Las Vegas Sun

February 11, 2016

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Letters to the Editor

PUC shouldn’t be an elected body
Feb. 11, 2016
In the Jan. 26 letter to the Sun, “PUC goes against residents’ wishes,” the author suggests it would be a good idea to replace the three Public Utilities Commission members with elected officials. There are several reasons this is a poor idea.
Choose Clinton, not a revolution
Feb. 11, 2016
Let’s not have a political revolution. We had one. Chicago, the ’60s, the Vietnam War, hippies, Gene McCarthy. The revolution did not work then, and it’s pie in the sky now.
Heroin scourge is scarier than ISIS
Feb. 11, 2016
Recently, “60 Minutes” had a 10-minute segment on heroin addiction and deaths in Ohio. It claimed more people die from heroin addiction each year than from car accidents. It is way more serious than the ISIS scare in America, which has killed a fraction of what drugs have killed.
All cars should be self-driving here
Feb. 11, 2016
I write to you on a very sad day. Someone in a stolen vehicle, eluding police, driving down Rainbow Boulevard at a reported speed of 100 mph, T-boned an innocent driver at Spring Mountain Road, killing her.
Bad taxi experience reflects poorly on Las Vegas
Feb. 10, 2016
My wife and I came with another couple to visit your wonderful city for a fun weekend. We arrived at the airport and hopped into a taxi to take us to the Palms.
Split-second decisions often are life-or-death
Feb. 10, 2016
The residents of Nevada must know that our police officers frequently have to make split-second decisions. I distinctly remember when I made a split-second decision as a substitute teacher in a classroom years ago in Compton, Calif. That decision saved my life.
Refugees’ plight resonates here at home
Feb. 10, 2016
Bill Silverstein’s donation of the flag that flew on Exodus in 1947 to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington reminded me of the plight of my people, who were in the same position as the Syrian refugees today.
Trump, not Cruz, is anti-Semitic
Feb. 9, 2016
To me, the term “New York values” as used by Ted Cruz refers to a liberal, center to far-left view on social and political issues and is associated with the Democratic Party and not necessarily anti-Semitic. If you are looking for anti-Semitic rhetoric coming out of Republican candidates, look at Donald Trump’s address to the …
Bundys need to change tactics
Feb. 9, 2016
It was horrendous to watch the video of a deadly end game played out in the snowy, high country roads of Eastern Oregon. Robert Finicum lay dead, mortally wounded by …
GOP race’s drama has yet to unfold
Feb. 3, 2016
Regarding the column “The GOP rebellion could change the face of politics” (Las Vegas Sun, Jan. 22):
Thanks to Obama for protecting us from gun violence
Feb. 3, 2016
Thank you, President Obama, for your courage in taking a stand against the proliferation of gun violence and protecting the rights of the innocent and unarmed. The abundance of guns and easy access to guns have a taken a huge and tragic toll on society.
Despite PUC’s ruling, we have solar options
Feb. 3, 2016
After Warren Buffett bought our electric company, why is anyone surprised at the Public Utility Commission’s ruling about rooftop solar? I’m sure Mr. Buffett bought the company to make money, and this is one way he can benefit.
Treat solar customers fairly
Jan. 29, 2016
I find this amazing! NV Energy is crying to its customers, saying that if NV Energy doesn’t get its way the cost of energy for nonsolar customer will increase substantially because of rooftop solar. NV Energy has convinced the Public Utilities Commission to take its side ,along with many non-solar customers. Once again a large corporation with deep pockets is able to spread false information, or at the very least deceptive information.
Solar conflict isn’t just PUC’s fault
Jan. 29, 2016
In the letter to the editor “PUC doesn’t act in public’s benefit” (Las Vegas Sun, Jan. 16), the writer repeats the oft-misunderstood idea that the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada’s prime objective should be as a protector of consumer rights. That would be the role of the Bureau of Consumer Protection in Carson City.
Blame Democrats for nation’s health care debacle
Jan. 28, 2016
Holier-than-thou liberals are so proud of themselves for their takeover of our health care system. They mostly needed the law to take care of injuries they suffered while patting themselves on the back.

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