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Mania over British royal birth is absurdity quadrupled
The British media naturally gave the birth of a royal baby recently pages and pages of ink.
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The Kremlin Gremlin
The decision by Russian President Vladimir V. Putin to grant American whistleblower Edward Snowden temporary refugee status until July 31, 2014, is not only a political decision but a philosophical one as well.
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Local historian rejuvenates Comstock
After decades of neglect and deterioration, the iconic mining buildings of the Comstock Mining District finally have a new champion of restoration.
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Visitors: Is America still tough enough?
When ex-communists tried to kill Ukraine’s leading presidential candidate and then steal his election, people took to the streets and wouldn’t leave until the real winner took office.
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Zimmerman got away with murder of black youth
Paul Mitchell, a UNR journalism colleague and good friend, told me a story that I, a white guy, never forgot: he was once followed by a police car in New Jersey for “driving while black.”
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No Morsi, no jets for Egypt
It is difficult to tell what sort of message President Obama is sending to the Middle East with his move to cancel the sale of American jet fighters to Egypt.
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Institution blinds justices on Supreme Court cameras
Members of government institutions sooner or later take on the coloration of that institution.
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The presence of all colors gives you black
The killing of Trayvon Martin brought the country’s residual ugliness into focus.
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Men to Match My Mountains
Long-time famous Nevadan Jack Streeter, who passed away recently, was one of the last “men to match my mountains” in this area. Many thought the charismatic individual, who started off as District Attorney of Washoe County following his heroic exploits in WWII, would continue on to political prominence. A towering physical presence, he commanded respect in all venues in which he appeared. Unfortunately, as far as politics was concerned, he was...
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Zimmerman: Law of the old west
If nothing else, the prosecution of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, a 16-year-old African American boy while he was on his way home from a neighborhood grocery store, demonstrated just how far lawmakers will go to appease the NRA and a lingering good-old-boy mentality from the days and lifestyle of the old west. Even though the prosecution never mentioned it in its arguments, the trial was really about Florida’s stand-your-g...
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Supreme Court denounces hatred of gay couples
The Supreme Court leaped into the 21st century recently by nullifying the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), catching up with public opinion favoring gay marriage. The court, with the usual 5-4 “political” split, ruled that married same-sex couples are entitled to federal benefits such as health care, Social Security, life insurance and survivor tax policies. Edith Windsor of New York offers a good example of how survivors in gay marriages w...
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Bagging black bucks in the Gunshine State
George Zimmerman often went out hunting and finally bagged himself a young black buck. Had there been no public outcry, he could have done like more than 500 fellow killers in the 22 states with "Stand Your Ground" laws: Just say he felt threatened, then walked away to wash off the blood. And maybe look for a good taxidermist to mount the trophy. Zimmerman pales in comparison to an angry white guy named Michael David Dunn. Nine months after Tr...
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When is a coup not a coup
The current events in Egypt have created the opportunity for the Obama administration to once again manufacture new language.
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Bilingual geese: A lesson learned
I always seem to learn something new observing people at the park.
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Roberts’ opinion demolishes historic Voting Rights Act
Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts is a master of Jesuitical opinions: deceptive, misleading, subtle, sly and crafty —and specious.
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The sanitized republican
You wouldn’t think waiting in a parking lot for a fireworks display in the midst of excited, happy and screaming kids was a good place for political debate.
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Senator tramples on justice for women in military
Committee members in the House and Senate get so attached to the subject their committee handles that they ignore the best interests of people.
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Death panels hard at work right here in River City
What started as a moonhowler smear that almost derailed Obamacare has now metastasized into cruel reality.
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