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Our personal lord and savior has been as disappointing as expected. He definitely doesn’t listen to Joe Biden. Or Chuck Schumer. Or any of his other colleagues. So who does Manchin listen to? The Koch network. The political advocacy group backed by billionaire Charles Koch has been pressuring Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to oppose key […]
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Senate Democrats and Immigration

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On February 2, 2018
When the Democrats took the deal on CHIP to end the shutdown almost immediately, I said it was a good deal and might be smart politics. Theoretically, I still agree with that. It could have been smart politics to take the short-term deal and ratchet up attention on immigration to prepare for the end of […]

Manchin

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On September 17, 2015

Joe Manchin is as close to useless as a Democrat can get. I get that he has to survive in the intensely racist and right-wing climate of West Virginia. And I get that any Republican who replaces him w

Regulating West Virginia

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On January 21, 2014
Why doesn’t West Virginia have decent environmental regulations? Because the state legislature has to approve each one! West Virginia imposes an unusual hurdle for its Department of Environmental Protection: Regulations it writes are not enforceable until approved by the Legislature, giving lawmakers influenced by lobbyists a chance to revise them. Last year a regulation requiring […]
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