Musk had them at ‘Hello’
Praise be. Let us one and all give thanks, for almighty Tesla has bestowed on humble Nevada such generous bounty, and let us hope that we can be worthy of such gifts. In a sign of our unwavering appreciation and worship, we offer a tithing to thee, oh benevolent Tesla, truly little more than a […]
In epic fight between Nevada Democrats, the stakes couldn’t be lower
In 1973 Columbia University Political Science Professor Wallace Sayre reportedly said “Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.” To which Nevada Democrats can say “hold my beer.” Sayre’s quip was more snarky than accurate. One need look no further than the Florida of Ron DeSantis […]
Opportunists exploiting East Palestine’s suffering population with politics and race-baiting
Poor East Palestine. It’s bad enough that the northeast Ohio village is living through the nightmare of a toxic train wreck. Apprehension and uncertainty grip the town. Nobody knows what the long-term health effects of air and water contamination will be after the controlled burning of cancer-causing chemicals from derailed tanker cars. Official reassurances that […]
Railroad workers warned us: Greed is dangerous
The toxic clouds that billowed up from a derailed freight train in Ohio this February are a chilling metaphor for the toxic greed that has infected so many of our big corporations. After having to evacuate, residents of East Palestine, Ohio are cautiously going back home, but they still don’t know the full extent of […]
The looming stalemate in Ukraine one year after the Russian invasion
Most military analysts expected Ukraine to fall within days when Russia launched its invasion on Feb. 24, 2022. Yet one year into the war, Ukrainians have put up a fight and demonstrated remarkable resolve against a powerful military. In fact, some of those military analysts, including former U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, have begun […]
Why Nevada needs to outlaw fake electors
Here’s the thing about sending a fake electoral certificate to Congress, according to Democratic state Sen. Skip Daly: “We don’t have any measure that actually prohibits that, per se.” Daly was speaking at a legislative committee hearing this week on Senate Bill 133, which would make being a fake elector a crime in Nevada, punishable […]
Extra SNAP benefits are ending as U.S. lawmakers resume battle over program
Ed. note: Roughly 250,000 Nevadans are currently enrolled in SNAP, and Nevada is one of the 32 states where expanded benefits will end in March. Millions of Americans will find it harder to put enough food on the table starting in March 2023, after a COVID-19 pandemic-era boost to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits comes […]
A Las Vegas Super Bowl should be fun, but let’s not pretend it’s ‘economic development’
There are some good reasons for Las Vegas to have an NFL team. The NFL’s impact on the local economy isn’t a particularly important one. Hosting the Super Bowl in 2024 will generate “an estimated total economic impact of more than $500 million,” according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Economic projections for […]
Do women’s lives matter to federal courts?
Far-reaching legal cases, including a ruling by a Kentucky federal judge, raise serious concerns about whether the lives of women — and their decisions about their own lives — really matter. On Feb. 2, a Texas appellate court issued a ruling that it was unconstitutional to remove guns from abusive domestic partners, putting more women […]
Whose house? Biden’s house.
Normally, when you’re a guest in someone’s house, it’s good manners to roll with the punches, and take whatever comes your way. Bed too hard? It’s only one night. You’ll live. Don’t like the soup they served for dinner? Maybe you packed snacks in your duffle bag. And if someone says something off-color or hostile […]
In 2024, NV’s Democratic presidential primary will be 2nd! If there is one.
Congratulations to Nevada Democrats, both the socialist ones who officially run the party and the legacy Reid Machine ones who are out to take their party back. In 2024, Nevada’s primary (not a dumb caucus anymore, yay) will be the second – second! – Democratic presidential nomination contest in the nation. It’s not all rainbows […]
These events don’t occur in isolation
The summer after the world witnessed the brutal beating of Rodney King, I and a group of friends made our way to a nightclub in the southern part of Dade County, Florida. We had recently returned to America after having spent months in Saudi Arabia, not knowing if we would ever see our families again […]