Groundhog Day for the Gun Controllers

By Ron Knecht and James Smack – 10Oct.2017
We were greatly saddened and angered by the October 1 attack launched by a terrorist from MGM’s Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on the Route 91 Harvest Festival 2017 music concert.
Read more
Add your reaction Share

Crony Corporatism alive and well in Storey County

The Governors Office of Economic Development’s (GOED) board meets in mid-November and the agenda contains an item that will consider GOED’s effort to build an effluent pipeline from Sparks to the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC). Once built and fully deployed, this pipeline will carry 3.7 million gallons a day of effluent to thirsty server farms installed at Switch and those expected at Google.
Read more
Add your reaction Share

Lack of transparency at Tax Department hinders commerce tax repeal debate

By Daniel Honchariw 

When companies get too big to operate efficiently or competently, they go out of business — but in government, such failure actually protects the ever-growing bureaucracy.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Knecht's Weekly Smack Down - Trump’s Regulatory Reforms Help the Economy, But Not Enough

By Ron Knecht and James Smack – 3Oct.2017
Two recent news stories caught our attention, and they suggest some good news, but ...
Read more
Add your reaction Share

Las Vegas Tragedy Inspires Hope as the Community Comes Together

As we reflect on the tragedy in Las Vegas over the weekend, we at the Libertarian Party of Nevada (LPN) are warmed and heartened by what we witnessed in the aftermath of this horrific event. In the face of terror and tragedy Nevadans and Americans come together to help those in times of despair and need.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Homelessness in Our Cities

16063551569_06f5607585_o.jpg

By Ron Knecht and James Smack

Recently, James went to Portland, Oregon for a concert and to celebrate his 17th wedding anniversary with his lovely wife, Vicki.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Who is Minding the Store?

4933023601_238345ef03_o.jpg

By Ron Knecht and James Smack

Lately, when we tune in or read national political news, it’s virtually the same stuff every day. If you’re watching a left-leaning outlet like CNN or MSNBC, or reading the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today or HuffPost, it’s almost all about either Russia or some leak from the White House.

If you’re watching Fox, it’s almost always about how the deep state is undermining the Trump Administration or the corruption of the Obama Administration.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Why the State of Emergency on Marijuana?

3045404066_3706f9a672_o.jpg

By Ron Knecht and James Smack

Sometimes Nevada can be, well, uniquely Nevada.

Perhaps this’s why, in this major fire season and after great amounts of snow and flooding from the melt, a state of emergency was declared. A state of emergency because recreational cannabis dispensaries are running out of weed!

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Warrick Dunn: An Athlete We Can All Look Up To

32440925271_a98425db37_o.jpg

By Ron Knecht and James Smack

Many of our readers have probably not heard of Warrick Dunn, former running back for Florida State University and the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Happy New Year: The State’s Last-Minute Spending Frenzy

ShoppingSpree.png

By Ron Knecht and James Smack

On June 30 Nevada ended its 2017 fiscal year, and we observed yet again one of the more annoying problems in state government: the annual last-minute spending frenzy.

Read more
Add your reaction Share