Tag Archives: Politics

Byrd and Mountain Top Removal

An excerpt from Damn Yankee Buttons, a book of essays and short stories I am working on. Near the end of his life, after a political career of supporting the coal industry, Byrd expressed misgivings about mountain top removal strip mining. … Continue reading

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A chapter in Cruising the Acropolis a book of short stories I am working on. YoungPrince There is legend repeated throughout the kingdom of WestVirgin, especially the shire of Nlocnil. Once upon a time, YoungPrince rode into the Kingdom of … Continue reading

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Letters in the Dominion Post, Morgantown, West Virginia. From my friends Betsy and Mike Breiding Shelley Moore Capito is a republican congresswoman from West Virginia. Daughter of former Governor and convicted felon Arch Moore. China no poster child for coal-fired … Continue reading

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DEP Not Doing Its Job

My op-ed in today’s (Nov. 1, 2013) Charleston Gazette http://www.wvgazette.com/Opinion/OpEdCommentaries/201310310101

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Cruz and McCarthy

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Pogo Makes Fun of Joe McCarthy

From the November 5, 1951 Pogo comic strip Sarcophagus Macabre proclaims “Exactly! It’s these things we don’t understand that are dangerous!” One of the bats, a member of the vigilante committee answers: “By the same token I’m goin’ out an’ … Continue reading

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Coal Industry Casts Doubt on WVU Research


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