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Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.

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Why won’t that mean Joe Biden just snap his fingers and lower gas prices?

By: - November 30, 2021

“In less than a year, Joe Biden has crippled our domestic energy production,” Adam Laxalt tweeted last week. “We’re feeling the effects of Democrat (sic) leadership right now every time we go to the gas pump,” reads a recent fundraising missive from the Nevada Republican Party. “Democrats’ reckless spending has made everything cost more,” including […]

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The right spits up a new American idol

By: - November 21, 2021

Weapons worship is woven into our society. And the comfort with which a significant portion of the population denies structural racism is matched only by the bitterness with which they try to cling to it. Little wonder that white gun culture occupies a hallowed presence in the judicial system (reinforced of course by a perverse […]

Leisure/hospitality employment still only 4/5 what it was pre-pandemic

By: - November 18, 2021

There were nearly 100,000 more jobs in Nevada last month than there were the previous October, but the workforce is still about 80,000 jobs shy of pre-pandemic levels, with jobs failing to return in the leisure and hospitality sector accounting for the shortfall, according to data announced by the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation […]

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If their Senate bids flop Trump should hire Laxalt & Walker to sell timeshares

By: - November 14, 2021

Could it have been something Laxalt said? During the Republican Jewish Coalition conference in Las Vegas last week, Adam Laxalt tweeted the picture above of himself with Herschel Walker, Trump’s hand-picked Republican to run for Senate in Georgia. The backdrop was the Las Vegas hotel with Trump’s name on it, befitting both candidates’ partnership with […]

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Yes, House Democrats caved to Manchin

By: - November 7, 2021

Now that the House has sent the Senate-passed infrastructure bill to Biden’s desk on its own and without an accompanying social spending bill, that latter, larger legislation is entirely at the mercy of Manchinema. The House, particularly it’s more progressive members, had leverage – they wouldn’t pass the bill that Joe Manchin wanted unless the […]

Lee, Horsford rejoice as prescription drugs put back in Build Back Better

By: - November 2, 2021

Originally it was in. Then last week it was out. This week it’s back in. Under the latest deal announced Tuesday, Senate Democrats have reached an agreement that would allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and implement other reforms designed to lower prescription drug costs. Prescription drug reforms, championed on Democratic campaign trails nationwide […]

Lee, 20 other House Dems oppose Biden’s bank tax reporting proposal

By: - October 28, 2021

Nevada Democratic Rep. Susie Lee Thursday made a foray into the ongoing and long-going back-and-forth among Democrats over what should and shouldn’t be in the social spending measure the Biden administration has proposed and Democrats hope to pass. Lee and 20 other House Democrats signed a letter Thursday opposing a provision that would require banks […]

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What will Virginia’s election say about Nevada’s? Probably nothing good.

By: - October 24, 2021

Despising Terry McAuliffe has been a minor pastime among American leftists since McAuliffe established himself as perhaps the premier face of the Democratic Party’s corporate wing decades ago. Now Democrats are wringing their hands and furrowing their brows and crying “oh my stars and garters” because McAuliffe could – gasp! – lose the Virginia governor’s […]

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The shocking part about Gruden: It isn’t shocking

By: - October 12, 2021

“Lips the size of micchelin tires.” “Faggot.” “Clueless anti football pussy.” Multiple startling Jon Grudenisms jump out from the coverage of the Raiders’ disgraced ex-coach. But a passage in Tuesday’s New York Times story breached a larger, more trenchant issue than the lewd and crude homophobia, sexism and racism of one white man: “Taken together, […]

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And poof … Blockchainsville is gone

By: - October 7, 2021

A man who made a killing once in cybercurrency and who wanted to create his own government in rural Nevada because, hey, who doesn’t, has pulled the plug on his fantastic if never fully or clearly explained techy techy plan. “This concept has not gained enough traction from the State to warrant further debate,” Blockchains […]

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Senator assures industry Nevada will remain a mining colony

By: - October 7, 2021

Harry Reid must be so proud. “Revision of our mining laws has been a regular topic for more than 100 years,” Reid wrote in 2009 when he was Senate Majority Leader. “During my time in Congress, I have fought against and defeated many ill-conceived reform efforts that would have hurt rural Nevada.” Reid was being […]

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The big question for 2022: Just how badly will Democrats blow it?

By: - September 22, 2021

Are you eagerly awaiting Joe Lombardo’s plan to mitigate impacts of the climate crisis in the nation’s fastest-warming state? Or Joey Gilbert’s five-point proposal to improve Nevada’s infamously inadequate mental health services?  Or how about — that old salt– Dean Heller’s stance on health care reforms? Sorry. A Republican primary for Nevada governor in 2022 […]