There's a dearth of Democratic congressional candidates in the 3rd District.
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There are plenty of numbers in politics, some that are quite meaningful and others that don‘t mean much.
Conservatives most definitely will get a 2016 referendum on the package of record tax increases passed this year by the Republican-controlled Nevada Legislature.
In selling the nuclear deal reached with the Iranian regime in Vienna last week, President Barack Obama repeatedly made the point that this accommodation with one of the world‘s most repressive and aggressive regimes is based not on trust, but on verification.
Thank goodness we have paid faculty on publicly funded college campuses to research the really important issues of our time. Like the difficulty vampires face in gaining the acceptance of society.
The recent reports in the Las Vegas Review-Journal regarding the Nevada System of Higher Education‘s alleged suppression of a draft consultant‘s report regarding our community colleges requires a thoughtful and timely response.
Southern Nevada‘s Democrats seemingly have more candidates in the 4th Congressional District than there are zombies in "The Walking Dead," but nobody to carry the party‘s banner in the 3rd District in 2016.
Outsourcing happens all the time in the private sector. It should happen far more often in the public sector.
The city of Las Vegas is convinced that if it keeps spending money on Symphony Park infrastructure, it will get precisely the kind of development its downtown planners covet.
ESAs provide competition
Charleston and the Rebels
If, among a certain subgroup of white Americans, there is an inherent fear of the Latin-ization of the United States, is there a parallel unease among some Hispanics? If not quite a fear, per se, then perhaps an aversion to becoming white?
The Clark County district attorney‘s office has worked to keep much of its witness payment program secret for years by arguing that confidentiality was necessary to protect witnesses. But it’s painfully obvious that payments have been shielded from public scrutiny to protect something else: prosecutors‘ rear ends.
Nevada faces significant challenges in literacy. Consider the status quo: only 27 percent of fourth graders and 30 percent of eighth graders were proficient in reading on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Before Nevada parents can take advantage of the countryâs strongest school choice law, state officials must settle an important question: Did lawmakers intend to give families educational options now or a year from now?
Danny Tarkanian is a four-time loser when it comes to politics.
News that the Obama administration will put a woman on the $10 bill has everyone from academics to late-night comics offering their opinions on the subject.
Basin and Range
Despite what you may be hearing from some Assembly Republicans now praising the successes of the 2015 Legislature, there are consequences to voting for the $1.4 billion tax hike, the largest in Nevada‘s history.
If it weren‘t clear already that Nevada has serious higher education issues, news from the past couple of weeks certainly provided such clarity.
To the editor:
To many on the left, the word “Benghazi” has become a punchline, and the Republicans’ continued investigation into the deadly events there has become a joke. In the wake of the September 2012 attack, the Obama administration made a concerted effort to convince the American public that the incident was not the result of a failure of policy, but rather that it had occurred spontaneously in response to an anti-Muslim Internet video.