Bundy and his followers should get a speedy, public trial

Rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and their 16 co-defendants in the April 2014 armed standoff with federal agents trying to round-up Bundy’s cattle should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, but prosecuted under the full constraints of … [Read more...]

A little GOP schooling: Do the math, read the history

Donald Trump keeps throwing temper tantrums like a spoiled school boy, complaining the system is rigged and crooked and he is being robbed of votes. “You’re going to have a very, very angry and upset group of people at the convention,” Trump said … [Read more...]

Nevada water law needs to be more flexible

Nevada is the driest state in the union and lawmakers are grappling with how water law in the state could be changed to cope with that fact. The Legislative Commission’s Subcommittee to Study Water — chaired by state Sen. Pete Goicoechea, a … [Read more...]

Window on government employee pensions is eye-opening

The Nevada Policy Research Institute has updated its popular transparentnevada.com 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...]

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 transparentnevada.com 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...]