It's tempting to conclude the resolution's authors haven't read much about Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union or Maoist China.Or maybe they have.College and university campuses have encouraged extreme mindlessness for a long time. Many Americans remember the 1960s and early 1970s, when anti-war protests by some students degenerated into spitting on American servicemen. On occasion, "peace" protesters used violence.
Surrounded by Republican legislators who are pushing for West Virginia to pass a “right-to-work” law, Ohio’s Republican governor said last week that a similar move was not necessary in his state.There is no indication that businesses are staying away from Ohio just because it has not passed a right-to-work law, Gov. John Kasich said. “No, we don’t see that in our state, I don’t have any evidence of it,” Kasich said.
Kasich said that when a huge energy construction project was considering coming to Ohio, they met with the state Building and Construction Trades Council, which coordinates local unions, to “assure them that that project would be done on time; it would be done in a manner that everybody would be proud of.”
But there was not much to actually read
The News-Register usually has 4 sections that have news content: the front section, opinion & community, life, and sports. Below are screen shots of the front page of three of those sections. Look at the graphics and how they dominate the page: the hypodermic needle is twice the size of a real needle and gets used twice, the near-life size picture of the child's head is part of a graphic that itself takes up almost half the page, and all of the oversized headlines use a graphic design that dominates the page. When you use graphics to this extent, it certainly limits how much actual news can be covered.
Credit where credit is due
While the rest of the news was on the sparse side, I thought the team of reporters looking at the heroin problem did a thorough job. I hope to come back to this issue in a couple of days.
Speaking of headlines
If you turn to the automobile section, you'll see this headline: "1932 Packard Gets Lifetime Gentile Care." Henry Ford would be proud.
Michael Myer reverts to the mean
After a month of not-very-political commentary, Michael Myer is back to form with his usual assortment of guilt by association, name-calling, extranaeous issues, straw men, and mean-spiritedness. The column is supposed to be about Jonathan Gruber, the former-Obama advisor who was one of the architects of Obamacare, who recently suggested that the stupidity of the American voter was necessary for its passage. As usual, everything is connected to Obama and liberals. One sentence doesn't have all of the above but this one comes mighty close:
From an objective standpoint, West Virginians' opposition to Obama, his health care law, his attack on coal and affordable electricity and any number of other liberal initiatives sets us outside the "stupidity of the American voter" category Gruber has mentioned.
Recently, I've not had much to write about on Sunday - it's good to see Myer returning to form!
Not too condescending
It’s a new month and so it’s once again time for the News-Register to editorialize about how important the paper is to its readers. This month’s quote:
Our editorial pages look at local, state and national issues from the standpoint of what is good for our readers.
That’s right – none of that ultra-liberal, Harry Reid, radical environmental crap on our editorial pages because the News-Register knows "what is good for our readers."