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From Nevada to Wisconsin: Political Operatives Reprise Reid-Angle Faceoff in Walker Recallnew

The story of how two political operatives who worked on opposite sides of the 2010 Senate campaign in Nevada between Harry Reid and Sharron Angle came to find themselves in similar positions in Wisconsin.
Isthmus  |  Kristian Knutsen  |  12-15-2011  |  Politics

The Patriot Act is Not Conservativenew

Giving the government unprecedented power is the antithesis of conservatism.
Charleston City Paper  |  Jack Hunter  |  06-09-2011  |  Commentary

A Hard Look at Legal Prostitutionnew

Harry Reid calls for an end to legal brothels in Nevada. First, let’s do the numbers.
Reno News & Review  |  Willie Albright  |  03-18-2011  |  Policy Issues

Does It Really Matter Who Nevada Chooses?new

For roughly two decades, since Nevada’s modern era began with the opening of the Mirage, Nevada was like a rich kid in a shiny new sports car, tipping back a bottle of Jack Daniels. Now the trust fund, also known as the construction boom, has run out.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  J. Patrick Coolican  |  11-01-2010  |  Elections


President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, and Speaker Pelosi have accomplished much — and are running for their political lives.
Boston Phoenix  |  David Bernstein  |  10-25-2010  |  Elections

First Amendment vs. First Commandmentnew

Sharron Angle and the separation of church and state.
Reno News & Review  |  Dennis Myers  |  10-12-2010  |  Politics

Gay Old Party?new

Nevada Republicans are reaching for more homosexual voters by Election Day.
Las Vegas CityLife  |  Jason Whited  |  07-26-2010  |  Politics

Just When You Thought it was OK to be African American, it Looks Like Negro is Backnew

The word negro — which ungraciously left the American linguistic stage sometime in the 1970s — has recently rejoined the mainstream discourse. And it looks like it’s not poised for an exit anytime soon.
New York Press  |  Jamaal Young  |  02-04-2010  |  Race & Class

How Scott Brown Was Able to Win in Massachusettsnew

As the Massachusetts U.S. Senate election unfolded, all that the pols and pundits wanted to talk about was how Martha Coakley managed to lose the race. But there is another part of the story, and that is how Scott Brown managed to win it. To pull off this kind of upset, a lot of things have to go right.
Boston Phoenix  |  David Bernstein  |  01-20-2010  |  Commentary

The World's Greatest Dysfunctional Body: Why the U.S. Senate Can't Governnew

Ever wonder why the federal government can't get anything done -- like health care or immigration reform -- despite one party's control of Congress and the presidency? It's because of a procedure that allows the threat of a filibuster to obstruct action more easily than a real filibuster.
Reno News & Review  |  Dennis Myers  |  11-30-2009  |  Politics

Rocking the Rhetoric at the DNC: Coachella for C-Span Junkiesnew

With notes on Harry Reid -- the unknown poet of the political speechwriting?
L.A. Weekly  |  Jonathan Gold  |  09-05-2008  |  Commentary

A Guide to Nevada's Superdelegatesnew

With the Democratic presidential nomination still (theoretically) undecided, we explore the role a select group of Nevadans, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, could play in the outcome.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Damon Hodge  |  05-16-2008  |  Politics

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