Give the gift that warms the heart and feeds the brain—a good book

In case you are approaching wit’s end as Christmas Day looms around the bend, and you’ve still not come up with that unique gift for that unique Nevada friend or family member, may I be so bold as to suggest a gift that will give pleasure for years … [Read more...]

Author of book on presidential power grabs should have enough material for a sequel or two

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”  —James … [Read more...]

Tax revenue is ample, but here are cuts if more needed for education

You could hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth radiating out of Carson City all across the sagebrush-dotted terrain this past week when the Economic Forum forecast that the state would collect a paltry $6.33 billion in general fund revenues in the … [Read more...]

Nevada’s problem is its spending priorities, not its rate of taxation

Cowboy humorist, philosopher and rope-twirling raconteur Will Rogers once said, “It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.” Well, everybody knows Nevada is a low-tax state. Ask anyone. Why our very state … [Read more...]

Nevada must fight EPA ozone limits or face economic peril

The Environmental Protection Agency this past week issued draconian new regulations that slash the levels of ozone allowed in ground-level air, posing a particular problem for all of Nevada. “Bringing ozone pollution standards in line with the … [Read more...]

Editorial: Nevada should demand federal compensation to cover cost of Obama amnesty

President Obama came to Nevada this past week with pen in hand and Nevada Sen. Harry Reid by his side to explain to the world how he is going to unilaterally rewrite law and waive deportation for about 5 million illegal immigrants. “This is … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Community Partner: Christmas snuck up on us as I’m sure it has done for many. The holiday season will not be as bright for many, but more so for those that have been out of work and struggling to meet their most basic needs. For our seniors … [Read more...]

States can do a better job of savings endangered species and jobs, too

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 was intended to protect the grand and noble eagles, bears, whooping cranes and condors, but it has turned into a tool for self-styled environmental groups to wipe productive human endeavors from private and … [Read more...]

Think tank offers road map for Nevada lawmakers

The state of Nevada — for the first time since before the Great Depression — has a Republican governor and Republican majorities in both the Assembly and state Senate, as well as all the statewide elective offices, providing an opportunity to finally … [Read more...]

Give Nevadan’s a break with IRS sales tax exemption

If the lame duck session of Congress does nothing else, it must pass an extension of the federal income tax deduction for state and local sales taxes. Currently state and local income taxes are deductible but the sales tax deduction has expired. … [Read more...]