"If voting mattered, they wouldn't let us do it." Travus T. Hipp, 1982
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2014 News Archive
Happy Birthday, Medicare
From longtime Nevada reporter Dennis Myers' daily Poor Denny's Almanac: On July 30, 1965, after defeating the bitter opposition of the American Medical Association in one of the monumental legislative battles of the 20th century, Medicare was created by Congress.
Dysfunction Part XLII>
We don't need no education or Pedro, either
Reno-Sparks-Washoe school boss fired and unfired
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Sparks Tribune / 7-24-2014 UPDATED
to assassinate Medicare and Medicaid
Health Savings Accounts: The insurance industry's Trojan Horse
Andrew Barbano / Reno Gazette-Journal / 7-19-2014
Rights Amendment isnít nostalgia in Nevada
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 7-28-2014
Vegas cancer center drops Obamacare patients
Culinary Union is part of cancelled co-op
Las Vegas Review-Journal / 7-17-2014
Unappealing: Local governments turn monopolies loose on public without grievance process
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 7-17-2014
laborers: Your folks and refugee kids
What do broke Baby Boomers and Central American refugee children have in common? The future of the U.S. workforce.
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 7-17-2014 Sparks Tribune
cold shower for the NY Times Tesla gusher
40 years in the wilderness: Study says Silver State on downhill slide since 1970
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 7-10-2014 Sparks Tribune
Hobby Lobby to take in refugee kids
So five uptight old Catholic guys in grim reaper robes don't like contraception.
Wonder if they thought that way back in college?
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 7-3-2014 Sparks Tribune
Trades Council responds to GOP misrepresentation
Sen. Dean Heller attempts to stage an illegal political rally at federally-subsidized housing complex
contract with Washoe transit system expires June 30, extension possible
JUNE 30 UPDATE: Current contract extended through July 31, 2014.
6-29-2014 Update: Strike authorization passed overwhelmingly.
Rep. Barbara Lee's petition against a 3rd US-Iraq War
Barbara Lee: The latter-day Jeannette Rankin
More about Congressmember Lee
Status Quo Ante versus the Status Quo Uncle
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 6-26-2014 Sparks Tribune
Tesla plants PR slants to get into public's pants
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 6-19-2014 Sparks Tribune
follytix '14 still played under 1952 TV rules
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 6-12-2014 Sparks Tribune
righteous ayatollahs arise once again
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 6-5-2014 Sparks Tribune
your enemy is destroying himself, never interfere
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-29-2014 Sparks Tribune
Bennett, Erik Holland and Václav Havel
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-22-2014 Sparks Tribune
rock-sucking kangaroos on the Ides of May
Reno Gazette-Journal blatantly manipulates mayoral contest
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-15-2014 Sparks Tribune
Optimism: Making the best of being worst
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-8-2014 Sparks Tribune
Taxes smolder while citizens do slow burn
May Day in Reno, D-Day for teachers' union tax petition
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-1-2014 Sparks Tribune
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in Plain Sight
The Barbwire Education Scandals go mainstream two years later
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 3-27-2014
Don't Need No Education XXXVIII
The politics of media ga-ga boosterism
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-20-2014 Sparks Tribune
Don't Need No Education XXXVII
Follytix '14: If you don't laugh, you'll cry
Continuing Barbwire investigation revealing bogus graduation rates finally confirmed by Nevada's two major newspapers
BREAKING NEWS: State illegally uses tax money vs. teacher tax vote
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-13-2014 Sparks Tribune
2014: An expensive comedy act
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-6-2014 Sparks Tribune
WE LOVE LUCY! As political junkies and others of questionable character (which describes most of my fans) learned before the rest of the great unwashed in the Barbwire of Feb. 20 (below), Assemblymember Lucy Flores, D-Las Vegas, will declare her candidacy for Nevada lieutenant governor at 2:00 p.m. PST Saturday, March 1, at the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne Campus. Does the date imply Lucy is coming in like a lion? Well, she is woman, hear her roar. She will address Washoe Democrats on Tuesday evening, March 4, at DemoHQ, 1465 Terminal Way in Reno. Be well. Raise hell. Esté bien. Haga infierno.
We Don't Need No Education XXXVI >
Education: The cure spawns an even worse disease
ALSO: Nevada Assemblymember Lucy Flores, D-Las Vegas, will declare for lieutenant governor in early March
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 2-20-2014 Sparks Tribune
the news you wish you didn't need to know
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 1-16-2014 Sparks Tribune
Nevada not really a state
No, we were not Battle Born in Kenya
Top 10 reasons Nevada lives in the 19th Century
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 10-17-2013 Sparks Tribune
don't need no education: The neverending series
Daily Sparks (NV) Tribune, Reno News & Review, Las Vegas Review-Journal and The Charlotte (NC) Observer
Sheen and the Price of Gasoline
ENERGY, PART DEUX: PUC sides with electrical workers, orders NV Energy staffing investigation
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-6-2011 Daily Sparks Tribune
reasons to oppose liberal positions and policies
Guaranteed to irritate all points of the political spectrum
Political Animal Crackers & Crackups
"I think it is dangerous to confuse the idea of democracy with elections. Just because you have elections doesn't mean you are a democracy...I'm still taken aback at the extent of indoctrination and propaganda in the United States. It is as if people there are being reared in a sort of altered reality, like broiler chickens or pigs in a pen."
elections mattered, they wouldn't let us do it."
Travus T. Hipp, 1982
Minds Think Alike Dept.
Updated Political History of Nevada published
First new edition in 10 years
Election theft Y2K: 1988 warnings ignored
Daily Sparks Tribune 11-19-2000
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