Posting Date: 12/09/2013
And what to my wondering eyes should appear but a fully functioning, government web site. No, unfortunately, I wasnít visiting the Affordable Care site; this one belongs to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The ACA should have taken some direction from the CFPB. [Read more]
Where Were You?
Posting Date: 11/25/2013
This was not going to be my topic this week. But, even after a month of tributes and an even more intense weekend of film and commentary, if you choose to keep reading, and I hope you do, you will read even more about John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Mrs. Writersí Corner thinks Iím borderline obsessive with the topic at any time, not just Novembers. I have a framed, vintage Kennedy campaign poster in my office that Iíve had (and moved) since the 1960 race. [Read more]
Honoring Most of the Military
Posting Date: 11/11/2013
Happy Veteransí Day! Iím not a veteran, so Iím in a prime position to heartily thank everyone who served or is currently serving in uniform.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Rooting for Republicans
Posting Date: 10/28/2013
Iím worried about the Republican Party. Yes, Iím an unabashed bleeding heart liberal, and do not subscribe to many of their basic tenants, but even more than that, Iím a patriot. [Read more]
And Now There Is One
Posting Date: 10/14/2013
On April 10, 1959 seven men crossed the threshold from total anonymity to face the nation and instantly become the countryís biggest rock stars. That day, an everlasting impression was etched into the life of a thirteen-year-old boy. [Read more]
Getting It Right
Posting Date: 09/30/2013
Good stuff happens when we stand together.
That is what is happening today with the advent of a likely reconfiguration of the way educators in Clark County will be getting health care insurance. [Read more]
Remembering Iconic Civil Rights Moments
Posting Date: 09/16/2013
Less than three weeks ago we, as a nation, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.ís ďI Have a DreamĒ speech. Unfortunately, that August day with a quarter million or more people on the Washington D.C. mall didnít end the fight for integration and equality.
In fact, the march and the speech did little more than provide inspiration. [Read more]
Shame On You, Dean Heller
Posting Date: 04/29/2013
In what looks like an attempt to disparage the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the United States Congress, of which he is a member, Nevada Senator Dean Heller seems to have grabbed at some low hanging fruit that turned out to be repugnant. [Read more]
Mesquite City Council Turns Partisan
Posting Date: 04/01/2013
In an unexpected announcement earlier this morning, Mesquite Mayor Mark Wier announced that by fiat; all seats on the City Council will reveal their partisan political affiliation. [Read more]
Onward, City Council
Posting Date: 03/18/2013
In a February 2011 column I offered a snappy new title for the mayor to use replacing the stodgy ďState of the CityĒ address. I offered up the title ďMesquite Matters.Ē I thought the alliteration was nifty and the double meaning just right for a city moving forward. Mayor Mark Wier didnít take me up on the offer and I can see why. [Read more]
03/11/2013 - Immigration Policy a Gordian Knot
02/13/2013 - Get the Plastic Out of Football
02/04/2013 - Mickelson, Bankrupt Golfer?
01/21/2013 - Sandoval Sends Solid State of the State
01/14/2013 - Nothing New in Politics
12/18/2012 - And Now We Add Sandy Hook
12/17/2012 - Governor Brian Sandoval Goes For Gold