Democrats are all for smart guns and dumb ballots

Democrats are calling for technology to be used in an attempt to thwart gun violence. They want smart guns to be mandated. Obama, after issuing his fatwa, er, executive order expanding the requirement for background checks prior to gun purchase, … [Read more...]

Huge case: One judge’s bias is another’s hard-earned experience

Earlier this month a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals printed out for the various federal public land agencies in the West a license to steal. The court kicked the quarter-century-old fight between the Pine Creek Ranch … [Read more...]

The main public interest is economic growth

By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence  In our last column, we specified the duty of elected public officials: a fiduciary duty to voters, taxpayers and the broad public interest.  Not, as some people claim, to government institutions such as the … [Read more...]

How are public school parents harmed when others exit public schools?

District Judge James Wilson in Carson City earlier this month issued an injunction blocking the implementation of the legislatively approved education savings accounts (ESAs), which were to be launched next month. In doing so, the judge said the … [Read more...]

Lawsuit challenges practice of state gifts to private companies

Earlier this month the Nevada Supreme Court heard arguments on procedural matters in a case that seeks to have declared unconstitutional the state’s practice of handing out gifts to businesses that agree to operate in Nevada and create jobs. The … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I hope all the disabled veterans and people on social security enjoyed the holidays without a C.O.L.A. increase in payments for two years in a row. What has become of this country we love, when it forgers our veterans and … [Read more...]

Pretty words covering less-than-noble motives

By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence  What’s the duty of an elected public official? Three years ago, when Ron served on the board of regents, Nevada’s elected body that governs public higher education, that board held a big discussion on system … [Read more...]

Sen. Reid doesn’t need a slush fund to cover retirement expenses

Harry Reid, who became a multi-millionaire over the course of his many decades as an elected and appointed public servant, never seems to run out of schemes to avoid spending that wealth when he can instead tap other sources of funds as if they were … [Read more...]

Five years later, owners of church retreat still await justice

While media attention has been focused on a brace of Bunkerville Bundy brothers bunking with some buddies bearing arms in federal buildings in a wildlife refuge near Burns, Ore., in a futile gesture of protest over the mistreatment of a local … [Read more...]

Public employees deserve first amendment freedom

By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence  Geoff used to subscribe to Sports Illustrated. Since he decided not to take the magazine, he no longer has to pay its subscription fee. Overwhelmingly, folks agree that people should be free to make the … [Read more...]