Congress should rein in Obama’s war on fossil fuel

The price of gasoline in parts of the country has dropped below $2 a gallon after hovering near $4 for so long. In fact, in the most basic terms, the price of gasoline is the lowest it has ever been. According to the American Enterprise Institute, … [Read more...]

Local governments could save millions if freed from collective bargaining restrictions

One of the biggest costs at just about every level of local government across the state of Nevada is personnel. Over the years our lawmakers have made it difficult to control those costs by making public employee union collective bargaining … [Read more...]

Think tank outlines how to make Nevada taxation fairer and more stable

The word that will be buzzing through the halls of the Nevada Legislature like a swarm of bees from February until June will be “taxes” — whether to raise them, create new ones or fix the ones we have. Our lawmakers would do well to heed the advic … [Read more...]

Court should stop federal public land agencies from usurping our rights

Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. The agencies in charge of federal public land have developed a penchant for “sue and settle” — some friendly environmental group files suit to demand protection of some weed, bug, minnow or rodent and the … [Read more...]

Lawmakers should reform education, not just throw money at it

When Nevada lawmakers meet in Carson City in a couple of weeks the top priority will and must be education, but the focus should not be solely on funding, but on fundamental, meaningful reform focused like a laser beam on two key elements — choice a … [Read more...]

State should not interfere with life and death decisions of terminal patients

The founders of this nation were adherents to the concept of natural law, especially as outlined by philosopher John Locke, who stated that all individuals have the right to self-determination over their own lives, liberty and property and no … [Read more...]

Holding the line on taxation will take only 15 Assembly members

At this point, perhaps the best we can hope for is gridlock. The 2015 session of the Nevada Legislature is only a month away — 120 days during which our lives, liberties and property, especially our property, will be in jeopardy, as Mark Twain o … [Read more...]

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 b … [Read more...]

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...]

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 to … [Read more...]