I recently returned home to Nevada from a trip to Kansas City. It was one of those trips where you pass your family in the airport, they were arriving at KC to begin a vacation while I was returning home to work. Upon arriving home, I was welcomed by … [Read more...] about NEA STOOPS TO SNAKE OIL SALESMAN TACTICS
Backyard picnics, family get-togethers and fireworks are all part of the Fourth of July celebration across America. It’s a time when our nation’s workers pause to honor those that paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we could live … [Read more...] about FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE
Here’s the good news. Nevada may not be the Silicon Valley, but our state is getting its share of new information technology (IT) companies. States across the nation are in fierce competition for what has become the “golden” industry. … [Read more...] about Technology The Good…The Bad and the E-ugly
Nicknamed “Battle Born”, we Nevadans are an independent bunch and have a history of wanting to run our own lives. We don’t want government control, nor do we need it. Nevertheless, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend recently with more and more … [Read more...] about Loss of Common Sense: A State Controlled with Rights Infringed
Chalk up yet another victory for gay rights. The passage of AB 311 creates special rights for homosexuals in employment. The Nevada bill makes homosexuality equal in the law to minorities, which have no control over their color or gender. The only … [Read more...] about HOMOSEXUALS – FAIR OR PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT?
For the last two years, Nevada casino executives have been carefully monitoring the actions of a nine-member federal gambling commission. The congressionally-created panel had the potential to reap havoc on the gaming industry and dramatically change … [Read more...] about NEVADA WINS ROUND ONE – NATIONAL GAMBLING IMPACT STUDY COMMISSION
Have you ever wondered how many business people don’t utilize a PC computer in the running their businesses? On the other side, how many of the business people that utilize a PC use them over an one-hour a day? Of the people who use a PC over … [Read more...] about New Operating System Offers Hope for Frustrated PC Users
Prologue Everyone, including myself has a complaint or criticism of our current and past Presidents. The complaints include things they have, and haven’t done. Thinking through the process I have tried to incorporate in my company(s) … [Read more...] about IF I WERE PRESIDENT – Part II of a Series
What a thought? Here starts a series of commentaries I will be writing over the next few months. Everyone, including myself has a complaint or criticism of our current and past Presidents. The complaints include things they have, and haven’t … [Read more...] about IF I WERE PRESIDENT – Part I of a Series
UNLV’s new multi-media campaign, which recently took top awards in national competition, is one of only a few kudos the University has received on a national level. What’s up at UNLV? Well it’s certainly not enrollment….at least not by much. In 1995 … [Read more...] about BE A REBEL?
When minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard: "Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek Your … [Read more...] about THE NEW MILLENNIUM – LET US BEGIN ANEW
Electronic commerce has made it possible to purchase virtually anything from the privacy of your own home. But many people still hesitate to use their credit cards to make electronic purchases. While their fears are based on solid reasoning, … [Read more...] about Consumers Have a Right to Financial Privacy
The teachers union is at it again. They’re finalizing a plan to create a Nevada business tax that, if passed, would cripple our ability to attract new companies and create severe hardships for a number of existing businesses. The statutory initiative … [Read more...] about The Teacher’s Union Wants a Raise – Solution: Tax Business!
“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety” Benjamin Franklin Our founding fathers would be stunned if they could see how far our nation has drifted from its original … [Read more...] about The Erosion of Freedom
When the Governor announced the shutdown of businesses throughout Nevada in mid-March, it seems many among us were in a state of shock. As the new reality started to sink in and people developed new routines, an unexpected camaraderie started to take … [Read more...] about A Shout Out to the Helpers
First of all, I recognize it’s much easier to be an armchair quarterback than to be the one calling the shots. Our leaders, from all levels of government, have had to make unprecedented decisions in the wake of COVID-19. In many cases, their … [Read more...] about Nevada Governor Fails to Lead: Lessons Learned from a Pandemic
In September of last year, Nevada State Senator Heidi Gansert was a guest columnist with Nevada Business Magazine. She explained how, in the last session, Democrats ignored the two-thirds supermajority constitutional requirement to pass two bills: SB … [Read more...] about Democrats & Legislative Council Bureau Running Amok: Ignore the Will of the People