Give Nevadans a Voice in How Our Land is Used

Nevada’s two remaining Republican representatives in Washington have joined forces to introduce legislation that would prevent future presidents from usurping Nevada land without first consulting Nevadans. This past week Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. M … [Read more...]

Congress or Trump Could Undo Monument Designation

There is a word for what President Obama did this past week in declaring Gold Butte a national monument: dictatorial. In just more than a year Obama has unilaterally declared off-limits to productive economic uses 1 million acres of Nevada land — f … [Read more...]

Here’s the Rule: If You Break it You Own It

When the stock market goes up or down, credit and blame accrues to the president. Mostly unfair in a global economy, of course, but that’s how Americans judge it. Call it the “Pottery Barn Rule -- If You Break It, You Own It”. No clearer examp … [Read more...]

A Suggestion for a Presidential Commutation

President Obama has now commuted the federal prison sentences of more than 1,000 prisoners, mostly non-violent drug offenders. Most have served far more time in prison than if they committed the same crime today, because previous mandatory sentencing … [Read more...]

Inaction of Nevada lawmakers highlighted by another campus shooting

A 26-year-old gunman opened fire on a community college campus in Oregon this past week killing nine and wounding nine others before killing himself when confronted by police. Within hours 0909 was on television declaring, “Well, this is something … [Read more...]

Successful grouse conservation efforts should prevent listing of bird

Gov. Brian Sandoval took the opportunity to bend the ear and twist the arm of President Obama when he was in Las Vegas this past week, urging him to throw his weight around and prevent the greater sage grouse from being listed this month under the … [Read more...]

Reid and Obama playing fast and loose with the facts about ‘green’ energy

When President Obama took the stage to close out Harry Reid’s traveling planet salvation show this past week in Las Vegas, he accused opponents of his sweeping clean energy plans of spreading misinformation. “We refuse to surrender the hope of a cl … [Read more...]

And you thought your voted counted for something in Nevada?

“Elections have consequences …” President Obama likes to tell Republicans, especially after he just won one. But not in Nevada. Not any more. The voters of Nevada swept into office a majority of Republicans in both the Assembly and state Senat … [Read more...]

Congress should rein in Obama’s war on fossil fuel

The price of gasoline in parts of the country has dropped below $2 a gallon after hovering near $4 for so long. In fact, in the most basic terms, the price of gasoline is the lowest it has ever been. According to the American Enterprise Institute, … [Read more...]

State’s are getting short end of the PILT stick

Congress extended the funding for PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) for one more year by adding a tiny $411 million drop to the $1 trillion farm bill bucket. The farm bill passed easily in the House and Senate and President Obama is expected to sign … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: August 2, 2013

Dear Editor, President Obama’s newly appointed Commission on Election Administration has begun holding public hearings around the country. The 10 member body is tasked with presenting recommendations to the president about how to “improve the voting … [Read more...]

Less junk foods in schools

High-calorie sports drinks and candy bars are supposed to be removed from school vending machines and cafeteria lines nationwide this school year, and replaced with diet drinks, granola bars and other healthier items. In June, the U.S. Department … [Read more...]