Rural lands bill must pass Senate now

As the days of Nevada Sen. Harry Reid’s power to set the agenda of the U.S. Senate wind down in this lame duck session of Congress, there is one bill the Democratic majority leader must bring to a vote and win passage. That is a package of seven b … [Read more...]

Think tank offers road map for Nevada lawmakers

The state of Nevada — for the first time since before the Great Depression — has a Republican governor and Republican majorities in both the Assembly and state Senate, as well as all the statewide elective offices, providing an opportunity to finally … [Read more...]

Nevada Supreme Court should rule for free speech as guaranteed by state Constitution

It drives me to distraction when smart lawyers try to peel away tiny layers of the law with a scalpel instead of bashing it with a sledgehammer. That’s what the attorney for Citizen Outreach did recently before the Nevada Supreme Court. He argued t … [Read more...]

New attorney general needs to hit the ground running on issues involving federal land agencies

Newly elected Attorney General Adam Laxalt has promised to make a priority of defending the state and its businesses and residents against overzealous federal encroachment on rights to use public and private land within the state of Nevada. He says … [Read more...]

Rurals impact final results

It may have been a Republican rout across Nevada, but it was voters in rural counties who turned out in greater numbers and helped turn the state Republican red. While turnout in Clark County, where more than two-thirds of the state's population … [Read more...]

If Harry Reid had his way our electricity bills would necessarily skyrocket

Predictably Harry Reid, D-Green Energy Cronies, launched into full pouting mode after the Nevada Public Utilities Commission killed a proposal by NV Energy to build a $438 million, 200-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant on the Moapa River Paiute … [Read more...]

Let water seek its price level in a free market

The West has been parched by drought for 15 years. Lake Mead stands at 39 percent of its capacity. Thousands of acres of agricultural land lie fallow. Fruit and nut trees are dying. Cities are banning lawn watering. The dwindling waters of the … [Read more...]

The celebration of the sesquicentennial of Nevada’s ‘statehood’ may be a bit premature

On Oct. 31, 1864 — 150 years ago — President Lincoln declared, “Now, therefore, be it known, that I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, in accordance with the duty imposed upon me by the act of congress aforesaid, do hereby declare and p … [Read more...]

Delusional candidates think wealth can be created by robbing Peter to pay Paul

Vice President Joe Biden breezed through Nevada one afternoon earlier this month, stopping long enough to pitch the idea of increasing the federal minimum wage 40 percent from $7.25 an hour to $10.10, saying this would not cost jobs and would pump … [Read more...]

Question 3 doesn’t give answer to school funding

If you know nothing about any other matter on the November ballot, we urge you to go the polls to cast a resounding “no” vote on Question 3 — otherwise known as The Education Initiative or more accurately as the margin tax. Depending on which study … [Read more...]