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Nevada News in Review: Week 3, 2011

With our third week of the year having ended, it appears that if trends continue that 2011 will be very exciting.  The Nevada View supplies you with some of the talk going around in the blogosphere here in Nevada for the past week.

The economic meltdown has been at the center of our political discourse for some time.  There is still debate about what caused it.  A closer look by Desert Beacon reveals a great deal about how Wall Street would love to see blame go to Freddie and Fannie, thus taking heat away from them, and clearing the way for a take over of the secondary market by various large finance and mortgage firms.  A must read this week for insight into the future of greed on Wall Street.

Nevada Progressive has much to say about Joe Heck, the repeal act, and the Progressive State of the State address here in Nevada.  Don’t miss the Jon Stewart video.

If you like attitude, don’t miss Las Vegas Gleaner take on the issue of gun control.  While I think there are compelling arguments on both sides about gun issues, Gleaner masterfully calls out the B.S., particularly from the right.  As he points out, as late as 1989, Robert Bork could make the argument that the Second Amendment was meant to allow states to have militias.  Robert Alito and company have since adopted the often ill-mentioned “living constitution” philosophy and have began to protect individual gun rights for the first time in American history.

My friend Derek Washington offers us a reminder of the importance of diversity on the front lines of our modern civil rights battle with the LGBT community.  He points out that diversity is currently a problem and not taken seriously, even among the progressive community.  Something worth taking seriously, as we move forward.  Add Derek’s Big Fat Democratic Adventure to your blogroll.

There is much more discussion out there in Nevada.  If I missed something, please feel free to send me a message.  We’ll take a look at your post next time.

About Justin McAffee:
Justin is the publisher The Nevada View, which has earned the recognition in the Washington Post’s “Best State-Based Political Blogs,” as well as being awarded the “Most Valuable Blogger Award” by the local CBS affiliate in 2011. Follow him on Twitter @McAffee

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