Nevada’s D.C. delegation could tip the scales in Iran deal

Believe it or not, the tiny Nevada delegation in Washington could play a significant role in international affairs, the likes of which could be compared to the Munich Pact of 1938 that inexorably led to World War II. Obama’s deal with Iran not … [Read more...]

You too can spot wildfires from the comfort of home

The Bureau of Land Management has new eyes to spot wildfires quickly so they can be attacked before they grow into huge acreage gobbling infernos. Those eyes could be yours. The BLM has handed the University of Nevada, Reno’s Seismological … [Read more...]

Nevada property rights case knocking on the door of the Supreme Court

A Nevada church is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold its constitutional rights in the face of bureaucratic intransigence and contradictory laws. In petitioning the court for a hearing this past month, the Center for Justice and … [Read more...]

BLM finally exploring wild horse solutions other than warehousing

It appears someone at the Bureau of Land Management has come to the belated conclusion that keeping nearly 50,000 “wild” horses and burros in short-term corrals and long-term pastures, which results in the taxpayers feeding them at a cost of $50,000 … [Read more...]

The wishes of one man drown out the voices of an entire state

What do you call a country in which one person has the power to dictate to local elected officials how land within their jurisdiction may be used or not used? Dictatorship? This past week with the proverbial stroke of his oft-bragged-about pen … [Read more...]

Time to free the community colleges to stand on their own

Study after study have determined the state’s community colleges, especially those in rural Nevada, are getting short shrift under the current Nevada System of Higher Education governance structure. A year ago a legislative Committee to Conduct an … [Read more...]

Governor is very generous with our money for electric car owners

The next time you top off your tank please make note of the fact that more than 50 cents from every gallon is being siphoned off in the form of state and federal taxes. Then bow toward Carson City and tip your cowboy hat to the geniuses there who are … [Read more...]

There’s more than one way to fight the EPA water grab

Earlier this summer, the Environmental Protection Agency issued its final rule to “clarify” what water is covered by the Clean Water Act of 1972, which originally was intended to limit pollution of navigable waterways. The clarification puts nearly … [Read more...]

Feds flagrantly infringe free speech rights with futile ferreting

Reason magazine has been hit with a federal subpoena seeking “any and all identifying information” about comments posted on an online blog discussing the conviction and harsh sentence given to the founder of an online website called Silk Road, where … [Read more...]

Imperious BLM agents still behaving like they are better than us

Who says the United States does not have a royal class? The bureaucrats at the Bureau of Land Management just don’t think like the rest of us. They are downright imperious — in more ways than one. A year ago they sent an invading army of … [Read more...]