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September 29, 2016

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The numbers add up: Nevada needs to close gun loophole
Sept. 25, 2016
In addition to choosing a president, members of Congress, legislators and other leaders this fall, Nevada voters will be asked to decide a ballot question related to gun safety. Look at some key numbers behind the measure …
Heck blindly goes all-in with a joker of a presidential candidate
Sept. 19, 2016
If there was any doubt that Rep. Joe Heck shouldn’t be elected to the Senate this fall, he erased it recently with his answers to three questions about Donald Trump posed by ...
Fake charm, real harm: Don’t let fraudulent Trump fool you
Sept. 18, 2016
Looking back to the start of this presidential campaign season, it is understandable that disaffected, angry or disillusioned Republicans became infatuated with the tell-it-like-it-is Donald Trump. He was a fresh, if unexpected, face on the …
Before Nevada board of regents recruits a new chancellor, the job needs redefining
Sept. 12, 2016
Why is it important that the regents redefine the management structure, allowing university presidents to run their campuses without the interference of an overlord? Simple. Each campus has its own personality, its own dynamics, its own culture, its own support community, its own constituents and goals. And presumably, the regents hire the best possible presidents after search and recruiting processes that involve faculty, staff, student and community engagement.
Here are some tougher questions Lauer should have asked Trump
Sept. 11, 2016
The clear and obvious imbalance in how moderator Matt Lauer conducted last week’s Commander-in-Chief Forum with the two presidential candidates has certainly triggered plenty …
NRA’s wailing doesn’t drown out facts on background checks
Sept. 5, 2016
The leading opponents of a November ballot question to require universal background checks on gun purchases would have voters believe that the measure is full of diabolically restrictive provisions that make it a full-on assault on the Second Amendment. It's not.
Trump’s attempt at diplomacy proves one more incompetency
Sept. 4, 2016
So now we know how effective Donald Trump would be as our chief ambassador. Meet the ugly American. His audition on the diplomacy stage as a presidential candidate turned into a disaster that left the president of Mexico fuming …
Mr. Trump, please accept this ‘apology’ from the media
Aug. 29, 2016
Donald Trump deserves an apology. A huge one, of course. It’s time to admit Trump was right ...
Rising tax tide here also would lift boats in Northern Nevada
Aug. 28, 2016
Between possibly attracting the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, expanding the Las Vegas Convention Center and …
Light rail key to ensuring visitors enjoy Las Vegas — and come back
Aug. 25, 2016
When a big event such as a marquee fight or a major concert happens on the Strip, Las Vegas Boulevard turns into a gridlocked disaster of honking horns, grumbling tourists and …
Anti-Cortez Masto advertisement guilty of deceit
Aug. 22, 2016
Political ads offer a terrific demonstration of persuasion tactics. And they can be quite sneaky and disingenuous if not downright dishonest. Newspapers try their best to …
GOP-voting Murren astutely gives Clinton public support
Aug. 21, 2016
The safe approach would have been to stay quiet, cast a vote and let what happened at the polls stay at the polls. Jim Murren, to his credit, didn’t play it safe. Instead, he offered a strong and very public opinion about the 2016 presidential election …
Off script, the bully candidate betrays his menacing mind
Aug. 15, 2016
The president’s words are expected to reflect intelligence, thoughtfulness, reason and responsibility, thanks to command of the language (which includes speaking in complete sentences) and critical thinking skills ...
5 Nevada politicians stand by Trump; here’s what that says
Aug. 14, 2016
Donald Trump has become so unhinged in his ravings, so removed from reality, it’s no surprise that bedrock Republicans — headliners and rank-and-file, donors and operatives, economists and national security advisers …
Trump supporters best be careful what they wish for
Aug. 8, 2016
Trump is unfailingly demonstrating why he is unfit to lead the United States, in terms of both intelligence and integrity. The egomaniac’s reliance on bombastic rhetoric and ...

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Life with Trump would be ‘great’
It has finally set in that Donald Trump will be even more than he currently is, and better yet, we will live in such a great country that nobody will ever leave and will want to live forever. I have made a list of what we …
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By Bob Hartman, Las Vegas
Tort reform would end cycle of damage in our nation
The end of America as we have known it has occurred, with no possibility of …
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By Marc Jeric, Las Vegas
Trump hasn’t prepared himself for vitally important job
The office of president is the absolutely most serious and important vote a citizen can …
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By Marvin Adelman, Las Vegas
Pulled over? To avoid trouble, simply cooperate
On Sept. 23 I was pulled over by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper. I pulled over and
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By Greg Scherr, 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
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
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
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