The classic board game Life features a key moment when each player reaches the “Day of Reckoning” space. A big decision must be made.
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Next week’s midterm elections are a referendum on the Obama administration’s six years of domestic and foreign policy failures. One issue is especially emblematic of White House bungling in both realms: the Keystone XL pipeline.
Nevada officials must be exceptionally protective of the state’s image. Las Vegas, especially, is a global tourist destination. Dumb policies and practices lead to bad visitor experiences, which hurt the Nevada brand.
While there may be no need for the American people to panic — yet — about the unfolding Ebola crisis, the public’s increasing worry is not based on misguided fear. No, the American people are alarmed because Washington in general and the Obama administration in particular have a long track record of incompetence (and worse) in dealing with a multitude of issues, and their response to the Ebola crisis is no exception.
Gun control supporters scoff when Second Amendment defenders accuse them of advocating the confiscation of firearms. The pro-restrictions crowd claims that our elected officials aren’t really trying to do what the gun-control set would actually love them to do.
To decide how to vote on Question 3, you don’t need to hear any of the many arguments for and against its passage. You just need to see which groups are for and against its passage.
Is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid looking out for Nevada, or just himself? It’s a question worth asking after the Democrat introduced legislation to block more than 805,000 acres of federal land in Nevada from future development.
There’s a very good reason why rows of roadside campaign signs are dominated by judicial candidates: Judicial races dominate November’s ballot.
Name recognition paves the way to elected office. Voters’ short memories sometimes come into play, too. Robert Eliason is hoping the former works in his favor in his campaign for North Las Vegas constable, and Lisa Brown is counting on the latter in her run for Family Court, Department T.
Drunken drivers and other dangerous criminals deserve to be locked up. But they also deserve every protection afforded under the Constitution. Arrests and prosecutions must not come at the expense of rights, and the Nevada Supreme Court last week made sure that’s the case for Silver State residents.
The federal government stomps all over Americans’ rights on a regular basis. But when the government uses the courts — the system that is supposed to provide the final check on government overreach — to trample our liberties, it’s beyond outrageous. It’s a constitutional crisis.
No one had a bigger impact on the evolution of entertainment writing in Las Vegas than Frank Fertado, the Review-Journal’s longtime features editor.
Behold the cratering congressional campaign of Erin Bilbray, a candidate so out of her depth and so lacking in substance that her only path to victory is to smear the opposition through fabrication — and contradict her own policy priorities in the process.
The Clark County School District was starting to regain the community’s confidence. It was showing signs that it could be trusted to wisely spend significantly more tax money on public education. Slowly but surely, business leaders who had long doubted the bureaucracy’s effectiveness were joining forces to build support for a better, more accountable K-12 system.
We interrupt coverage of the ISIS crisis and the Ebola emergency to remind voters of the biggest reason why President Barack Obama’s approval rating is plummeting and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is at risk of losing his job: the Affordable Care Act.
The next John Bonaventura is on this fall’s ballot, hoping you aren’t paying attention, hoping you won’t do your homework. There are a great many down-ticket offices on this fall’s ballot that have great powers and important responsibilities. If voters fail to make informed choices in those races, an especially unqualified office holder can cause great harm to the public — just like John Bonaventura.
Among the many people on this fall’s ballot who have no business running for office are a handful of candidates who already hold office. We elect people with the hope that they’ll do a good job. If they don’t deliver, we can fire them — because they almost always seek re-election. Absent term limits, incumbents — especially bad ones — dig in like ticks.
Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election starts today in Clark County. Citizens who are anxious to complete their civic duty but are concerned they don’t have enough information should wait until Sunday, when the Review-Journal publishes its biennial general election voter guide.
There are a great many flawed and fantastical arguments in favor of Question 3, but none more outrageous than the idea that Nevada can create more jobs and a stronger economy by enacting the biggest tax increase in state history.
Justice delayed is justice denied. That cliche rings especially true in Nevada. The Silver State is one of just 10 states that lack an appellate court between their district and supreme courts, a structure that has created an increasing backlog of appeals.
If voters approve Question 2 on this fall’s ballot, they will not increase taxes on Nevada’s mining industry. Passage of Question 2 would remove the Nevada Constitution’s caps on mining taxes and allow the Legislature, or voters through the initiative process, to change the industry’s tax rates.
To understand why Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval faces no significant opposition for re-election, voters must look beyond his high approval ratings and his steady leadership in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Voters must look beyond his education reforms, which improved competition and accountability in Nevada’s underachieving public school system, beyond his work attracting new companies and new jobs.
The Review-Journal editorial board offers the following endorsements in this fall’s elections for attorney general, state treasurer and state controller.
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