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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Wednesday News Roundup

  • There are several reports about Kathy Augustine's death in Nevada's newspapers. Ray Hagar of the Reno Gazette-Journal focuses on the stress many politicians face, the Nevada Appeal carries an AP story on the Controller's death and Ed Vogel of the Las Vegas Review-Journal writes about Kathy Augustine aiming to restore her reputation after being impeached two years ago by winning this years State Treasurer race. (Link), (Link) and (Link)
  • The Reno Gazette-Journal publishes yet another letter to the editor, this one by John Metz of Carson City, calling on politicians running for office this year to focus on issues, not name-calling. (Link)
  • The Nevada Appeal carries an AP story that takes a look at Jack Carter's first TV ads. (Link)
  • The GOP employs the good old German "DolchstoƟ" strategy once again. The DolchstoƟ legend led to Hitler gaining power. Wonder what the Republican's aim in using it is. J. Patrick Coolican of the Las Vegas Sun takes a closer look. (Link)
  • Blah, blah, blah. Titus. Blah, blah, blah. Gibson. Blah, blah, blah. Accusations. Blah, blah, blah. The Las Vegas Review-Journal. Blah, blah, blah. (Link)
  • What do Republicans who have not served in the military do best? Smear their opponents who have served. What a little weakling you have to be, Mr. Doolittle? Do you know no shame? The Sacramento Bee has more and David Whitney should be reminded that Mr. Brown is Mr. Doolittle's opponent, not foe. After all, this is an election in a democracy, still. (Link)
  • Meanwhile, the Sierra Sun also reports that Doolittle has accepted Brown's challenge to debate. It also reports that General Wesley Clarke endorsed Brown on Monday. (Link)


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