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WV GOP cancels speech featuring convicted felon Dinesh D'Souza
Here is a link to the story at the Charleston Daily Mail . (I read this in our Morgantown paper, but I can't link to it.) There is nothing I can think of to add. Please feel free to commit snark in ...
Andrew F Cockburn 08/07/2014 10 11 - -
Cory Booker at WVU- Wow!
Cory Booker came to West Virginia University to give a talk at the Festival of Ideas, an annual series that brings in interesting people to talk about current events and provocative subjects. I hadn'...
Andrew F Cockburn 02/07/2013 34 10 - -
RNC polling presidential race in WV? WTF?
I got a phone call from a Republican Party volunteer asking me who I was going to vote for for president. When I answered Obama she thanked me and hung up. I can't figure out what she was up to. ...
Andrew F Cockburn 09/20/2012 36 19 - 622
Mitt Romney's brave and lonely campaign to re-elect Obama
Mitt Romney was a highly successful businessman, was successful in managing the Salt Lake City Olympics, and was elected governor as a Republican in one of the liberal states in the country. That ...
Andrew F Cockburn 09/15/2012 114 195 1 1664
Bain: Optimistic candidates win elections
So which convention sounded more optimistic to you? I read Martin Seligman's book Learned Optimism a few months ago and was impressed by his research on how optimism predicts elections. Apparently ...
Andrew F Cockburn 09/07/2012 4 2 - 89
WV-01: Sue Thorn gets 13,000 votes more than David McKinley
Both candidates in our congressional primary were unopposed. Sue Thorn , the Democrat, was running for the first time against David McKinley, a first term incumbent. Could Sue could put up a ...
Andrew F Cockburn 05/09/2012 3 14 - 134
The hilarious Time poll: "Influential People"
There have been a few diaries lately asking us to vote for/against specific people ( Jan Brewer ) on Time's list of influential people, but I haven't seen anyone commenting on the whole thing . I ...
Andrew F Cockburn 04/03/2012 7 3 - 128
The McKinley campaign (WV-01): The only reason you are unemployed is because you use drugs
David McKinley's district director, Richie Parsons, tweeted this Sunday : Dominion should make signs that say "Tell WV workers: Sober up and stop abusing drugs." #truthinadvertising Here is a link ...
Andrew F Cockburn 02/28/2012 15 17 - 139
Michael Davis has a different way to hack the Republican party
The Jargon File definition of "hacker": 1. A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only ...
Andrew F Cockburn 02/22/2012 1 5 - 80
So You Want to be a Multimillionaire: Why Trickle Down Economics Doesn't Work
Congratulations! The Trickle-Down Economics Fairy (TDEF) just appeared in our living room. That chain smoking old crone looks vaguely familiar . She says that she will grant us an income of $60 ...
Andrew F Cockburn 02/12/2012 49 60 3 617
Sue Thorn for Congress goes viral
Wednesday evening Sue Thorn held her first campaign rally, at which she formally announced her candidacy for the 1st Congressional seat. On a frigid weekday night, a year before the election, 175 ...
Andrew F Cockburn 12/03/2011 11 21 - 151
Strange doings in WV-01
Does a woman raised in a working class family, who has never run for public office but is outraged by her growing realization that the economic system is rigged, have a chance to win election to ...
Andrew F Cockburn 11/25/2011 43 95 - 569
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