War On Coal

A June 12, 2008 photo shows coal being loaded onto a truck at a coal mine on top of Kayford Mountain in West Virginia. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

‘War On Coal’ Label Obscures Battlefield Realities

Drive through the coalfields of Central Appalachia, and signs of the siege are everywhere. Highway billboards announce entry to “Obama’s No Job Zone,” while decals on pickup truck windows show a spikey-haired boy peeing on the president’s name.