Public Has a Right to See Justice Done

Currently playing in theaters across the country is a movie called “The Post,” about how in 1971 The New York Times and The Washington Post both brazenly defied the law of the land and published excerpts of a highly classified document that has since … [Read more...]

Candidates Should Promise to End Earmarks

Everybody loves to hate earmarks. Don’t they? Nevada Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen, who is running for the Senate in a bid to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller, recently introduced legislation to ban earmarks. Earmarks are t … [Read more...]

Democrats Display Disrespectful Distraction

Nevada Democrats have taken identity politics to a whole new level. They have not just lowered the bar, they have buried it. Recently they held a press conference to announce the state party’s mascot for the 2018 election season – Mitch McTurtle. A … [Read more...]

Nevada Challenges California’s Sanctuary Cities

This past summer Nevada joined with other states in challenging a California federal judge’s decision to block President Trump’s executive order that would deny some federal funding for sanctuary cities, saying that such cities near Nevada pose a thr … [Read more...]

Another Senator Spotlights Federal Wasteful Spending

Back in the 1970s Wisconsin U.S. Sen. William Proxmire began handing out his monthly Golden Fleece Award, recognizing wasteful spending by government agencies, such as a $4 million advertising campaign by the Postal Service to encourage Americans to … [Read more...]

Anti-Conversion Therapy Law Tramples Free Speech Rights

With the turning of a page of the calendar to a new year comes a host of new laws on the books in Nevada, among them is a law banning therapists from engaging in something dubbed conversion therapy. The new law makes it illegal for any … [Read more...]

Nevada Should Challenge Constitutionality of Federal Pot Law

A week ago the Trump administration rescinded a series of Obama administration memos instructing federal prosecutors to back off enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized it, sending legal pot businesses into a dither, including … [Read more...]

Planning for Death When Young Children or Grandchildren Are Involved

By Jeffery McKenna No one likes to think about death much less plan for it. Many surveys indicate this is one of the biggest factors in not doing estate planning. However, doing estate planning is an act of love. This is especially true when there … [Read more...]

BLM Moving Forward with Fire Prevention Effort

The Bureau of Land Management posted on the Federal Register a couple of weeks ago a notice that it is beginning the tedious paperwork process to finally do something to prevent the devastating wildfires that have plagued the Great Basin region in … [Read more...]

Why Nevada Must Hit the Brakes on Taxes

It’s called voting with your feet. A remarkable number of well-heeled Americans are doing just that, and it should serve as a warning to Nevada voters and candidates as we enter an election year. Though Republican governors in recent years have s … [Read more...]

What Evidence Is Pertinent in Bundy Trials?

Pardon us plebs, but we are a tad bit confused about just what is admissible evidence in the Bunkerville standoff trials. This past week, about a month into the second of three scheduled trials, the judge declared a mistrial because the … [Read more...]

Time to Reopen Ash Springs to Swimmers

The Lincoln Country Record reported that the popular swimming hole at the Ash Springs hot springs north of Alamo was shut down because of possible safety hazards. Someone had noticed a child playing near a wall of rocks that looked as if it might … [Read more...]

Whoa! We Spent $22m on What?

Do you believe in UFOs – unidentified flying objects? How about UFPs – unidentified funded programs? Mark me as curious about UFOs, but dead set against UFPs, especially when the UFP is about UFOs. That’s the gift the American people recei … [Read more...]

Nevada Still Leads Nation in Public Worker Pay

Once again Nevada has earned a worst-in-the-nation ranking. An analysis of 2016 payroll data by Key Policy Data found Nevada’s state and local public employees are the least productive in the country, according to a news account by W … [Read more...]

Bundy Case Secrecy Being Rightfully Challenged

Though the most recent trial of four defendants in the April 2014 standoff between armed protesters and Bureau of Land Management agents trying to confiscate Cliven Bundy’s cattle ended in a mistrial, the case will stand as a historic example of how s … [Read more...]

It is Time for Rep. Kihuen to Step Down

For the sake of the citizens of the 4th Congressional District of Nevada, it is time for Ruben Kihuen to resign. As if the allegations of sexual harassment of a staffer during the 2016 campaign weren’t bad enough, Kihuen has turned himself into a p … [Read more...]

Give the Gift of Knowledge about Nevada

Christmas is coming and you’re still scratching your head over just what to get for that special Nevada friend or family member. How about a gift that will keep giving for years to come — a book, specifically a book about Nevada and/or the West? A … [Read more...]

What to Do About Wild Horses?

Part two of two In his newly published book, “Wild Horse Country,” writer David Philipps offers his suggestion for what to do about the overpopulation of wild horses in the West, which are overgrazing the open range: “The solution is mountain lions … [Read more...]

Sanctuary City Suit Makes Political, Not Legal Case

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada filed a lawsuit this past week in Carson City attempting to block the voters from having a say on an initiative petition that would amend the state Constitution to prohibit sanctuary cities in … [Read more...]

New Book Explores ‘Wild Horse Country’

What should be done about wild horses? Colorado-based writer David Philipps attempts to answer that question in his 316-page book “Wild Horse Country,” published in October. The book sweeps across a span of time and landscape as vast as the ran … [Read more...]