For decades, federal agencies have been been plagued by inefficiency, incompetence and even illegal activity. As The Washington Post pointed out in an editorial advocating civil service reforms, the root cause of poor productivity and corruption is a clunky, outmoded personnel system that hasn't adapted to today's knowledge-based economy
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America is officially a secular nation, but religion is never very far from the surface in her politics. The Constitution is clear — the government will never establish an official state religion, it will never prohibit the free exercise of religion and it may never impose a religious test for public office.
When evidence is concealed, there is no justice.
Nevada has finished near the bottom of yet another state survey. But unlike the state's biggest policy challenges — lifting K-12 achievement, decreasing suicides and improving mental health care among them — Nevada could immediately jump to the top of this particular list at no cost to the public. All it would take is Nevada lawmakers' full embrace of integrity and transparency.
This month, after stalling for a ridiculous seven years, President Barack Obama officially rejected the construction of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. The announcement was anticlimactic and hyper-political. The president repeatedly has downplayed Keystone's economic benefits and sided with environmentalist donors who claim the "dirty" and "unsustainable" pipeline would be too risky for the environment.
I praise the University of Missouri black students and their allied students and faculty for their victory against campus racism.
Everyone knows how to fix the wild horse problem across Nevada and the West, but no one wants to say it, much less do it.
Reforming government is a difficult, nasty business, especially when change comes at the expense of public employees.
Why did our supposed representatives ever pass a law prohibiting red-light cameras in this state? Haven't they read the article claiming that Las Vegas is the fourth-worst city in the nation for red-light runners?
If you follow politics long enough, you'll eventually see everything.
There are few advantages to centralization, especially in government. Bureaucracy always tends to suffocate efficiency. But at least everyone is under one roof and talks to one another, right?
Letters from Dennis Leffner, Wendy Gelbart and James Magnuson.
As I walked out to my car a little after 5 p.m. on Nov. 2, it was already dark, reminding me of what had taken place the day before.
Public meetings are supposed to provide the public with opportunities to be heard, not deliberately ignored.
Today is Veterans Day in the United States, a holiday to honor military veterans who bravely took on the job of defending freedoms we frequently take for granted.
Letters from Vito Tomasino, La Vonne Armbrust, John Esperian and Jeffrey M. Shear.
By now, most everybody's heard of Bernie Sanders.
Veterans Day is a chance to honor roughly 300,000 Nevada men and women who put their lives on the line for your freedom.
The statement that Las Vegas lacks big-league sports isn't true. The city is the undisputed combat sports capital of the world and home base for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world's top mixed martial arts organization.
The beleaguered Las Vegas motorist's most common beef is orange barrels squeezing traffic when no work is taking place at a road project.
Your Nov. 1 article on the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant in Tonopah noted that the new facility will be selling power to NV Energy for 13.5 cents per kilowatt hour.
Fight for $15 supporters are hoping that this Tuesday is better than the last Tuesday, when voters in Portland, Maine, and Tacoma, Wash., overwhelmingly rejected ballot measures proposing $15 municipal minimum wages.
It's time to start down the road I hope will lead to a more useful, interesting and substantial section than ever before.