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Nevada Independent

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Jon:

Reid's final hang up

There will never be another like him. Not a chance. → Read More

The clear and present danger

There is something dangerous going on in Nevada – nay, America – and that is why I feel compelled to write this. → Read More

Poll: Biden up 5 in Nevada

Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 5 percentage point lead over President Donald Trump in Nevada, according to a pollster who found the same lead a month ago and the fourth public survey in a month to show a similar advantage for the Democratic nominee. → Read More

New Democratic poll shows Biden up 4 in Nevada

It’s that time of year when presidential race surveys start appearing on a regular basis, and my biennial caveat applies: Not all polls are created equal. → Read More

Poll: Biden up by 5 in Nevada

Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 5 percentage point lead over President Donald Trump in Nevada, according to the first public poll in the state in nearly five months. → Read More

Harry Reid unplugged — Part II

Harry Reid is not known for being voluble. His laconic style – from his blunt ripostes that can be searing to his hanging up the phone without saying goodbye (even to presidents!) – the former Nevada senator does not often engage in lengthy disquisitions. → Read More

Harry Reid unplugged

In all the years I have known Harry Reid, never has he so well encapsulated his career as he did last week when I sat down with him at his Anthem Country Club home: “I did things no one else would do.” → Read More

Why we didn't publish

On Wednesday, Columbia Journalism Review published a detailed piece by former Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jennifer Robison about allegations of sexual misconduct by executives at the newspaper. → Read More

Sandoval issues statement against background checks initiative

Gov. Brian Sandoval has issued an official statement opposing the background checks initiative — short and not sweet (for backers) and dismissive. → Read More

The Child I Love

When Maddy Ralston came into this world almost 21 years ago, it was love at first sight. I cradled her in my arms, my adopted miracle, and couldn't stop... → Read More

Ralston Reports: Nevada's top 10 political stories of 2015

You can’t move forward without first examining the past, so here are the top 10 political stories of 2015 in order of import. → Read More

Ralston Reports: Effort to kill tax is a disease, not a cure

Process behind Commerce Tax repeal campaign would not sit well with Founding Fathers. → Read More

Ralston Reports: School choice backers twisting law's language

A hard-fought victory for school choice could be undermined by proponents rewriting the law after the fact, says Ralston. → Read More

Ralston Reports: Nevada politicos are thankful for ...

Nevada politicians and luminaries will give thanks this week, and they have sent Jon Ralston their lists. → Read More

Ralston Reports: Anti-tax crowd misreading the playing field

This reflects not just a fundamental misreading of where the governor stands in the polls, even four-plus months after the session ended, but also a basic belief that voters, especially the most conservative ones, believe in no-tax pledges above all → Read More

Ralston Reports: Nevada politicians fan flames of fear

When people are afraid, we can always count on our “leaders” to frighten us even more. → Read More

Ralston Reports: Brother's kidney donation saved Jon's life

If you want to know who to thank – or curse – for all of my good works the last three decades, his name is Geoff Ralston. → Read More

Ralston Reports: Political junkies' almanac nails Nevada

“The Almanac of American Politics," gets it right on Nevada, Sandoval, and the congressional delegation, says Ralston. → Read More

Ralston Reports: Hillary firmly anti-Yucca — for now

In 2008, Hillary Clinton attacked Barack Obama for his nuclear ties. This time, it's Clinton with the pro-Yucca friends. → Read More

Ralston: Think tank’s latest report is useless

For many years, I gave the Nevada Policy Research Institute the benefit of the doubt. Those days are gone. → Read More