All posts by Edwin Lyngar

Ed’s Ballot Choices

I’ve decided to share my own ballot picks. The top of the races, up and down, I’m voting straight Democrat this year.  IF you have a race for senate and assembly, I urge straight D in your district. This is a time to repudiate the Republicans embrace of Donald Trump and vote straight democracy in every race.

My specific ballot:
Senate: Jacky Rosen
Governor: Steve Sisolak
LT Gov. Kate Marshall
Assessor Chip Evans
Treasurer Matt Buehler
Recorder Kylie Work
Treasurer Matthew Buehler
Public Administrator Verita Black Prothro

Supreme Court
C – Elissa Cadish
F – Abbi Silver
G – Lidia Stiglich

Family Court 2
Dixie Grossman

Sheriff Heidi Howe
Mayor Hillary Shieve

Questions
1 – Strong No
2 – Yes
3 –  Strong No
4 – Going no, but not strong.
5 – STRONG Yes
6 – Yes

If you want to chat about it, or I missed someone, send an email.

Reno politics, Dennis Hof, Judges and Steve Funk

This week on Kings of Reno, Ed and Dave welcome their first guest, longtime Reno fixture in radio and the music scene, Steve Funk. This week, the Kings cover the upcoming election on a local level. They finally get around to talking about their judicial picks and of course, always talk Trump. Funk talks about his piece in the Reno News and Review, and Dave shares his latest Facebook rant. Tune in!

From the RGJ: The right wing may have stolen the Supreme Court, but liberals won the culture war

My latest piece on the RGJ is up.  Here is an excerpt, below. I’m already hearing from a lot of people who thought the piece captured some hope in an otherwise hopeless time.

The right wing may have stolen the Supreme Court, but liberals won the culture war: Lyngar

Things seem bleak today, but I feel hopeful. Donald Trump’s latest right-wing pick for the Supreme Court likely will be confirmed, pushing America’s highest court far to the right of American public opinion and good taste. By vast margins, Americans support the rights of women, minorities, immigrants and the LGBTQ community. Despite the conservative tilt of our corrupt and broken government, the culture war is over and liberals have won … CONTINUE

 

Check out my column in the Reno Gazette Journal

Greetings all!

I started writing a bi-weekly column in the Reno Gazette Journal. I’ve had several in there over the years as a guest writer, but now I have a regular gig every couple weeks on Sunday. The last one was about Freedom of Speech.  Check it out if you are so inclined.

I’ll keep posted my new work for the RGJ right here, so check back often. Also, watch for original content right here as well. Next week, I’ll cover how my radio career imploded. Let’s here it for failure!!

 

Discussing “Religious Exemptions” with Nathaniel Lloyd

Today I welcomed reoccurring guest, Nathaniel Lloyd, author and purveyor of the podcast, Historical Blindness. We discuss:

  1. President Donald Trump announced more “religious exceptions” to the affordable care act and the history of religious discrimination in America.
  2. VP Mike Pence’s public relations move this weekend at the NFL.
  3. Trump’s battle with Senator Bob Corker.

Talking Fake News with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Today I sat down with Gleb Tsipursky to talk about fake news.

Gleb is passionate about promoting truth, rational thinking, and wise decision-making. He is a professorat OSU, serves as the volunteer President of the nonprofit Intentional Insights, is a co-founder of the Pro-Truth Pledge, and the author of a number of a number of books, most notablyThe Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide, due out in October 2017. He is currently writing The Alternative to Alternative Facts: Fighting Post-Truth Politics with Behavioral Science. He regularly publishes in venues like Time, Scientific AmericanPsychology TodaySalonThe Conversation, and elsewhere. Personal website: GlebTsipursky.com. Email: gleb (at) intentionalinsights (dot) org.