Governing By Crisis Isn’t Governing At All

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After Congress came a hair’s breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people. “We’re certainly not going to shut down the government or default on the … [Read more...]

Don’t be the disease

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In previous editorials, I have written about positive thinking, seeing the brighter side of things, hoping that the rest of the city would follow those steps and together, we could all make this town a better place. Boy, was I dreaming. This … [Read more...]

Nations ruled by executive command don’t do so for long

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By Adam Laxalt Last Friday, Nevada joined a majority of the other states in a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s unconstitutional actions on immigration.  Nevada did not join the lawsuit to make a statement about immigration.  Rather, we joined … [Read more...]

It’ll Never Be Time for Term Limits on Congress

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It didn’t get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate. Voters also added to the ranks of people on both sides of Capitol Hill who believe members of Congress should … [Read more...]

Looking Forward by Looking Back

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With the 114th Congress just underway, the political world is focused intently on the road ahead. Taxes, trade, immigration, climate change, job creation, the Affordable Care Act  there’s a long list of issues and one burning question: whether a … [Read more...]

Now It’s Time to Focus on Growing the Economy

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Recent economic news has been broadly reassuring. Retail sales are strong, November saw the best job gains in three years, the federal deficit is shrinking, the stock market is robust, and the Fed is expressing enough faith in the economy that an … [Read more...]

Energy Regulations Drill Nevadans’ Wallets

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By Marc Miles and Wayne Winegarden If forecasts predicting another brutally cold winter are correct, Americans' furnaces will soon be working overtime. Last year's frigid temperatures significantly increased heating bills across the country. For … [Read more...]

Look Up, Americans, It’s Not As Bad As You Think

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We are one glum country. Trust in the federal government is at historic lows, according to Gallup. More than half of the respondents to an October Rasmussen poll think our best days are behind us. And just a few weeks ago, an NBC/Wall St. Journal … [Read more...]

What Lies Ahead

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Given all the words and images devoted to the midterm elections over the past few weeks, you’d think the results had told us something vital about the future of the country. In reality, they were just a curtain-raiser. It’s the next few weeks and … [Read more...]

What Makes A Strong Lobbyist

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Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it’s lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in Washington. Here’s a case in … [Read more...]