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December 25, 2014

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Article contains inaccuracies
Dec. 18, 2014
In the Dec. 4 edition of the Sun there was an article about a company that is marketing a shield for EM radiation that comes from smart devices (“Startup wants to save you from your cellphone”). This article contains lots of mistakes that are …
Details are lost in racial outcry
Dec. 17, 2014
Lost in the racial outcry over the decision to not indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of black petty criminal Eric Garner is the key fact that the attempt to arrest Garner was overseen by a black female police sergeant.
Support inclusive conservation plan
Dec. 17, 2014
The sage grouse was all over the headlines last week as the Western Governors Association and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell met, in part, to discuss its fate.
Put the run back in the Rebels
Dec. 17, 2014
I was interested in your article a few days ago about the transfers from the UNLV basketball team.
The dark reality for immigrants
Dec. 16, 2014
Last summer, when Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama’s adviser, was in Las Vegas to promote immigration reform, I pointed out to her that Republicans don’t want immigration reform. Undocumented immigrants are expected to register as Democrats once they gain citizenship, so why should Republicans help them? I have since been convinced there is a far darker reason.
Consider other points of view
Dec. 16, 2014
We all have a tendency to read about and listen to political opinions that agree with our own. It would be a very healthy thing if everyone read just one book that explains the political opinion opposite theirs.
Racism saturates our society
Dec. 15, 2014
The violently prejudicial treatment of black men by police all over the United States is an ugly reflection of the treatment Republicans have afforded the president of the United States, and for an identical reason: they are black.
Don’t expect much from the House
Dec. 15, 2014
Well, we have one more session with the “do-nothing” House. The next two years with complete control by the Tea Party types should be interesting.
Rethink public safety priorities
Dec. 15, 2014
It is a commonly held belief that the death penalty is less expensive than life without the possibility of parole, but that’s just not true.
A gesture to overcome tensions
Dec. 14, 2014
The importance of symbolism offers us an opportunity to help our country heal. Every minority group has experienced injustice and had to assert itself collectively in order to gain acceptance and reasonable treatment by the majority. The black community has suffered over the years and still is striving to be treated fairly.
The wealthy are good people, too
Dec. 14, 2014
A letter in Friday’s Sun (Dec. 5) titled “Working class made wealthy rich” is a good example of how President Barack Obama has cleverly turned us against the wealthy, making them the bad guys instead of what they really are: providers of jobs for thousands of people so they can have a home, food, cars and a good life.
What a mess the GOP has made
Dec. 14, 2014
U.S. employers added 321,000 jobs in November, the latest sign that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world. The stock market has almost tripled since President Barack Obama took office ...
Independent audit of CCSD needed
Dec. 13, 2014
The Clark County School District has exploited children and taxpayers for far too long, and I feel a dose of reality is just what is warranted to bring about a cure for the entitlement disorder they have and that we endure year after year. They continually fail to provide competent leadership and an adequate education for the children here in Clark County.
Why would businesses come?
Dec. 13, 2014
We can throw money at infrastructure, tax breaks, advertising, etc., but the bottom line is with no public school improvement and adding public-supported tech training schools (like most of the other states have been developing for decades), why would businesses open, move to or expand here?
Rich contribute greatly to society
Dec. 13, 2014
I agree 100 percent with the letter writer who wrote that the working class made the wealthy rich richer (Dec. 5) but respectably disagree that those are bad guys.

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