Editoral: Prior restraint just a form of censorship

“Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?”   —John Milton, Areopagitica It is called prior restraint. But that doesn’t seem to stop Nevada judges. This past Friday, the last day of … [Read more...]

Veterans should have better health care options

So, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned this past week as a result of the scandal over veterans dying while waiting to receive treatment at a Phoenix VA hospital. Nevada Sen. Dean Heller’s strongly worded call for his ouster surely … [Read more...]

Editorial: Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one – for now

N evada senior Sen. Harry Reid — during one of his many full-throated anti-Koch brothers rants — recently told the world he knows better than the Founders just how much free speech the citizens of this country should be allowed. He announced he is … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor From The Zoo to You: This notice was supposed to be in the letter to the Editor last week, but due to a glitch, it didn’t make it. Effective May 31, 2014, Thrifty Tails thrift store, the store The Zoo maintained as one of its … [Read more...]

Parks designation a way to bypass Congress

President Obama this past week announced the creation of a national monument in southern New Mexico — the 500,000-acre Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, which contains hiking trails, Native American ruins and Outlaw Rock, where Billy … [Read more...]

It’s time to protest new EPA rules

Is there nothing the federal government will not micromanage into a bureaucratic knot of red tape? Now the Environmental Protection Agency has rewritten the rules for the Clean Water Act in such a way that gives it authority over just about any … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor I have constantly disagreed with Thomas Mitchell opinions and made empty threats to stop reading The Ely Times, which of course I didn’t.  You are the only show in town. Imagine my surprise when I read the Week of May 23, 2014 … [Read more...]

‘Gunfighters of Pioche’ has a certain Twain

One of the distinctive pleasures in reading Mark Twain is his ability to deliver of the most outrageous anecdotal details in such a matter-of-fact, nonchalant tone as to make it sound as though he was recounting the stitching craftsmanship at the … [Read more...]

9th circuit ruling on horses

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month voted 2-1 to reject appeals by several horse-lover groups intent on stopping the Bureau of Land Management from rounding up feral horses and burros. But  the dissent, … [Read more...]

Poor Mark Twain

W hether a cove at Lake Tahoe is named after Mark Twain or the man on the moon, we don’t have much of an opinion on that. But what in the world has become of us as a nation when it comes to matter of race? The story is this: For the second … [Read more...]

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