Las Vegas Sun

June 25, 2016

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Columns by Brian Greenspun

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 …
Let’s help ensure residents aren’t under the gun
April 24, 2016
Our country is under the gun. If we have learned anything from this political season, it should be that motivated Americans can act in a way that threatens to disrupt “the way things are” and make needed …
When will our next generation of leaders step up?
April 17, 2016
America is ready for the next generation of young leaders to step up in the home, in business and in the community — to analyze challenges and execute plans that lead to successful …
With a clean assist from regents, Let’s go Rebels!
April 8, 2016
The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, and the community that supports them, need to be a contender. Again. With apologies to Marlon Brando, Las Vegas may not be a very long way from …
Stars align for 2-state solution, Mideast peace
April 3, 2016
They put the ad in the wrong paper! Last week, the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace published a most powerful ad in The New York Times under the heading, “Israel’s Security Chiefs Agree: Separation into two states is in Israel’s vital security interest.” I have been …
For dance, Obama unfairly called on the carpet
March 27, 2016
I am struck by the crescendo of voices converging on the concept of political correctness during this presidential primary season. So much so that I am ...
GOP spreading its do-nothing insanity to Supreme Court
March 20, 2016
If this wasn’t such serious business, the 2016 political season would be the best comedy on television. Alas, choosing the president — the person to lead not only the United States but …
Is the sky falling for the GOP?
March 13, 2016
First truth: The sky is falling. No, it isn’t. Despite the Chicken Littles in our lives, our skies have managed to stay intact for as long as any of us can remember. It is true, however …
Brookings’ work trumps GOP’s circus show
March 6, 2016
Washington, D.C., is a tale of two cities in more conflict than ever before. The Republican presidential debate Thursday night did not take place in our …

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Assault weapons ban is nonsensical
The shooting at Pulse in Orlando, Fla., was a horrific tragedy, but not an assault weapon issue. There are more than 9 million assault weapons owned by civilians in the U.S., and those types of weapons are responsible for less than a few hundred deaths every year. The only time anyone pays attention is when someone goes off the deep end every couple of years ...
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By Dan Ward, Las Vegas
NRA is avoiding a slippery slope
The National Rifle Association fights all changes in gun control even though some changes are reasonable and needed. We don’t need semi-automatic, 30-round magazine, war-type assault rifles ...
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By Terry Puckett, Las Vegas
Obama should act on monument
I was happy to see that the Sun carried two articles about President Barack Obama’s visit to Yosemite National …
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By Jane Feldman, Las Vegas
Efforts of Las Vegans praised
The residents of Las Vegas, employees of the Yellow Checker Star cab company, police and security personnel saved an old couple’s day. They are to be commended, saluted …
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By Richard Selzer, Rockwall, Texas
Hail, the Las Vegas Warriors!
A greater Las Vegas is coming! A National Hockey League team franchise has been approved for Las Vegas. Accordingly, praise to businessman Bill Foley, MGM and AEG, whose commitment, actions and money …
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By Clyde Dinkins, Las Vegas
Gun-free zones don’t help U.S.
There he goes again. Mike Smith, in his editorial cartoon Friday, shows his ignorance and gets sarcastic by asking how the 300 million guns in the United States …
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By Daniel Pursley, Las Vegas
Fear not — the Great Trump will fix everything
Never before have I felt the great relief as I did today listening to the Great Donald …
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By Bob Hartman, Las Vegas
Trump is about opportunity (his own)
The word is out: a majority of Republican officials have called for Donald Trump to publicly apologize to Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the American-born federal judge of Hispanic …
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By Richard Rychtarik, Las Vegas