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How government becomes corrupt

If you’d like a lesson in how government becomes corrupt, you don’t need to take a trip to Louisiana for an up-close view of state politics, or comb over history books for a primer on the Sons of St. Tammany that controlled New York City patronage in 1850s, you need only to examine what’s going on between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Feds ride roughshod in the West

As Nevada has shifted from rural to urban living in the last 50 years, many of us read with detachment about the plight of the ranching industry as it struggles to stay in business dealing with the increasingly capricious federal agencies who rule public land.

Caught flat-footed again

As Iraq takes the fast train toward an Islamic 13th century form of government and life, President Obama’s administration is telling Congress that it didn’t see it coming.

An invite to Miss Ne-vah-duh

It is more than a little embarrassing to find out that Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, who was recently crowned Miss USA, never really lived in Nevada long (if at all) and on a recent radio show couldn’t identify the state capital, Carson City.

Paging Dr. Buzzkill

The Nevada Board of Medial Examiners just issued this warning to doctors in Nevada. Translation: Prescribe medical marijuana at your own legal peril.