by Joe Dahl —  Since early in the twentieth century the Democratic party has been leaning toward progressiveness – left leaning, more government, people need help. Before that the federal government dealt with issues between states and international stuff, not much with social concerns except when keeping the peace involved strikes and riots. In the…

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by Joe Dahl — The Republicans in Washington seem to have changed.  For the last few decades it seemed as though the GOP elected class was regularly fading back from issues that were important to their constituents and core principles of their party. They didn’t gain, nor long hold, bravery generated by the Tea Party.…

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By Jeanette Strong Supporters of President Donald Trump have shown that they don’t just admire his policies. They don’t just believe he is a great president, in their opinion. They have demonstrated over and over that they believe he is not just chosen by God, but that he himself is somehow divine. Following are just…

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by Joe Dahl — If you are too young to know Alfred E. Neuman, “Google him,” as they say.  When you see the Mayor of South Bend who is also a candidate for the U.S. presidency you may notice a comparison.  I can’t help but think, “What, me worry.” If your memory goes back that…

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by Jeanette Strong — On July 12, Vice-President Mike Pence visited an immigration detention center at the McAllen Border Patrol station in Texas. He admitted the conditions were terrible. Those with him said, “The stench was horrendous.” Anyone who is being honest knows that these asylum seekers are being treated worse than prisoners of war.…

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by Jeanette Strong —  In recent months, the anti-abortion movement has been gaining strength, passing restrictive laws in several states and claiming they are fighting for the unborn. It’s easy to be anti-abortion. All you have to do is say you are against abortion, wave a few signs, harass women who are seeking help, and…

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With the Nevada Legislature reaching a historic landmark by having the first female majority in the Legislature, the eyes of the nation are on Carson City. There have been a number articles penned on this subject but none did as much disservice to this achievement as one in the Washington Post  . This article showed…

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The new abortion bill from the Nevada legislature is now on its way to the Governor for his expected signature. The Governor of New York signed a bill into law that seems to allow for abortion up to the due date.  The legislature and the crowd of people who gathered for the signing cheered and…

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by Senator Ben Kieckhefer — With our superheated national political scene, it’s all too easy to forget that much of the work of the Nevada Senate represents small, step-by-step measures to help make this a better state. Much of the legislation that we review is anything but exciting, but it improves daily life and fine-tunes…

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by Senator Ben Kieckhefer — Efficient government operations are supported by all Nevadans, and they should expect that the state will be a leader in the adoption of technology that makes government even more efficient. We can — and we must — take the major steps toward efficiency provided by the use of blockchain technology.…

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