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October 10, 2015

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GOP healed nation, Dems are distressing
Oct. 6, 2015
Three Democratic social programs are celebrated by the writer of the letter “Democrats represent ‘we the people,’” (Las Vegas Sun, Sept. 16). I want to concentrate on the No. 1 sacred cow …
Let’s record acts of Congress members
Oct. 6, 2015
We should require congressmen and congresswomen to wear body cameras when conducting the people’s business that record …
Utility should look out for customers
Oct. 3, 2015
Regarding “It’s time for NV Energy, PUC to embrace future in innovative ways” (Las Vegas Sun, Sept. 27): In your excellent editorial, you ask how much rooftop-solar customers should pay for the use of NV Energy’s distribution grid.
Bernie Sanders can address our nation’s pressing issues
Oct. 3, 2015
Brian Greenspun’s column “Moving beyond email servers to what really matters” (Las Vegas Sun, Sept. 13) was right to conclude with “It is time for the American voters to get serious, too. Enough with the emails and apologies.”
GOP chooses poorly in deciding which rights to defend
Oct. 2, 2015
The GOP is defending Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who spent five days in jail because she refused to follow the Constitution concerning giving gay couples a marriage license. She says it violated God’s law. Maybe she should also refuse to issue licenses to divorced people seeking to get remarried. After all, divorce is also against God’s law. Wait a minute. I forgot she has been divorced three times and is in her fourth marriage.
Carson is the master of one science: ignorance
Oct. 2, 2015
In many ways, it would be advantageous to elect a president with a working knowledge of science. After all, we have not had one with such expertise since Thomas Jefferson. One potential candidate for that position might have been Dr. Ben Carson, but his statements show he does not fit the criteria.
GOP is squeezing voters in red states
Oct. 1, 2015
Ever since Justice John Roberts and the Republican Supreme Court overturned the amendment to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the red states have gone nuts with new voter-suppression laws. The red state laws differ from one another but have the same goal, to suppress voting rights for the poor, the elderly and minorities (the typical non-Republican voters).
Co-op was a bold move; why didn’t it work?
Oct. 1, 2015
I would first like to appreciate the relatively more professional tone of Jackie Valley’s piece in comparison to other reports of the Nevada Health Co-Op closing. It offered a dignified salute to a bold public health move. Nevada embraced the option of running a health insurance exchange, and although it wasn’t a mandatory component of the Affordable Care Act, this decision demonstrated a commitment to expanding health services to locals. It is disheartening to think of the people left uninsured at the year’s end.
‘Liberal’ media does Democrats no favors
Sept. 30, 2015
This ado about nothing, Hillary’s email server, has gone on for months. Having exhausted the Benghazi non-scandal, the Republican smear campaign changed topics, aided and abetted by the “liberal” media. The goal is to paint the Democrat frontrunner as a pathological liar, when she is really a very smart lady. Once her campaign is buried under a mountain of lies and inuendo, they will go after whoever is next in the polls.
Spend tax money on training for citizens
Sept. 30, 2015
This is in regard to an article by Kathryn Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, “The poor need food to eat but cash to live” (The Sun, Sept. 11). There are so many safety-net and welfare programs that it seems a shame this family must have fallen through the cracks. The first example given, of 19-year-old Ashley with her baby, illustrates this. One of the first programs Ashley should have taken advantage of was the free birth control. There was no reason for another fatherless child to be brought into her situation.
Tax cuts for the rich cut our nation off at its knees
Sept. 25, 2015
The writer of the letter “Politicians carry blame for wrongs” (Las Vegas Sun, May 17) suggests police brutality arises more frequently in black communities because people there have no jobs and are constantly getting in trouble with the law. He then blames high tax rates that discourage investments in American cities. Third, he says high tax rates are Democrats’ fault.
Forget servers; let’s focus on our security
Sept. 25, 2015
Pin the tail on the donkey is the ever-persistent game being played by Congressional Republicans in which they always fail to find the donkey. They’re terrified that Hilary Rodham Clinton may be our next president, nullifying any chance they can move the country more toward a plutocracy with religious overtones.
Islam making inroads in America
Sept. 22, 2015
Islam is flexing its muscles to gradually sustain inroads into American culture, and American social and legal institutions. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Council on American-Islamic Relations are two Muslim front groups that are repeatedly …
Invest bed taxes in tourist assets
Sept. 22, 2015
Imitation is the highest form of compliment. Let’s not try to reinvent the wheel. Follow the Orlando formula, which has proven to works. Legislators, change the law so Southern Nevada can …
Secure our borders or risk facing war
Sept. 18, 2015
When Congress authorized the invasion of Iraq, I was beside myself that the borders of the United States were not secured first. The argument for the invasion was the threat Saddam Hussein posed to our nation with his weapons of mass destruction. It only made sense that we would protect ourselves from an attack on our soil before we went willy-nilly over there.

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