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):
A quick roundup of some politically noteworthy things that happened while I was enjoying at little R&R.
Republican attorney Becky Harris is challenging fellow lawyer and state Senate District 9 incumbent Justin Jones, D-Las Vegas, in a race that could determine which party controls the state Senate.
As predictable as the Earth’s revolution around the sun is the reaction of Las Vegas to the prick of an outsider’s pen.
Nevada’s congressional delegation was divided late last month when the House voted 225-201 to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly violating his constitutional duties by delaying a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.
Nobody should blame Tesla Motors for seeking big bucks from the state of Nevada in exchange for building its $5 billion “gigafactory” in an industrial park not far from Reno.
In late May 2013, news spread like wildfire through the Legislative Building that one-time power broker Harvey Whittemore had been convicted of making illegal campaign contributions to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
The inevitable question one takes away from a conversation with congressional candidate and Nevada Assemblyman Cresent Hardy is this: How was this guy ever the liberal in the Republican primary?