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The economics of same-sex marriage
Since the Nov. 4 election, four states have stepped forward to do the right thing. One state has sparked a heated court battle. Three states have further restricted rights of its citizens.
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Failure of moral leadership
Politicians cannot get too far ahead of their constituents. If they do, they will not get elected or re-elected. But for Men and Women of God not to be ahead of their parishioners is reprehensible.
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Windows of stained glass and futures passed
I once foolishly thought the worst thing about windows would always be Microsoft. Wrong.
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The tea tasting test
If you think the fighting over the “Stimulus Bill” and the earmarks in the long-delayed ’09 appropriations is bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, Where is your tabby cat? Is it missing? Has it gone missing in the past few days? I know where it is and it isn’t coming home again ever. A fiend has murdered it foully and with glee. Yes it was murdered; suffocated by a plastic bag fastened over its head. Its front paws are wrapped with black tape. Its pitiful little body has been discarded like a soiled diaper. It’s only a cat, you say? But that isn’t the whole of the crime and ...
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Tea Baggers Are All Wet
Most of you probably saw the half-hearted attempt at a tax protest on tax day by people covering themselves with tea bags. I guess this was an attempt to relate to the Boston Tea Party where the Colonies protested a huge import tax on tea enacted without their consent or representation by Great Britain. But the attempted analogy doesn’t hold water. Currently, we have the lowest tax rates in decades. Under President Jimmy Carter, the rich folk ...
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Power in the face of terror
Our country now has to contend with pirates in the Persian Gulf threatening American citizens and shipping, or do we? We have kept prisoners of war from the Iraqi debacle in the Guantanamo Bay prison for years while trying to figure out what to do with them. But there is a solution that I’ve not heard mention of that we should use. If any terrorist, soldier, etc. commits any crime against an American citizen anywhere in the world, then that cr...
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Julia Ratti for mayor: Why not?
The last few weeks have been very interesting. Doing what columnists should do, I have everyone upset with me. Well, not everyone. Only the city manager, most of the City Council, Catholics and some friends. Sparks city government says it has had “enough of Farside” because I criticized Councilman Ron Schmitt and the council in general and the city manager in particular for accepting the overpayment of room tax from the RSCVA. They shouldn’t b...
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Lousy time to think of raising taxes
The “tea party,” a no-more-taxes rally held in Carson City this week, was a huge success.
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Letters to the Editor
I don’t think your 15 years of focused columns on wildlife issues are geared towards a seat on the Wildlife Commission. I believe that’s already a done “backdoor deal.”
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The Progressive: 100 years for justice
Much of the history of the United States in the past century has been told by The Progressive.
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The profits of piracy
The first mistake made by the four Somali pirates was not recognizing the American flag and picking some other victim for their maritime poaching party.
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Medical malpractice insurance fiasco
I have been hearing a lot about eliminating the $350,000 cap on medical malpractice actions for gross negligence and it is a great idea.
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Old politicians may never die and they won’t just fade away
On April 19, 1951, Gen. Douglas MacArthur defended his actions during the Korean War in a speech before a joint session of Congress.
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Democracy in action: the Nevada Legislature
Here, the only thing keeping “the people” out of the process is their own apathy.
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Earless forecasts, computers and counterspins
Two big things happen in Carson City this week.
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Reporting from the front lines
If the current state of the economy is a battlefield, there is already a horrific number of casualties and an equally scary number of disabled veterans.
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Letter to the Editor
Congress has no business targeting car dealers
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