Envisioning cars that can go “coast to coast without using a drop of oil,” President Barack Obama on March 15 urged Congress to authorize another $2 billion over the next decade to expand research into weaning automobiles off gasoline. “The only way to break this cycle of spiking gas prices — the only way to […]
Archive for March, 2013
A letter poured in last week: “Please tell me who needs an assault weapon other than our military?????? i just do not understand anyone buying one for any good reason other than assault of some horrible kind. i am 71, each day i am more troubled about the world and the direction it’s going in.” […]
What’s slowing down job creation in Nevada, where the real unemployment rate — counting part-timers who would prefer full-time work, and those who’ve given up looking — averaged 20.3 percent in 2012? One prime suspect is ObamaCare, with its mandate that employers with 50 full-time employees or more must offer health insurance — not just […]
A 200-megawatt wind energy project near Searchlight, Nevada (home town of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid) has been approved by the federal government. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday the project will be built on almost 19,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management land about 60 miles southeast of Las Vegas.
From the mailbag Another Fearless Drug Warrior is writing my boss at the daily Review-Journal, trying to get me fired. One “Scott Miller” wrote in on March 12:
During the Christmas season, 1994, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration put Las Vegas medical doctor Dietrich Stoermer, who had treated our troops in Vietnam, on trial here for writing “too many” painkiller prescriptions. Since other doctors worried about being “red-flagged” by the drug police if they took on the cases of chronic pain patients, Dr. […]
Last week, Nevada gasoline prices averaged $3.75 at the pump — a leap of 59 cents since the beginning of the year. The average price of a gallon of gas has increased 96 percent under our current president. According to the Energy Information Agency, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded in the […]
American politics is a lot like professional wrestling — the dork in the diaper loses again and again to the masked bodybuilder, until finally the tables are turned and the dork wins on a technicality, setting up November’s big grudge match. Three months ago the press was full of speculation that what passes for America’s […]
You want positive evidence that close proximity to government causes brain damage? Democrats invented “the sequester” and Barack Obama signed it into law.