Group targets right-wingers for fun and profit, mostly profit

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently published a report loosely based on the standoff at the Cliven Bundy ranch in Bunkerville titled “War in the West: The Bundy Ranch Standoff and the American Radical Right.” It was duly reported by the … [Read more...]

Group files suit to halt oil and gas exploration

Send in the Luddites. Don’t bother they’re here. A group calling itself the Reese River Basin Citizens Against Fracking has joined the cacophony of doomsayers crying in the wilderness for all oil and natural gas exploration to be stopped lest the p … [Read more...]

Illegal immigrants bringing epidemic

This isn’t just an immigration crisis. It is a health crisis that could cost innocent lives. Illegal immigrants are pouring across our borders in record numbers. Along just one section of the Texas border agents have detained 150,000 illegals this … [Read more...]

Background checks for gun purchases has many hurdles

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” — Second Amendment A petition is being circulated in Nevada that would make criminals out of law-a … [Read more...]

Wild horse law doing more harm than good

The Bureau of Land Management this past week filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it in Nevada federal court over its failure to properly manage wild horses, as required by law, and letting the mustang population explode far beyond w … [Read more...]

PILT funding still doesn’t add up

Dear Nevada counties: The checks are in the mail. Signed: Harry Reid. Sen. Harry Reid has issued a press release saying Nevada counties are to receive more than $25 million in federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) from the Department of the I … [Read more...]

Authors break down barriers to Nevada’s Beauty

Nevada and the Southwest are chock-full of gorgeous scenery from the heights of Wheeler Peak to the depths of Death Valley, but enjoying them often requires a bit of stamina. Along comes a unique book for those who want to see these sights but … [Read more...]

Congress should repeal, replace ESA

Our federal bureaucrats have never met a problem they couldn’t exacerbate. That is especially the case with their handling of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Using flimsy evidence the Fish and Wildlife Service has declared countless species to b … [Read more...]

Monroe’s election performance hard to quantify

In more than four decades of covering elections across four different states, half of those in Nevada, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite like the results this past week in the Republican primary for Congressional District 4, which covers the … [Read more...]

Prior restraint just a form of censorship

“Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?” ― John Milton, Areopagitica It is called prior restraint. But that doesn't seem to stop Nevada judges. This past Friday, the last day of earl … [Read more...]