My recent date night “Pahrump style” column had some varied and interesting responses from readers.
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When hate crimes laws began passing legislatures in the early 1990s and campuses began adopting speech codes, there were liberal and conservative civil libertarians who warned against the trend.
A letter to all you Trump haters out there
Growth and change are inevitable to our rural communities in a state that is growing and seeing its main population centers become more expensive and crowded.
While lame-o Democrats in Carson City have wasted time talking about a silly bill to rename McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after former Sen. Harry Reid, a far more serious discussion on airport infrastructure projects is going on in Washington, D.C.
Reader rebuts Myers column on homework
Despite legalization, most counties don’t want pot shops
Palm Beach County, Florida Commissioner Dave Kerner wants to tax a resort. Nothing unusual about that — politicians love to mug tourists in the name of “economic development” — except that the resort in question is Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s private club and preferred getaway spot when he tires of the White House.
In August in Godley, Texas, elementary school teacher Brandy Young discontinued homework.
Date Night Pahrump Style:
Yeah, yeah, I know. People have rights, not states. But in case there’s any confusion about what we’re talking about here, I’ll let Ronald Reagan, from a 1980 speech, explain it…
When I first read Tim Burke’s column critical of me in the Pahrump Valley Times last week, my initial response was, understandably, negative. But as they say in the NFL, “upon further review, the call is reversed.”
As I get settled here as editor of the Pahrump Valley Times, one of the biggest journalistic priorities is making sure that we continue to emphasize having a newspaper with “fair and balanced” coverage while being thorough.
Thank you from Baker to Vegas volunteers
Former U.S. congressman (and presidential candidate) Ron Paul kept a placard on his desk reading “don’t steal — the government hates competition.”
“We learn from history that we learn nothing from history,” George Bernard Shaw said.
As a new resident of Pahrump, I’m feeling more settled as I get used to being editor of the Pahrump Valley Times.
Road work could have been done by now
The 2017 playbook for Dennis Hof to appear more “mainstream” and have a more positive profile seemed to be a rather simple and predictable set of action steps.
OK, so the city of Las Vegas wanted to jump on the “single-stream” recycling bandwagon. As such, its current trash hauler, Republic Services, asked for a 12-year extension on its monopoly franchise contract, which doesn’t expire for another four years.
A few days ago I spotted a Washington Post headline: “Treasury secretary says tax reform will be easier lift for Congress than health care.”
On Jan. 31, president Donald Trump nominated federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court created nearly a year before by Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.
Here are three realities as they relate to the Yucca Mountain Project…