Head of EPA bemoans ‘weaponization’ of his agency

Under the Constitution the duty of the executive branch of the federal government is to enforce the laws enacted by Congress. Somewhere along the way some presidents and many of their appointed administrators of the various executive branches have … [Read more...]

Move the headquarters to federal land agencies West

Head ’em up, move ’em out. There has been a lot of talk since the Trump administration has taken over about where to locate the national headquarters of some of the nation’s federal land agencies. One land agency, the Bureau of Land Management, con … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor. Now is the time for all of the citizens of Ely to pull together and demand that the City Council removes Charles Odgers as the Attorney for the City of Ely. As everyone knows he has been in the spotlight of concerned citizens for … [Read more...]

Suit to block feral horse plan is frivolous

As sure as hogs wallow in slop, one month after the Bureau of Land Management announced a plan to properly control the population of feral horses on a nearly 4 million-acre tract of land 50 miles southeast of Elko, a New York nonprofit group calling … [Read more...]

Public has a right to see justice done

Currently playing in theaters across the country is a movie called “The Post,” about  how in 1971 The New York Times and The Washington Post both brazenly defied the law of the land and published excerpts of a highly classified document that has sinc … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To The Editor: GET IT WHILE YOU CAN! Get What??? Start collecting anything you can find that has “City of Ely” on it, such as tee shirts, magazines, hats, “Welcome to the City of Ely” signs, anything you can find, buy it, trade for it, steal … [Read more...]

Candidates should promise to end earmarks

Everybody loves to hate earmarks. Don’t they? Nevada Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen, who is running for the Senate in a bid to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller, recently introduced legislation to ban earmarks. Earmarks are those s … [Read more...]

Democrats display disrespectful distraction

Nevada Democrats have taken identity politics to a whole new level. They have not just lowered the bar, they have buried it. Recently they held a press conference to announce the state party’s mascot for the 2018 election season – Mitch McTurtle. A … [Read more...]

Nevada should impose work requirements for Medicaid enrollees

Even though Congress could not find a way to repeal the budget-busting, economy-distorting Affordable Care Act, affectionately known as ObamaCare, there are still a few things the states can do to ameliorate its impact. Chief among these, … [Read more...]

State cry foul over California egg law

Californians want chickens to be able to stretch their wings, no matter how much it stretches the cost of eggs. Back in 2008 those animal-loving folks to the west of Nevada approved a ballot initiative that required the size of cages for … [Read more...]