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Egypt’s preferable tyranny

WASHINGTON — Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi knows neither Thomas Jefferson’s advice that “great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities” nor the description of Martin Van Buren as a politician who “rowed to his object with muffled oars.” Having won just 52 percent of the vote, Morsi pursued his objective — putting Egypt irrevocably on a path away from secular politics and social modernity — noisily and imprudently.

Letters to the Editor

Valley Electric board, management and staff get a big “job well done” for the electric service provided during the past heat wave.

Side-effect of reunion: host-family hangover

After months of planning and preparing, which led to a week of entertaining a big crowd of family and friends, it ended. In a whirlwind of chaos, it all unraveled as planned. Then, everything slipped back to its normal state of being.

Press promotes discord in coverage

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Voting Rights Act on June 25, Nevada’s U.S. Sen. Harry Reid issued a statement calling the decision “extreme judicial activism” that was “wrongly decided and will unjustly threaten the right to vote for millions of Americans across this country.”

California schemers urge eminent domain abuse here in Nevada

As Nevada citizens are well aware, an awful lot of really bad liberal public policy ideas come out of our neighboring state to the west. Indeed, they don’t call California the “land of fruits and nuts” for nuthin’.

Press promotes discord in coverage

In the July 5 edition of the PVT is was reported that Billie Foy, a close friend of Harley Hamilton was male. This is incorrect, she is female. The PVT regrets the error.

Put down the hot dog for a moment and let freedom ring

Several years before I was born, almost two years before my parents actually met, President John F. Kennedy began a tradition about which I never knew. He proclaimed, according to a few articles and a recent Dear Abby letter, “Let’s ring freedom bells!”

Time catches the Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON — Progressives resent progress when it renders anachronistic once-valid reasons for enlarging the federal government’s supervisory and coercive powers. Hence they regret Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling that progress has rendered Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act unconstitutional.


A byline on a story that appeared in Wednesday’s PVT, headlined “Vote to organize VEA workers flops” was incorrect. Matt Ward contributed the story. The PVT regrets the error.

Letters to the Editor

I would like to thank the Pahrump Valley Times (Marie Wujek, publisher), and her entire staff for sponsoring, supporting, and for all their efforts and coverage of the first annual WPRA Rodeo and the follow-up coverage.

Letters to the Editor

I would like to give a special thanks to the following folks who helped to make our first fundraiser event so successful on June 15, at the Maverick:

Dedicating Father’s Day to my amazing daughter, Amelia

She was up early on Father’s Day, trying not to make noise as she pushed her wheelchair into the kitchen. It was a little after 6 a.m., and my daughter Amelia figured I was still asleep.

The manly men, men, men of the GOP

WASHINGTON — Ladies and gentlemen, Republicans are again voting on new abortion restrictions. Cue their theme song: