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...]

If you haven’t taken the time to study the candidates and issues, DON’T VOTE!

Early voting starts Saturday. Election Day is Nov. 4. It is time to start cramming for the test — a test of the American democratic republic. Normally this time of year you hear: Be sure and vote. Your vote counts. It is your civic duty to v … [Read more...]

Question 2: Voters should just say ‘no’ to meddling with the mining tax

Only days after the state of Nevada celebrates its 150th anniversary of statehood on Oct. 31, voters will be asked on the General Election ballot whether to repeal a section of the Nevada Constitution on which the very question of statehood hinged … [Read more...]

Latest study should further dampen Las Vegas’ appetite for rural groundwater

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey published this summer has added credence and hard numbers to the arguments from opponents to a plan by Las Vegas water utilities to tap 84,000 acre-feet of groundwater from valleys in White Pine and Lincoln … [Read more...]

Bureaucrats playing a befuddled, futile game of species preservation with our money

“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.” — Proverbs 26:12 Economist F.A. Hayek called the efforts of central planners to create a more efficient economy than the free market could: “The Fatal Conceit … [Read more...]

Arguments against voter approval of margin tax just keep piling up

Every time someone kicks over another margin tax rock, another monster comes crawling out. We’ve already learned from previous studies and analyses that The Education Initiative, or margin tax, on the November General Election ballot might not r … [Read more...]

Voters should approve appeals court to speed delivery of justice

Between now and the November election you likely will hear this phrase repeated frequently: “Justice delayed is justice denied.” This pithy little aphorism is usually attributed to 19th century British Prime Minister William Gladstone and argues th … [Read more...]

17th Amendment has left states powerless against popularly elected Congress — repeal it

We managed to repeal the 18th Amendment, which created Prohibition. It is time to repeal the 17th. What? You have no idea what the 17th Amendment is? Well, it is the one that effectively ended federalism by taking the power to appoint U.S. … [Read more...]