Bill would limit power to create national monuments

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The House Committee on Natural Resources this past week approved a bill sponsored by Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop to rein in the powers granted by the Antiquities Act of 1906 that allow a president to unilaterally create huge national … [Read more...]

Commerce tax is unnecessary and burdensome

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Gov. Brian Sandoval has been crying about a paper cut as though it were an amputation. Ever since Attorney General Adam Laxalt stated that he would run for governor next year and one of his platform positions would be the repeal of the 2015 commerce … [Read more...]

Tax reform that could benefit Nevadans slipping away

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It looks like a tax reform proposal that could have resulted in lower income tax rates for Nevadans is swirling down the drain. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that congressional Republicans are considering jettisoning a part of President Trump’s … [Read more...]

Jobs and wildlife can coexist

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In 2015 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that years of science-based protections by federal and state land use plans had substantially reduced risks to more than 90 percent of the greater sage grouse’s breeding habitats across its 173 … [Read more...]

Lawsuit falsely claims fracking will be devastating

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The Luddites are tossing legal wrenches into the economic machinery. A pair of self-styled environmental groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court in an attempt to block oil and gas leases on tracts on Bureau of Land Management public land, … [Read more...]

Survey finds widespread campus intolerance for free speech

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Welcome to the coming mobocracy. It appears we are rearing a generation that already has all the answers, knows what needs to be said and done and will brook no deviation from the preordained norm. Debate is not an option. In the face of a … [Read more...]

Trump tells it like it is at the U.N.

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The New York Times editorial called the speech bellicose and said it had a dark tone and focus. It compared the speech unfavorably to one by a more humble President Obama in 2009 when many of the same problems existed — without a hint of recognition … [Read more...]

Zinke’s national monument modifications too modest

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Frankly, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s memo to President Trump recommending modifications to a few national monuments — including the 300,000-acre Gold Butte National Monument in Clark County — is far too modest, but it has the Democratic … [Read more...]

Democrats’ DACA rhetoric just muddies the waters

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The vitriol being spewed over President Trump’s suspension of Obama’s executive fiat to defer deportation of illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children is nothing more than pretentious and pointless political patronizing. Nevada’s … [Read more...]

Nevada must examine Yucca Mountain opportunities as well as risks

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There are two things we can’t seem to bury: Nuclear waste and the debate over Yucca Mountain. At something dubbed the RadWaste Summit at a Las Vegas hotel earlier this month the debate over whether or not to bury nuclear waste in a labyrinth of … [Read more...]