I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their … [Read more...] about Enough is Enough: Stop Government Overreach
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr If Dr. King were alive today, half a century … [Read more...] about Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Since the 2020 election concluded, voting issues have come to the forefront for our nation. Some contend the election was “rigged” while others insist it was fair. I won’t speak to whether or not this most recent election was conducted fairly for all … [Read more...] about The Right to Vote: Restoring Confidence in Elections
Nevadans owe state Republican Senators a debt of gratitude. In case you missed it, last month the state’s Supreme Court ruled the power grab by democrats during the 2019 legislative session was unconstitutional. By way of background, in 1994 the … [Read more...] about It’s a Win! Senators go to Bat for Nevadans: Lawbreaking Elected Officials Should be Held Accountable
As a business leader, how would you like to provide a required service with no competition? Would you like to be the only provider of a product with a built-in customer base that must access your facility to be in compliance with the law? It sounds … [Read more...] about DMV: A Consumer’s Nightmare, An Entrepreneur’s Dream
“The powers of the government of the state of Nevada shall be divided into three separate departments, the Legislative, the Executive and the Judicial; and no persons charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these departments … [Read more...] about What Gives them the Right? Separation of Powers in Nevada
In Nevada we have what’s known as a part-time citizen Legislature. Our state’s elected officials only meet for 120 days in odd-numbered years and those that serve often have other jobs in Nevada. Only three other states have a similar schedule and … [Read more...] about COVID-19’s Latest Victim: Legislative Freedom
Over the last eight months, COVID-19 has been brought into sharp focus for most of us. I know people that have caught the virus and have seen the effect it has on them. It’s certainly not something anyone should be taking lightly. The advice on how … [Read more...] about It’s time to Choose: The Economy Versus COVID-19
Work is almost completed on the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, located near Tonopah. The developers had received a $737 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy, so if the project fails like Solyndra did, taxpayers will be on … [Read more...] about Alternative Energy Projects: Who Pays for These Boondoggles?
There are so many things wrong with last month’s BLM “roundup” it’s difficult to even know where to start. As anyone in businesses will tell you, to effectively negotiate a deal, both parties must begin with the same premise. Clive Bundy was … [Read more...] about Fed Up: Who Works for Who?
American businesses are finally emerging from the recession – some of us survived bruised and battered, others didn’t make it and some companies managed to succeed by a combination of business smarts, ruthless cost-cutting and just plain luck. If the … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned: Integrity Matters
November may seem far away now, but plans for the next elections are already well underway. Now is the time to start researching the field of candidates to decide who you want to represent your interests when the Legislature convenes in February … [Read more...] about November 2014 Elections: Support Pro-Business Candidates Now
The November 2014 ballot will contain a proposal to amend the Nevada Constitution and create a court of appeals (appellate court). Those of you who have been reading my columns awhile know that 99 percent of the time I’m a passionate supporter of … [Read more...] about Nevada Needs a Court of Appeals: Businesses Should Support 2014 Ballot Question
Cliven Bundy is a man on a mission. He’s been battling the federal government -- specifically, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) -- for more than 20 years, and he’s determined to win this David-and-Goliath battle. Bundy’s family has raised … [Read more...] about Home, Home on the Range: Where the Desert Tortoises Roam?
In Governor Brian Sandoval’s State of the State speech, he encouraged everyone to “shop Nevada first” and said Nevada should make “supporting private sector job creation a way of life for all government agencies.” I heartily endorse both these ideas, … [Read more...] about Nevada Money Should Stay in Nevada: Time to Reform the Contracting Process
Nevada’s so-called “prevailing wage” laws cost taxpayers millions of dollars each year – many of these dollars go into union coffers instead of to workers. Once you know the facts about it, you’ll be as outraged as I am that this politically … [Read more...] about Prevailing Wage Laws: Time to End This Corrupt System
Harry Reid likes to brag about all the money and jobs he’s bringing to Nevada by “earmarking” alternative energy projects. However, a little research shows that many of the companies receiving government loan guarantees and grants aren’t even based … [Read more...] about Harry Reid and the DOE: Sending Nevada Dollars Overseas