Holding the line on taxation will take only 15 Assembly members

At this point, perhaps the best we can hope for is gridlock. The 2015 session of the Nevada Legislature is only a month away — 120 days during which our lives, liberties and property, especially our property, will be in jeopardy, as Mark Twain … [Read more...]

State should not interfere with life and death decisions of terminal patients

The founders of this nation were adherents to the concept of natural law, especially as outlined by philosopher John Locke, who stated that all individuals have the right to self-determination over their own lives, liberty and property and no … [Read more...]

Thanks for letting me serve as regent

By Ron Knecht Over a year ago, Don Carlson, former Western Nevada College sociology professor, graduated from good friend to guru, coach and consigliere – a great guy and a God-send for his political skills. I asked Don whom he thought my … [Read more...]

Point/Counterpoint

Point/Counterpoint is a new weekly addition to The Ely Times. Created by John Dishong, Point/Counterpoint posts a topic pulled from recent news stories on the Ely Point Counter Point Facebook group to spur discussion. The points and counterpoints are … [Read more...]

State corporate welfare clearly unconstitutional and courts should stop it

The attorney for the legal arm of a libertarian-leaning Nevada think tank this past week asked the state district court in Carson City to issue a summary judgment that would essentially put the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) out of … [Read more...]

Editorial: Time to take off the gloves when dealing federal land bureaucrats

Let’s just say our favorite red-headed Nevada congressman doesn’t turn the other cheek when he gets slapped by a miffed Washington bureaucrat. After Nevada Republican Congressman Mark Amodei added a rider to the Consolidated and Further Continuing … [Read more...]

Point of View: Why I resigned

By Randy Lee Former Ely City Councilman I have been asked by numerous people why I resigned from the Ely City Council.  I will say first that I have a myriad of personal reasons for resigning, but I would not have quit for those reasons … [Read more...]

Point/Counterpoint

Point/Counterpoint is a new weekly addition to The Ely Times. Created by John Dishong, Point/Counterpoint posts a topic pulled from recent news stories on the Ely Point Counter Point Facebook group to spur discussion. The points and counterpoints are … [Read more...]

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...]