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News from the future
Let’s take a look at two possible front page stories in the Sparks Tribune for Sept. 28, 2055.
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The driven man
Paul Newman has died. Stop the presses.
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Palin an excellent choice for V.P.
Judging from the reaction of the national media and from all the liberal columnists here in the Tribune, John McCain truly blew it when he picked Sarah Palin for his vice presidential running mate.
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Shock doctrine politics
Unpleasant as it may be, we must recognize tactical brilliance when we encounter it.
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Alright children, use your words
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
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Chamber of earthly delights
Less than a hundred invitees showed up for Friday’s dress rehearsal for the Reno Chamber Orchestra’s world premiere of composer Joseph Schwantner’s “Chasing Light.”
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Palin pick disgraces America
Few people vote for vice president.
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New style war
Whatever the verdict of history on our reasons for attacking Iraq, back in the spring of ‘03, there can be no argument that this conflict has advanced the art of war to a point where it is almost tolerable.
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Republican hypocrisy
Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” is a great place to get the facts on which politicians have changed their position 180 degrees.
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Water agreement could dry up the well
Recently, the powers that be signed a new water use agreement for the Lake Tahoe watershed.
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McCain’s train is back on track
Six weeks ago the polls showed that Sen. Barack Obama had an almost double-digit lead over Sen. McCain for the U.S. presidency.
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Presidential politics, part deux
Two weeks ago I stated in this space that I avoid writing about political mumbo jumbo because I don’t know much about them, and then I proceeded to ramble on for a thousand or so words about Sen. Barack Obama.
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Racism means never having to say you’re sorry
Racism is back in your face, in your town, in your neighborhood, perhaps even in your house.
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Gov. Gibbons makes well-qualified selection
A phony manufactured “controversy” has been drummed up by the anti-Jim Gibbons crowd in the media, supposedly caused by his appointments to the State Wildlife Commission of unqualified people to serve.
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Homage to ‘Gulag’ Solzhenitsyn
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the world’s most powerful post-World War II writer, was in the great Russian mode of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky.
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General quarters
It is often said that failure to learn from history dooms us to repeat it, and from the look of things we are getting set for a remake of the so-called “Cuban Missile Crisis,” starring Bush the lesser as Richard Nixon and Barack Obama as the hapless Jack Kennedy, trapped in a crisis he never made.
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Time to take a trip
This is the time of year that you need to take a day trip that you won’t soon forget.
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Political ads or political lies?
In this day and age I don’t think any of us really expect to hear the absolute truth in a political ad, but some of what is being aired by McCain are outright lies and deceptions.
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VP candidates could determine the outcome of the election
Last week I predicted that Sarah Palin, John McCain’s choice for vice president, would be the star of the show.
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A new appreciation for life — with and without HIV
My husband and I always quip to each other that we should never assume because it makes a “you-know-what” out of “u” and “me.”
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