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Thinking for yourself

March 30, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

An informed and educated electorate is a fundamental building block of any successful democracy. In today's world there are so many ways for a citizen to become informed about current events and just as many ways to be misinformed. An example of this misinformation is Natalie Tenant's claim that her opponent in the upcoming Senate race, Congresswoman Shelly Capito, is solely responsible for rising flood insurance premiums for West Virginians. This is simply false. The bill in Congress was called the Biggert-Waters Flood Reform Act. It passed through both houses of Congress with overwhelming support. Our entire West Virginia delegation voted in favor of this bill. This was a case of a politician spinning a story so as to achieve a short-term political gain.



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