• Forget Who’s Your Daddy, How About Where’s Your Daddy?

    OK, at the risk of being called a cold-hearted SOB (again), allow me to raise a point because….well, somebody should. On Thursday the Las Vegas Review-Journal published a 1,126-word story on a 15-year-old kid named Tanner Chamberlain who got into a loud and violent 30- to 45-minute fight with his mother, Evie...

  • Code of Conduct Proposed for Health Care Industry

    In the never-ending debate about national health care, the most common refrain is “our health care system is broken.” That is immediately followed by never-ending government solutions to “fix” said system at an estimated cost of trillions of dollars. Rarely mentioned in these expensive, government-knows-best debates, however, is any discussion of free-market,...

  • Olympic Rejection: Obama Loses Weapon of Mass Distraction

    Experts love to say that certain big companies and banks are “too big to fail.” The reality is our federal government is too big to succeed. It’s all going down in flames for Obama- “the anointed one.” He has proven once again that government spending has failed miserably. The economy continues to...

  • CA vs. NV: The “Move Your Business” Ad War

    I don’t know if it is a good thing or a bad thing, but we receive a fair number of press releases here. Besides the Nevada political ones (or, in other words, Treasurer Kate Marshall’s weekly notices) we’ve also found ourselves on such odd lists like that of the poor publicist who...

  • (Some) Businesses Pull an About-Face on the Death Tax: Why Now?

    For years, a coalition of small business owners, farmers, trade organizations and anti-tax groups have fought ardently for the permanent elimination of the estate tax, but suddenly, a few of these opponents appear to have fallen away from the fold. In a letter to Congress dated September 24th, forty-six business groups including...

  • Governor Calls for Lower Unemployment Tax

    Governor Jim Gibbons today announced his recommendation of a one-year reduction in unemployment insurance taxes paid by the majority of Nevada businesses. “The best way to keep jobs and encourage businesses to add new workers is make it easier for them,” Governor Gibbons said, “Nevada businesses have already been hit by an...

  • Gibbons Appoints New PUC Chairman

    Governor Jim Gibbons today announced the appointment of Sam Thompson to serve as Chair of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission. Mr. Thompson has served as a Commissioner on the PUC since July of 2007. Thompson also serves on the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Committee on Electricity and on the Advisory...

  • Conservatives Dissed by Raggio’s Republicans

    The anointment process is complete and the lines are drawn for next year’s battle royale for the soul of the Republican Party in a half-dozen Nevada state Senate seats. As has been their practice for many years, Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio and members of the Senate Republican Caucus met last week...

  • GOP’s Dream Team II

    Way back on May 14, 2009, I wrote in Muth’s Truths that Nevada Republicans had the potential of fielding a “dream team” of top-tier candidates who could potentially lead the beleaguered party back from the political wilderness. The team would include Rep. Dean Heller vs. Sen. Harry Reid, federal judge Brian Sandoval...

  • Raggio’s RINOs

    “State Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio warned today that a citizens committee expected to propose changes in taxes and state spending to improve the quality of life in Nevada must not be filled with ‘tax users’ for its recommendations to win public acceptance,” reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal this week. “The stakeholder...

  • Time to Break Out the Pink Slips

    Immediately following a meeting with Gov. Jim Gibbons last week, Democratic legislators, as well as some moderate Republicans, emerged and proclaimed adamantly that the state budget couldn’t be cut any further. Wow, talk about broken records and boys who cry wolf. These legislators have been saying there’s nothing more to cut since….well,...

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