Only one day after the Center for Public Integrity’s reporting series on denials of black lung benefits to coal miners was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) defended the controversial law firm at the center of the investigation.

He agrees with his views…not his behaviors. But read what he wrote in a letter to the editor of his local newspaper a decade ago:

I am a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings. The Jew-run medical industry has succeeded in destroying the United State’s workforce…

Made a few Jews rich by killin’ us off…

Jew-run government backed banking industry turned the U.S into the world’s largest debtor nation.

There some things that are going on in this country that are destroying us. We’ve got a false economy and it’s, some of those corporations are run by Jews because the names are there. The fact that the Federal Reserve prints up phony money and freely hands it out, I think that’s completely wrong. The people that run the Federal Reserve, they’re Jewish…

New Hadron discovery at CERN.
Every time I hear about CERN I remember when they started building the super conducting super collider right here in Texas, but gave up on the project as “too costly.”
That, of course, was during the Reagan years, and for me marks the anti-science fork we took in the road.

New Hadron discovery at CERN.

Every time I hear about CERN I remember when they started building the super conducting super collider right here in Texas, but gave up on the project as “too costly.”

That, of course, was during the Reagan years, and for me marks the anti-science fork we took in the road.

A federal judge has ruled that a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected is “invalid and unconstitutional.”

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland on Wednesday ruled that the law passed last year by the North Dakota Legislature “cannot withstand a constitutional challenge.”

The law would ban abortions as early as six weeks.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed a bill Monday prohibiting cities across the state from establishing mandatory minimum wage and employee benefits.

Wisconsin Republicans will vote next month on whether they support allowing the state to secede from the United States of America.

2014 Pulitzer Prize winners announced; Donna Tartt takes the big fiction prize

2014 Pulitzer Prize winners announced; Donna Tartt takes the big fiction prize