I love the comic Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis. I also love our system of justice in which cases of negligence or neglect of duty are punishable by fines and lawsuits. But there’s definitely something to Sunday’s cartoon about the explosion of safety extremism as a reaction to torts, so I thought I’d share. (You can click on the image to make it larger):
It’s something of an irony that — in a nation where the Constitution prohibits establishing a state religion — we’ve spent so much time during the 2013 Legislature talking about religion.
I was fairly sure when I boarded the Southwest Airlines jet at McCarran International Airport that I was headed to Reno. I recall following the freeway road signs in my rental car to Carson City.
Suddenly, the endgame for the 2013 Legislature has become clear. The Democrats must surrender.
Give state Sen. Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, and Assemblyman Pat Hickey, R-Reno, credit for good intentions: They want to catch criminals.
Ah, spring (in an odd-numbered year in Nevada), when a young lawmaker’s thoughts turn lightly to taxes.
There are two extremes when it comes to the Democratic response to the patient-dumping scandal that has vexed the previously unvexable administration of Gov. Brian Sandoval: Cacophony or coddling.