Rest of Nevada should have same growth opportunity as Clark County

You know the type. No sooner do they move into a nice, new neighborhood than they stand up and say, “That’s enough. No more new residents. No more new homes. Lock the gates. Throw away the key.” Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani and … [Read more...]

You can fool some of the people some of the time – and that may be enough

I have a sincere and earnest question for a large plurality of Nevada Republicans who say they will participate in the state’s among-the-first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses in February: What the hell are you thinking? According to the most … [Read more...]

Nevada’s Republican representatives vote to lift ban on oil exports

This past week the U.S. House voted 261-159 — largely along party lines as usual — to lift the 40-year-old ban on exporting crude oil. If the bill can pass the Senate and survive a threatened veto by Obama — that would require 290 votes in the … [Read more...]

Reid keeps Nevadans rolling in the aisles with his antics

Are you sure there isn’t some way to talk Harry into running for re-election? Nevada will be a barren, mirthless desert without Harry Reid’s unpredictable and always outrageous pronouncements, provocations, proposals and pontifications. He  should … [Read more...]

Nevada wins grouse listing battle, but still faces land use restrictions

This past week Interior Secretary Sally Jewell declared that the greater sage grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, but instead created a federal land use plan so restrictive that the lack of listing became a distinction without … [Read more...]

Let the free market ‘invisible hand’ distribute water

As Ronald Reagan once said: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” Those words came unbidden to mind when a gaggle of government satraps gathered in Carson City to discuss how … [Read more...]

Manufacturers making the case against EPA ozone rules

The National Association of Manufacturers has begun broadcasting a television commercial across the West, including Nevada stations, that argues that a Obama administration Environmental Protection Agency rule for reducing ozone is a futile gesture … [Read more...]

Whether you get to vote on tax hike will be up to the courts

One of these days, perhaps, you will be able to go online and download and sign a petition calling for the repeal of the $1.4 billion in tax hikes — a nearly 17 percent increase in state spending — approved by your Republican-majority Nevada … [Read more...]

Obamacare is breaking down and bleeding tax money

Obamacare is a black hole into which taxpayer money is being poured. It is bad enough that the union-backed Nevada Health Co-op has gone belly up with little chance of it ever repaying its $66 million federal start-up loan, since it lost $42 … [Read more...]

ACLU lawsuit is an attack on parental choice for educating their children

Many of the news stories about the ACLU suing to block implementation of Nevada’s education savings accounts (ESAs), approved by this past Legislature as Senate Bill 302, mention that such accounts were declared unconstitutional in Colorado recently. … [Read more...]