It’s Getting Harder to Govern, And It’s Not Just Politicians’ Fault

We may not know who our next President is going to be, but here’s one thing that’s almost certain: he or she will take office with roughly half of the electorate unhappy and mistrustful. The notion that the President speaks for a broad coalition of Am … [Read more...]

Why we insist on open government

By Barry Smith In an age when government leaks, classified e-mails and court orders to unlock phones seem to make the news daily, it's worth remembering why we insist on open and transparent government. Sunshine Week is the annual celebration … [Read more...]

Protect Your Family – Proactively Prepare for Emergencies

By Alan Stein The potential for an unanticipated emergency to wreak havoc on our lives is a constant threat. Floods, fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and a host of disasters can strike suddenly, putting your home, yourself and your family in danger. … [Read more...]

Why Cats Don’t Like Christmas

The holiday season should be a joyous time for all members of the household, even the four-legged ones. Unfortunately, some cats only reluctantly seem to embrace the Christmas spirit. So if you have a puss that starts pouting over the holidays, … [Read more...]

Expect Smoother Roads Ahead for Nevada

By Congressman Cresent Hardy (R-NV-4) Heavy traffic and poor road conditions cost Nevadans time and money every year. As someone who has built some of the roads in our state, it has been a priority of mine to help Nevada’s families travel faster a … [Read more...]

Beating Holiday Stress

By Chris Edwards (R-N-AD19) Greetings and happy holidays to everyone! 2015 seems to have gone in a flash. I hope the year has been a happy and healthy one for all. I also hope that you will all have a great Christmas and even happier New … [Read more...]

Sadly, Congress Seems Okay With Being Weak

Not many people outside of Capitol Hill paid attention last month when the congressional leadership released next year’s legislative schedule. Its headline feature is a strikingly long summer recess: half of July and all of August, along with a few s … [Read more...]

Members of Congress Need to Spend More Time on Capitol Hill

When Paul Ryan became House Speaker a few weeks ago, he made it clear that he has no intention of spending too much time in Washington. His wife and children are in Wisconsin, he pointed out, and he plans to commute, as he’s done since he got elected … [Read more...]

Doubling electricity prices doesn’t help middle class

By Nevada Senator Don Gustavson (R-14) Last week, Harry Reid took to the Editorial Pages of the Las Vegas Sun and vowed to support President Obama and fight against “policies that make the middle class poorer.”  Yet in the same article Reid cont … [Read more...]

Hardy: France was not the beginning, nor will it be the end

As the events in Paris unfolded, I watched in horror with the rest of the world as violent terror once again touched the soil of one of America’s oldest allies. I echo the cares and concerns of the world that terror is growing – and we must stand uni … [Read more...]