There are consequences to practicing civil disobedience

Have you ever contemplated the prospects of living a simpler, more self-sufficient, unencumbered life? Perhaps on a few acres of land with the nearest neighbor over the horizon, down a dirt road? You could graze a few milk cows and make your own … [Read more...]

Obama has the nerve to lecture journalist on how to do their jobs

President Obama lecturing journalists on how to do their jobs is like Goldfinger lecturing James Bond. This past week Obama presented a journalism award along with a 30-minute speech at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse … [Read more...]

Washington should let Nevada sets its own clocks

Nevadans have once again gone through the futile and counterproductive ordeal of resetting all our clocks to comply with the dictates of our elected naifs in Washington. We are now temporarily on Pacific Daylight Saving Time, despite the fact our … [Read more...]

Sen. Heller pushing for faster approval of broadband easements

Once again Nevada’s Washington representatives are having to resort to legislation to force the slothful federal land agencies to more quickly allow the public access to rights of way across putatively public lands. Earlier this month Nevada … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

Dear People of the Great State of Nevada: Hello. I am a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we do state reports and I have chosen your state. I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Nevada as I work on my … [Read more...]

Is Nevada being unconstitutionally awed into obedience to the feds?

Over the years the battle to grant states greater control over the vast swath of federal public land have ebbed and flowed. There have been court battles, mostly lost. There have been legislative resolutions and bills, mostly ignored, as well as … [Read more...]

You may not ruffle a single sage grouse feather

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. — Ronald Reagan Let’s see what tips the scales for your typical federal bureaucrat. Ah, here is an open window into the mind of one now. Let us look in. It is March, and … [Read more...]

The Electric Highwayman: Robbing the poor to give to the rich

Think of it as an electric oasis — a place to stop and recharge your electric vehicle as you caravan across the high desert to pay homage to the lords of government in Carson City or do whatever they do in Reno. Only, you can’t get there from … [Read more...]

How PERS shorts public employees and taxpayers

By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence  Recently, we’ve been reflecting on our experiences over the past year of public service together and the lessons we’ve learned. Many of those lessons are unique to the particular functions of the … [Read more...]

Bets placed on Tesla, Faraday looking like long shots

There was an interesting quote in the Las Vegas newspaper recently from Steve Hill, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the office that gives your money to others in hopes that they will create jobs, improve … [Read more...]