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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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It’s 2014: On your marks, get set, GO!

Happy New Year, Sirens! Now that the confetti and champagne have been cleared away, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get down to business. We’ve got work to do Sirens! It’s an election year, baby: Get ready for another year of political ad-overload. All of Nevada’s four House seats are on the docket…

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Sen. Reid’s historical problem with strong women may come back to bite him if Lucy Flores runs for LG

Did you see that little Washington Post blog last week about the Nevada lieutenant governor’s race? I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t. Who pays attention to a political office that is virtually a lock for an Always the Bridesmaid scenario? (Only seven past LGs have gone on to become governors, after all.) The answer,…

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Nevada Legislature 2013: It’s all over but the yelling

Without a doubt, the 77th regular session of the Nevada Legislature will be one for the history books. This session started with the unusual and slightly disturbing situation of Assemblyman Steven Brooks expulsion — a dubious first in Nevada history — after he threatened violence and demonstrated mental instability. (He would go on to be…

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NV Senate Majority Leader gets Cowardly Lion treatment for death of AB230

More fall-out from the back-stabbing move by Nevada Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis and a handful of democratic leadership (for now?), who submarined the comprehensive sex ed bill over fears about reelection problems. (By the way, if you are worried that voting on progressive issues will hurt your reelection, you may be in the wrong…

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Breaking news: The death of AB230 shows the cowardice of the Nevada Democrats

The comprehensive sex education bill, AB230, has died. It was pulled from the floor late last night after Democratic leadership worried it may hurt Sen. Justin Jones’ reelection chances. This, after women helped get Jones elected, canvassing and phone banking tirelessly to get him the few hundred votes he needed to cross the finish line.…