Federal bureaucrats don't care whether their mandates can be achieved or what consequences might result from their impossible demands. They care foremost about the exercise of their power and the justification of their existence.
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Many of our nation's colleges and universities have become institutions of intolerance and highly regulated expression. Not only are conservative ideas aggressively suppressed and rejected, but faculty and students often do their best to silence those ideas altogether.
Fantasy football has become so huge that TV broadcasts of the NFL's opening weekend featured a plethora of fantasy sports commercials from online fantasy businesses such as DraftKings and FanDuel.
We celebrate the country's birthday each July Fourth, the date the American colonies officially declared their independence from Great Britain and formed the United States of America.
The most important public infrastructure project in the region is taking on water — and it's great news for the valley's quality of life and economic security.
Once custodians finished mopping up all the drool from last week's Board of Regents meeting, which featured enough slobbering to shame North Korea's Workers' Party, the fiesta staged by the alleged overseers of the state's higher education system made perfect sense.
A few recent high-profile mass shootings have put gun control back in the news. Last week, as Congress returned from recess, gatherings were organized nationwide by Moms Demand Action, part of the Everytown for Gun Safety organization funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Americans scored a quiet but crucial victory this month in the defense of their rights against an overreaching federal government that too often refuses to acknowledge that its powers are limited.
Nevada's education system is headed in a new direction, with sweeping school choice, school accountability and deconsolidation on the horizon. Given these dramatic changes in the way education will function, it makes sense that the Clark County School Board should change the way it functions, too.
As if Clark County management and the Service Employees International Union weren't thoroughly sick of each other, they get to re-argue part of their bitter, recently settled labor dispute all over again this week.
The EPA, like the rest of the federal bureaucracy, exists by a double standard. But the shamelessness of the regulatory state in perpetuating that double standard never ceases to amaze us.
Clark County has a park policing problem. And it costs taxpayers in inefficiency, damage and lost access.
Elected officials who met with the Review-Journal's editorial board in the years following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks faced a stock question: Would the Bill of Rights survive another major terrorist strike on U.S. soil?
To say Southern Nevada bicyclists and motorists have an adversarial relationship is an understatement. It's beyond disrespectful. It's beyond dangerous. It's deadly.
Students do not have unlimited First Amendment rights at public schools. Supreme Court rulings have established this, greatly restricting the ability of students to assemble, protest, observe a religion and function as journalists.
Perhaps last week's revelation that Lerner used a second alias email account to do government business will speed things up.
Although much of the recent media coverage of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina has reminded us of the incredible devastation caused by the storm, nothing was more important to rebuilding a stronger New Orleans than the overhaul of its corrupt and failing public schools.
This holiday weekend, as the cooler weather of autumn flickers from the horizon, let's not be alarmists: Even if there are more hamburgers and fewer T-bones on those backyard grills for yet another year, neither famine nor pestilence stalks the land. Visitor volume is up, sales tax revenues are up, and there are plenty of signs that Nevadans' patience, hard work and sacrifice will yet pay off
It's a wonder Michael McDonald hasn't landed on the Las Vegas Strip as headliner, or at least as a magic show's opening act. No political figure in the state has dived eagerly, head-first, into so many ethical swamps and pulled off escape after Houdini-worthy escape. Scandals that have landed other local elected officials in prison, or at least driven them out of public life, have allowed the state Republican Party chairman to walk away and plot all-new ways to enrich himself. Despite the slime that covers McDonald and trails his every step, someone is always happy to shake his hand and be part of his next self-serving deal.
The UNLV football program has seen so many new eras that they really aren't so new anymore. Each new era is the same as the old era, and the dismal numbers bear that out.
A round of applause is in order for the Clark County Commission. It's not every day that an elected body is willing to revisit a pointless law that hurts businesses.
Hey, look! The Nevada System of Higher Education released a report funded by taxpayers! Of course, this report wouldn't have been necessary if the system had released a previous report funded by taxpayers. Or if the members of the Nevada Board of Regents were interested in addressing obvious efforts by Chancellor Dan Klaich and his staff to protect their office from outside criticism and governance reforms that would have reduced their power — and perhaps made colleges better.
Nevada's Education Savings Accounts were destined for a court challenge before the legislation even made it to Gov. Brian Sandoval's desk this year. So it wasn't entirely surprising that the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada filed a lawsuit last week arguing that the ESA law isn't constitutional and should be thrown out.