West Virginia

Blue Wave 2.0 – The Sequel

In nature, waves are not solitary events. Another wave usually follows. The same is often true for politics. In 2014, the Republican party saw a wave of victories, spurred on by voter apathy and low turnout, resulting in broad based…

West Virginia Democrat talks about issues with local paper – West Virginia Republican sends her son to talk to paper

The Register-Herald newspaper in Beckley, West Virginia attempted to talk to the two candidates running to represent West Virginia in the U.S. Congress. The Democrat, Richard Ojeda, spoke to the paper on his thoughts about issues plaguing the people of…

Republican Congressman tells constituent “we lie all the time”

Republican Dave Brat is running for re-election to the U.S Congress from Virginia. A recent recording has surfaced of  him replying to one of his constituents, who was understandably dismayed by the direction of the Republican Party: “The problem is…

Republican politicians resort to lies and hate because their policies are only popular with a shrinking Republican base

Donald Trump and many other Republican politicians have decided to run on a party platform of lies and hate in 2018. Examples include Donald Trump lying repeatedly to his supporters at his fascist rallies across the country, California Congressman Duncan…

Trump keeps telling his supporters that drug prices are going down – they’re actually going up

Among the many, many falsehoods and outright lies that Donald Trump has been presenting to his supporters at the fascist rallies he’s been holding this spring, summer, and fall, Donald Trump has been repeatedly spinning a story about how he’s…

Democrats in Oklahoma and West Virginia want to stop their states from being Banana Republics

In the late 19th century and early 20th century a few large multi-national companies established such a foothold in some Central American countries that they came to dominate the governments and economies, organizing each so that these companies could extract…

WV GOP tries to take credit for teacher raises they fought against

In one of the more shameless political claims of recent memory, West Virginia Republicans, led by Governor Jim Justice, are taking credit for the 5% pay raise teachers were given after going on strike: Charleston Gazette-Mail: WV GOP leaders claiming…

0.05% of new jobs created under Trump have been coal mining jobs

Donald Trump has been busy bragging to his supporters about how he has brought back coal, often mixing in his talk of a coal renaissance with his bragging about overall job growth, suggesting that a big part of job growth…

Republicans have now fully abandoned Bipartisanship, Conservatism, and Democracy

An ex-GOP lawmaker tore into the Republican party over their nearly unanimous party-line vote to confirm a Republican operative who had committed perjury and was credibly accused of sexual assault to become a Supreme Court Justice: Ex-GOP lawmaker: ‘There is…

Trump keeps lying to the people of West Virginia about the State’s economy

Donald Trump held another rally in West Virginia on September 29, and lied to the people of West Virginia again about the status of West Virginia’s economy: Donald Trump at West Virginia rally, September 29, 2018 “And by the way,…

West Virginia Republicans draft bill that could increase number of unvaccinated children in public schools

West Virginia Republican Lynne Arvon has drafted a bill that would make it easier for children to receive an exemption to attend public schools without being vaccinated. Charleston Gazette-Mail: Legislative committee to draft a bill to make vaccine exemptions more…

Instead of paying teachers better, Republican Governor of Utah tries to guilt teachers to return to profession

In Utah, where the average starting salary for a teacher is $35,722, the Republican Governor refuses to believe that teachers should be incentivized by better pay to choose to teach, instead trying to guilt teachers to return to the profession…

Republicans across the country are purging voter rolls – Make sure you are still registered to vote

Republican politicians have made it quite clear over the last 20 plus years that they do not believe in democracy. They have gerrymandered congressional districts, called for “poll watchers” to intimidate people from voting, cut available polling places to create…

MO and WV GOP Senate candidates are both suing to allow health insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions

Politifact recently examined the lawsuit that was filed in February of 2018 by several State Attorney Generals to block the Affordable Care Act and end the law’s pre-existing conditions protections. The reason for Politifact’s examination is that the Democratic Senator…

Trump touts West Virginia economy – Reality disagrees

On August 21, Donald Trump headed to West Virginia to deliver another one of his factually challenged MAGA rally speeches, hosted by the state’s Republican governor, Jim Justice. Within his speech of garbled sentences and egotistical ramblings, he touted the…