Posting Date: 12/18/2013
“One dollar and eighty-seven cents…two dollars and sixty-seven cents…three dollars and eighty-two, three, four cents.” The old couple counted out the assorted change that lay strewn about in front of them. It was December 24th and they had small gifts bought and wrapped for their grandchildren and one for the teen who always helped the old woman with her grocery bags. Three dollars and eighty-four cents was all that remained of the money they had to spend for the month. [Read more]
Posting Date: 12/09/2013
And what to my wondering eyes should appear but a fully functioning, government web site. No, unfortunately, I wasn’t 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. Writers’ Corner thinks I’m borderline obsessive with the topic at any time, not just Novembers. I have a framed, vintage Kennedy campaign poster in my office that I’ve had (and moved) since the 1960 race. [Read more]
Honoring Most of the Military
Posting Date: 11/11/2013
Happy Veterans’ Day! I’m not a veteran, so I’m 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
I’m worried about the Republican Party. Yes, I’m an unabashed bleeding heart liberal, and do not subscribe to many of their basic tenants, but even more than that, I’m 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 country’s 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]
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 “State of the City” address. I offered up the title “Mesquite Matters.” I thought the alliteration was nifty and the double meaning just right for a city moving forward. Mayor Mark Wier didn’t 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