Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson is the editor of the Nevada Current. He is a former 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 wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Jim Small | Arizona Mirror)

A conservative’s conservative on the affirmative action ruling (via ouija board)

By: - July 5, 2023

Political parties have fundraising arms in Congress which blast out fundraising emails and press releases, the sensationalism of which are matched only by their crude oversimplification. A lot of them end up in my inbox, because every campaign cycle Nevada has a competitive Senate/House race or three. Friday I opened one from the National Republican […]

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

By: - March 9, 2022

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 companies are just funny that way. So U.S. […]


All the times Donald Trump has never been a racist

By: - July 22, 2019

In the 1970s, when African Americans who applied to rent apartments owned by Donald Trump were told there were no vacancies, even though there were vacancies, it wasn’t because Donald Trump is a racist. As he confided to a federal prosecutor after reaching a settlement in a discrimination case filed against him by the U.S. Justice […]