Many years ago when I started covering Nevada’s capitol, one of the best parts of the job was the building itself.
Last week, female college students were in the news in Missouri and Nevada.
I received an email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee last week. The subject line read, “Boehner Meets the Press, Lies.”
Language is power and those who control the language we use have more of it.
The attempt by Republican members of the Nevada Legislature to use government to permit discrimination against gays under the guise of religious freedom appears to have come to an end. I say “appears” because the closing days of most legislatures produce some surprises, and there’s always the chance the bills could be revived then under some parliamentary machinations.
I always tell myself it’s the last time I will write about State Things, but something always comes along to return me to the topic. Truth to tell, I love writing about them.
The day Harry Reid announced his retirement, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch told a radio reporter, “Reid is one of my friends, but he’s been a pathetic majority leader as far as I’m concerned. He thought he was doing right by protecting his side, but I think the American people resented him because he got nothing done.”
Harry Reid’s decision to retire from Congress turned attention immediately to his replacements, not least because he himself promptly tried to influence his successors both as senator and as Democratic floor leader.
“There’s a correlation between those who play the lottery and income,” Nevada economist Thomas Cargill said in 2005. “You know, the lottery is a regressive tax on people who are not very good at math. I saw that on a bumper sticker in California.”