"In his first term, Obama nominated 59 ambassadors, including 40 fundraising bundlers, who lacked experience in the diplomatic corps."
When he took office, Obama boasted he would use "smart diplomacy."
Putting so many inexperienced people in positions of power is not smart. The Senate might want to pause in confirming more politicos as ambassadors.
Three years later, some are ready to ban them.
"It gets to be jet-engine loud," said Neil Andersen, who lives a quarter-mile away from a turbine.
"Every time the blade has a downward motion, it gives off a tremendous energy, gives off a pulse," Andersen told Fox News.
"And that pulse, it gets into your tubular organs, chest cavity, mimics a heartbeat, gives you headaches. It's extremely disturbing and it gets to the point where you have to leave."
Mankind has tried to harness wind power for
centuries to little avail. The recent push shows why it's so difficult. The blades kill birds and bats, the production of electricity is unreliable and expensive, and the turbines are too darned loud.
McKenzie wants to eliminate the business and occupation tax for construction in downtown Wheeling.
"By eliminating barriers for development, I hope to encourage new investment and even give current businesses the opportunity to move into downtown."
Cities in West Virginia suffer because of legislative restrictions, something former Delegate Danny Jones learned when he became mayor of Charleston.
The state needs strong cities. It won't have them until lawmakers realize City Hall, not the Statehouse, should make decisions.
That may have been bad advice.
Upon taking over as chief executive officer of Yahoo, Marrissa Mayer rescinded telecommuting. Employees of the Internet company will work from work, not from home.
When the people who benefit most from telecommuting — Internet companies — stop telecommuting, it is time for non-Internet companies to reconsider this approach.