Las Vegas Sun

September 28, 2016

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Columns by Brian Greenspun

Statesman speaks; would-be king gets a pittance
Sept. 25, 2016
I have two words for the many business, social and political leaders of Nevada who filled in as “Where I Stand” columnists while I took a vacation. Thank you. Thank you for becoming columnists for a day, which …
Don’t take all social media ‘news’ as fact; check it out
Sept. 20, 2016
Stories ranging from politics to health and wellness flood our inboxes, feeds and favorite websites daily. So the question becomes what to read and who to follow for the facts?
A look at Phyllis McGuire's 65,000 square foot mansion located in Rancho Circle, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. McGuire has decided to put the estate on the market.
Mansion brims with stories of Las Vegas’ rich history
Aug. 4, 2016
It is not just a house — excuse me, a mansion. The story of Las Vegas lives within its walls. The history of an era that spanned three generations echoes from every corner. The ...
A true leader, Hillary clears a bar set high
July 31, 2016
I was wrong. Last week I quoted the great Charles Dickens from his “A Tale of Two Cities” when I wrote about the just-finished Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention, which has …
Light and hope will distinguish the Philadelphia story
July 24, 2016
The Republican conclave in Cleveland was itself a tale of two cities. There were the best of times: the Trump children speaking about their father and their lives. They also were the worst of times: the refusal of Ted Cruz to forgive …
Fallen Dallas heroes prove police do ‘protect and serve’
July 17, 2016
Summertime, and the living is anything but easy. Only the people can make it better. First, we have to talk about the tragic events that took place 10 days ago …
How can Trump be so ignorant, uncaring as to invoke such bigoted images?
July 10, 2016
Never again. As a young, Jewish child growing up in the United States, the words “never again” were etched in my brain. In part because I grew up in my father’s house and, in part, because every …
Keep it civil: Not standing up for those who were sitting in
June 27, 2016
Any reasonable American who watched the Democratic congressmen and -women taking over the well of the House of Representatives on Wednesday evening had to be somewhat sympathetic to …
In spirit and at home, fathers deserve nod today
June 19, 2016
Today is Father’s Day. This is the day we traditionally have given over to the dads in our lives to do as they wish. It never quite works out that way, however, because no matter …
Ali, GOP on opposite ends of courage spectrum
June 12, 2016
The world said goodbye to Muhammad Ali on Friday. There is not much I can say about The Champ that wasn’t said so eloquently by President Bill Clinton, comedian Billy Crystal, John Ramsey and others …
Trust the data: Solar energy benefits everyone
May 29, 2016
We are blessed with an extraordinary abundance of natural resources, especially solar energy. Yet, a decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada in December has virtually eliminated the residential rooftop …
New American’s faith in elections isn’t rattled despite Nevada’s flare-ups
May 27, 2016
My wife, Perla, recently became a citizen of the United States. She was born in rural Aguascalientes, Mexico, and raised on a farm. Her parents decided to pursue …
After Nevada debacle, democracy feels the burn
May 22, 2016
It is no secret that Secretary Hillary Clinton is my friend. It is also well-known that my wife and I are ardent supporters of Clinton’s candidacy for president of the United States. Now I am going to say something that is probably not helpful to ...
Teaching appreciation on Mother’s Day
May 8, 2016
Celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Day. And happy Mother’s Day, too. For all of you fathers out there who somehow have forgotten what today is, now is your chance to make a solid recovery. Find the mother of your children and …
Do-nothing GOP is poised to repeat history
May 1, 2016
“I’ve got plenty of nuttin’.” I have been singing the lyrics (in my head because out loud would be a supreme injustice to Ira Gershwin and a host of marvelous voices) to that famous song from ‘Porgy and Bess’ ever since I started thinking about …

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Cortez Masto rightly speaks out against stadium ripoff
Kudos to Catherine Cortez Masto for her position on new stadiums for Las Vegas. It’s about time someone had the courage to tell it like it is and put things in perspective. The “big-money boys” are out to make a large profit off the backs of the “little guy” …
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By Frank Sutherland, Las Vegas
Pedestrians can’t seem to get out of the way
I think the vast majority of motorists, if they know the law, get that pedestrians have the right of way, even if they come darting out between parked cars in a shopping center with three kids and a full shopping cart as if …
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By Marte Jones, Las Vegas
Distribute Sun separately again
The Sept. 18 Las Vegas Review-Journal column by Wayne Allyn Root is too much. He called President Barack Obama “the worst ever.” We found this to be slanderous, false and punitive. We cannot, in good conscience, contribute another penny to the promotion of such nonsense and are …
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By Herman and Patricia van Betten, Blue Diamond
Don’t vote for Hardy or Heck
Both voted in lockstep with the party, with no interest in compromising on any issue. Their elections would mean more of the same in Washington and absolutely nothing getting done. The “Party of No” cannot be allowed to …
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By Terri Frame, Las Vegas
Trust in Trump is misplaced
For the past few elections the majority of you constantly sang the praises of President Ronald Reagan. Now you cheer for a man who would make Reagan roll over in his crypt. …
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By Don Ellis, Henderson
Trump’s love of Putin is anti-American
Donald Trump, with complete support from his running mate, Mike Pence, applauds the leadership of Vladimir Putin in Russia. Did it ever dawn on these two …
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By Robert Blanner, North Las Vegas
Let Sheldon Adelson pay for his stadium
Just say no! Enough about having our state engage in yet another less-than-zero-sum bidding war to attract more business in return for a non-binding agreement — in Nevada parlance, a crap shoot — because someone says …
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By Richard Rychtarik, Las Vegas
China’s insult to Obama an insult to our nation
Having been insulted during his recent trip to Southeast Asia, President Barack Obama must be feeling like a wounded lion. Lions …
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By Cesar Lumba, Las Vegas