How Jefferson’s ideal of personal learning was sacrificed to political interest groups

How Jefferson’s ideal of personal learning was sacrificed to political interest groups

Actual learning has always been the Achilles heel of U.S. public education — no matter how many youths get processed through the factory-style education system. Read More

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A shot in the dark

After months of inquiries, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department has partially pulled back the curtain on its handgun-registration program. Responding to a Nevada Journal public-record request, Metro on Dec.…

Not-so-quick draw

If the Las Vegas Metro Police Department responded to 911 calls the way it responds to public-records requests, the Bellagio Bandit would've had time to take in the "O" Show,…

Beyond reality TV

Las Vegas Metro has been featured on shows such as "Cops" and "Inside American Jail," but the big police department's latest TV co-production may be a better fit for "Law…

Courts asked to ‘foreclose’ on robo-signers

Nevada and other homeowners who've been foreclosed out of their properties may soon find they have some big bargaining chips to play against America's megabanks. Hager and Hearne, a Reno-based…

Back to the drawing board

State legislators are going back to the drawing board — literally. Census-data projections indicate Nevada will receive a fourth congressional district next year. So lawmakers are already tentatively redrawing the…

The CCSD machine

Is the Clark County School District a “political machine”? According to the widely used online encyclopedia, wikipedia.org, “A political machine … is a disciplined political organization in which an authoritative…

Money Pit

A lot of money has been thrown at Nevada's housing problem, but only some of it is hitting its mark. Since 2009, Nevada has been awarded more than $500 million…

The odds favor the pols

Just like at a casino, odds set by Silver State politicians favor the house. In February, responding to the 2010 decennial census, the Nevada Legislature will begin redrawing voting districts.…

What happened to One Person, One Vote?

LAS VEGAS — When poker players hold an awful hand, which no card will help, and yet they draw, it's called "drawing dead." Nevada's Republican lawmakers sitting down at the reapportionment…