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Nevada Voters Choose Electric Power Competition

H. Sterling Burnett, Voters in Nevada overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that would open the state’s electric power market to retail competition. Currently, in Nevada, as in many states, utility companies have monopolies within their respective geographic service areas, with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, regulating utility prices and other terms of service. In Nevada,

School choice advocates celebrate victories in AR, FL, GA, IN, IA, KY, LA, MO, NV, OK, TN, WI

Victor Skinner, The American Federation for Children, a pro-school choice advocacy group, is touting nationwide momentum for its cause in the wake of the 2016 election. A total of 80 out of 82 candidates endorsed by the AFC won their races across the country on election night, making it clear that many parents are

Harry Reid Channels Hillary Clinton on Bergdahl

Conn Carroll  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) used a very familiar line to deflect questions about what he knew and when about the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. “This is making a big deal over nothing,” Reid said. “The whole deal, is it Friday or Saturday? What difference does it make? What difference does

Colonel Harry Riley: œAmerica, rise up or surrender

Lainie Sloane  California State Director Lainie Sloane started her political activism as a Teen Age Republican (TAR) when she was 14 years old, helping her local college (Purdue University) Young Republicans in door-to-door… More   When I was asked by one of the organizers of an upcoming event on May 16, to write an article, I

Forcing Russia Out of Markets Seen as Ukraine Leverage

 Forcing Russia out of global financial markets is the strongest tool at U.S. President Barack Obama’s disposal if he wants to stop Vladimir Putin’s territorial ambitions, according to former government officials and sanctions specialists. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Russian, Ukrainian and European Union officials in Geneva today to discuss the situation

Anti-Gun Advocates Use Fort Hood Shooting to Advance Agenda

Scott Erickson  The Second Amendment frequently comes under great scrutiny in the wake of tragic events like the recent shooting at the Fort Hood military post in Killeen, Texas. This past week was no exception as Army Spc. Ivan Lopez, allegedly being treated for PTSD and depression, killed four people, including himself, in the second

Another Banker Found Dead, Wife and Daughter also

 A mere two weeks since former JPMorgan banker, Kenneth Bellando jumped to his death, Bloomberg reports that the former CEO of Dutch Bank ABN Amro (and his wife and daughter) were found dead at their home after a possible “family tragedy.” This expands the dismal list of senior financial services executive deaths to 12 in the last few months.

Sailors Try to Retrieve Objects Seen in Hunt for Malaysian Plane

An Australian naval ship hunting for the missing Malaysian jet sought to retrieve objects spotted by plane in the southern Indian Ocean as the scheduling of a late-night press conference by Malaysia’s prime minister raised optimism that the two-week search has yielded first results. An Australian Air Force P3 Orion saw a gray or green