Archive for the 'Nevada' Category

Making criminals out of law-abiding Nevadans

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Nevada voters — along with Nevada gun owners who can still register to vote by Oct. 8 if they’d like to preserve what’s left of their gun rights (and who knows, maybe even vote against Hillary Clinton’s “Australian Plan” to confiscate and destroy all the semi-automatic firearms in the country) — may not have noticed, […]

Let’s stop the police killings

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

(A version of this column appears in the mid-September issue of the large-format magazine “Firearms News” — previously “Shotgun News” — available on a newsstand near you.)

Sweet Summer Surprises!

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

With so much dark strangeness dominating the headlines, and people’s thoughts these days, it feels like time for a lighthearted post . . . to take a few moments to remember there’s still much to be grateful for, and beauty in the world if you care to look for it. Back to the somber stuff […]

Operation Wildlife Rescue (Heartbreaking!)

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Originally conceived as “Operation Rancher Rescue,” this project soon morphed into “Operation Wildlife Rescue.” At present there are three videos in the series and it sounds like more may be in the works. This should be good outreach to those folks who love animals (maybe even people too) but may not understand how destructive many […]

Defying the Health Nazis’ edicts

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

On June 3, the little twice-a-week “Pahrump Valley Times” re-ran an article from its parent publication, the daily Las Vegas Adelson-Journal, reporting the health of older folks in Nevada is about as bad as it can get.

‘The Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner’

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

I grew up in a New England Democratic family. Since politics were a matter of culture and ethnicity (I never actually heard it described that way — we just knew), it would have seemed unnatural for us Swamp Yankees to be anything else.

Adelson henchmen cleaning house

Friday, April 29th, 2016

My friend John L Smith — 30-year star columnist of the (still) daily Las Vegas Review-Journal — resigned Tuesday after the paper’s new casino mouthpiece management banned him from writing columns about the newspaper’s owner, billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson, The Guardian reported this week at

Who was it who initiated the wrongful use of ‘force, fear and violence’ in Bunkerville?

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

(A version of the following missive appears in the summer edition of CJ Hadley’s Range magazine, on newsstands May 1:)

Wake up: They want everyone off the land

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Editor CJ Hadley tells me she’s planning to run two of my missives in her upcoming, summer edition of “Range” magazine — one of 2,500 words and another of 450. Here’s the shorter one:

New listings for your holiday shopping pleasure

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

And so another holiday season arrives, another season we’re not supposed to call “Christmas” because we might thus offend . . . well, not exactly sure. Non-Christians who don’t realize how funny it is that the church simply grabbed up the pagan Winter Solstice holiday, co-opting it complete with mistletoe and “Yule logs,” and announced […]