Vote Ballweg and Young for OPD

To the Editor: I have attended several Candidate forums for the Overton Power District Trustees, and I would strongly recommend Dave Ballweg and Mike Young for the two Mesquite seats. They both expressed several problems with the current board and … [Read more...]

Viewing Political Corruption More Broadly

Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is “widespread” in go … [Read more...]

Lt. Governor Pick

Oddly enough, the marquee race on the November ballot is the one for lieutenant governor, usually an afterthought. But, with Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval facing a Democratic opponent who came in second to “none of these candidates” in the pri … [Read more...]

Question 3 doesn’t give answer to school funding

If you know nothing about any other matter on the November ballot, we urge you to go the polls to cast a resounding “no” vote on Question 3 — otherwise known as The Education Initiative or more accurately as the margin tax. Depending on which study … [Read more...]

Thanks for the Candidate Forums

To the Editor: As a candidate for Trustee of the Overton Power District at large seat, I was pleased to participate in the two Candidate Forums on October 8. The lunchtime forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce was well run, and the questions … [Read more...]

Vote for Hurd

To the Editor: The upcoming midterm election is important for more reasons than just the partisan political positions that will be on the ballot.  Of major concern to us, locally, should be the election of seats on the Overton Power District (OPD) … [Read more...]

Question 2: Voters should just say ‘no’ to meddling with the mining tax

Only days after the state of Nevada celebrates its 150th anniversary of statehood on Oct. 31, voters will be asked on the General Election ballot whether to repeal a section of the Nevada Constitution on which the very question of statehood hinged … [Read more...]

Bureaucrats playing a befuddled, futile game of species preservation with our money

“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.” — Proverbs 26:12 Economist F.A. Hayek called the efforts of central planners to create a more efficient economy than the free market could: “The Fatal Conceit … [Read more...]

Us versus Them

To the editor: The logic of the clarification comments made by Cresent Hardy at his private campaign fund raiser is lost on me.  His criticism of how women and minorities voted was insensitive enough but the 47% statement was outright bigoted and … [Read more...]

Hardy’s honesty questioned

To the editor: Cresent Hardy is being just plain dishonest in his statements regarding women and minorities.  Hardy may not want to admit he blames the problems of this country on women and minorities but during his recent fund raiser, when he … [Read more...]