Check Out Our Sports Photo Galleries Contact Us
Opinion
Conrad’s vitriolic pen
Editorial cartoonists are one of the glories of the newspaper business.
full story
Three cheers for volunteers
We’ve all just had a tremendous experience in seeing more than 100 balloons ascend into the clear Nevada sky at dawn last weekend. What an experience that was. This weekend we’ll experience another spectacle of immense proportions: the Reno National Championship Air Races and Air Show. Two weeks ago we all pigged out on the best ribs in the world. A month ago we all “oohed” and “ahhed” at the sight of an endless parade of vintage autos cruisin...
full story
Is Monsanto poisoning the world’s food?
If Monsanto Chemical Corp. has its way, the days of buying fresh organic produce at a local farm or farmer’s market might soon end. Although Monsanto denies it, there is evidence the company is heading the lobby supporting S.510. The proposed federal bill is posted as “The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010” and is described by some as one of the most “dangerous” pieces of legislation proposed in U.S. history. I don’t know if I’d go that fa...
full story
Rethinking crime and punishment
We have all heard the saying, “Let the punishment fit the crime,” but that phrase seems to be lost in our criminal justice system. It has been overridden by, “Get tough on crime.” The end result is that we have a booming prison population that costs us millions of dollars a year and has very little beneficial impact on our society. Our sentencing laws are extremely harsh and not subject to modification by a judge. We have mandatory minimum sen...
full story
Chickens, Chicky Baby and my Sharrona
It’s the dirtiest song in the history of rock ‘n’ roll and perfect as the theme song of this year’s Nevada follytix.
full story
No cause for celebration
American workers marked Labor Day last Monday but they did not celebrate. They have nothing to celebrate.
full story
Driven to drink
The best thing about the 1950s is that most everyone who remembers them is dead. Presuming one was a teenager in that curious decade that makes the witnesses to the era well older than 70 and on the last few laps of the long race.
full story
Taxing food for thought
Don’t be surprised if Assembly minority leader Pete Goicoechea’s telephone at the Circle Ranch is busy these days.
full story
The act of being a politician
I’m not a politician; I just play one on TV. I recently read a manuscript (soon to be a book) as part of my managing editor duties at a publishing company. The book, “At Risk of Winning,” is a political thriller that takes place in the near future, about a “guy running for president.”
full story
Class size is not such a big deal
Nevada gubernatorial candidates Rory Reid and Brian Sandoval each visited a Reno school this past week during the back-to-school hullaballoo, asking teachers about their biggest concerns. One educator, nearly in tears at Sierra Vista Elementary School, pleaded with Reid about helping the budget situation and prevent further impacts to class sizes. I’ve been on the education beat for the Tribune for a little more than two years and always have ...
full story
Iraq: the beginning or the end of civilization?
It’s official: The United States has admitted it has been defeated in Iraq. President Obama announced our multi-billion-dollar war machine no longer will be engaged in combat with Iraqi civilians defending their land with handguns and homemade bombs. The Bush-orchestrated war seemed to end with a whimper as Obama said, “We have met our responsibility” in Iraq and that “it’s time to turn the page.” Absent from his statement was the claim to vic...
full story
New mosque is nothing to fear
I grew up with images of Nikita Khrushchev pounding his shoe on a desk in the United Nations; Russian freighters heading for Cuba, loaded with missiles and turning back at the last moment; and Russian tanks rolling into Budapest, Hungary and firing into crowds of citizens to keep them under the control of the Soviet Union. It was with images of these near-war instances in my mind that I entered the University of Nevada, Reno. It’s little wonde...
full story
Hope is in state of arrest
Life can be full of disappointments, but it can also be full of injustice.
full story
The rural angle
You’re about to become very important, Ely. You, too, Winnemucca. And Yerington, you’ll be a sight for sore eyes.
full story
Obsolescence
Increasingly it appears that the nastier realities of the economy are going to drive the next decade of politics at every level.
full story
Bringing East to West
“Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa Yogananda makes clear why Yogananda was a saint who has influenced and still influences millions throughout the world.
full story
Labor Day 2010: The last hurrah?
The warnings have been out there for decades but no one listened.
full story
Gerlach has always been known for its colorful characters
Burning Man was a just a gleam in someone’s eyes when I taught school in Gerlach during the 1974-75 school year.
full story
Glenn Beck: the whitest of white, the blackest of black
The 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. could have even more political, social and historical significance in American history than the original speech 43 years ago.
full story
New federal rule on ozone levels has unintended consequences...
It seems funny to call them “unintended consequences” when we know what they’re going to be beforehand, so let’s just talk about the consequences — intended or not — of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to establish lower thresholds for ozone levels.
full story
Featured Businesses