Volume 7, Number 7
Big Needs, Little Steps
session legislators had a prime opportunity to fix Nevada's dismal government school
system. But as Ken Ward reports, ignorance, stupidity and union muscle
led the Gang of 63 to blow it. [the article]
The Art of the Mooch
When most people think of
art subsidies, they think of the National Endowment for the Arts. But D. Dowd
Muska notes that Nevada has its own culture-pork agency -- and even a budget
crisis can't kill it. [the article]
Cracking the Code
Jason J. Bach explains that
Nevada isn't immune to the brutal hand of political correctness. The thought police are at
work at UNLV -- but perhaps not for long, thanks to some campus civil libertarians. [the article]
Sidebar: An overview of speech codes
throughout America's colleges. [sidebar]
How can "helping the children" be bad? Easy, finds Judy
Cresanta-when "help" is another program in search of a problem.
Karen Budd-Falen is suing Bill & Al over their illegal
clean-water edicts. Here she explains why, and asks some fearless Nevadans to join her
cause. Sidebar: Are Silver State ranchers ready to throw in
the towel? [sidebar]
Some folks -- including Kenny Guinn -- see zero-based budgeting as the taxpayer's
friend. But Randall D. Lloyd argues that ZBB just puts the cart before
Harold B. Jones, Jr. shows the fakery common to federal
posturing about Medicare fraud and antitrust.
Some out-of-state miners praise Nevada Journal, an assemblyman seems to get loopy and
a good-government activist offers some advice to Mayor Oscar.
Dan Steninger describes how
the Elko County Commission colluded with the feds to criminalize ranch garbage dumps.... [more]
Getting a Rope on Government
In the final part of his
series, Robert C. Tauber outlines a privatization model for Nevada's legislators in '01. As the Department of Defense has
shown, the tools are there if lawmakers are willing.... [more]
Two big-government fans admit that their actions make life harder for
small businessmen, and more. [Nevada Notebook]
Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Vin
Suprynowicz pulls no punches when it comes to freedom. But better than that, he
also reports much of today's hidden history. Steven Miller appreciatively
reviews Vin's first book, Send in the Waco Killers.
The NRA, NSEA Target Nevada Business
Nevada Journal is published by the
Nevada Policy Research Institute.
Send all editorial mail, manuscripts, letters, changes of address and advertising inquires
to the Editorial Department,
P.O. Box 20312, Reno, Nevada, 89515.