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A lawsuit’s strange twist

WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has been caught using purloined passages in several of his speeches. Now the aspiring presidential candidate stands accused of filing a lawsuit stolen from its author.

Breaking unions’ grip

WASHINGTON — This year’s most important election will not occur in November, when more than 90 million votes will be cast for governors and national legislators. The most important election, crucial to an entire region’s economic well-being and to the balance of the nation’s political competition, has already occurred.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Public should have been informed

Shades of Obamacare!!! We have to pass it to find out what’s in it!! Remember those statements by Nancy Pelosi. Well, our Board of County Commissioners just did the same thing. On Jan. 29 the commissioners held a conference call about taking over the utility at the Spring Mountain racetrack.

Margins Tax isn’t even marginally a good idea

When you have to intentionally and misleadingly misname a legislative or public policy initiative in order to make it more palatable to the citizenry, you just know it’s a bad idea. Case in point…

How they get away with unnecessary wars

When the news of Shirley Temple’s death came through last week, my mind went first to one of the least remembered episodes of her career. In 1967, she ran for the U.S. House.

Lessons from the Abbey

WASHINGTON — Many “Downton Abbey” watchers are nostalgia gluttons who grieved when Lord Grantham lost his fortune in Canadian railroad shares.

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Water rights holders will not benefit from plan

Obama’s having a French affair

WASHINGTON — The French newspaper Le Figaro reported this week that The Washington Post was about to break the shocking news that President Obama is having an affair with Beyonce.

Nevada is a welfare case

In December 1935, the Colorado River Commission reported to Nevada Gov. Richard Kirman that if the state built transmission lines to supply power to western and northern Nevada, the cost of electricity to consumers would be reduced.

COMMUNITY VIEWPOINT: For the real water picture in Pahrump Valley

Water has become a very important issue of late although it has been monitored since before Nevada became a state. The Nye County Water District Board was established to deal with the management of water resources in all of Nye County. Go to their home page at URL; http://nyecountywaterdistrict.net/ for additional information. The following is a quote from their web page:

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