Presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle want to lift the lower and middle classes. But to join the middle class, you must have a good job. And an elevated minimum wage prices the unskilled out of the job market, delaying or denying young people an entrance to the workforce.
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Climate change agitators love to say the science is settled in their favor, that researchers have irrefutably proved industrial carbon emissions are causing global temperatures to rise to such an extent that irreversible environmental damage already is under way.
Letters from John M. McGrail, Pat Sharp, Gary Musser and Nick Aquilina.
Instead of trying to repeal every single tax passed by the Nevada Legislature in 2015, a group of current and former elected officials decided they'd target only the new commerce tax.
At a pit stop in Iowa a couple weekends ago, Hillary Clinton spoke out on campaign finance reform, "We can't let Republicans keep rigging our elections with secret, unaccountable, dark money." The theme of so-called "dark money" influencing elections has been a major Democratic hobby horse for a few years now.
The private sector can help governments address a lot of challenges, especially when it comes to construction. A public-private partnership is helping the state justice system meet one urgent building need, and such a relationship should be formed immediately to tackle another.
I recently purchased a solar panel system for my home, and I've learned that net metering has come under fire because nonsolar customers face higher bills to subsidize those who have solar panels. How is this possible?
Letters from Siegfried Gerlach, M. Marcia Brutch and Richard L. Strickland
The widespread incompetence and corruption within the Department of Veterans Affairs is irrefutable, uncovered by 138 separate nonpartisan investigations. This is important to remember during campaign season, when candidates will say anything — regardless of the facts — if they think it will help them raise money and win election.
At a certain point, you have to realize you can't hit a fastball. House Republicans don't quite get that they are hopeless at oversight hearings. They keep losing — and now the chairman of the House Oversight Committee has just introduced articles of impeachment against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
After reading the Review-Journal article on the Roos-N-More zoo, I had a flashback to my childhood in Chicago, where I would ride my bicycle to the Brookfield Zoo ("Moapa zoo cleared to reopen," Oct. 22 Review-Journal). I would pay my quarter to see the animals, eat a lunch my mom packed and enjoy nature. That was 50 years ago.
Nevada communities surrounded by extensive public lands find their local economies and way of life influenced profoundly by federal land management decisions. That is why I joined with the Nevada Association of Counties on Sept. 29 to host the Summit on Public Lands in Nevada.
Nevada's casinos and the state's largest electricity supplier are locked in an escalating conflict, but the Nevada Legislature can turn the impasse into a victory for both parties if it will merely restore economic freedom to electricity markets.
Households from higher-income ZIP codes are applying for Nevada's new Education Savings Accounts in greater numbers than families in low-income ZIP codes.
Nevada's education savings accounts were sold to the 2015 Legislature, in part, as a way to level the playing field between students from rich and poor backgrounds.
The Public Utilities Commission would rather not have the word "public" in its name.
Today marks the start of a new open enrollment period for Nevada's health insurance exchange. The process promises to be smoother than either of Nevada Health Link's previous two signup periods, which were among the worst Obamacare debacles in the country — no small feat for a law that has caused chaos throughout the health insurance marketplace and canceled millions of policies.
It was terrible to hear about the horrible massacre at Umpqua Community College ("Oregon massacre," Oct. 2 Review-Journal). It was another senseless mass killing in a gun-free zone, and another excuse for President Barack Obama to try to destroy the Second Amendment by taking guns away from law-abiding citizens. Then, only bad guys will have guns.
Mass shootings leave Americans anguished and angry. Every time one happens, more and more voters want to know how many more mass shootings will happen before our leaders "do something" about it. The unrelenting media coverage of and emotional debate surrounding mass shootings create the impression that the country is awash in worsening gun violence.
Nevada's latest lousy performance in national school assessments creates the impression that most of the state's students are academic failures. But that's not an accurate picture.
Nevada turns 151 years old Saturday, at which time the state's nearly two-year observance of its sesquicentennial will officially end. And what a celebration it's been.
The article about the Metropolitan Police Department paying a large settlement to a woman falsely accused of being a prostitute at the Cosmopolitan makes me aware of what a total scam these so-called prostitution sweeps are.
In politics, especially Republican politics, you can never go wrong blaming the media.