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Could Trump be hoisted on his own petard?

Fourteenth Amendment, Section 3: “No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President … who … shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. …” Or given aid or comfort? A statement released by Trump’s Save …

Happy birthday, Bill of Rights

Several years ago I penned this for the Review-Journal. On this day in 1791 the Bill of Rights were ratified by three-fourths of the states. At the insistence of the Anti-Federalists led by Thomas Jefferson the first 10 amendments were added to the new Constitution. They might more properly be called a Bill of Prohibitions, …

Nevada lawsuit seeks more tax money for education, though more money has not improved education

On Monday the Nevada Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit brought by nine parents claiming the state Legislature is not meeting its constitutional requirement to adequately fund K-12 public education, according to the morning paper and the online Nevada Independent. The 37-page lawsuit was filed in March of 2020, as reported here, but dismissed …

Author Baldacci shows no mercy in latest book: ‘Mercy’

David Baldacci’s latest installment in his mystery series featuring FBI agent Atlee Pine, “Mercy,” finally connects his protagonist with her twin sister Mercy, who was abducted from their shared bedroom at the age of 6. In doing so, as is his wont, Baldacci piles on the action to the point of stretching credulity. Hey, it’s …

This ain’t my first rodeo

Trevor Brazile ropes and ties a calf in 8 seconds in 2009. As the National Finals Rodeo returns to Las Vegas on Dec. 2, I recall that the closest I ever came to rodeoing was the time Grandpa Hicks put me on his horse Skeeter and sent me down to the lower pasture to bring …

The real meaning of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is rich in traditions. The turkey. The dressing. The pumpkin pie. The family assembled in prayerful reverence in remembrance of the plight of the early settlers of this country — much of which is complete fiction. The Plymouth colonists set out to live in an idealistic communal fashion. Everyone would share equally in the …

How Nevada became the 36th star on the U.S. flag

36-star U.S. flag Today Nevadans celebrate Nevada Day. On this day in 1864 Nevada became a state. Not only was Nevada “Battle Born,” as the flag proclaims, it was battle bred and born after a remarkably short gestation during the Civil War. With Southern states seceding from the Union, in March 1861 President James Buchanan …

How Nevada became the 36th star on the U.S. flag

36-star U.S. flag Today Nevadans celebrate Nevada Day. On this day in 1864 Nevada became a state. Not only was Nevada “Battle Born,” as the flag proclaims, it was battle bred and born after a remarkably short gestation during the Civil War. With Southern states seceding from the Union, in March 1861 President James Buchanan …

Difference of opinions and equal opportunity foul-ups

Today the print editions of he morning newspaper and the insert from a former newspaper carried contrasting lede editorials on whether Clark County School Superintendent Jesus Jara should be allowed to keep his job as the matter comes up at today’s school board meeting. The R-J points out that student achievement under Jara has been …

Climate change or return to climate norm?

Vice President Kamala Harris used the white ring around Lake Mead as a visual for her claim that the federal government must spend trillions of dollars to combat climate change. In reporting on the Monday event, the morning newspaper flatly stated, “Over the past 20 years, Lake Mead’s water level has declined by about 150 …

Happy Constitution Day

Today marks the anniversary of one of the most propitious days in the history of this country. On this day in 1787, the representatives at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution. It was ratified by the states and went into effect on March 4, 1789. You remember the Constitution don’t you? That’s the …

Happy Constitution Day

Today marks the anniversary of one of the most propitious days in the history of this country. On this day in 1787, the representatives at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution. It was ratified by the states and went into effect on March 4, 1789. You remember the Constitution don’t you? That’s the …

Book review: ‘Saints, Sinners and Sovereign Citizens’

The battle for dominion over vast swaths of public land in Nevada and the West was thrust into the headlines and public awareness by the armed standoff at the Bundy family’s Bunkerville ranch a couple of years ago when federal agents rounded up the ranch’s cattle for auction to cover unpaid grazing fees. Longtime Nevada …

Our day that will live in infamy

Where were you on September 11, 2001 — 20 years ago? I wrote on the Sunday following that day of infamy: “I sat down at my computer at about 6 a.m., unfolded the newspaper and switched on the television. There was smoke pouring from the top of one of the unmistakable landmarks of New York …

Book review: Nevada brothers blazed a different trail in 1930

There is something a lot of Nevadans are full of. No, not that. Gumption. It took gumption for the first settlers to come West and they passed that trait on to subsequent generations. Take the example of two brothers from Winnemucca, who in the throes of the Great Depression in 1930 decided to load up …

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November 26, 2021

Thanksgiving is rich in traditions. The turkey. The dressing. The pumpkin pie. The family assembled in prayerful reverence in remembrance of the plight of the early settlers of this country — much ... See more

November 1, 2021

36-star U.S. flag Today Nevadans celebrate Nevada Day. On this day in 1864 Nevada became a state. Not only was Nevada “Battle Born,” as the flag proclaims, it was battle bred and born after a ... See more

October 31, 2021

36-star U.S. flag Today Nevadans celebrate Nevada Day. On this day in 1864 Nevada became a state. Not only was Nevada “Battle Born,” as the flag proclaims, it was battle bred and born after a ... See more

October 29, 2021

Today the print editions of he morning newspaper and the insert from a former newspaper carried contrasting lede editorials on whether Clark County School Superintendent Jesus Jara should be allowed ... See more

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