Issue: July 17, 2014

Hey friends,

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.

Brad Bynum

RN&R Arts & Culture Editor