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Heroes, gods and politicians
When I retired years ago, I thought there would be time in my life to read the 11-volume “Story of Civilization.”
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The United States: On the road to fascism
We have all heard about our “war on terror” but this was just a diversion for the fascists among us to get control of our democracy. What am I talking about? What fascists and how are they getting control? It is happening right before our very eyes.
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Proper school supply planning key to success
Oh, my gosh! The ads are out for school clothes and school supplies. That means that the start of the traditional school year is not far behind – as if parents needed any more on their plate to worry about already.
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Will McCain or Obama mirror Hoover?
Calvin Coolidge may go down in history as our wisest president. Coolidge? Are you kidding? Why?
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Councilmen need to check their parachutes
My whole life I have been a cautious type of individual.
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Vote for Howard Rosenberg anyway, dammit
Rosenberg in 1996, then had to fight another campaign to allow him to take his seat on the State University Board of Regents.
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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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