Please, Joe Manchin, Get with the Program

The West Virginia Senator is blowing his chance to be a true leader.

If you’ve been reading any of my work here at Reluctant Moderation, you know that I have a deeply conflicted relationship with my home state of West Virginia and in particular with its senior senator, Joe Manchin. I recognize that he has an almost impossible job — balancing his…




A publication about the need for moderation in politics and culture.

Recommended from Medium

Restoring our leadership on the world stage and keeping America safe

IRNewswires Breaking News:

The Great Cookie Schism

Dijon Kizzee and the policing debate

Digesting Trump’s Second Day in Office: Just the Facts

I’m done playing defense when Trump-Russia facts speak loud and clear

Turnkey Tyranny Is Alive and Well Under Trump

Federal officers deploy tear gas at protestors in front of the Mark O. Hatfield courthouse in Portland, Oregon.

Britain’s Labour party responds to the looming financial crisis

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Dr. Thomas J. West III

Dr. Thomas J. West III

Ph.D. in English | Film and TV geek | Lover of fantasy and history | Full-time writer | Feminist and queer | Liberal scold and gadfly

More from Medium

Heard Tell w/ Andrew Donaldson for 08APR22

Death by disinformation: Anti-vaxxers, GOP, fascists, white supremacists unite against public…

Kyle Rittenhouse, Conservative Media, Right Wing Media and White Vigilantism!

“Liberty” Does Not Mean What You Think It Means