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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Time wounds all heels
A couple of years back, I got a call from an irritated reader who wondered why I had given a Tribune reporter respectful comments about someone who was my polar opposite politically and who had gone out of his way to personally insult me.
Supreme Court invokes rule of law
John Adams, second president, popularized the words enshrined in the Massachusetts Constititution: “A government of laws not men.” G.W. Bush, 43rd president, reversed that truism to the great detriment of the American people.
Rebellious act results in day of celebration
In a couple of days all of us Americans will change our focus to picnics, watermelon, hamburgers and just all-around good fun. We’ll probably consume more beer and sunlight than we should have for the next year, but we’ll have fun nonetheless. By nightfall, we’ll be ready for the traditional fireworks along with all the “oohs” and “aahs” that accompany those exhibits.
Did Gibbons violate the state’s code of ethics?
The one-day special Legislative session last Friday proved our governor’s mansion is the home of a political dunce. The big falderal about the need for a special session was just a political ploy by Gov. Gibbons to push his own agenda.
Sign of the times
It is that time of year again when everyone running for office starts putting up signs. They will fill every busy corner, wall or yard. I put them up at my house too. But I started to think, “Why does having more signs help you win an election?”
Preserving our liberty: The Second Amendment
Friday is Independence Day, July 4, and with fireworks lighting up the sky to remind us of our battle-born heritage, we should all give thought to the great blessings preserved for us by our brilliant and remarkable founding fathers. Firearms are one of those blessings ...