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Ellestad Comments Misleading

Mesquite  retiree Barbara Ellestad wants to sit on the Virgin Valley Water Board. She claims that attending meetings and objecting to board decisions qualifies her for that position.

Unfortunately, when she speaks she reveals a certain lack of understanding about the water problems and the ... Continue Reading →

The Right Can’t – or Won’t – Write

I often wonder how a small group of right-wingers can hang out day after day on a left wing blog. You must be very brave and righteous (and have a lot of time on your hands). I couldn’t stand doing the same on a right-wing blog. That would have me in a nut house before you could say Frederick Koch ... Continue Reading →

Oh, What A Game …

I still believe baseball is our favorite pastime. Despite the growing popularity of football, baseball holds a very special place in our past and culture. We lost a baseball icon this year as Derek Jeter said goodby to the sport.

What a game … the series is now history. The Giants (I’m ... Continue Reading →

Early Voting or Otherwise

Early Voting has been quite exciting. The first day I was witness to a friend, borrowing a Sheriff’s vehicle. I was trapped in the parking lot until 5 p.m. I thought I had a bright idea, parking on the other side of the entrance to the Ian Deutch Complex. Turns out it wasn’t such a bright ... Continue Reading →

Who Are This Year’s Innovators Tackling Climate Change and Promoting Energy Efficiency?

The 2014 winners of the Presidential Green Chemistry Awards have done it again.  These scientists are helping to crack the code and solve some of the most challenging problems facing our modern ... Continue Reading →

“I Am Not A Scientist” Some Men’s Folly

Current Republican Michigan representative to Congress, Dr. Dan Benishek, recently told an ABC news reporter that his medical background qualified him to “reject” scientific consensus that human activity is causing the earth to warm up.

He joins the chorus of well-known politicians ... Continue Reading →

Race for Nevada Lieutenant Governor Has Several Meanings

The race for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada between Republican Mark Hutchison and Democrat Lucy Flores has several meanings.

If Hutchison wins, it will allow Republican Governor Brian Sandoval to pass the Governor’s seat to him in order to run against U.S. Senator Harry Reid in 2016. If Flores ... Continue Reading →