's bill (see 2 posts down) as its starting point to make the same tired arguments as its predecessors:

Democrats blindly follow the President. Obama tells them what they should do rather than listening to their . . .

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May 18, 2015

Reading the Saturday Intelligencer

The Pope and Climate Change

The Faith section of the "newspaper" carried an AP story about Pope Francis and the coming encyclical on climate change and the environment:

Pope Francis warned the rich and powerful this week that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth, his latest . . .

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May 16, 2015

Another Intelligencer favorite!

Ferns for Congress?

A preliminary question:

Is WV State Senator Ryan Ferns trying to look like Adam Levine or Captain Obvious?

.....Ryan Ferns ............... pop star Adam Levine ...... Hotel.com's Captain Obvious

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Speaking of Republicans who've been anointed by our local newspaper monopoly (see previous post), . . .

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May 15, 2015

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