Sen. Harry Reid, at it again »

Sen. Harry Reid, at it again

(Stephen Allott) – By now, the entire nation will be aware of the dispute between Nevada rancher, Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management. The ongoing feud finally and inevitably erupted, becoming a national story while raising a host of issues in its wake. An arguable case can be made for both sides. The pros and cons of who is right and who is wrong are debatable and no doubt will be discussed at […]

Some Harsh Reality about Extended Unemployment Benefits »

Some Harsh Reality about Extended Unemployment Benefits

Quick show of hands: How many of you think it’s OK for a parent to do their child’s homework? Oh, good. Only a few of you. Most of us recognize that while parents who do their kid’s homework are well-intentioned, they’re not really doing their kids any favors. Because while in the short-term they’ve kept their young ‘un from getting into hot water the next day in class, they’ve also kept them from learning an […]

The Greens’ Peak-Oil Limits-to-Growth Apocalypse That Wasn’t »

The Greens’ Peak-Oil Limits-to-Growth Apocalypse That Wasn’t

A few years ago, some experts predicted the world was about to reach a peak in global oil and gas production to be followed soon by marked decline. It would cause “war, famine, pestilence and death” – the biblical Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Another version: “war, starvation, economic recession, possibly even the extinction of homo sapiens.” Or, peak oil and gas “represents a mortal threat to the U.S. economy” and we “could plunge into […]

Rape Survivor Criticized for Writing about Horrific Attack »

Rape Survivor Criticized for Writing about Horrific Attack

(Chuck Muth) – Amanda Collins – a young Reno woman who survived a rape attack in a UNR parking garage in 2007 and has led efforts to pass a “campus carry” law in Nevada – is now being attacked by liberals for daring to speak out about it. Collins recently signed a fundraising letter describing her ordeal and criticizing Republican lieutenant governor candidate Mark Hutchison for not co-sponsoring a campus carry bill in last year’s […]

Apocalypse Now: Population Bomb to Global Warming »

Apocalypse Now: Population Bomb to Global Warming

(Ron Knecht) – “The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s, the world will undergo famines – hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death …” So began The Population Bomb, a 1968 advocacy book by Dr. Paul Ehrlich. He indicted American affluence and uncontrolled procreation as key parts of the over-population apocalypse he foresaw and thus as pernicious problems to be solved by Draconian public-sector and even […]

Walgreens Anti-Customer Potty Policy Loses Them a Customer »

Walgreens Anti-Customer Potty Policy Loses Them a Customer

I’m now officially boycotting Walgreens. I’ve never suffered fools gladly and have near-zero tolerance for blatant stupidity. You’d think, being in politics that I’d be used to it by now. I’m not. Here’s the deal… On my first-born’s 14th birthday, Kristen wanted to go to this place in Los Angeles called “The Last Bookstore” – which is supposed to be just the coolest used bookstore ever (it is). We laid up in West Hollywood – […]

Dream, Work, Achieve: A Story For Our Children »

Dream, Work, Achieve: A Story For Our Children

Nevada has some amazing people. This is a story about one of them, Dr. Thomas Schwenk, Dean of Nevada’s medical school – a story he tells to inspire beginning medical students and others. Thirty years ago, after completing their medical residencies, Schwenk and a partner opened an office in a small northern Utah town. They were the only physicians in a large area, the closest hospital was an hour away, and even helicopter transport took […]

Nevada and WNC’s Gift to Nation, the Dead and Our Vets »

Nevada and WNC’s Gift to Nation, the Dead and Our Vets

(Ron Knecht) – “Four thousand faces of American military who had perished in Iraq stared at me,” said former WNC professor Don Carlson. “I realized that this war has been perhaps one of the most impersonal wars the U.S. ever fought.” In 2008, the army veteran saw a Roster of the Dead, then totaling 4,000. He explains that with the all-volunteer military, more than in any previous war, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been […]

Amazing Elementary School Blows Union’s Claims to Smithereens »

Amazing Elementary School Blows Union’s Claims to Smithereens

The only thing more annoying these days than Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” song is the incessant bleating by Nevada’s teachers union that education is underfunded and, therefore, we have to penalize the state’s job providers by slapping them with a new “margins tax.” What a crock. And to prove it, just look at the evidence provided by a small elementary school in the blue-collar section of Henderson – C.T. Sewell – which in the span […]

One ringy-dingy »

One ringy-dingy

(Sen. Don Gustavson) – Your cell phone rings. You fumble for it. A strange number disconnects after the first ring before you can answer. You turn red with anger and dial the number back to let them know you don’t appreciate being annoyed, only to be connected to an auto-voice asking you to please hold. Eventually you hang up. Days later you receive your statement and turn red with embarrassment when you discover you’ve been […]