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Truth to power: Why the RJ’s ethics problem is a problem for us all

It was only a matter of time until things were going to go sideways at the Las Vegas Review Journal* campus. A stranger-than-fiction mystery buyer drama that got headlines from around the nation (and revealed billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson as the new owner) earned intrepid RJ reporters the esteemed Ancil Payne Award for Ethics…

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[TW] Where’s the public outrage about Las Vegas’ high rate of sex crimes in schools?

[Trigger warning: rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse] In this week’s Vegas Seven I wrote about Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the good work happening at the Rape Crisis Center. One program in particular, the Enough Abuse Campaign, resonates with me personally as a survivor of sexual abuse. The program is designed to teach adults how…

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Las Vegas police use purity event to tell girls “promiscuity” leads to rape, prostitution, gangs, and death

At the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department “Choose Purity” event on Saturday, girls (and only girls) were treated to such a feast of fear-mongering and baseless scare tactics that it’s hard to believe that the event happened in real life and not as the plot point of a dark comedy in the vein of Election…

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Sue Lowden campaign exploits rape story to attack GOP opponent

Trigger Warning: Sexual assault and gun violence Of all the dirty campaign tricks, this latest one from Republican lieutenant governor candidate Sue Lowden (or is it Chuck Muth?) has to be one of the vilest. Late Saturday, Steve Sebelius broke the news of a repugnant piece of propaganda released by Lowden’s camp. The six-page letter,…

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Reid’s House of Cards

There’s something that’s been bothering me about the whole Harry Reid/Lucy Flores/LG race theatrics. Why the melodrama about backing Assemblywoman Flores in the first place? Who else could Democrats muster as a winning candidate to top the ticket in 2014? (Without a presidential race or even a compelling bid against the incumbent Gov. Brian Sandoval,…

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Separation Anxiety

Originally posted on Desert Beacon:
Remember back in 2010 when Nevada’s resident RWNJ Sharron Angle told us she equated her campaign against Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) as a calling from God?  [LVSun]  Her comments were accurately labeled “Reconstructionism.”  “In this regard, Angle’s view of religion’s role in government parallels that of a religious political movement…