The two faces of Cliven Bundy

Not since Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde shared the same body has one man been seen in such startlingly contrasting lights. That man is Cliven Bundy, the Bunkerville rancher whose armed supporters two years ago faced down federal land agents until they … [Read more...]

Window on government employee pensions is eye-opening

The Nevada Policy Research Institute has updated its popular website, which reports the names and salaries of state and local government employees, with 2015 data. While the salary data is significant information for … [Read more...]

Obama has the nerve to lecture journalist on how to do their jobs

President Obama lecturing journalists on how to do their jobs is like Goldfinger lecturing James Bond. This past week Obama presented a journalism award along with a 30-minute speech at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse … [Read more...]

Washington should let Nevada sets its own clocks

Nevadans have once again gone through the futile and counterproductive ordeal of resetting all our clocks to comply with the dictates of our elected naifs in Washington. We are now temporarily on Pacific Daylight Saving Time, despite the fact our … [Read more...]

Sen. Heller pushing for faster approval of broadband easements

Once again Nevada’s Washington representatives are having to resort to legislation to force the slothful federal land agencies to more quickly allow the public access to rights of way across putatively public lands. Earlier this month Nevada … [Read more...]

Legislators should not be able to hide from public scrutiny

“Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.”  — Justice Louis Brandeis This is Sunshine Week, created by the … [Read more...]

Is Nevada being unconstitutionally awed into obedience to the feds?

Over the years the battle to grant states greater control over the vast swath of federal public land have ebbed and flowed. There have been court battles, mostly lost. There have been legislative resolutions and bills, mostly ignored, as well as … [Read more...]

You may not ruffle a single sage grouse feather

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. — Ronald Reagan Let’s see what tips the scales for your typical federal bureaucrat. Ah, here is an open window into the mind of one now. Let us look in. It is March, and … [Read more...]

The Electric Highwayman: Robbing the poor to give to the rich

Think of it as an electric oasis — a place to stop and recharge your electric vehicle as you caravan across the high desert to pay homage to the lords of government in Carson City or do whatever they do in Reno. Only, you can’t get there from … [Read more...]

Bets placed on Tesla, Faraday looking like long shots

There was an interesting quote in the Las Vegas newspaper recently from Steve Hill, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the office that gives your money to others in hopes that they will create jobs, improve … [Read more...]