Commentaries

Presidential candidates should state their position on federal lands

October 12, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

As Presidential candidates make their way to Nevada, the economy will undoubtedly be among their talking points, and in the West, the future of the economy has much to do with land.

Nevada ACLU gets crosswise on history with liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices

Blaine claim ignores well-documented history

October 7, 2015 | by Steven Miller

Inadvertently, the ACLU’s recent Las Vegas Review-Journal op-ed was actually illuminating.

Illuminating, because it reveals how much the organization’s case against Nevada’s Education Savings Accounts has to rely upon historical ignorance and weasel words.

Take, for example, the ACLU’s recurrent use of, and indeed dependence upon, the word “sectarian.”

Nevada K-12 Education Policy and Spending: Ground Hog Day

September 30, 2015 | by Ron Knecht , Geoffrey Lawrence

The liberal Washington Post recently reported that: “Scores on the SAT have sunk to the lowest level since the college admission test was overhauled in 2005, adding to worries about student performance in the nation’s high schools.”

Payday loan regulations designed to wipe out industry, limit consumer choice

September 15, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

Federal regulators are on the verge of imposing crushing new rules on the much-maligned payday loan industry.

Clarity on ESAs

August 18, 2015 | by Karen Gray

The choice union members don't know they have

Why employee freedom scares union bosses

August 5, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

Have you ever bought a new washer and dryer only to discover that the store down the street sold the same set for $750 less?

What to know about Nevada's ESA applications

August 3, 2015 | by Karen Gray

Parents who wish to enroll their children in Nevada’s new Education Savings Accounts program are now able to do so after the Treasurer released the official application form on Friday.

Nevada's school choice scholarship program is up and running

Scholarship granting organizations are accepting tax-credit-earning donations and applications

July 29, 2015 | by Victor Joecks

The well-deserved national praise for SB302, which created the nation’s best school choice program, has overshadowed the second school-choice program that lawmakers created during the 2015 Legislative Session.

As part of his original education agenda, Gov. Brian Sandoval proposed AB165, the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program, which gives firms tax credits for funding scholarships.

ESA myths busted by education reform facts

July 20, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

Are you better off than your parents were?

If you’re like most adult Americans, you likely answered “yes.”

But do you expect your children will be better off than you are?

If you answer “yes” to that question, you’re part of a rapidly shrinking minority.

Sandoval's tax hikes explained

Businesses won't be the only ones paying the price for bigger, more wasteful Nevada government

July 7, 2015 | by Chantal Lovell

For much of last year, most Nevada business owners and great numbers of employees expressed real concern over the margin tax proposal looming over the state.

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