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In some ways, Sisolak is no better than Trump

September 17th, 2020 - 2:00am
It’s as if he runs the state of Nevada about as well as President Trump ran his steak company. Clearly, Gov. Sisolak, like Trump, has no knack for governing — and the fact that he is currently being sued by a coalition of small business owners proves he is just paying lip-service to being “a small business guy.”


Tragedy, solidarity and hope

September 16th, 2020 - 2:00am
The nineteenth anniversary of 9/11 hit me in a way I did not expect. None of the photos, videos, or stories were new, nor was the depressing darkness that stings every single time I watch the planes crash or the towers fall. But it had been a while since I really thought about that day.


The return of the Clark County lands bill

September 11th, 2020 - 2:00am
As a student and activist with the Sunrise Movement, striking a balance between climate organizing and school is not simple. Fighting for systemic change comes with many powerful detractors; accusations of naiveté come from both sides of the aisle.


I’m proud of my ‘sucker’

September 10th, 2020 - 2:00am
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is one of the most fascinating characters in our American story. An antebellum professor at a liberal arts college in Maine, he defied the administration at his college and volunteered in the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment.


To be (open) or not to be

September 9th, 2020 - 2:00am
Let me be clear: this is not an anti-mask rant, a plea to remove COVID-19 safety standards, or an attack on restaurants. It is an argument to allow businesses such as mine to reopen under the same standards as other similar industries — and restaurants happen to be the best comparable example.


You break it, you buy it — government must own the cost of its actions

September 6th, 2020 - 2:00am
Earlier this week, Gov. Sisolak announced an extension of his residential eviction moratorium. As has now become his signature style, this latest decree was made at the very last possible minute, leaving thousands of small mom-and-pop rental owners in the lurch, and with no apparent thought given to the second, third, or fourth-order consequences to the decision.


The value of a vote

September 2nd, 2020 - 2:00am
A coworker recently informed me that her 89-year old mother was going to vote for the very first time this November. Knowing that I dabble in election law, she asked for help with the new rules for the 2020 election. As we talked, she told her mother’s amazing story, and gave me permission to share. For privacy, I will use her mother’s nickname: Okaasan.

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