The Two Faces of the Legislature
Is there some Jekyll to its Hyde?
May 15th, 2013
The notion that the state Legislature has more than one personality makes sense, since it has 63 members. But as a body, the Legislature never ceases to be depressing. Except when it’s exhilarating. Read more »
Good Ideas! Elsewhere!
What Nevada can learn from its neighbors
May 1st, 2013
Nevada supposedly has a “can-do” spirit. But we don’t do. Any businessperson knows you have to spend money to make money. Nevada claims it has too little of the former with which to do the latter. The rest of the West would disagree. Read more »
Nevada Republicans Moralize About Sex—Really.
April 25th, 2013
Nevada recently has taken some important steps toward civilization in the legislature. The State Senate voted 12-9 to support letting voters decide whether to repeal the Nevada Constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage. The Assembly voted 26-15 to improve the state’s sex education offerings. Read more »
Ignoring 'Minor' Public Agencies Lets Officials Off the Hook
April 18th, 2013
A couple of recent news reports are worth sharing here because they also remind us of the obligations of our leaders to us—and of our obligations to us. They also raise the question: When will they ever learn? Read more »
Republicans Acting Like Democrats Used To
April 11th, 2013
After claiming, “I never met a man I didn’t like,” Will Rogers is probably most famous for one other line: “I don’t belong to an organized political party. I’m a Democrat.” Nevada is standing Rogers on his head. Democrats are organized. Republicans don’t seem to be, and if Democrats fail to take advantage of it, they’ll simply prove Rogers was right. Read more »
The Privacy Conundrum
The state wrestles with privacy issues following a pair of high-profile incidents
April 9th, 2013
How you feel about defrocked Assemblyman Steven Brooks and the Nevada Policy Research Institute may depend on the emanations from your penumbra. Wait. Don’t call the censor. Read more »