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November 28, 2015

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Letters to the Editor

Congress focusing on wrong mistake
Nov. 10, 2015
While televised congressional hearings are great theater, most of us instinctively know they will not provide any conclusions. Their primary purpose is diversion, a soothing elixir of …
Christians call for protecting solar
Nov. 10, 2015
The Christian Coalition believes America needs to develop its own energy resources for the sake of national security, economic health and the protection of our God-given resources. We need to support homegrown energy that will not run out and that puts …
Infrastructure is more than buildings
Oct. 30, 2015
What is infrastructure? Congress and the president talk about it a lot. Most would agree it’s items such as roads and bridges. We hear from our elected officials about the need to provide better maintenance.
Do we really want to emulate Denmark?
Oct. 30, 2015
I always find it strange that economists who should know better pick and choose a facet of a country that the U.S. should try to emulate. They isolate that one shining aspect and wonder why we cannot be like them. Krugman waxed eloquently about Denmark’s welfare state — free education, health care, etc. — while remaining mute on its immigration policy. It is not the land of opportunity. It does not let just anyone in. More than 90 percent of the folks living in Denmark are of Danish descent. Take a look at their ethnic mix and you will see ...
With wallet, you can fight meat industry
Oct. 29, 2015
I was never scared of all the witches, zombies and assorted goblins wandering around on Halloween. What really scared me was the meat industry.
Don’t fear Sanders or the other ‘S’ word
Oct. 29, 2015
At Bernie Sanders meetings I’ve attended, supporters have expressed concern that his being a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist will prevent him from getting the nomination. Recently on Bill Maher’s program, the host expressed similar concerns during his interview with Sanders. A Gallup poll shows fewer than 50 percent of Americans would vote for a socialist candidate. By contrast, that same poll said 58 percent of Americans would vote for an atheist.
Don’t forget other types of cancer
Oct. 28, 2015
Once again, we are in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Why can’t we drop the word “breast” and just promote cancer awareness?
Fossil Day event was inclusive
Oct. 28, 2015
In the article “Schools need a return of parental involvement” by Darcie Smith, author and retired teacher (Las Vegas Sun, Oct. 18), she points out that “schools were never designed for children to learn in isolation from family or community.” That’s an arguable premise when one discusses the atmosphere of the classroom learning environment.
Lawmakers, heed call for compromise
Oct. 24, 2015
Pope Francis covered a lot of territory in his speech before Congress, but perhaps none more important than the message he left when he said, ”The challenges facing us today call for a renewal of the spirit and cooperation which has accomplished so much good throughout the history of the United States.” Congress has been a miserable failure since it abandoned that spirit and cooperation.
Aid programs must improve, not end
Oct. 24, 2015
Another reason the GOP needs to go: Before Social Security, many people faced destitution in old age. The first payments were paid to 222,488 people in 1940.
IRS commissioner serves honorably, shouldn’t step down
Oct. 23, 2015
Mr. Will is wrong about John Koskinen’s impeachment. Mr. Koskinen is a decent and honorable career public servant with a stellar reputation as a respected Washington insider and leader. He is admired by civil servants, political appointees and politicians of both parties. But he made the classic mistake that some Washington civil servants make: He couldn’t say “no” to the president. He thought he had one more call to answer for government service and duty, in a job as IRS commissioner when nobody, not even him, could possibly do it.
State mustn’t steal lands from public
Oct. 23, 2015
Sept. 25 was National Public Lands Day. To commemorate this day, Nevadans from all walks of life did what they always do: They got outside. Many hiked, drove, biked or rode horses in beautiful places. Others participated in stewardship projects — building trails, picking up trash, removing graffiti. All on public land. Our land. Whatever the activity, our collective participation was a demonstration of love and appreciation for our nation’s lands.
ISIS is redrawing the Middle East map
Oct. 17, 2015
As the masses in America who are awake observe the ISIS onslaught in the twisted and battered Middle East, the geopolitical map is being radically redrawn by a rampaging ISIS.
Many Mexican immigrants are the kind of residents America needs
Oct. 17, 2015
The most recent Republican debate demonstrated why Donald Trump enjoys so much support from the American public. Despite a lackluster, somewhat phlegmatic performance, Trump emerged from the debate unscathed.
Anger-management training for children could curb shootings
Oct. 17, 2015
An open letter to Sen. Dean Heller in regard to the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon:

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