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 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...]

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...]