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Fell on Black Days: The GOP’s old tricks stir the pot before midterms

We’re not even a month into 2014 and it already feels like déjà vu all over again. Within a week’s time we’ve seen a veritable greatest hits of GOP base-stirring plays: the resurrection of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act in Congress (because that was so much fun in 2011); a bitter firestorm set…

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The big SOTU moments

With this first State of the Union of President Barrack Obama’s final term, the message is clear. We can do this. He said it over and over tonight. As he unveiled plans that “will not cost a penny more,” the guiding premise was that America has some work to do to reclaim its rightful place…

Me and a Gun

Alright, let’s talk about guns. Everyone from coworkers at holiday parties to President Obama are talking about guns, gun violence, and gun control. I suppose with my reputation as an opinionated feminist with some pretty liberal tendencies, you imagine me a pretty anti-gun sorta gal. Not so fast. In truth, I’m somewhere in the not-quite-ambivalent…

Debate Night: You sank my battleship

In the third and final presidential debate, the round goes to the quip heard ’round the world (from President Barrack Obama): I think Gov. Romney maybe hasn’t spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned our Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we had in 1916. Well, governor,…

GOTV: Voter Guides R Us

Here in Nevada early voting starts Saturday. If you’re still not quite ready, here are a few voter guides which may be helpful: A nice overview from a liberal perspective from ProgressNow Nevada includes links to other endorsements. NARAL has a state-by-state prochoice voter guide. Planned Parenthood has a congressional scorecard. League of Women Voters…

The Wage Gap: Of dollars and debates

As the presidential candidates gear up for their first debate next week there is no doubt that the single biggest issue on deck will be the economy. With the jobless rate increasing in five of 10 battleground states — including Nevada, which has the nation’s highest unemployment rate at 12.1 percent — it looks to…