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The light at the end of the tunnel
The campaigning is over and the day of judgment is here. No more political phone calls, knocking on doors, TV commercials, billboards or yard signs all over town persuading us to vote. Yea! Many years ago, a Republican political operative told me political advertising was like planting seeds in the garden of democracy. To me, it’s more like spreading the manure of propaganda. The total amount of political contributions for presidential candida...
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Vote boat leaving dock
The American public will put to rest a 21-month drunk- like political binge with the close of the polling places at the end of voting tonight. It has been subjected to every known political campaign ploy known to man over the span of this extremely long campaign. It has all been done in the hope that the voter will cast their vote for one candidate or the other. Some estimates have placed the expenditure for campaign costs nationwide at $1.5 b...
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U.S. democracy among worst
Never until the Palin-McCain combo has a bimbo been balanced with a dried prune.
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Margins of error
“Margin of Error” tells the story of a guy who refuses to cooperate with a pollster and considers himself part of the ever-present margin of error. Me, too.
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If McCain is defeated, is conservatism dead?
(I still hope for a Truman-Dewey moment, but I’m not holding my breath).
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In God’s hands
So now we’re down to the final quarter dash to the finish.
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A, C and F: Are three grades enough?
In my judgment, the grading system used in this country is ill conceived.
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330073
Question one (WCSD-1), placed on the ballot by the Washoe County School District, is asking voters to increase the sales tax by one-quarter cent and the governmental service tax by one-half cent per $100 valuation of vehicles based in Washoe County. The new revenue will fund construction, improvement and equipment needed for our 92 schools in the district. As noted in the sample ballot, the school district argues that because more than half of...
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A voter's guide
It seems to me that a lot of people give their advice on how to vote and they have no more expertise than the average voter.
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Celebrate Halloween safely
Halloween is almost here and people everywhere are scrambling to find just the right costume for the occasion.
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Voting is no joke ... really
So bring a strong cup of coffee or a mind-numbing narcotic and read your sample ballot.
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Democrats target of vote theft
“As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it?”
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Falling all over ourselves
Ah, October, October.
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Cold turkey time: credit madness and fiscal sanity
Credit, that great driving force in our economy for the last several decades, has finally come home to roost.
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‘YRUAJOE?’
The recent celebrity of “Joe the Plumber” as poster boy for the American fantasy of the working man is dissolving under close scrutiny by the arguably biased media.
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Examining the free market myth
Have you heard the phrase, “The silence is deafening?”
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Voices from childhood: Vin Scully, Mel Allen and Curt Gowdy
Some of the sports news drifting around indicates that Vin Scully, the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, might retire this year.
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Shut up and drive
As I travel around the Reno area streets and highways, something occurred to me that I wasn’t aware of before.
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