Don Blankenship's West Virginia Senate candidacy putting DOJ on trial

The media have not been reporting much about Don Blankenship's candidacy in the Republican primary to run against Joe Manchin for the Senate.  He is certainly controversial.  He is the former chairman and CEO of Massey Energy Company and has been termed by his critics another "Roy Moore."  He has also been dubbed "The Dark Lord of Coal" and served a one-year imprisonment term for a misdemeanor conviction in the wake of the explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine.  He has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court.  Regardless of the outcome of the election, his appeal will keep him on the front lines of the battle against Big Government. Upper Big Branch Coal Mine. The substance of his appeal is that the Obama Justice Department and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MHSA) acted politically and denied him access to exculpatory evidence and destroyed that evidence.  That part of his...(Read Full Post)