When war is thrust upon us — as it was on Dec. 7, 1941, and again on Sept. 11, 2001 — we ask our young men to put their lives on the line. Then the college debate squad in charge at the White House proceeds to spend more time worrying about how to avoid civilian […]
Archive for May, 2011
In response to my recent columns on the Nevada DMV urging (or even requiring) that 83-year-old widows who prefer to retain their late husbands’ surnames “get their names changed” to match those on Social Security cards likely issued when they were 16 years old, I received numerous smug and sanctimonious assertions that “Driving is not […]
Why are there so many executive and judiciary branch government employees serving in the Nevada state Legislature, despite the fact Article 3, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution states “The power of the government of the State of Nevada shall be divided into three separate departments; the legislative, the executive and the judicial; and no […]
Even though the stated intent of the founders of the modern compulsory government schools — men like John Dewey and Horace Mann — was to wrest children away from their parents at the earliest possible age so as to remove them from the “foreign and un-American” influences of the lower-class home, what’s the most loudly […]
On the night of Dec. 14, 2010, a firefight erupted in the southern Arizona desert. According to court documents obtained by CBS News, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was part of a squad that spotted a group of illegal immigrants, some armed with assault rifles. When the illegals refused to drop their weapons — in […]
Back in January, Austan Goolsbee of the White House Council of Economic Advisers started chanting for public consumption that if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling this May the “impact on the economy would be catastrophic,” due to the fact the government would have to stop borrowing money and might default. On Jan. 6, […]
Scores of people responded to my column last week, reporting they, too, were told they “had the wrong name” when they went to renew their Nevada drivers licenses. Perhaps the most moving was that of an 83-year-old woman who moved here from Colorado to help her brother, who’s in a wheelchair and often can’t drive.