Each year, the United States spends more than $51 billion on the war on drugs — a war we're clearly losing. The war has become so futile that the federal agency charged with leading the fight has undermined its own mission — and no one is being held accountable.
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Uber is back in business in Nevada. Whether it remains in business is up to the transportation network company.
The news that Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske has a disease that will afflict more than 230,000 women this year — and kill more than 40,000 of them — is awful. The news that she isn't leaving the state for breast cancer treatment is uplifting.
Clean energy attainable
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller gave me a hell of a scare last week.
Who would win a race from Las Vegas to Southern California, a high-speed train or a tortoise? It's such an easy call that oddsmakers wouldn't set a line. The tortoise would win — in a walk.
If you're one of the 1.3 million Nevadans covered by an employer-sponsored health insurance plan, and if you like your plan, you should take a seat before reading any further.
Many scientists and environmentalists say human beings are destroying the planet. They cite global warming as definitive proof. They say things are getting worse and that unless we change our ways, we're all doomed.
Rooftop solar and jobs
Last week, in urging Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald to resign his position, we wrote: "No political figure in the state has dived eagerly, head-first, into so many ethical swamps." We were wrong.
Rep. Cresent Hardy argues in his commentary that we should listen to our ally Israel and reject the deal hammered out with Iran concerning their cessation of developing nuclear arms ("Simply put, if Iran and Hamas win, US ally Israel loses," Monday Review-Journal). Rep. Hardy states that Israel is qualified to make the judgment because, geographically, it sits quite close to Iran.
There's plenty of confusion out there when it comes to religious freedom.
They won't inspire any TV movies or docudramas, but the civil trials that will determine whether Nevada's new school choice law survives or dies will be the biggest national story to hit state courtrooms since O.J. Simpson.
Once again, President Barack Obama and his foreign policy team are stumped.
It's not particularly noteworthy that a presidential candidate should go to Liberty University, a conservative evangelical college, and deliver a tough critique of President Barack Obama's record. It is unusual when the critique is delivered by a Democratic candidate who's challenging Hillary Clinton from the left. Yet that's what Sen. Bernie Sanders did on Monday.
Golf is a business. And no business is guaranteed survival in the face of economic pressure. Two groups of Las Vegas homeowners are learning this the hard way.
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.
The Bureau of Land Management roundup of wild horses in Cold Creek is quite horrific ("BLM horse roundup has fast start out of gate," Sept. 1 Review-Journal). The roundup reveals adequate evidence to fire a few administrators and mandate a total change in the federal mission dealing with wild horses and burros.
UNLV plays a football game at Michigan on Saturday, and the 34-point spread gives you an idea about how those who set lines believe the Rebels will fare in one of the most iconic of college stadiums.
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.
I'm a die-hard UNLV football fan. It's part of a Southerner's DNA to support local college sports. We arrived in Las Vegas in 1968 and watched the Rebels play under the lights at a downtown high school football field. I've been attending games ever since, most of that time as a scholarship donor sitting midfield, lowest section on the west side of Sam Boyd Stadium.
There came a time during Wednesday's early CNN Republican presidential debate when the differences between the Panderers and the Pragmatists became painfully clear.