Bills to hand over federal public land to local governments advance … again

Pardon us for not swooning in anticipation of the economic windfall about to be bestowed on rural Nevada by the seven public lands bills that were again passed out of a House committee just before the August recess. Both of Nevada’s congressmen … [Read more...]

Editorial: Reid schedules Senate vote on repealing free speech section of First Amendment

The U.S. Senate slipped out of D.C. for its August recess just as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scheduled a vote on a constitutional amendment that would repeal the free speech section of the First Amendment. The vote on S.J. Res. 19 will take … [Read more...]

U.S. Supreme Court sends message to Nevada judges: Butt out of election campaigns

A Supreme Court opinion from earlier this summer should send a message to Nevada judges to butt out of election campaigns. The court reversed and remanded a case out of Ohio that involved a law making it a crime for any person to “[p]ost, publish, … [Read more...]

Editorial: Margins tax could scare off potential job creators, like Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors has now confirmed it has broken ground on land outside Reno for a potential site for a $5 billion lithium-ion battery factory that would employ as many as 6,500 workers. According to a Las Vegas news account, in a letter to … [Read more...]

How to stop a charging bureaucrat? Take away his credit cards

If you can’t get a bill passed in Congress telling a federal agency to stop doing something, just slip some language into the appropriate appropriations bill denying funding for doing it. That’s what happened with wild horses. Though the law … [Read more...]

Time to make an example of open meeting scofflaws

Nevada’s open meeting law has been widely flouted and largely ignored by numerous public agencies across the state who find it inconvenient and unseemly to conduct the public’s business in public, and the attorneys general over the years have been … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To The Editor: On the day before the Fourth of July, they were changing out the power poll behind my house, it was sub-contractors working for Mt. Wheeler. They broke our sewer ling and flooded our basement. We would like to thank Kevin Robison … [Read more...]

Editorial: Water pipline would hurt both rural and urban areas

The Las Vegas newspaper this past week editorially pointed out the city’s primary water source is drying up. That’s obvious from the broad white bathtub ring around Lake Mead. To slake Las Vegas’ thirst, the editorialists suggest tapping … [Read more...]

Drunk with power, federal agencies are coming for our water

There may not be sufficient documentation to prove that Mark Twain ever said, “Whiskey is for drinking; water is fighting over,” but Nevada ranchers and farmers are having to fight over water with two branches of their own federal government. It’s … [Read more...]

Bashing right-wingers for fun and profit, mostly profit

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently published a report loosely based on the standoff at the Cliven Bundy ranch in Bunkerville titled “War in the West: The Bundy Ranch Standoff and the American Radical Right.” It was duly reported by … [Read more...]

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