Court should slap down public pension records trickery

There is contempt of court. There is contempt of Congress. But there should also be contempt of public. This past week Nevada Policy Research Institute’s (NPRI) legal arm, Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation (CJCL), filed suit in … [Read more...]

Jewell feels a drop of rain and declares sky is falling

Earlier this year Interior Secretary Sally Jewell delivered what could best be described as a doom and gloom speech about the state of disappearing “natural” lands in this country, primarily the West. She claimed there is an “emergence of an … [Read more...]

Court should slap down public pension records trickery

There is contempt of court. There is contempt of Congress. But there should also be contempt of public. This past week Nevada Policy Research Institute’s (NPRI) legal arm, Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation (CJCL), filed suit in … [Read more...]

Jewell feels a drop of rain and declares sky is falling

Earlier this year Interior Secretary Sally Jewell delivered what could best be described as a doom and gloom speech about the state of disappearing “natural” lands in this country, primarily the West. She claimed there is an “emergence of an … [Read more...]

Bundy prosecutors should prove need for any secrecy

A  federal judge has granted the Las Vegas Review-Journal, this newspaper and The Associated Press the right to intervene in the criminal case involving the armed standoff at the Bundy ranch in Bunkerville two years ago in order to challenge an … [Read more...]

Supreme Court right to expedit education savings account hearing

There is a reason the courts routinely expedite cases involving children. If the cases were handled in the usual mañana fashion the children would have children of their own by the time the case is resolved. The state Supreme Court has rightly … [Read more...]

Feds hand counties a tiny fraction of public land revenue

It is that time of year again. The Interior Department has just announced the paltry sums it will dole out this year to counties that have federal public lands from which they can collect no property taxes to support public services. This year the … [Read more...]

Efforts to save endangered species can be counterproductive

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. In 1973, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act (ESA), intending to protect the likes of eagles and grizzlies and bison. Instead … [Read more...]

Nevada’s Question 1 would not stop criminals from getting guns

Since the American-born son of Afghan refugees shot to death 49 and wounded more than 50 more in a gay nightclub in Orlando recently there has been a constant drum beat for tighter controls on gun purchases. “This massacre is therefore a further … [Read more...]

Nevada should drop its renewable energy mandate

It is high time Nevada dumped its ill-advised, pocket-picking, job-killing renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS). By Nevada law by 2025 fully 25 percent of all electrical power generated in the state must come from renewable sources such as … [Read more...]