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...]

Nevada should control its land and not settle for paltry alms

The silence is deafening. Because so much of the West in general and Nevada in particular is controlled by the federal government and cannot be taxed, Congress four decades ago came up with a program called Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT). Each … [Read more...]

Be careful what you so ask for – you just might get it – good and hard

Return with us now to those thrilling days of the 2013 Nevada legislative session, when lawmakers, determined to save the planet from carbon dioxide-induced global warming by closing down all of the state electric grid’s coal-fired power plants, … [Read more...]

The IRS should back off changing gaming rules

The Internal Revenue Service is pondering new rules regarding tax reporting by casinos — including tracking player rewards and loyalty card programs and lowering the threshold for reporting electronic jackpots from $1,200 to $600. At a hearing in … [Read more...]