Volume 6, Number 9
Everyone knows Nevada's
economy badly needs diversification, but after decades little has changed. Managing Editor
Steven Miller reports indifference in the Governor's office and
resistance in the casino industry. [the article]
The nation's highly
regulated health care system could use a strong dose of reform... Diane Alden
explains why more regulation will just make things worse. [the article]
The PETA Principle
What's wrong with being
human? Plenty, according to an increasing number of Nevadans. D. Dowd Muska
takes a walk through the jungle of animal rights extremism, and lives to tell the tale.
Before she heads east for
another year in academia, Molly Conkin weights in on why
Nevada's open meeting law is a joke. [the
Ralph Heller finds nonsense in a Southern Nevada business journal
and introduces this month's articles.
Joe Dini vs. reality, a Nevada legislator who has mixed reactions
to NPRI, and a Las Vegan on the dangers of asset forfeiture.
Citizen activist Lois Gross tells you 20 or so possible
ways your freedom can be lost at the voting booth.
Power and privilege
Ralph Heller with the skinny on teacher's salaries--information
the NEA doesn't want you to know. Complete with state-by-state comparisons.
Liberalism's influence kick-started American education's slippery slide
down the path of lower academic standarts. Editor Pat Hickey reviews ways
higher standarts can be regained.
Judy Cresanta offers an
update on NPRI's national radio commentaries, a new face around the office, and Bill
Maher's upcoming trip to Sin City.
In an embarrasing series of
trips and stumbles, Sen. Harry Reid ended up voting with the losing side on a measure to
scrap the tax code and start over. The measure passed in the House, but was defeated in
the Senate with Reid voting for it. (Senator Richard Bryan voted against it.) .....[more]
It was in the year 1650 that
the Archbishop of Ussher in Dublin solemnly proclaimed that God had made heaven and earth
on Saturday, October 22, 4004 b.c. One rarely encounters the charm of such medieval
scholasticism in our presumably more rational Age of Reasonexcept among IRS
auditors, of course, and among those who are blinded by irrational, exclusively
ideological political agendas..... [more]
Arts, Books & Culture
Dismembering Private Ryan
Spielberg's latest anti-war offering leaves more than too many spilled guts on the
battlefield. It left reviewer and war-film buff Diane Alden
wondering about the missing value of sacriffice.
Bait and Switch at Tahoe by the U.S. Forest
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