I really hate writing cliched columns.
Rick Geraci, commandant of the New Mexico Military Institute, recently put forward a bizarre argument for backing an Obama administration plan to raise the federal tax on cigarettes to fund a new universal pre-school initiative: national security.
The Fox television network does not approve of the way Reno does things.
As we step into January, we are inundated with new. There are new episodes of our favorite shows to be enjoyed, new resolutions and promises to be attempted, new diets to start, new spring fashions to purchase during the New Year sale. Everywhere we turn, we are being lulled into worshipping the new.
I’m just back from a week out of the country, and it appears I missed some major happenings.
evelers wore funny hats, blew noisy horns and threw confetti to ring in the New Year at midnight Wednesday.
A great Nevada wire service reporter, Russ Nielsen, once told me that if a journalist is being attacked by both sides, it’s a sign the journalist is doing the job right. That’s a common view in my line of work, but I’ve always considered it flawed. For one thing, sometimes there are more than two sides and we are far too willing to project the two-party framework onto public policy generally.
Nevada Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey (Reno-RINO) was a disaster as leader of his caucus in the 2013 legislative session primarily due to his hostility towards anything conservative, as well as his propensity to roll over and hope the Democrats would rub his widdle tummy every time a controversial bill or issue came up.
About a year ago, we made some changes after deciding to become one of those families in which the dad goes off to work and the mom stays home and writes.