John L. Smith is a former Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist who left the newspaper in April. He was also sued into bankruptcy by Sheldon Adelson. Contact him at jlnevadasmith@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @jlnevadasmith.

BAD HOMBRES?

Six men are on trial for their role in an armed standoff that thwarted federal agents from taking cattle from Cliven Bundy—and it almost cost lives, according to the prosecution.