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Your plane landed safely — thank the bureaucrats at the FAA

BY: - August 12, 2022

A faddish phrase on the right is something called “the administrative state,” which refers to the federal workforce deputized by Congress to craft and enforce rules over the environment, banking, health care, product safety, mass communications, the power grid, etc. A recent profile of the Claremont Institute — which has the unenviable task of stitching together an […]

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The FBI went to Trump’s house and Nevada Republicans couldn’t be happier

BY: - August 10, 2022

Just last month Trump was right here in Las Vegas preaching about how much he loves law enforcement.  But then law enforcement came to his house. The FBI reportedly went to Trump’s compound or lair or whatever it is in Florida to retrieve classified documents and materials that aren’t his to keep. To which the […]

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The big Republican endorsement of a Democrat we’re all waiting for

BY: - August 5, 2022

High-powered Republican political consultant and high-dollar lobbyist Pete Ernaut endorsed Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto over Republican challenger Adam Laxalt.  Cortez Masto  has also been endorsed by a trio of rural Nevada Republican officials – the mayors of Winnemucca and Ely, and a Churchill County commissioner. One-time Republican state Senate Majority Leader and 2018 GOP […]

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Actually, Biden’s doing pretty well

BY: - August 2, 2022

Two years. A president might serve for four years, or maybe eight. But often as not anymore it seems if any big domestic policy bills get passed, they’ll be passed in the first two. Obama got the Affordable Care Act and a recovery plan. Trump got tax cuts for rich people. In his first two […]

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It’s time for Biden to keep his promises on marijuana

BY: - August 1, 2022

Politicians are no strangers to making campaign promises. Delivering on those promises? Well, that’s often another story. Such is the case thus far with President Biden’s campaign pledge to reform America’s archaic and unpopular marijuana prohibition laws. “No one should be in jail because of marijuana,” Biden insisted on the campaign trail. “As president, I will decriminalize cannabis […]

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Without renewal of ACA subsidies, tens of millions face skyrocketing premium increases

BY: - July 26, 2022

Five years ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Yet I’m the lucky one. I could afford to get treatment. Too many people in America don’t have the health care they need, even today. The 2021 American Rescue Plan included subsidies to make health insurance more affordable than ever, resulting in a record-breaking […]

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Jara, board attorney moving closer to settlement on ‘hostile work environment’

BY: - July 25, 2022

The $2.6 million that Supt. Jesus Jara was demanding is off the table, with CCSD Board of Trustees moving to agree to pay attorneys fees and play nice with Jara for the rest of his contract. How long the rest of his contract will run is still up in the air, yet a letter from […]

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What the Bible actually says about abortion may surprise you

BY: - July 20, 2022

In the days since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which had established the constitutional right to an abortion, some Christians have cited the Bible to argue why this decision should either be celebrated or lamented. But here’s the problem: This 2,000-year-old text says nothing about abortion. As a university professor of biblical studies, […]

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If they are out there, they probably already found us

BY: - July 19, 2022

There were lots and lots of oohs and ahs last week after NASA unveiled images from the James Webb Space Telescope, and appropriately so.  What does one say about the “deep field” image of the SMACS 0723 galaxy cluster, with thousands of galaxies (each of course containing billions of stars), including glimpses of some that […]

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It’s reigning men

BY: - July 18, 2022

Where are the men? Have you noticed the peculiar absence of them from the Roe v. Wade discussions? It’s as if no one realizes they supply half the genetic material. Have they “gone fishin’?” Outside of a few depressing references to some shadowy rapist whom a young woman may or may not be related to […]

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Nothing shows respect for the rule of law like chumming with Trump

BY: - July 12, 2022

Donald Trump brought his Cesspoolfest 2022 Tour to Las Vegas last week. Joe Lombardo and Adam Laxalt were the warm-up act. The show was supposed to be all about safety. No, not safety as in protecting you from horrible terrible criminals who probably aren’t even white coming to kill you in your bed, although the […]

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To build Latino power, make Nevada the nation’s first primary

BY: - July 8, 2022

The road to the White House goes through Nevada, but we are not only a must-win November battleground for anyone who wants to win the presidency. We have also become a prominent and battle-tested early state in the presidential primary since 2008. Now, after four cycles as the first Western state, Nevada has another opportunity […]