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...]

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...]

The mere threat of sage grouse being listed as threatened is stifling development

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell came to Nevada earlier this month and told a meeting of Western governors in Las Vegas that her department’s goal is to find ways to protect the greater sage grouse without resorting to listing the bird under the E … [Read more...]

Tax revenue is ample, but here are cuts if more needed for education

You could hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth radiating out of Carson City all across the sagebrush-dotted terrain this past week when the Economic Forum forecast that the state would collect a paltry $6.33 billion in general fund revenues in the … [Read more...]

Nevada must fight EPA ozone limits or face economic peril

The Environmental Protection Agency this past week issued draconian new regulations that slash the levels of ozone allowed in ground-level air, posing a particular problem for all of Nevada. “Bringing ozone pollution standards in line with the l … [Read more...]

Another year to be Thankful

Where has the time gone? It’s been flying by so fast that it has been hard to stop and appreciate what we have here in Mesquite. So, I am taking the time to do that now, and to remind all of you, that this is something we should do on a daily basis. R … [Read more...]

Nevada should demand federal compensation to cover cost of Obama amnesty

President Obama came to Nevada this past week with pen in hand and Nevada Sen. Harry Reid by his side to explain to the world how he is going to unilaterally rewrite law and waive deportation for about 5 million illegal immigrants. “This is p … [Read more...]

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...]

Give Nevadans a break with IRS sales tax exemption

If the lame duck session of Congress does nothing else, it must pass an extension of the federal income tax deduction for state and local sales taxes. Currently state and local income taxes are deductible but the sales tax deduction has expired. … [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...]