Want to fix the economy and create jobs? Balance International trade!

“What’s good for General Motors is good for America:”  Most of us can remember when this old adage was true.  Nowadays, what’s good for any transnational corporation will be good for them, but it will often be bad for America’s main street businesses … [Read more...]

Do Things Really Happen for a Reason?

For most of my adult years I’ve been told that everything happens for a reason, but do they really? Is it a myth, or is it a personal choice in which we believe that there are no coincidences in our lives? Many believe… just that. In theory, this bel … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Bacon

I thought about keeping you on the edge of your seat before I named the dish my husband wanted to make and take to a potluck/surprise baby shower we recently attended. But there is no way to fit chocolate covered bacon into a little story without … [Read more...]

Nevadans should not have to change our clocks twice a year

It is time to cast off our chains and free ourselves from slavery to the clock. Mankind once worked from can till cain’t, as my ol’ grandpappy used to say — from the time you can see till the time you can’t — and farmers and ranchers such as grandp … [Read more...]

This Week In History March 19, 2015

March 17 1885 Stephen Abbott, Dudley Leavitt, Alonzo Abbott, Albert Frehner and William E. Abbott left the valley to haul salt. March 18 1921 Bridge Day. Bridge spanning the virgin river connecting Mesquite and Bunkerville opens. March 1931 - … [Read more...]

Russia and Ukraine – An Alternative Strategy

The civil war in Ukraine has been largely presented as Russian “aggression” against a democratic regime. In consequence there are suggestions that the United States should intervene, both through economic sanctions (already in place), and, as nec … [Read more...]

Hid The Email

Hillary Clinton excuses her use of a private e-mail and a home-based server to conduct State Department business as a matter of “convenience.”  But is State Department communication something you store at home or could there be other reasons?  Maybe t … [Read more...]

Bullying Doesn’t Just Happen to Kids

Recently there was a story in Kenosha, Wisconsin, about a girl in eighth grade with Down syndrome. She was reportedly bullied in the stands at a boys’ basketball game, but fortunately for her… she didn’t have to go it alone. The news had reported that … [Read more...]

Zesty Braised Chicken Thighs With Capers

Zesty Braised Chicken Thighs With Capers (Makes 4 servings) (Updating Coq au vin) INGREDIENTS: 8 bone-in chicken thighs with skin (6 oz. each) Salt and freshly ground black pepper All-purpose flour, for dusting 2 Tbs. unsalted butter 2 Tbs. … [Read more...]

Line Up

Remember thinking, when you were young, how cool it was going to be when you were grown up? All those things you would finally get to do. Drive. Stay out late. Get up when you wanted? Well, be careful what you wish for my young friends. For as you … [Read more...]