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Nevada shows West the way

LAS VEGAS – “Vast acreage surrounded by untouched public lands; unique desert terrain teeming with native wildlife; a bustling metropolis; a Jack Nicklaus golf course…” So reads the brochure of the new Lake Las Vegas development designed for upscale retirees or the Lone Eagle freelance professional working from his desert home to deliver services over…

Imperial Congress costs us a fortune

The budget mess in Washington continues, and there are several schools of thought on how we got into it in the first place. One is the divided government theory. Americans are ticket-splitters on election day, resulting in tension and sometimes deadlocked Democratic-controlled Congress and a Republican president. Others, Jeffersonians who favor citizen government, pin the…

President’s vision deserves consideration

The state of the union was an especially noteworty event this year. First, George Bush became the sixth president in this century to stand before the Congress as commander-in-chief of a nation at war. Second, the demonstration of unity and support for American forces in the Persian Gulf was overwhelming. It was also a welcome…