Volume 6, Number 8
Nevada's new Latino
immigrants, with their strong family values and solid work ethic, bring much to the
American table, notes contributing editor Diane Alden.
But do they want to join immigrant groups of the past and actually sit at that table? [the article]
Ride Free or Die
The Nanny State loves them.
That's reason enough to hate mandatory helmet laws, but contributing editor D.
Dowd Muska reports that simple common sense backs up those who wish to ride
helmet-free. [the article]
A Covert Presidential
Attack on Federalism
Heritage Foundation scholar Adam
D. Thierer warns that with each new executive order issued by Bill
Clinton, Americans lose more of their constitutional rights. [the article]
Business People: Armchair
Critics on Education?
NPRI intern Molly
Conkin explains why Elaine Wynn just doesn't get it when it comes to
education reform. The private sector isn't the enemy of education -- government
is. Elaine, call your office. [the
Look how far weve comeor not come, according to NPRI President Judy
Power and privilege
Managing Editor Steven Miller offers his
take on the failed NEA-AFT merger and workers continued resistance to the union-boss
agenda in Southern Nevada.
Letters, plus Mel Brooks, Ralph Waldo Emerson,
and other noted wags on statism. Some other neat stuff, too.
Citizen activist Lois Gross documents whats wrong
with Clark Countys voting machines, and why Nevadans outside of Glitzville should
Dr. Jane Orient offers disturbing evidence that inch by
inch, America is being force-fed HillaryCare. Turn your head and cough.
Could Nevadas media be getting stupider? Yes, according to Editor Pat
Hickey. Why polling data is in the eye of the beholder.
The Independence Institutes Diane Nicholl and Dave
Kopel engage in a little myth-busting about "semi-automatic" weapons.
Competing Interests in Electricity Deregulation
pro-government extremists cannot be reformed and must be removed like a leach from a
swimmer's leg, state regulators greeted the news of the big merger between Sierra
Pacific and Nevada Power with the qualification that it will go through only if the state
determines the deal to be "in the public interest."
The merger is in response to the coming deregulation of the
electrical power industry. If history should turn out to be a guide, this nation's ...
Vincent van Gogh Have Thought of Taxing the Deaf?
Of all the
artists represented in casino mogul Steve Wynn's collection -- Picasso, Gaugin, Monet,
Cezanne, Matisse, Renoir, van Gogh and others -- the most fascinating in many ways
is Vincent van Gogh. A Nevadan more knowledgeable about art than a typical state
legislator might wonder what van Gogh would think of giving Steve Wynn a huge tax
break for his art collection while at the same time refusing to grant the deaf a sales tax
exemption for hearing aids .... [more]
Those Dirty Rotten Taxes: The Tax Revolts That Built
Charles Adams Those Dirty Rotten Taxes is
a walk through the hidden history of Americans' resistance to tyrannical taxation. [the review]
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