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Takeaways from Super Tuesday

Reno Gazette Journal March 8, 2020 Super Tuesday has come and gone and a total of 1357 delegates (34% of the total) were allocated to various candidates on March 3rd. While most of the delegates from the Super Tuesday are still in the process of being allocated, there are clear trends that give us a […]

The Iowa Mess and the Internal Workings of a Caucus

Reno Gazette Journal February 9, 2020 The 2020 Presidential primary season kicked off with the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus. The days long, massive delay by the Iowa Democrat Party has brought to light the challenges in organizing a caucus. As the first Vice Chairman of Washoe County Republican Party (WCRP) in 2012, I was part of […]

Democrats are a House Divided

Reno Gazette Journal January 26, 2020 The New York Times (NYT), an ultra-left wing newspaper, which has endorsed every Democrat Presidential candidate since President Kennedy, entered the Democrat Primary fray for 2020 by endorsing not one but two Presidential candidates: Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. Let’s set aside the fact that endorsing two candidates when […]

Si Vis Pacem, Parabellum

Reno Gazette Journal January 12, 2020 On January 2nd, a U.S. drone strike targeted and killed Qassam Soleimani, the mastermind behind hundreds of attacks against American Servicemen and American interests in Iraq and other countries in the Middle East. Here’s the recent sequence of events that resulted in his killing according to Reuters: In early-October, […]

Surveillance of American Citizens Need Proper Controls

Reno Gazette Journal December 29, 2019 Justice Department Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz has submitted his long-awaited report. The report documents 17 significant omissions and inaccuracies in the FBI’s wiretapping of former Trump aide Carter Page. Wiretapping by the FBI on US soil has to be approved by the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Court […]

Victimhood Claims Hurt Black Community

Reno Gazette Journal December 15, 2019 Last week, Kamala Harris, U.S. senator from California, dropped out of the Democrat presidential race. Harris rose to prominence after a captivating debate performance in June with “that little girl was me” moment. Unfortunately for Sen. Harris, that captivating story was not followed by additional compelling stories or a […]

Thanksgiving: A Great American Tradition

Reno Gazette Journal December 1, 2019 Thanksgiving is a truly American tradition. No other country other than America (and our cousins north of the border who celebrate a different version at a different time) celebrates this holiday. This tradition dates all the way back to October 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Fifty-three pilgrims were joined by […]

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Americanism

Reno Gazette Journal November 17, 2019 Congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, a member of the so-called Squad, recently endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President claiming that Senator Sanders will fight against “Western Imperialism”. To be sure, this is not the first time that Congresswoman Omar has made remarks which are highly questionable. She referred to […]

Happy Birthday, Nevada!

Reno Gazette Journal November 3, 2019 Thursday, October 31 marks Nevada’s 155th birthday. On that day in 1864, Nevada became the 36th state of the Union. This state was formed in an expeditious fashion for the specific purpose of re-electing President Abraham Lincoln in the middle of the civil war… and a bunch of […]