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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one — for now

Nevada senior Sen. Harry Reid — during one of his many full-throated anti-Koch brothers rants — recently told the world he knows better than the Founders just how much free speech the citizens of this country should be allowed. He announced he is back … [Read more...]

Mark Twain ‘racist’ writing coming back to haunt him

Whether a cove at Lake Tahoe is named after Mark Twain or the man on the moon, we don’t have much of an opinion on that. But what in the world has become of us as a nation when it comes to matter of race? The story is this: For the second time i … [Read more...]

Debate continues on feral horse issue

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month voted 2-1 to reject appeals by several horse-lover groups intent on stopping the Bureau of Land Management from rounding up feral horses and burros. But  the dissent, … [Read more...]

BLM needs to see rancher’s plight

This past week the Elko County Commission voted to send a letter to Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze, an Elko native and former Harry Reid aide, inviting him to come to Nevada and discuss his agency’s recent decisions that have harmed t … [Read more...]

Sage grouse bill garners support

If the federal land agencies insist on requiring special protections for sage grouse in Nevada and across the West, they should bear the brunt of the cost and not the state and local governments and private landowners, says Rep. Mark Amodei, who … [Read more...]

BLM: Treat people with respect

If you were to park your car on federal public land and a federal agent came along and destroyed it with a sledgehammer, you would be able to file a felony criminal charge with the local sheriff against that agent or whoever instructed him to carry … [Read more...]