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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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