Mesquite

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Is Our Christian Nation Acting Like One?

Within the U.S. Constitution we have codified into our first amendment the doctrine of separation of church and state. Our heritage has embodied the teachings of the Judeo-Christian traditions. Our very laws come from English Common Law which derived its code of ethical behavior from Christianity ... Continue Reading →

Is Viagra Onto Something New?

There was an article in LTN several months ago about the ubiquitous Erectile Dysfunction ads on late night television. The author found them irritating in general, but then so are many commercials, and was ok with them in late night programming. The real problem is when they are aired on a major sports ... Continue Reading →

Results of Bergdahl Investigation Expected

The facts and circumstances leading to allegations that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his post in Afghanistan before capture and eventual release by the Taliban is expected by mid-August.

Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl is conducting an Article 15-6 investigation into the circumstances of Bergdahl leaving ... Continue Reading →

What Is The Answer for A World Gone Mad?

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright recently said, “To put it mildly, the world is a mess.” She is, of course, stating the obvious. It is pretty much what anyone who pays attention to the news is thinking.

In light of the brutality going on around the world that is reported ... Continue Reading →

Patients Are The Priority

This is a revision of the statement I made at the Town Hall Meeting on Medical Marijuana at Mesquite City Hall on Tuesday, July 29.

I want to thank Mayor Litman and elected city council members for the opportunity to address an issue dear to my heart. I am advocating for a dispensary facility ... Continue Reading →

The Order

Last month, President Obama agreed to sign an executive order that has essentially been years in the making. He agreed to an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBTQ workers. While it’s not comprehensive, it is a step forward. And it can help fill the gap ... Continue Reading →

American Politics, Texas Style?

In a moment that brought back the memory of candidate Michael Dukakis riding a tank, Governor Perry of Texas is seen in a boat near the border. In one heck of a photo opportunity, Perry is seen armed and dangerous with a few of his National Guard cohorts. The caption reads protecting our borders.

In ... Continue Reading →

Renewable Energy and National Security

The world is not exactly at peace these days. The middle east, source of much of the world’s oil, is a real mess. Syria, Iraq, Iran and now Israel and the Gaza Strip come to mind. Europe and Russia are at risk with the conflict and downed passenger jet in the Ukraine. Things could get much worse. ... Continue Reading →

The Education Initiative

Nevadans rarely get to make legislative decisions at the ballot box, but this year it’s different. In 2014 voters will be asked to make an important decision by casting their vote.

Question 3 or The Education Initiative (TEI) is a 2014 ballot measure in the state of Nevada asking its citizens ... Continue Reading →

Observations, Medical Marijuana in Mesquite

I attended the City Council meeting last Tuesday night and a young couple sitting next to me was clearly in the “No MJ” camp as they applauded every negative speaker.  I am in the “It is legal so why give up city revenue?” camp. I support those who prefer medical marijuana businesses ... Continue Reading →