Jack Wood

Jack Wood has written 21 posts for The Nevada View

Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy

Martin Luther King (1929-1968) was an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States. A national memorial is located in West Potomac Park in Washington D.C. It was opened to the public on August 22. King is the first African-American honored with a memorial on or near the National Mall. He […]

Nye County Assessor’s Past Liens and Tax Issues

The problems of Nye County, Nevada’s Assessor is increasing. For those you who may be following this story you may remember Eradicating Nye County’s Bigotry in The Nevada View last August 10. It is now being revealed that the Tax Assessor, Shirley Matson, has a long history of tax problems, mechanic liens, and debts in California […]

Malthus, Famine, Disease and World Population

Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) was an English Scholar influential in political economy and demography. He wrote six editions of An Essay on the Principle of Population from 1798-1826. In 18th century Europe society popularly believed society as improving and perfectible. Malthus, however, believed the dangers of population growth would preclude endless progress toward a utopian […]

Great Depression and the WPA

Every politician seems to agree that this country needs jobs. Both Democrats and Republicans seem to agree. Jobs, jobs, jobs! They chant. Yet no jobs seem coming. Nobody seems to know how to create jobs. American corporations are sitting on trillions of dollars but will not spend any of it to create jobs. Not surprising […]

Once Upon a Time

Let me see if I have this right. Once upon a time there was a President. His name was Bill Clinton. Bill was a member of an organization called Democrats. All across the land Bill’s subjects prospered. The wealth of the treasury grew in size, increasing the amount of money the kingdom had and could […]

Eradicating Nye County’s bigotry

Residents of Pahrump are in the process of trying to rid the Town of Pahrump, Nevada from the stench of bigotry. The history of the bigotry scourge was covered in an August 7 article in this publication titled A history of Pahrump Nevada’s bigotry. The Nye County Assessor, Republican Shirley Matson, was alleged to have […]

A history of Pahrump Nevada’s bigotry

In a Los Angeles Times article by Ashley Powers, today, August 7, 2011 writes “Anti-Latino remarks from a Nye County official (referring to Nye County Assessor, Shirley Matson, a Republican) prompt a popular recall campaign — a sign of shifting worldviews that’s reflected across the state.” Powers noted that the Pahrump town board voted in […]

The National Debt

This is being written during the early morning hours of Monday, August 1. Over the weekend the President, leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives have reached a tentative agreement over the nation’s debt limit and spending cuts. The pending agreement will be presented to the individual members of the House and the […]

Joe Heck votes against saving energy and costs of Nevadans

Last week the House of Representatives rejected a bill, HR 2417, that would have repealed energy efficiency standards that are expected to lead to a phase-out of the traditional incandescent light bulb. A two-thirds vote was necessary to pass the bill under suspension of the rules. The bill is likely to come up again under […]

Alan Grayson’s run for the House of Representatives

Alan Grayson, one of my favorites, is setting up to re-run for the House of Representatives. He is a Democrat from Orlando, Florida. He is no shrinking violet. In an interview with Talking Points Memo [TPM], “Grayson, stood by his famous claim that the Republican health care plan is to “die quickly,” among other similar […]