Big bad Sisolak torments poor little Trump (according to Laxalt, anyway)

BY: - September 9, 2020

“Outrageous!” Adam Laxalt, the face and presumptive future of the Nevada Republican Party tweeted Wednesday, on the news that Donald Trump had canceled his Nevada rallies in Reno and Las Vegas this weekend. “Welcome to Sisolak’s Nevada – home of partisan political retribution. This is unprecedented – to cancel an incumbent President’s campaign stop inside […]


The circus is coming

BY: - September 8, 2020

President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Reno Saturday and Las Vegas Sunday. A bunch of maskless people will crowd airport-area venues in both towns and spread the coronavirus among each other so they can then distribute it in their respective communities. Trump will say Trump things, and then he will leave. At least let’s hope […]


The labor-busting law firms and consultants that keep Google, Amazon and other workplaces union-free

BY: - September 7, 2020

American companies have been very successful at preventing their workers from organizing into unions in recent decades, one of the reasons unionization in the private sector is at a record low. What you may not realize is that a handful of little-known law and consulting firms do much of the dirty work that keeps companies […]


Fiore plays in dirt

BY: - September 3, 2020

Here is a false, discredited and despicable thing disgraceful Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore recklessly trumpeted Wednesday. “One of the things that we don’t report,” Fiore said during a council meeting, “is that the thousand deaths that we have had here in the state of Nevada, CDC’s reports were 6 percent, out of the […]


Why police unions are not part of the American labor movement

BY: - August 29, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, news reports have suggested that police unions bear some of the responsibility for the violence perpetrated against African Americans. Critics have assailed these unions for protecting officers who have abused their authority. Derek Chauvin, the former police officer facing second-degree […]


Psst … casinos might be – gasp! – covid superspreaders

BY: - August 27, 2020

Early this month, Gov. Steve Sisolak was asked if casinos might be closed again. “All or our options remain open,” the governor said. “If we identify that is the major problem, that’s where infections are coming from, we would have to take appropriate action. Is it the casino or the pools of the casino? Is […]

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$300 a week. For 3 weeks. Maybe. Eventually.

BY: - August 26, 2020

Spoon in a flood, meet model of inefficiency. Nevada will be the latest state to apply for that $300 a week federal unemployment benefit. The benefit was announced with here-I-am-to-save-the-day fanfare by Donald Trump at one of his golf courses earlier this month, just as Senate Republicans were going on a nearly month-long vacation without […]


Obama calls for preserving thing Republicans despise: Democracy

BY: - August 20, 2020

People are broke and everything is horrible and Senate Republicans went on vacation without doing anything about it.  “It’s incredibly disrespectful to all Americans when issues for the greater good are put on the back burner for partisan objectives,” Nevada’s only Republican in Congress, Rep. Mark Amodei, tweeted earlier this month. Great point, Mark Amodei. […]


Declaration of Sentiments

BY: - August 18, 2020

Editor’s note: Aug. 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of ratification of the 19th Amendment, which reads: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate […]

War on the West!

Pendley sacrificed to save vulnerable western GOP senators

BY: - August 16, 2020

The anti-government, anti-public lands extremist tapped by Donald Trump to direct the Bureau of Land Management won’t get the job after all. Trump is withdrawing the nomination. Jacky Rosen welcomed the decision. She had joined a group of her fellow Senate Democrats hoping to thwart William Perry Pendley’s nomination to head the agency that oversees […]

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Harris not really ‘radical left,’ just pretending, says … Trump?

BY: - August 11, 2020

It’s official: Donald Trump’s juvenile talent for assigning schoolyard nicknames peaked with “Little Marco.” The research, analysis, and gauging of political and policy considerations that went into Joe Biden’s search for a vice presidential pick culminated Tuesday in the selection of an exceptionally eloquent U.S. senator and former California attorney general who will be the […]


Trump’s $400: Don’t hold your breath

BY: - August 9, 2020

If — and it’s a big if — Nevadans ever receive additional unemployment benefits announced by President Donald Trump, it won’t be any time soon, the payments won’t last very long, and they almost assuredly won’t be $400 a week. Trump signed a memorandum Saturday that he claimed would give unemployed people $400 a week. […]