So this is what the national stage looks like. The scene that confronted Nevada state Sen. Ruben Kihuen Thursday was daunting: Striding out from the wings onto the stage of the Democratic National Convention, toward a lonely podium on the lip of a circular stage ringed with stars.
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Harry Reid finally said goodbye. Nevada’s retiring senior senator — notorious for ending phone calls without signing off — spoke for the final time as a top elected official to a Democratic presidential convention Wednesday.
If you put politics aside for a moment, you could appreciate Tuesday’s events at the 2016 Democratic National Convention for what they were: the nomination of the first woman to head a major-party ticket in American history.
The long ride down Philadelphia’s Broad Street is just a short hike compared to the rift that still exists between supporters of Bernie Sanders and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
As the party prepares to convene in the birthplace of democracy, it faces dangers from within and without that threaten to destroy its chances to govern at a time of uncertainty, upheaval and unpredictability.
Each day at a national political convention is like a new chapter in a book; the new builds upon the old, but the words of the past are quickly forgotten.
Some of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Las Vegas friends showed up in Cleveland this week to tell Republican delegates at their national convention, and the rest of the world, why Trump would make a great president.
Let’s not overstate the present crisis, shall we? We are not turning into a socialist country because we have welfare programs.
It was inevitable that public safety would make an appearance at the Republican National Committee.
CLEVELAND — If elected, will he serve?
This week, businessman and reality show ringmaster Donald J. Trump is scheduled to accept the nomination of the Republican Party for president in a media event that completes the merger of politics and entertainment.
When will people learn? Election fraud doesn’t pay.
As always in politics, it’s what isn’t said that’s the real story.
The ironies of Dallas abound.
Whatever else may be said about the city-county disagreement over funding for the Metro police department, this much is certain: It could have been ameliorated years ago with the push of a green button.
So Donald Trump showed up at a meeting of more than 1,000 evangelical Christian conservatives late last month to announce that he’s on their side, that he’s a “tremendous” believer and that “we’re gonna straighten it out.”
Did former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto take money to kill Uber, costing Nevadans jobs? That’s what a new political attack ad claims.
So Gov. Brian Sandoval, the former attorney general and federal judge, has come out squarely against the legalization of recreational marijuana in Nevada.
So here we are again.
Congressman Cresent Hardy says the U.S. Constitution doesn’t allow the federal government to own lands except in narrow circumstances. But he’s entirely wrong about that.
Maybe it’s just a time-management thing?
As screams of frustration go, it wasn’t anywhere near Howard Dean levels, but it was loud enough to be noticeable nonetheless.
Now that the primaries are out of the way, we can turn to November’s general election, where control of the Nevada Legislature hangs in the balance.
They knew this day could someday come. But they did it anyway.
The man most responsible for the passage of the new commerce tax lost his bid for higher office on Tuesday, as did three other lawmakers. But many other tax-supporting Republicans won their races despite facing conservative, anti-tax challengers.
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