A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Daily News Roundup

  • "Is Bush the worst ever?" asks Andrew Whyman in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza. Is that a rhetorial question? Furthermore, worst what? Mr. Whyman leaves that to our imagination. (Link)
  • Meanwhile the Tahoe Daily Tribune carries the AP story on Rep. Doolittle's intervention in a ski resort sale. It's one of today's examples on how inherently wrong the campaign finance system still is. (Link)
  • Maybe the Tribune knows this and that's why they give El Dorado District Attorney candidates Gary Lacy and Vern Pierson some free (I presume) space on its opinion page. (Link) and (Link)
  • The Record-Courier explains the importance of turnout in Douglas County in the CD-2 Republican primary. (Link)
  • The Nevada Appeal takes a look at the new Interior Secretary, Dirk Kempthorne, and takes issue with the President: "Unfortunately, Bush's policies have succeeded in bringing shallow partisanship to the public lands debate ... you're either a bleeding heart environmentalist or you're an off-roader chasing wildlife across the landscape.That's demeaning to real Westerners, who care deeply about the land and believe in common sense when it comes to its management." Boy, when papers in the good old west call Bush demeaning you really know Republicans are in trouble this fall. (Link)
  • Blogging goes town hall meeting. With the usual side effects. The Las Vegas Sun reports that "Boulder City officials have mixed emotions about Internet chat on public issues". (Link)
  • Example number two of all that is wrong with campaign finance. The Sacramento Bee writes on why a big Democratic donor switches sides. (Link)
  • Last, but not least, the LA Times looks at Westly and Angelides in their more naughty than nice campaign for the Democratic Party nomination for Governor. (Link)


Blogger baby blue said...

Some additional California links for you:

Rob Haswell for Assembly

Norma Santiago for Supervisor

Bill Durston for Congress

Nite Swimming

1:01 AM

Blogger Sven said...

baby blue,

thank you for the links. I've added them except for Bill Durston for Congress since his district doesn't border on Lake Tahoe.

1:33 PM


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