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May 6, 2016

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Columns by Brian Greenspun

Tesla, Faraday can be electrifying for Nevada‘s future
July 26, 2015
Tesla, Faraday. There is a pattern coming together, and it looks like Nevada could be the pot into which the future of electric travel and electric power is melded. We all know about the incredible all-electric car ...
Stakes are high in Iran deal; let’s not rush to judgment
July 19, 2015
A week after the United States announced it and the other negotiating nations had reached a deal regarding the nuclear ambitions of the terrorist state Iran, every country and every leader and every person has rendered an opinion. So ...
Time to get to the bottom of sordid workplace story
July 12, 2015
Let’s create the setting for this in the headquarters of the Nevada System for Higher Education. I may have picked that one because it is where Chancellor Dan Klaich holds sway over Nevada’s public universities and community colleges. He has been under a little fire lately ...
Ignoring high court rulings is anarchy, not conservatism
July 5, 2015
Here is the news flash: There is nothing conservative about calling for the disbanding of the Supreme Court, demanding that the order …
Las Vegas in 1961: A miracle wrought in the desert
June 28, 2015
Progress is moving forward — the eternal quest to conquer boundaries that limited the past. And nowhere is it more evident than in Southern Nevada. Our remarkable advancement from a small desert community to ...
It’s time to wipe out guilt-by-association tactics
June 23, 2015
If the men in top authority are a gang of buggers, the nation is in peril, for its citizens can be destroyed through the flimsiest of …
Kirk Kerkorian builds; Howard Hughes buys
June 22, 2015
Rather than write in glowing terms — as the life of Kirk Kerkorian certainly deserves from all who write about his passing — the Las Vegas Sun can provide a unique insight into Kirk’s life that will give everyone a glimpse into what it was really like in the earlier days when Kirk was taking the risks that made both him and this city that he loved so successful.
Kerkorian elevated stature, economy of Las Vegas
June 21, 2015
Las Vegas benefited greatly because Kirk Kerkorian loved this city, its people and its attitude that allowed dreamers to build what they imagined and, then, to imagine so much more. In short, our city was the beneficiary of all he imagined ...
Larry Ruvo, chairman and founder, at the fifth anniversary of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Let’s celebrate the power of one man’s love
June 7, 2015
Larry Ruvo has the sizzle. And, like his parents taught him growing up in Las Vegas, he knows when to use it and how to share it — with his family, with his friends and with Las Vegas, the community he loves. This Saturday, the Power of Love Gala at MGM Grand Garden Arena will feature as much sizzle as can possibly be put on a stage in Las Vegas ...
Expectations, payoff high at new charter school
May 24, 2015
I much prefer SWOT to SWAT. We all know SWAT is the highly trained, highly capable and successful police unit that enters the fray when practically every other option for peaceful resolution has been exhausted. It looks great and exciting on television, but in real life no one really celebrates the fact that it is needed, especially the men and women of SWAT.
How about some power to the people?
May 17, 2015
Do yourself a favor. Walk outside. Look up, toward the sun, not directly into it. What do you see? What do you feel? What do you think about that? Here is what I think. In 2005 …
Men, today is not the day to go golfing
May 10, 2015
Why is it that Mother’s Day is the single best day of the year to play golf or another favorite sport? And how is it that the lady you sleep with knows you …
As in 1955, the old gives way to the new
May 3, 2015
Once again, the old will give way to the new. It is the Las Vegas way, and it works in a city that is barely 68 years old (the opening of the Flamingo started it all). Most Las Vegans have probably not even visited the Riviera and, unless they do so by …
Ruining America, one ‘news’ story at a time
April 26, 2015
Our American democracy is being poisoned. And just like my friend Pogo used to say, the person responsible for that poison is us. We are killing the greatest system of governance on the planet. We are the enemy.
Time is right for a woman in the Oval Office
April 19, 2015
From the mouths of babes — and into the hearts and minds of their mothers. Their grandmothers. Their aunts, sisters and cousins. The 2016 presidential election could shape up to mirror the instincts of a 6-year-old child ...

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Heller misguided on Gold Butte
Is Sen. Heller stating that the future generations of the tribes here in Nevada are not best suited to decide if the petroglyphs should be preserved so that others may …
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By Barbara Hartzell, Henderson
Trump’s vow to change is dubious
Donald Trump has begun saying he will be presidential when he needs to be presidential (or words to that effect)! Aren’t the people who believe that sort of like the girlfriend of the abusive boyfriend …
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By Donna Cornett, Las Vegas
Sanders is only damaging his own party
I am a Hillary Clinton supporter and have been since 2008. She is the most qualified candidate in every way. I admire what Sen. Bernie Sanders has done, but he’s losing …
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By Denise Kugler, Las Vegas
GOP leaders cling to herd mentality
HBO released a film, “Confirmation,” that covers the confirmation of the Clarance Thomas and Anita Hill scandal. The control of the Republican Party by a few middle-age to elderly men was the …
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By Robert Blanner, North Las Vegas
At least Trump has collaboration skills
It is interesting when people play the “what-if game.” Many people are wondering what a Donald Trump presidency would look like. They would be better served wondering what a Ted Cruz presidency …
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By Robert Blanner, North Las Vegas
Seniors deserve workers’ respect
It is very difficult living here at a senior facility. Today a worker …
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By Thresia Tish Pierce, Henderson
Past offers honesty about trustworthiness
Congratulations on publishing Nicholas Kristof’s article on Hillary Clinton (Las Vegas Sun, April 28). I am reminded of Joseph Goebbels, the Reich minister of propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933-45. His ministry often directed …
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By Vellore C. Venkatesh, Henderson
Trump would bring compromise back to Washington
If the unthinkable should become reality and either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz gets the GOP nomination and goes on to win the presidency, who would be the better choice for …
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By Robert Blanner, North Las Vegas