Ely: Mining, Murals, and Trains, Oh My

Sometimes you just need a break from the hectic retired life. How about a road trip? Vegas? Hawaii? Been there, done that. Since Deb and I like to sample remote destinations, Ely, Nevada, is the place to be. And it fulfills our main requirement by … [Read more...]

Margins tax could scare off potential job creators, like Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors has now confirmed it has broken ground on land outside Reno for a potential site for a $5 billion lithium-ion battery factory that would employ as many as 6,500 workers. According to a Las Vegas news account, in a letter to s … [Read more...]

Why Government Fails, and What We Should Do About It

As election season approaches, I’ve been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It’s that our government often fails — and that we need to address this. What’s odd is that while the frequent failures in government’s per … [Read more...]

Why Incumbents Keep Getting Reelected

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members’ standing with the American people at a historic low for a mid … [Read more...]

Time to make an example of open meeting scofflaws

Nevada’s open meeting law has been widely flouted and largely ignored by numerous public agencies across the state who find it inconvenient and unseemly to conduct the public’s business in public, and the attorneys general over the years have been loa … [Read more...]

Delaying marijuana vote the right thing to do

To the editor: I attended the City Council Technical Review meeting on July 15. An interesting fact came out of that meeting. There are only 30 - 50 people in Mesquite with cards for medical marijuana. This represents less than a quarter of 1%. … [Read more...]

Pipeline a mistake despite circumstances

The Las Vegas newspaper this past week editorially pointed out the city's primary water source is drying up. That's obvious from the broad white bathtub ring around Lake Mead. To slake Las Vegas’ thirst, the editorialists suggest tapping gr … [Read more...]

Mesquite’s ‘Transparency’ filled with hurdles

By Robert Fellner Nevada’s Public Records Act — long a part of state law — gets lots of verbal support from people in state and local government. “Certainly the voters have a right to know how their money is being spent,” politicians and bureaucra … [Read more...]

Kick the boss out of your bedroom and your medicine cabinet

We couldn’t agree more with Nevada’s senior senile Sen. Harry Reid. “When it comes to a woman’s personal health, that is a decision she has to make. Bosses shouldn’t be in the same room. They shouldn’t even be in the same ZIP code,” said Reid. N … [Read more...]

Make casinos smoke-free

To the editor: The American Gaming Association just released the results of its annual poll on gambling attitudes and habits, stating “Casino visitors are a portrait of the American electorate, and voters are giving policymakers permission to t … [Read more...]