Archive for September, 2010

GOP oatmeal is mighty thin

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Hoping to repeat the success of their 1994 “Contract With America,” House Republicans last week rolled out their “Pledge to America,” an extremely modest legislative agenda that calls for limiting federal spending, permanently extending all of the Bush tax cuts, and repealing President Obama’s signature health care law. And then “replacing” it … whatever that […]

Once again, coroner’s inquest not open to the public

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Very few cops ever start their day hoping to kill someone. Most times a police officer draws his weapon, it’s under duress, with only seconds to make a very tough decision. Most times, most cops get it right. But it’s also possible for a cop to be high on steroids, or to act like an […]

Brazen Democrats bring illegal aliens into Senate chambers

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Republican senators Tuesday used their slim 41-vote plurality to filibuster and thus block passage of a military appropriations bill to which Harry Reid and his Democrats had grafted various unpopular measures, including a precipitate repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy which is intended to allow homosexuals to serve in the armed forces so […]

2009 Editorial of the Year

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Vin’s Web Grunt Note: This weekend, Vin Suprynowicz was awarded the Nevada Press Association’s “Editorial of the Year” award for the following editorial, which ran without a byline as the Review Journal’s lead editorial on July 8, 2009. When the Review Journal’s website publishes a link to this article on its website, I will replace […]

We’re sticking with the yokels

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Many of us went through a stage when we were embarrassed even to be seen with our parents or grandparents. They were just so … uncool. Their clothes were all wrong, the cars they drove were all wrong. Compared to the parents of our much more sophisticated and stylish friends, our families seemed such insufferable […]

‘You don’t have to be there every minute’

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Not so many decades ago, party “insiders” chose their nominees for various public offices in conventions. Some people complained this led to “cronyism.” Sometimes it did. But while the “party bosses” in those “smoke-filled rooms” might place loyalty to them and their party’s political philosophy (sometimes boiling down to little more than “more jobs for […]

Birdshot petition gets taken for a ride

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Too many topics, too little space. Did you realize radical cleric Feisal Abdul Rauf, who wants to build a Manhattan mosque to celebrate Islam’s victory over the Great Satan on Sept. 11, 2001, is now touring the Mideast to raise money for his project … in a book tour funded by the U.S. government? The […]