Nevada Is a Leader in Educational Efficiency

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence – 28 June 2016

Recently, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual “Kids Count Data Book” ranked Nevada 49th among the states in K-12 education.

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July 2016 Newsletter

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Income Inequality: The Complete Picture and Its Implications

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Recently, we reviewed the records of the last eight presidents on income growth and inequality. Reagan, Clinton and Nixon/Ford had the best overall records and Obama the worst. Income inequality increased most under Obama and least for George W. Bush.

But what does income inequality really mean?

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Libertarians set to rock Politicon!

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Politicon is an exciting annual event where politics enthusiasts get together to network, exchange ideas, and meet political celebrities.  The event will be on June 25 and 26 at the Pasadena Convention Center.  You can get 25% off tickets by using the discount code LIBERTARIAN at http://politicon.eventbrite.com

Libertarians are excited to announce that one pair of political celebrities this year are Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, the Libertarian presidential ticket!  Gary Johnson will be delivering the keynote speech to kick off Politicon, which is a big leap from the past obscurity of the LP.

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Classic Rock Showdown: Petty Vs. Eagles

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

Recently, the beautiful Mrs. Lawrence and Geoff saw a show they'd eagerly anticipated in which two talented cover bands squared off and the crowd got to decide which of their namesake bands reigned supreme. It was Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers versus The Eagles.

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June 2016 Newsletter

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2016 National Convention: My Most Eye-Opening Experience in Politics

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I’ve been a political activist for eleven years.  I volunteered for my Congressman and saw him on a regular basis as a teen.  I worked within the Ron Paul 2012 campaign and canvassed for the Iowa Caucuses.  I’ve been to multiple state conventions since I joined the Libertarian Party in 2014.  None of those experiences was as eye-opening and educational as the 2016 Libertarian National Convention.

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Supreme Court Commerce Tax Decision Was Political

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

In our last column, we explained that the defeat of efforts to repeal the commerce tax shows that Nevada’s political establishment – controlled by Big Gaming and Big Unions – owns not only many officeholders of both political parties, but much of state and local government.

We said that Nevada’s supreme court justices, as loyal members of the establishment, manufactured a bogus excuse to upset the referendum effort. Today we explain why the court’s decision was political.

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2016 Libertarian Party National Convention Experience - Day 1

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This was my first time attending a Libertarian Party National Convention. I didn’t really know what to expect when I arrived, but I was excited for the opportunity. This was a brand new experience; it was also a good excuse to wear my suit! Here’s what happened on Day 1.

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Chairman: The Fairest Person in the Room

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Under the leadership of Brett H. Pojunis, LP Nevada is leading the way for the Libertarian Party’s radical transformation.  “This is the best opportunity we’ve ever had to grow the Party,” says Pojunis, “and we have to do it right.  In Nevada, we’re doing it right and we have the results to prove it.” Those results speak for themselves.

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