Volume 7, Number 3
taxpayer-funded light-rail transit systems are failing all across the country, why do some
bureaucrats and politicians in Las Vegas want one? D. Dowd Muska found
that too few people are asking that question. But there are ways to dodge a billion-dollar
rail boondoggle in Sin City-- the private sector is ready and willing to take charge. [the
The Federal Agency of Speeding Myth
In the second portion of his
series, Chad Dornsife documents why federal transportation bureaucrats
care very little about highway safety--and very much about building empires. [the article]
When Facts Get in the Way
The EPA's problem with sound
science didn't begin with the Clinton administration, reports J. Wanless Southwick.
The agency's placement of politics before valid research goes back to its very first
years. [the article]
Nevada neighbor to the south just keeps passing one innovative education
reform after another. Judy Cresanta calls on Silver State legislators to
adopt Arizona's tuition tax credit plan.
Elaine McNeill suggests that prevailing wage laws aren't
just a disaster at the federal level--a home-grown statute unnecessarily drives up the
cost of Nevada's public projects, too.
Ralph Heller provides some information your daily paper
might have missed--including the benefits of tree trade, Nevada's infestation of lawyers
and the value of drug treatment programs.
Bob Thomas dissects why the University and Community
College System of Nevada wants the legislature to meet every year. And yes, it's all about
Who really benefits from census sampling? The answer may surprise you. Randall
D. Lloyd offers some fresh perspectives on a bitter feud.
A Texan looks back at Lyndon Johnson's ethically challenged election
record, a Las Vegan weights in on vote fraud in Clark County and a Lamoillian offers his
assessment of the dangers of Y2K in NV.
Can Only Taxpayers
Build a Park?
A year-end review of
Elko-area happenings during 1998 rekindled attention over an embarrassing event that still
has to be rectified. Early in the year, a few local residents began talking of enhancing
the area along the river. Plans called for donations of money and labor to clean up the
area along the river. Plans called for donations of money and labor to clean up the area
and provide facilities to attract residents and visitors....
Trouble in the
Trying to shed
its stereotype as Tumbleweed tech, UNLV is a university in transition. But, fittingly for a
school known primarily for its run-and-gun basketball program, the game has been a ragged
In its headlong rush for respect, growing pains have popped up. The tension between
faculty and administration hangs ominously over the Maryland Parkway campus. The
academics-vs.- athletics conundrum remains unresolved. And funding issues are more
contentious than ever as the state budget pie shrinks. [the
A new collection of Objectivist essays exposes the
Left's campaign against progress and capitalism. Diane Alden
reviews Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution. [the review]
Nevada's Judge Roy Bean Justice System
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