Trail Mix: Dean Heller, California, and 2022
Former U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R) will likely announce his 2022 gubernatorial campaign today. Heller is set to join an already crowded Republican primary field, and this leaves us asking: How exactly will Heller stand out? While we await Heller’s answer, let’s return to California and assess some more fallout from last week’s recall election....
Toby Lee: Wow
Toby Lee is an English guitarist from Oxfordshire, England. Lee appeared on the television shows Little Big Shots and Ellen Show, and he starred in the musical School of Rock. At eight years old he taught himself how to play. He became a global sensation after playing guitar at BB King’s blues club in 2015...
This Week in Corona Scams: Vaccine (Refusal) Blame Game
This Week in Corona Scams, who’s to blame for America’s vaccine refusal crisis? Following President Joe Biden’s announcement of his new vaccine mandate policies, a critical mass of media pundits and far-right politicians rushed to decry Biden’s “divisive” push for stricter vaccination requirements. But really, is this long-awaited push for stronger health safety rules to...
Trail Mix: California Recall Aftershocks
This year’s California Recall special election has felt like a political earthquake with national reverberations. For a spell, some Democrats got the jitters over scary poll numbers and rumors of an “enthusiasm gap” that foretold danger in 2022. But now that multiple media outlets have called the recall election for Governor Gavin Newsom (D), speculation...
Web of Hate: September 11, 20 Years Later
On September 11, 2001, America suffered the deadliest terrorist attack of our 225 year existence. Politicians responded by rushing to launch two wars abroad and curb civil liberties at home. Initially, the lies that these politicians used to justify the wars and the “homeland security measures” seemed to take hold as the official narrative. But...
Infrastructure Watch: Will Democrats “Build Back Better”?
With “Infrastructure Summer” giving way to “Midterm Political Test Kitchen Autumn”, do President Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats have enough political capital left to pass their “Build Back Better” infrastructure agenda before it’s too late?  We checked in with Nevada’s three House Democrats and local labor movement leaders to see how that’s going. Though these...
This Week in Corona Scams: BS Bead-ology
This Week in Corona Scams, the “BS Bead” shakedown continues. Even worse, this is just one cog in the much larger wheel of the Influencer Infodemic. As COVID-19 continues to rage across America, and as anti-science disinformation further fuels anti-democracy extremism, it’s long past time that we drop the “BS”.
Infrastructure Watch: Climate Matters
With “Infrastructure Week” becoming more of an “Infrastructure Year”, we continue to await Congress’ next moves on a pair of bills that may result in lasting change and realignment for America’s economy. But in the last few days, we’ve seen some sobering reminders of how America and our global climate simply don’t have much time...
Emperor Penguin’s at Risk. Are We?
Newswise — Woods Hole, MA (August 3, 2021) – A new study published today in Global Change Biology provides valuable new data that highlights how species extinction risk is accelerating due to rapid climate change and an increase in extreme climate events, such as glacial calving and sea ice loss. The study, led by Stephanie Jenouvrier, associate scientist,...
This Week in Corona Scams: Ay Yay Ivermectin, Again
This Week in Corona Scams, we revisit the seemingly never-ending ivermectin melodrama. For weeks, we’ve been warning everyone not to buy certain influencers’ hyping up of the anti-parasitic drug that is not proven to treat, cure, or prevent COVID-19. And yet, here we are talking about ivermectin again. As we’ve been saying all along, the...
Trail Mix: Our First 2022 Election Preview
We in Nevada have already experienced a lot in the last two years. We’re about to experience another wild ride with the upcoming 2022 election, as Democrats gear up to defend U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D), secure a second term for Governor Steve Sisolak (D), and maintain their majorities in the Nevada Legislature and...
My COVID-19 Pandemic Experience: The Hot Mess Summer
It’s been almost four months since my second COVID-19 vaccine dose. Last time we came here, I looked forward to a future “post-pandemic new normal”. Now, we return to examine the present pandemic reality that sometimes feels like the 2020 hellscape we were hoping to leave behind last year. Towards the end of my trip...
1 2 20