My relatives in New England are fighting their way out from under a giant ice storm. Here in Las Vegas it’s been snowing all week, several weeks earlier than our usual one-day-a-year photo op of snow and icicles sparkling one of our palm-bedecked golf courses before melting away by afternoon. The National Weather Service calls […]
Archive for December, 2008
At hearings in Las Vegas Tuesday, Nevadans who have lost their jobs or their homes — or both — told a federal panel that $700 billion transferred to their Wall Street pals by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and (Federal Reserve) Inflation Secretary Ben Bernanke have done nothing to improve financial conditions outside New York. The […]
Americans make a big hubbub over the Fourth of July. True, the victory of 1781 was an amazing triumph, and the vision of those gathered in Philadelphia five years before — that men may rightfully form or disband governments at will, for the higher purpose of protecting our God-given individual rights — is still worth […]
America’s great national holiday is July 4 — celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But how long did that confederation of sovereign states formed in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall to fight the Revolution really last?
Published 12/10/08 in Shotgun News: Nevada Democrats spent the autumn waging an unsavory “hit piece” campaign against two of my local state senators, Joe Heck and Bob Beers.
In this holiday season, it’s hard to be hard-hearted. So you’ll pardon me if this week I refrain from writing one of my usual missives condemning the waste, fraud, arrogance and generally thuggish behavior of our government masters, claiming they need more of your paycheck because their budgets have been “cut to the bone” when […]