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Donna Snyder joins El Paso News

El Paso News - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 2:21pm
Donna Snyder was recently invited to be a contributor to the El Paso News.  She founded the Tumblewords Project in 1995 and continues to organize its free weekly workshops and other literary events in the borderlands […]
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Strange words

ElPasoSpeak - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 7:30am

I was listening to a presentation the other day where two economists were interviewed about the short term future of our economy.

Each was an adviser in  a presidential administration, one democrat and the other republican.

I heard both of these economists, who might properly be categorized as one liberal and the other conservative, refer to tax cuts as “incentives”.

When did government not taking money from us become an incentive to us?

We deserve better

Brutus

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Candidate Octavio Dominguez

El Paso News - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 6:30am
Name: Octavio A DominguezOffice Sought: Judge, Criminal District Court No. 1Age: 39Education: BA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University; JD, SMU Dedman School of LawCurrent Occupation: Deputy Public Defender for El Paso County, Trial Unit […]
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The Mexican Presidential Airplane Raffle

EPN - Border Analysis - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:00pm
Is México really about to raffle its presidential airplane? That’s the question that I keep getting asked when […]
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Saddling our kids with debt

ElPasoSpeak - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 7:49am

It looks like EPISD is going to sell that last of the 2016 bonds.

Note that they expect to have them paid off in the year 2048.

Today’s 17 year old high school senior will be 45 years old.

We deserve better

Brutus

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Candidate Abe Gonzalez

El Paso News - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 6:30am
Name: Abe GonzalezOffice Sought: Judge of the 448th District CourtAge: 36Education: (Proud) Hanks High School Graduate; BA from UTEP, cum laude; JD from University of Minnesota Law School, cum laudeCurrent Occupation: LawyerPolitical Experience: None In […]
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A Critical Review of Who Rules El Paso?

EPN - Border Analysis - Sun, 02/09/2020 - 11:00pm
Who Rules El Paso? has recently been making the rounds through social media as the primer on El […]
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A Critical Review of Who Rules El Paso?

El Paso News - Sun, 02/09/2020 - 1:01pm
Who Rules El Paso? has recently been making the rounds through social media as the primer on El Paso political power, namely arguing that money buys control of the city. Unfortunately, the book glosses over […]
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Upcoming primary

ElPasoSpeak - Sun, 02/09/2020 - 8:50am

Who are you currently thinking you will vote for democratic presidential candidate  in the upcoming (March) primary?

Please keep your comments civil.

We deserve better.

Brutus

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RumpToons No: 171

EPN - Border Analysis - Sat, 02/08/2020 - 11:00pm
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 171!
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El Paso Veterans Needs Assessment

El Paso News - Sat, 02/08/2020 - 9:14am
Last Saturday I attended a meeting at the Veterans One Stop Shop where a group of Veterans met to discuss a Survey Assessing the needs of the El Paso Veterans. El Paso City/County partnered with […]
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Open line Saturday

ElPasoSpeak - Sat, 02/08/2020 - 7:21am

Its Saturday.

What’s on your mind?

We deserve better.

Brutus

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City Representative Claudia Ordaz Perez Fails to File Accurate Finance Report

El Paso News - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 5:38pm
Satire – I don’t know what it is with Claudia W’hordaz Perez – is she just really stupid, or does she really think rules don’t apply to her? Seriously at this point, she’s kind of […]
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Candidate Lyda Ness Garcia

El Paso News - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 6:30am
Name: Lyda Ness GarciaOffice Sought: 383rd Judicial District CourtAge: 48Education: University of Michigan, BA. University of Texas School of Law, J.D.Current Occupation: Attorney at LawPolitical Experience: I am a single mom of three kids that […]
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EPISD–cancelled board meeting

ElPasoSpeak - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 6:00am

Yesterday’s EPISD special board meeting that was going to be held to review and potentially modify the superintendent’s contract was cancelled.

Does anyone know why?

We deserve better

Brutus

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Nope, Not Acquitted

EPN - Border Analysis - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 11:00pm
As expected, Donald Trump is taking a victory lap telling anyone that will listen that he was acquitted […]
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Candidate Yvonne Rodriguez

El Paso News - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 2:00pm
Name: Yvonne RodriguezOffice Sought: Chief Justice 8th Court of AppealsAge: 61Education: 1993, Juris Doctorate; 1990, Bachelor of Arts: Major Psychology; Minor Sociology.Current Occupation: Justice of the 8th Court of Appeals – 7years.Political Experience: I have […]
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El Paso News March 3 2020 Voter Guide Is Here

El Paso News - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 12:56pm
Earlier this month we sent out a request to local Democrat candidates running in contested races for the upcoming March 3 election to respond to a set of questions we posed to them for our […]
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Senator Escobar?

Max Powers - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 10:23am
Just because I say something it does not necessarily mean I agree with it. There are a lot of bad ideas and things out there, but they exist...like margarine or women all of sudden wearing waist high jeans. But if there is going to be a Democratic US Senator from... Max Powers
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Voting by mail

ElPasoSpeak - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 6:00am

You might have received a mailer that invites you to apply for a voting ballot by mail.

I tried this a couple of years ago and learned the hard way.

  • My application evidently committed me to voting by mail the entire year
  • I voted in the primary by mail
  • When I tried to go to the polling place to vote in the runoff I was told that I had to continue to vote by mail
  • The problem was that they mailed my primary ballot but did not mail a runoff ballot.
  • I had to insist that I be allowed to vote in the runoff election.
  • We solved the election judge’s concerns by me signing an affidavit attesting that I had not voted by mail in the runoff
  • The process took 45 minutes

Be careful.

We deserve better

Brutus

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