In case you’re wondering why the U.S. economy is in such a mess, consider this sobering statistic: for the first time since the Great Depression, U.S. households received more in cash handouts from the government in 2010 ($2.3 trillion) than they … [Continue reading] about Entitlements & Handouts: The Big Lie
The Tea Party movement has been the target of vicious verbal attacks recently, and they seem to be escalating. Indiana Congressman Andre Carson, a member of the Black Congressional Caucus, said, “Some of them in Congress right now with this Tea … [Continue reading] about The Tea Party Movement: Terrorists or Patriots?
Merriam-Webster’s defines integrity as “a firm adherence to a code of moral values (incorruptibility).” Words related to integrity are: character, decency, goodness, honesty, morality, righteousness, uprightness, and virtue. Opposites include … [Continue reading] about Integrity in Government: An Endangered Species
The principle of separation of powers is an important part of the Nevada Constitution, which states that no one “charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these departments [Executive, Legislative and Judicial] shall exercise … [Continue reading] about Public Employees as Legislators: Foxes Guarding the Henhouse?
Anyone who watched Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at their May 20 press conference must have been struck by the contrast between the two men. Netanyahu led an elite combat unit and fought in the Yom Kippur War. He worked … [Continue reading] about Obama’s Israel Policy: A Major Blunder
In representing Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District, Dean Heller voted his conscience as a staunch fiscal conservative, and on several occasions seemed to be the sole voice of reason among the Nevada delegation. Now that Gov. Sandoval has appointed … [Continue reading] about Senator Dean Heller: Facing the Challenges Ahead
This issue of Nevada Business Magazine recognizes a group of remarkable home grown companies and the families that have made them successful. Unlike large corporations or governments, these businesses operate without a safety net. Their success is … [Continue reading] about Saluting Family-Owned Businesses: Helping Those that Help Themselves
It’s no secret that Nevada’s education system is in trouble: our high school graduation rate of 41.8 percent is the lowest in the nation, and less than one-third of our minority students achieve a diploma on time. And the list of discouraging … [Continue reading] about School Vouchers: Could they be the answer for Nevada?
Think your job is difficult? How’d you like to be the one in charge of balancing Nevada’s budget - filling a gap between expenses and revenues that’s expected to reach $2.5 billion over the next two years? Governor Brian Sandoval is required by law … [Continue reading] about Balancing the State Budget: Hold the Line on Taxes
The official results of the 2010 Census brought good news for Nevada. Because of our rapid population growth between 2000 and 2010, we have been allotted a fourth congressional seat, giving us more clout in Congress as well as another vote in the … [Continue reading] about Caution: Gerrymandering Ahead
Nevada voters go to the polls in November to choose between two candidates to represent our state in the U.S. Senate. I can’t think of a recent election where the choice was more clear-cut, or the stakes higher. Although both Sharron Angle and Harry … [Continue reading] about Reid or Angle? A Critical Choice for Nevada’s Future
Socialism: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state. Capitalism: An economic system in which the means of production and distribution are owned and controlled by private individuals … [Continue reading] about Can Capitalism Be Saved? Let’s Take Back America
President Obama’s “Healthcare Reform” proposals are enough to make any right-thinking person feel sick, for three main reasons. First and foremost, this system substitutes coercion for choice. It will take away peoples’ ability to work with … [Continue reading] about Healthcare Reform Proposals Endanger Your Health
Those of us who lived in Nevada in 2002 remember when medical malpractice insurance premiums were so high that physicians were leaving Nevada in droves. Doctors refused to move here from other states, and high-risk specialists like obstetricians … [Continue reading] about Legislators Reconsider Medical Malpractice Bill
The union leaders and political activists behind the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) must be having a good laugh at the expense of folks who actually believe it offers free choice to employees. What’s not so funny is that this dangerous piece of … [Continue reading] about Employee Free Choice Act: Don’t let the name fool you
If you suddenly discovered your household income for 2009 would be about 30 percent less than what you had budgeted to spend, what would you do? Wouldn’t you sit down with your family and look for ways to drastically cut expenses? This is the same … [Continue reading] about Tough Times, Tough Choices: Governor’s Budget Deserves Support
Don’t you just love those 30-day try-out periods or your money back deals? But, make sure to read the fine print. Many companies are charging hidden fees such as 20% for restocking, cost of shipping, insurance, etc. But the offers sound so good on … [Continue reading] about BEWARE OF THOSE FREE TRIAL PERIODS AND SO-CALLED GUARANTEES