How Nevada Dems are undermining poor Erin Bilbray’s campaign »

How Nevada Dems are undermining poor Erin Bilbray’s campaign

Poor Erin Bilbray-Kohn just can’t catch a break. The titular head of her party, President Barack Obama, has announced his proposal for dealing with the ISIS head-chopper Muslims running amok all over Iraq and Syria. It’s fair to assume that Bilbray-Kohn, the Democrat running for Nevada’s 3rd congressional district currently represented by Republican Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nevada), supports her fellow Democrat and commander-in-chief. On September 17, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Obama’s military […]

Stuck on Stupid is as Stupid Does »

Stuck on Stupid is as Stupid Does

I have an exceptionally low level of tolerance for stupidity. Which I guess helps explain why I fight so hard to shrink the size of government. Let’s face it, government is Stupidity Central. Yet – and I think we can thank the government schools at least partially for this – the stupidity virus is spreading throughout society and I fear we may be on the verge of a pandemic. (Remember when government made “pandemic” a […]

Crony Capitalist-opoly: Where the Odds are Stacked Against the Little Guy »

Crony Capitalist-opoly: Where the Odds are Stacked Against the Little Guy

The beloved board game Monopoly has spawned all manner of themed spinoffs. There’s Dog-opoly, Chocolate-opoly, KISS-opoly, Muppet-opoly, Elvis-opoly and even Las Vegas-opoly. There isn’t yet a Nevada-opoly, but if there was, the rules of the game would have to be changed significantly to be realistic. First, there would be two competing businesses. Biz #1 would own Boardwalk and Park Place and have a hotel/casino on each space. Every other property would be owned by Biz […]

The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth »

The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth

[Editor’s note: Ron Knecht’s column today takes the form of a story for his 12-year-old daughter Karyn.] Karyn, it’s the Fourth of July, so time for another Daddy story about baseball (of course) and a great American (also of course). I’ve told you about Sandy Koufax, Stan Musial, Jackie Robinson and others. Today, it’s Lou Gehrig, The Iron Horse. He was born in 1903 in New York City to poor German immigrants, the only one of […]

Immigration Reform’s Deal-Breaking Poison Pill »

Immigration Reform’s Deal-Breaking Poison Pill

Let’s say there was an education reform bill proposed that gave liberals everything they ever wanted: Per-pupil spending would be doubled.  As would the salaries of every teacher.  Mandatory pre-K schooling starting at age two.  Teacher tenure after just one year in the classroom.  No teacher evaluations.  No merit pay based on student test scores.  Mandatory self-esteem classes in grades K-12.  And no U.S. History. Pure liberal nirvana.  However… In addition, every parent of any income level would be given a full voucher […]

Random Thoughts on the Nevada Political Scene »

Random Thoughts on the Nevada Political Scene

Have most conservative challengers running against establishment Republicans in primaries – both in Nevada and nationwide – lost?  Yes.  Were they expected to lose against those entrenched, well-funded incumbents?  Yes. Have the mere challenges by conservatives to establishment moderates been hugely beneficial in moving those moderates to pay attention and move to the right.  Yes. By the way, Mississippi U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran survived in his GOP primary run-off election against a conservative challenger only because a large number […]

Economic Inequality: Progressives’ New Crusade »

Economic Inequality: Progressives’ New Crusade

President Obama and progressives (statist liberals), trying to change the subject from the complete failures of their policies and the resulting human carnage, now incessantly flog income inequality with new claims that demonize successful people and free markets. They seek to lay a basis for their ultimate fantasy: massive new redistribution initiatives. Not only do they claim that economic inequality is increasing, but further that the rich prosper by making the poor and the middle […]

What Is Common Core, and Who Cares? »

What Is Common Core, and Who Cares?

What is Common Core (CC) and why should you care? Its proponents say CC is merely a set of standards for K-12 education developed by disinterested and public-spirited experts at the request of the nation’s governors and state school superintendents. Further, 45 states voluntarily adopted them after extensive public vetting and tailoring them to their individual needs. And they’ll do nothing to erode the primacy of states and local districts in education policy, practice and […]

Announcing the 2014 Nevada Conservative Awards »

Announcing the 2014 Nevada Conservative Awards

Citizen Outreach has announced the names of its conservative award recipients for 2014. They are… Conservative of the Year: Carl Bunce A top lieutenant in Ron Paul’s two presidential campaigns and the growing “liberty movement” in Nevada, Carl has been an extremely active and effective leader in the conservative-libertarian wing of the Republican Party in Nevada. He was an unsuccessful congressional candidate in 2008 and has served as Precinct Coordinator and Vice Chairman of the […]

Citizen Outreach announces 2014 Conservative Award recipients »

Citizen Outreach announces 2014 Conservative Award recipients

Citizen Outreach is proud to announce its 2014 conservative awards. Recipients will be honored at the June 6, 2014 First Friday Happy Hour at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Conservative of the Year: Carl Bunce Carl first appeared on Nevada’s political radar screen in 2007 as a field coordinator for Ron Paul’s presidential campaign, where he organized and trained supporters for the 2008 presidential caucus.  He also ran for Congress that year, […]