Author

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.

COMMENTARY

Democracy: Use it or lose it

By: - September 19, 2022

A version of this commentary originally appeared in the Nevada Current. Republicans, as they continue to call themselves, have good reasons to be against democracy. Their nominee lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. And yet on two of those five occasions, their candidate ended up in the White House […]

COMMENTARY

Partisan policies didn’t raise gas prices, and partisan sniping won’t lower them

By: - March 8, 2022

This commentary originally appeared in the Nevada Current. In 2020 the price of oil crashed, even falling to less than zero one day. Traders actually had to pay buyers to get them to take oil contracts off their hands. Oil companies would prefer not to sell oil unless they can make money off it. Oil […]