Trust is precious, quickly lost and not easily regained. America’s high-tech giants have learned as much and are trying to rebuild faith in their brands by protecting the privacy of their customers.
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Public education has an accountability problem, and Kelly Elementary School is the latest example.
It’s the season for giving thanks — and for simply giving.
Is the United States broken? Are we hopelessly divided by race and culture? Millions of Americans look at the violence in Ferguson, Mo., and say, “Yes.” Millions more see President Barack Obama rewriting immigration law by executive order and say, “Yes.”
Many judges, administrators and prosecutors who run downtown’s federal courthouse have nothing but contempt for the public.
In resigning his speakership before it ever really started, Assemblyman Ira Hansen showed he was unfit for leadership in the first place. The Sparks Republican suffers from Nixonian paranoia and Clintonian denial, blaming a vast moderate conspiracy for his demotion when, in fact, it was his own repugnant writing that marginalized him.
When it comes to reducing the federal budget deficit and the national debt, President Barack Obama says there is “obviously” more work to be done. He says he’s willing to do the work, but he also says it must be done “in a balanced way that doesn’t put all the burden on seniors or students or middle-class families, but also asks the wealthiest Americans to contribute and pay their fair share.” That’s what Americans really want, he says.
Imposing vigorous county and state regulation upon an industry is old hat in Nevada. Look up and down the Las Vegas Strip for proof of how well that relationship can work.
For years, Democrats have accused Republicans of being the “party of no,” especially when it comes to President Barack Obama’s economic agenda. Even the president himself has chimed in time and time again with charges of Republican obstructionism.
Speaking of reforms, contract negotiations between Clark County and the SEIU continue to make the case for major changes in the state’s collective bargaining laws.
Defenders of Nevada’s public employee pension plan will point to a new report as evidence that the retirement system is sound enough to be left alone by the 2015 Legislature.
President Barack Obama’s decision to unilaterally rewrite American immigration law is brazenly unconstitutional, transparently political and shockingly hypocritical.
Businesses need customers to stay in business. And because of the federal government’s nanny-state ban on interstate Internet gambling, Nevada’s promising online poker industry doesn’t have enough customers to sustain competing companies.
The political challenges of improving educational funding and outcomes were outlined in Saturday’s edition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, in plain black and white.
Today the Clark County Commission will begin the pointless process of reconsidering — or re-reconsidering, as it were — a sales tax increase to boost Southern Nevada police funding that lacks the votes for passage.
Net neutrality sounds like a great thing.
Parents and taxpayers have three remaining opportunities to give Clark County School District officials an earful about their botched secret sex education overhaul. A good place for the public to start: Why in the world is the low-achieving district wasting time and resources on sex education changes in the first place?
The bill for green energy is kees growing. First, you, the taxpayer, provide the federal loans needed to build expensive renewable projects. Then you pay higher power rates to consume the more-expensive energy the government forces you to buy. Then you eat the losses when the loans aren’t repaid.
Our leaders in Washington want us to trust them. They want us to believe that we are are truly free to speak our minds and that, no, they are definitely not monitoring our conversations or otherwise snooping on us.
The urgent need for education reform in Nevada was underscored this week when a new report laid bare the inability of Nevada’s K-12 system to provide a sufficient number of students with high-tech skills.
The Nevada Legislature was really, really interested in cleaning up and scaling back tax exemptions and abatements — before it passed more of them.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is at a critical crossroads. The university aims to add a medical school, become a Tier I research institution and push for a new stadium on or near campus two years from now. And to top it all off, UNLV is searching for a new permanent president — just before the start of a legislative session.
The political establishment doesn’t think much of the electorate’s collective intelligence. Campaign TV ads prove as much.
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