Letter: Sen. Reid's condo
Angle's newest form of attack is that Senator Reid lives in a million dollar Condo in Washington D.C. What is her point? Anyone who owns have a condo with more than one room, close to the Capitol, with security and room for meetings with staff, and room to entertain, all of which is needed by the majority leader, you are lucky if you can find one for under $5 million in Washington D.C. I would say that Senator Reid has a very good real estate ...
The luckiest man in Nevada
Thanks to its long history of legalized gambling and open-pit gold mining, there is no shortage of candidates for the distinction of being the luckiest man in Nevada.
Despite the hyper hype surrounding Tuesday’s election, the reality of things is not going to change much from the current political plight.
Reid ‘mans-up,’ Angle belly up
A week from today, the seeds of democracy will sow a new crop of political leaders both locally and nationally. The results will be disappointing to some and will energize others. The defeated candidates will remove their yard signs, say they really didn’t think they could win in the first place and return to their normal routines in life. The winners will reap the harvest of a victory that will change their lives, have a direct effect on the ...
The horrors of election season
I think we’ve all just about reached critical mass and moved on to the meltdown point when it comes to political ads on television. Just as we’ve reached this plateau in the political season the politicos are assaulting our mailboxes with campaign flyers to further brain wash us into voting for their candidate. The circular file was designed specifically to handle things like excessive political flyers and other totally nonessential mail items...
How did you celebrate Banned Books Week?
I did not grow up in what I would label as an era of censorship. The Walmart “listen to this music at risk of satanic possession” warning labels came along after I was already presumably possessed by New Kids on the Block, Debbie Gibson and Madonna. As for books, I never had the indignation bestowed upon me of being told what I was and was not allowed to read. These were words, after all, not knives or rattlesnakes. In fact, such a vicious att...
The battle for votes continues
I thought I’d written the final installment of the Immigration Chronicles in the U.S. Senate race before the November election, but I guess I should have known better.
It’s all a pack of lies
America has yet to adjust to the stress engendered by the global satellite 24 hour news cycle and the associated panic mongering of their coverage.
Reporter wrestles with dueling definitions
There are too many reasons to pass the blame in today’s society, which is why I believe in personal accountability and I will be the first to admit, I made a mistake. So here it is: I made a mistake. A big one and a bad one. When I was a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno, the excitement of graduation and the impending freedom that loomed in the real world led a team of young journalists to write an ethics statement that would be signed ...
Tunnel of fear: plateau of light
There was a never-ending stream of cars waiting to enter the underwater highway below the Hudson River joining New York City with the great state of New Jersey. The mid-summer heat baked the streets of Jersey City, the horns were blaring away, the vulgarities and profanities were louder than the horns and hundreds of future middleweight champions of the world were waiting in line for their championship bout. Cab drivers had their own peculiar ...
Sharron Angle is a ‘no'-it-all
There is a popular PBS program called “The Vicar of Dibley.” It is a British sitcom about a small English village that has a female vicar of the local church. There is a character in that sitcom who every time he is asked a yes or no question always responds with, “No, no, no, no, no, no, yes.” I chuckle every time I hear a Sharron Angle ad on television as she sounds just like that character. Angle says she wouldn’t support health care for pr...
Endorsements from the Sparks Tribune
Many Americans want the 2010 midterm election to result in sweeping change. Others want to see the people in power stay put. The editorial board at the Sparks Tribune would like to see a little of both.
Rather Reid than Angle
In politics you often vote against someone rather than for someone. So it is with the Reid-Angle matchup Nov. 2 for U.S. senator from Nevada.