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Concommitant variation
Back in the day, when it still seemed important to understand “logic” and the methodology of orderly thought, scholars divided the thought processes into two competing mechanisms ...
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Letters to the editor
Below is the response from sources regarding a July 25 article in the Sparks Tribune regarding musicians at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
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Voter suppression
After the 2000 presidential election, many people wanted voting reform.
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Obama’s leftover chickens in the pot
A 17th-century French mathematician, physicist and religious philosopher summed up the dilemma of modern-day politics in just one sentence.
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Paying respects to the colonel
Col. Bill Ralf died recently. He was 93 years old at the time of his death.
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What can we do about Nevada fires?
Sparks is surrounded by hills and the mountains especially on our east side are covered in “cheatgrass” and other non-native alien weeds, giving them a rather dull yellowish hue.
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Bush impeachment hearings essential
There are too many idiots on this Earth. —Frantz Fanon, “Black Skin, White Faces”
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The trouble with teens
You want to know what the trouble with teenagers is?
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Golden rules
First we need to recognize the current dire straits facing America’s economy and our individual risk in a potential meltdown of the so called “ownership society.”
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Gibbons’ history indicates he should resign
Gov. Jim Gibbons has a long list of scandals in his political closet.
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Pyramid-McCarran traffic solutions aren’t appeasing to locals
On Sunday and Monday, the RTC and NDOT folks met with the neighbors of the Village Green subdivision and the parishioners from Immaculate Conception Church at the church’s facilities for a session of explanation of proposed road projects and question and answer session. Of the several projects mentioned, the audience was primarily concerned with the changes that are proposed for the Pyramid Way and North McCarran Boulevard intersection.
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Misconduct in the governmental workplace
I just read the results of the National Governmental Ethics Survey conducted by the Ethics Resource Center. According to our governmental employees, the overall rate of observed misconduct across all levels of government is nearly 60 percent. The highest levels of misconduct were at the local level at 62 percent with the lowest level of observed misconduct being at the federal level at 52 percent.
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The 5 Horsemen of Reaction
The Supreme Court has just issued a license to kill by overturning a District of Columbia ban on handguns.
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Tad Dunbar and Barry Bonds: Comeback kids
This column is about local media and that includes Barry Bonds. Why? Because I say so, dammit!
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Thoughts on America from a Canadian in 1973
A lack of gratitude for the role the United States has played in humanitarian aid around the globe seems universal.
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Bridging the great divide
Among the myriad of problems plaguing America today there is no more crucial issue than the increasingly bitter polarization within the political spectrum.
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Obama raids Bush's God squad
The more we see of Sen. Barack Obama, the more he seems to resemble George W. Bush. A good example is his campaign’s Karl Rove strategy of soliciting the support of the extreme right evangelicals.
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Mandatory solar power
Nevada is blessed with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. We are a natural location for the expansive use of solar power. So why aren’t we doing it? I don’t know.
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Football vs. music: Football wins
With the Fourth of July over and a good deal of the flag waving curtailed as a result, it’s time to return to our current reality, that being budget cuts all over.
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