Conversion therapy ban violates First Amendment

Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law this past week a legislatively passed bill that makes it illegal for any psychotherapist in Nevada to provide conversion therapy to anyone under the age of 18. Senate Bill 201 defines conversion therapy as “any … [Read more...]

The path to mandated diversity leads to an absurdity

When you boil it down to its fundamental essence, what she is proposing is an affront to democratic principles and an absurdity. Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who picks up the liberal agenda from where Harry Reid left off, stated in a recent … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: On March 24, 2017, you published my letter to the editor where I asked numerous questions about the 2017 audit of the city of Ely. Mayor VanCamp’s rebuttal, which was published on March 31, 2017, was anything but a rebuttal. A … [Read more...]

Rip the veil of secrecy from the Bundy case

Justice must not only be done, but it must be seen to be done. The wheels of justice continue to grind in the federal criminal case against Cliven Bundy, four of his sons and a dozen co-defendants over the April 2014 armed standoff with federal … [Read more...]

Democrats now find fault with visa program abused by Reid

Democrats are highly selective about the things that send them into high dudgeon. Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said this past week that Congress should end the EB-5 visa program that grants visas to foreigners who invest at least … [Read more...]

Democratic lawmakers trying to ration free speech

Nevada’s Democratic lawmakers in Carson City are seeking to enforce their egalitarian philosophy on everyone: All people are equal and deserve equal rights — and only equal amounts of those rights. You have the right to free speech, but no more than … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I am writing regarding your article of May 5th, City, County discuss service consolidation. There are several errors in the story that I would like to correct. First, the agreement is not a consolidation. The word consolidation has … [Read more...]

Nevadans would benefit from Trump’s tax deduction change

S o President Trump has finally decided to take our advice. More than a year ago this newspaper noted in an editorial that then presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Ben Carson all had proposed … [Read more...]

It may be time to negotiate for Yucca Mountain benefits

Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman once threatened to lie down on the tracks to block any rail shipment of nuclear waste to Yucca Mountain. “We’re going to do whatever it takes, even if we have to lie down in front of the tracks,” Goodman said. We … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: We are under attack. And though there are no tanks rolling down our streets, the consequences would be just the same. Pillage. Southern Nevada wants to change Nevada Water Law. And they have just succeeded at passing Assembly Bill … [Read more...]