The Way Politics Ought to Be

Guest Commentary Mark Trahant / TrahantReports.com Published February 29, 2016 Barry Goldwater told me one of my favorite political stories. We were in Phoenix and I was interviewing him for a story I was working on about John F. Kennedy for The Arizona Republic. Goldwater loved Kennedy. They were buddies. They had this idea that the two […]

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#NATIVEVOTE16 – ON SOCIAL MEDIA PEOPLE #FEELTHEBERN BUT DO THEY VOTE?

Sen. Bernie Sanders seems to own social media. Write anything with a #feelthebern hashtag and those tweets have a ready audience ready to affirm (or challenge) what is said. It’s similar on Facebook. There are active Sanders supporters who show Sanders love in pictures, reposting favorable articles and polls, and use social media to send a clear […]

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#NATIVEVOTE16 – AND JUST LIKE THAT. THE MATH NOW FAVORS TRUMP AND CLINTON

Guest Commentary By Mark Trahant  Trahantreports.com It’s clear that Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton now own the inside lanes to their party’s nominations. We are at the point where the campaign is all about collecting delegates and both Trump and Clinton are starting to rack up leads. Of course either could still be beat, […]

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#NATIVEVOTE16 – Battle Over Federal Land Surfaces in Presidential Debate

Guest Commentary Mark Trahant /TrahantReports.com Ted Cruz just joined the Sage Brush Rebellion. A new 30-second spot, “Nevada Land,” says the land belongs to the people of Nevada, “not Washington bureaucrats.”  To make his point Cruz features a picture of cattle grazing, presumably on federal lands.”If you trust me with your vote, I will return […]

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Victoria Steele (Seneca) Wins Pre-Primary Endorsement of Rep. Grijalva

Published February 18, 2016 By Mark Trahant / Trahantreports.com U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva endorsed Victoria Steele Tuesday saying he is confident that she will win the primary. He said Steele would champion the rights of women, promote climate change legislation, and support “rational” comprehensive immigration reform. “From raising the minimum wage, creating a pathway to citizenship, and […]

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Walker River Paiutes Win in a Caucus System

Guest Commentary By Mark Trahant Trahant Reports.com Let’s be clear about the Nevada Democratic Caucus next Saturday: It’s not democratic. The outcome of the caucus will be determined by a long list of rules ranging from geography to the number of people who voted in the last election. This is not a one-person, one-vote ballot. […]

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