Issue: July 17, 2014
You know what's weird? Prior to ratification of the 17th Amendment in
1913, U.S. Senators were appointed by their state legislators. So,
that means senators like Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay and Daniel
Webster were never popularly elected to the chamber. Weird, huh? And
believe it or not, there's a movement afoot in certain corners today
to repeal the 17th Amendment. Not surprisingly, this movement is
partially targeted at specific politicians, like Nevada's own Harry
Reid. In this week's feature story, news editor Dennis Myers dives
into the history of the 17th Amendment and the issues surrounding the
movement to appeal it.
Also in this week's issue, our resident curmudgeon movie critic, Bob
Grimm, picks the best and the worst of the movie year so far. Theater
critic Jessica Santina checked out 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, the
latest offering over at Bruka Theatre. And, last but not least, our
right-hand-page columnist Brendan Trainor wrote a column about
reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision that is
sure to ruffle some tailfeathers.
As always, be sure to pick a newsprint copy of the paper for
exclusive columns, cartoons and potential paper airplanes.
Thanks for reading! If not for you, we might not have any reason to
try to remember the names of 19th century senators.
RN&R Arts & Culture Editor