2015 Legislature was all take and no give

T he expectations for the 2015 session of the Nevada Legislature were exceedingly low, but, by jove, they spectacularly exceeded the lowest expectations and gave a new definition of the word “nadir.” Not only did they raise taxes and basically … [Read more...]

Want to save the planet? Let the cows out

Once again the sagacity of cowboy philosopher Will Rogers has been proved: “It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.” Writing in the summer edition of Range magazine longtime ecologist Allan Savory notes … [Read more...]

Nevada delegation must help pass legislation of curb EPA water grab

This past week the Environmental Protection Agency issued its final rule to “clarify” what waters of the U.S. are covered by the Clean Water Act of 1972, which originally was intended to limit pollution of navigable waterways, such as the Great Lakes … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: When a professional newspaper like yours provides “news” items, the public expects that a reasonable effort have been taken to ensure accuracy.  The “Senior News” column of May 22 was an example of inaccuracy and opinion offered as … [Read more...]

Our politicians are focused on fixing the wrong problems

“Climate change is the worst problem facing the world today. We have no more important issue in the world than this issue, period,” Nevada senior Sen. Harry Reid once said on the floor of the Senate. At one of Reid’s clean energy confabs, … [Read more...]

Immigration reform may be needed, but do it constitutionally

This past week labor unions and pro-open borders groups took to the streets in several states, including Nevada, to criticize, shout slogans and mock the 26 state attorneys general, including Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who have challenged … [Read more...]

Nevada representatives must challenge efforts to close off more land from productive uses

What do you call a system in which a person living in a far-away mansion dictates how vast swaths of land may or may not be used and the local peasants have no say in the matter whatsoever? According to Nevada Republican Congressman Cresent Hardy, … [Read more...]

The general theory of political relativity finds a growing divide in viewpoints

“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment,” physicist Albert Einstein once observed of the stratification of our society. “Most people are even incapable of forming … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: You have now entered the “No Spin Zone”.  I would like to respond to the incorrect statements by the Mayor two weeks ago.  The ‘leaps and bounds” improvements to animal control means nothing if the city does not spay and neuter the … [Read more...]

U.S. Supreme Court ruling is another push to appoint judges instead of electing them

No doubt about it, the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows Florida to bar judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign funding is not just a blow to free speech, but is another volley in the ongoing campaign to have judges … [Read more...]