We have more water than we’ll ever use
The local debate concerning water and growth is on the move again. Two petitions are going to be circulated asking the voters to approve a common sense plan for “sustainable” growth. One petition is opposed to water importation and the other addresses future land annexation.
The impact of high gas prices
I remember thinking not too long ago that it would be years before we would hit four dollars a gallon for gas. Well, I was wrong. We seemed to fly right through two dollars a gallon into the high threes and now into the realm of four dollars per gallon.
Don’t bump your subhead
Since I started writing a weekly column last summer, I have always managed to stick to a single topic each week. It’s not an easy task, let me tell you.
Bosses need ethics, not ‘J’ students
Idealistic students at the University of Nevada, Reno, have developed an ethical pledge that all journalism graduates will be asked to sign. The key part of the oath is to “uphold and apply the highest standards of integrity and ethics.”
Ponies, pimps and politicians
The thing about politics is nothing is ever really settled. The battles of yesterday in whatever cause will be re-fought again and again as long as the original issues exist, and the price of liberty, or any other political good, is eternal vigilance.
Hussein firing profoundly disturbing
Milton Glick, in his brief tenure as president of the University of Nevada, Reno, wielded his public relations skills to erase some of the stain left by the reign of his predecessor, John Lilley.
Truth to tell
The trouble with lies is the need for more lies to keep the original truth from outing itself ...
Not enough water or too many people?
We have been hearing a lot lately about the impact that growth has on our water supply. There is a grass roots movement in Sparks to require our elected officials to only allow responsible growth that corresponds with the availability of water. This seems perfectly logical to me.
Hillary: first Independent party president?
John Quincy Adams said, “ Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflections that your vote is never lost.” That seems to be the slogan of Independents trying to break the power, monopoly, influence and corruption within our two major political parties.
Eat the elite
Democracy has always suffered from the tendency of the plebian masses to vote for their own class and cultural heroes over the proven expertise and acumen of the superior individual.