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COMMUNITY VIEWPOINT: Mr. Schinhofen wants another term

Let’s start with a few facts, not twisted words from Mr. Schinhofen and his campaign manager. He managed to say in three lines the word ‘city’ and ‘incorporation’ four times, like if he says it enough times someone will believe him.

Courts reap what they sow

WASHINGTON — Forgive me for not feeling charitable toward John Roberts’ Tiny Tim routine this holiday season.

Liberalism by gesture

WASHINGTON — The era of Gesture Liberalism is at hand. It may be more amusing than consequential.

Obama’s twisted scheme to hook pre-schoolers on tobacco

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.

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Fox’s war on tolerance

The Fox television network does not approve of the way Reno does things.

New holds potential, but old is warm and wise

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.

Crises beyond ‘Duck Dynasty’

I’m just back from a week out of the country, and it appears I missed some major happenings.

The centrist model gets scrutiny

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.

Hickey: Conservatives need not apply

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.

Selfies reveal effect of lifestyle change in 2013

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.

Godfathers of the Capitol

WASHINGTON — Remember the new spirit of cooperation in Washington? That’s so last week.

Sledgehammer justice

WASHINGTON — Federal Judge John Gleeson of the Eastern District of New York says documents called “statements of reasons” are an optional way for a judge to express “views that might be of interest.” The one he issued two months ago is still reverberating.

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