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More productive uses of your tax dollars

I see where "authorities" (no one even tries anymore to list all the outfits currently operating under the rubric of either the "multi-agency narcotics team" or the "High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program") began removing another 9,400...

Ridiculing easily established facts

I mentioned in my column last week that the mainstream media, and even to some extent the Tea Party, seem to be doing everything they can to marginalize GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul. This despite the fact that, interestingly enough, the latest...

On alternative currency and Ron Paul

I'm a tad too young to remember nickel Cokes, though I can remember when the drink cost a dime. It's tempting to say that in vending machines today, a Coke now costs $1. But the four quarters you're shoving into the slot consist mostly of copper and...

The lousy track record of tax subsidies

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., staged his fourth annual National Clean Energy Summit at CityCenter's Aria hotel Aug. 30. Tellingly, most of the featured speakers were not energy engineers or even entrepreneurs, but left-leaning politicians, including Vice...

Feds come out for the woodwork

That "laser-like focus" of the Obama administration on jobs? Maybe they meant "on destroying jobs." Agents of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, armed with sub-machine guns, again last week raided and shut down production at the factories of the...

Illegals get amnesty, rest are on the dole

I see where our drug police found and seized 4 acres of marijuana plants growing on Mount Charleston, northwest of Las Vegas. The pot farmers are bad people because they litter and sometimes hunt wildlife out of season, says Forest Service spokesgal...

'Timid in the face of new challenges'

Last week, in response to Coercion-Schooling Secretary Arne Duncan's Aug. 8 announcement that he would encourage all 50 states to apply for waivers of testing requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act -- the secretary asserting such testing...

Close the Department of Education

Mark Aug. 8 on your calendar. Few realize it, but the events of Aug. 5-8 marked the beginning of massive changes in America. No, I don't write today about the overdue Standard & Poor's downgrade of the actuarially bankrupt federal government's...

'I resemble that remark'

It used to take years to get a book into print. And during the laborious process of re-typing the manuscript, plenty of people had a go at the thing. Today's technology has enormously speeded the process of creating a book from the author's original...

Norwegians 'must keep them in a safe'

The text for today's reading in the Gospel of the Politically Correct comes to us from the July 25 London Evening Standard, current sad spokesrag for a nation which rose to greatness in the day when the average peasant was required to regularly...

Deconstructing the debt ceiling debate

Wow. Talk about alienating your base. Did you see where the AARP disowned President Barack Obama, vowing to support his 2012 Republican challenger (whoever that may be), after the president called for bumping the Social Security and Medicare...

It's all a vicious game of 'Let's pretend'

By now most folks have likely heard about the case of Nigerian-American Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, 24, also known as Seun Noibi. On June 25, Virgin America Flight 415 from New York's JFK International Airport to Los Angeles was two hours into its...

'We're defaulting all the time'

Everyone "agrees a failure to raise the debt ceiling would have devastating repercussions for our economy," says one of myriad voices on the radio. "But what the Republicans have to be sure they get in any deal to raise the debt ceiling is a firm...

Just the facts, ma'am

"Wisconsin's polarizing union law to take effect," reads Tuesday's Associated Press flash ... "MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court handed Republican Gov. Scott Walker a major victory on Tuesday, ruling that his polarizing union rights law...

Another senseless, deadly SWAT raid

They don't look like cops to me. Dressed in helmets and camouflage fatigues and carrying .223 rifles handed down from the U.S. Army, they look like some ragtag Third World militia as they shuffle up to a suburban front door in broad daylight in a...

Thoughts on the 'right' to health care

Is health care a right? You can die without heath care, so it must be a right. Right? You can also die without food. Is food a right? We're not likely to make much progress here until we figure out what a constitutional right is. First, when we call...

The battle that changed everything

When war is thrust upon us -- as it was on Dec. 7, 1941, and again on Sept. 11, 2001 -- we ask our young men to put their lives on the line. Then the college debate squad in charge at the White House proceeds to spend more time worrying about how to...

'Driving is not a right -- it's a privilege'

In response to my recent columns on the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles urging 83-year-old widows who prefer to retain their late husbands' surnames to "get their name changed" to match those on Social Security cards issued when they were 16, I...

ATF told gun stores to arm drug cartels

On the night of Dec. 14, 2010, a firefight erupted in the Southern Arizona desert. According to court documents obtained by CBS News, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was part of a squad that spotted a group of illegal immigrants, some armed with...

DMV scofflaws imposing 'Real ID'

Scores of people responded to last week's column, reporting they, too, were told they "had the wrong name" when they went to renew their Nevada driver's licenses. Perhaps the most moving was that of an 83-year-old woman who moved here from Colorado...