Should each county get a single state senator?

The blue Clark County tail wagged the red Nevada dog in this past week’s election. Election results show rural and urban Nevada are of two vastly different states of mind. For example, in the race for the U.S. Senate, Democrat Jacky Rosen … [Read more...]

These are the best choices to send to Washington

It is vital for rural Nevada that we send representatives to Washington who will defend us from the encroachment of the federal bureaucracies. When it comes to the race for the Senate seat, the choice is obvious. Republican Sen. Dean Heller knows … [Read more...]

This big piggy goes oink, oink, oink

The libertarian-leaning Nevada Policy Research Institute has published this year’s edition of its popular “The Nevada Piggy Book” — a collection of anecdotes illustrating the tendencies of state and local governments to lavishly overspend our money … [Read more...]

Who has the better plan for Nevada’s economic future?

Plans or platitudes? That is our choice when it comes to electing the next governor of Nevada. Republican Adam Laxalt, currently the state’s attorney general, has outlined clear and precise plans for helping grow the economy of the state, while … [Read more...]

Groups try to thwart wild horse experiment

It worked during the Obama administration, but will it work with the Trump administration? A gaggle of self-styled wild horse advocate groups have filed lawsuits in Washington, D.C., and Portland, Ore., demanding that the Bureau of Land Management … [Read more...]

School district tries to obliterate public records law

The Clark County School District has filed a legal action with the state Supreme Court that, if successful, could render the state’s strong public records law nearly meaningless and deprive the citizens in every jurisdiction in the state access to … [Read more...]

Remember history, don’t erase it

Confederate memorials and statues all across the South are being torn down or moved out of sight. In dozens of states the Democratic fundraising dinners once called Jefferson-Jackson dinners have been renamed because Thomas Jefferson owned slaves … [Read more...]

Parents need to weigh ‘social’ promotion options

Up until the third grade, students are learning to read. After that, they should be reading to learn. That is why in 2015 Nevada lawmakers passed a bill dubbed Read by 3, requiring schools to have students who have not achieved a certain level of … [Read more...]

Bundy lawsuit addresses public land ownership

A civil lawsuit filed on behalf of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy in state district court asks the court to declare that the public land on which Bundy grazes his cattle is owned by Nevada and Clark County, not the federal government. The … [Read more...]

Judge confirms gun background check law unenforceable

A district court judge brought the hammer down on backers of a voter-approved initiative intended to require background checks prior to gun sales by private individuals, telling them the courts and the executive branch cannot fix the problem they … [Read more...]