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Desert Beacon · 18h ago

It’s Official: GOP Hates Women — Scamcare Edition

In case there’s anyone left who thinks the Republican Party is representing the needs of women in this country, the contradiction is right in front of us in the form of the Graham-Cassidy+He...
Desert Beacon · 1d ago

This Isn’t Normal And We Can’t Let It Be

In 1830 the United States had a total population of 12,806,702 spread among 24 states. New York City was our largest urban area with 202,589 people, Baltimore was second with 80,620. [Cen]  ...
Desert Beacon · 2d ago

It’s Always About the Girls?

ESPN’s Jemele Hill posts her truth:  Donald Trump is a white supremacist.  What do we get from the lectern in the White House? This is a “fire-able offense.”  Hillary Clinton goes on her boo...
Desert Beacon · 1W ago

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Fastens Onto Public Funds For Private Schools

Nevada gubernatorial candidate Dan Schwartz has planted his pennon securely on the so-called “Educational Savings Account” hill.  [RGJ] Schwartz’s enthusiasm hasn’t waned even though ESAs ar...
Desert Beacon · 1W ago

Immigration Myths and Legends and NV gubernatorial candidates

Nevada Republicans apparently have managed to recruit not one but two profoundly flawed candidates for Governor — Dubious Dan Schwartz, author of an alternative budget so far out in right fi...
Desert Beacon · 2W ago

Police Union Actions Imperil Public Sector Unions

I wrote a post on the subject of police union conduct and public relations last July, and it seems to be an appropriate time now to link back to it.  There was also a post on police accounta...
Desert Beacon · 2W ago

Drugs, Jobs, and “Houston We Have A Problem”

There was a short statement from the St. Louis Federal Reserve report last July that grabbed attention for a few days: “Anecdotal evidence suggests employment is little changed since the pre...
Desert Beacon · 2W ago

Patterns and the Perils of Straight Line Thinking: Tax Reform and Corporate Profits

M’Thinks I see a pattern from the Oval Office — this time on the subject of ‘tax reform.’  First, make vague campaign promises such as “health care for everyone,” or now “tax reform for work...
Desert Beacon · 3W ago

Godspeed East Texas

There are numerous topics worthy of comment, but right now there are multiple agencies and volunteers trying to keep up with the emergencies in east Texas.  They deserve our attention and be...
Desert Beacon · 3W ago

The Arpaio Audience

The President of the USA uses his first pardon, extremely early in his term of office, to give a pardon to an 85 year old rampant racist convicted of a misdemeanor.  Of course this doesn’t m...