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FROM THE EDITOR:Tales of Beatty dust, dashed dreams, and Chicago politics

ast week I made what I consider an unusually thoughtful argument for why President Obama, our beloved Sen. Harry Reid and the man who traded a lifetime federal job for a few years in Carson City, Gov. Brian Sandoval, were wrong on Yucca Mountain.

Obama’s summer swoon

WASHINGTON — The Gallup polling organization reported Monday that President Obama has had a particularly pronounced summer swoon each year of his presidency, and that August typically brings his lowest approval ratings of all.

Letters to the Editor

Desert View Hospital, the NyE Communities Coalition, and the Nye County School District would like to thank the Pahrump Realty Association for their generous donation toward school supplies for this year’s Back to School Health Fair.

Escalating from a mistake to a blunder

Last week a reporter for in KLAS News in Las Vegas reported, “Vaccines have been debated for years in the medical field. While some doctors believe they are vital to a child’s health, other doctors believe in a more natural approach to disease prevention.”

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You are in big trouble, Espn Turbo Smith

It took me days to name my children. People would harass me in the hospital, noting I would not be allowed to leave until the Social Security forms were completed with the baby’s full name entered in the appropriate spaces. However, I took the naming part of my job as a new parent very seriously. I refused to be bullied into making the wrong decision.

Going green vs fossil

This week’s Clean Energy Summit 6.0 was Sen. Harry Reid’s green party, of that there can be no doubt.

Atmosphere of unconstitutionality

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama’s increasingly grandiose claims for presidential power are inversely proportional to his shriveling presidency. Desperation fuels arrogance as, barely 200 days into the 1,462 days of his second term, his pantry of excuses for failure is bare, his domestic agenda is nonexistent and his foreign policy of empty rhetorical deadlines and redlines is floundering. And at last week’s news conference he offered inconvenience as a justification for illegality.

Letters to the Editor

Tails Of Nye County would like to thank the following businesses for their support of our raffle that was held on Aug. 3. Your generosity enables Tails to continue saving lives by helping people in our community spay and neuter their pets to prevent unwanted litters. We are deeply appreciative to the following:

How to cripple economic development

Recently one of my colleagues at our newspaper wrote a piece about the efforts of some Nevada beekeepers who are attempting to deal with neonicotinoid insecticides as a possible cause of honey bee colony collapse. The article had nothing to do with the University of Nevada, Reno, but one reader took the opportunity to post a comment about the campus:

GOP bloodletting well underway

It’s not just wishy-washy Gumby Republicans who need to beware this upcoming election cycle. Even Republicans with generally conservative voting records — but have otherwise been AWOL on the frontlines of the battlefield — have political targets on their backs.

Letters to the Editor

Our Lady of the Valley’s youth group, “LOL,” went to San Diego “Steubenville” for a youth conference. LOL attended a three-day youth conference, followed by two days at Campland on the Bay.

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