Las Vegas Sun

August 30, 2016

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Columns by Brian Greenspun

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 …
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 …

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Try cloud seeding to fight California fires
While thousands of acres of land burn in California, why not …
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By Thresia Tish Pierce, Las Vegas
Trump isn’t ideal leader for GOP
I would like to point out a portion of a column by Catherone Rampell of The Washington Post that explains what kind of person we get in Donald Trump: “The leader of the personal responsibility deadbeats is …
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By Marc Jeric, Las Vegas
Trump’s silly mistakes a sign of potentially more serious ones
In addition to being vulgar and uniformed, Donald Trump is a laughably inarticulate speaker who does not have the sense to choose his words carefully so as to avoid making clumsy and ambiguous statements that rival what cartoon …
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By Steve Danning, Las Vegas
Buy more products made in the US
We must go back to those days and demand that all products be manufactured in the U.S. with American-made parts. American citizens are partially to blame for the job loss to foreign counties because we …
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By Henry Samek, Pompton Plains, N.J.
Sharron Angle, like Donald Trump, invited violence
Thank you for the Thomas Friedman column “Ex-Israeli prime minster’s assassination shows the power of a rival’s words” (Las Vegas Sun …
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By Dale Quale, Las Vegas
Legalizing recreational pot would damage Nevada
Regarding the story “Is Big Marijuana calling the shots in Nevada?” (Las Vegas Sun, Aug. 9): The moral and ethical decline of our great state is in the balance. To the Sun’s …
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By Clyde Dinkins, Las Vegas
Regatta trash solution simple: Add cleanup cost to entry fee
To solve the trash problem caused by the River Regatta at Bullhead City, why not figure the cost of the cleanup, then simply add that cost to the entry fee? That would keep the crowds (revenue) coming to town. There are …
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By Glenn Crabtree, Las Vegas
Time for state, like businesses, to tackle pollution
It is time to move forward with reducing pollution and the use of non-renewable resources. Big industries like MGM Resorts International and NV Energy are looking to go solar. The proof has been in the local news. Note the Washington Times article: NV Energy is …
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By K. Looker, Las Vegas