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April 16, 2014

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A battle that’s been waged for decades
April 8, 2014
The Affordable Care Act signed up 7.1 million enrollees for health insurance before the March 31 deadline, as was stated by President Barack Obama on April 1, but that hasn’t stopped the Republicans from trying to repeal the ACA.
Rabbits are not good Easter gifts
April 8, 2014
As we approach Easter, it is time to warn people against buying baby rabbits, chicks or ducks.
Campaign finance rulings’ effects
April 7, 2014
The majority on the U.S. Supreme Court will be dumbfounded when they realize that their recent ruling on campaign funding coupled with their Citizens United nonsense will have been what was necessary to wake this country up, to restore democracy and to finally get people voting in their own interests.
Costco sets a good example on wages
April 7, 2014
Raising the minimum wage would be great for Nevada. The money would flow directly back into the local economy, subsidies including food stamps would be reduced, and workers would not have to struggle as hard for basics, including food and lodging.
More to learn on climate change
April 7, 2014
It seems professor John Christy has drawn a lot of vindictive criticism for his assessment of the global warming/climate change issue.
EPA’s water ruling won’t hurt farmers
April 6, 2014
It was good to read about the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent ruling clarifying what bodies of water should be included under the Clean Water Act. Although the act has been successful in cleaning up toxic streams, rivers and wetlands across America since 1972, in recent years water policy has become muddied with confusing and arbitrary decisions by the Supreme Court.
Oil, not Reagan, led to end of USSR
April 6, 2014
Chuck Muth wants to name a mountain in Las Vegas after former President Ronald Reagan. Mount Reagan would be appropriate if it were hidden somewhere inside Nevada’s Sheep Range but not out in the open for all to see.
To win, GOP must get specific
April 5, 2014
For the GOP to gain control of the Senate and hold the House, it must do the following:
U.S. tax system is hurting economy
April 5, 2014
April 15 is just around the corner. This time of year, our fellow citizens are wrestling with how to best comply with the tax codes to avoid being thrown in jail or having to undergo an audit by the IRS. They are also given the bad news about how much they had to pay during the past year and how much they may or not get back.
Health insurers harming America
April 4, 2014
Competition in the health care industry does not exist. If you want to see competition in the insurance line of business, look at automobile, life or home. Better yet, turn on the TV and watch commercials. That’s what competition looks like.
School funding fails Nevada again
April 4, 2014
When it was announced that Nevada was a finalist for the Tesla battery plant, people rejoiced. A high-tech company might move to Nevada. That project was $5 billion and 6,500 jobs. However, the harsh reality is now upon us.
Seeking civil debate on climate
April 3, 2014
Recently, there was an interesting guest opinion by John Christy, “Settled science isn’t necessarily so .” It is rare to see any informed criticism of global climate change. It was nice to see that there really is an “other side” of this issue.
Let’s end smoking in Nevada casinos
April 3, 2014
A recent journal article by a senior scientist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“Secondhand smoke and smoking restrictions in casinos: a review of the evidence,” published online in Tobacco Control on March 7) should be a wake-up call to all Nevadans.
Being informed vs. being manipulated
April 2, 2014
The March 21 letter “Too many people are uninformed” says that it is easy to be informed. I disagree. I think it’s darned hard to be really informed.
GOP is unfriendly toward women
April 2, 2014
I’m confused! Since a corporation is not even a vapor, how can it be granted the same rights as a living, breathing human being?

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