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September 2, 2015

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Letters to the Editor

Don’t limit health insurance options
Aug. 21, 2015
To attract the best employees, we offer health insurance as a benefit at my architecture firm. We always look for a quality and affordable plan, but this is getting increasingly difficult. If costs continue to increase, we might have to change plans in the future. We cannot afford for Nevada policymakers to set regulations that would limit our options.
GOP attacks deal on Iran for its own gain
Aug. 20, 2015
The six leading nations that make up the U.N. Security Council and the European Union negotiated a nuclear deal with Iran that took months to work out. Now Republicans in Congress declared they’re much smarter than the negotiating group. What a combination of arrogance and ignorance by congressional Republicans.
Residential solar isn’t competitive yet
Aug. 20, 2015
“NV Energy should embrace rooftop solar,” a letter in the Las Vegas Sun April 21 said. Of course it should; after all, capping net metering disenfranchises everyone who doesn’t have residential solar installed.
Chinese claims may start another world war
Aug. 14, 2015
The third World War, if it comes, will not start in the Middle East, where the protagonists have turned their epic battles and enmities into a lucrative business. It will likely start in Asia, in the South China Sea.
Nations will aim to keep up with Iran on the nuclear front
Aug. 14, 2015
The Iranian nuclear deal is now before Congress. Ultimately, this deal will be implemented. It is designed by President Barack Obama to transform the Middle East into the unfettered and emboldened power base of Iran — a world in which China and Russia are free to trade weapons, oil and other articles of commerce openly with the leading terrorist nation in the world without bounds. It will give Iran a huge cash infusion that will unleash Iranian ambitions in the region.
How often do Republicans undermine veterans? Here’s a list
Aug. 13, 2015
When you hear Republicans praising veterans, do not believe it for a minute. Congressional Republicans blocked or filibustered bill after bill that would have aided veterans, all in an attempt to undermine President Barack Obama and cut taxes for the wealthy. They do not want this man to have a positive legacy.
GOP is the enemy of protecting animals and environment
Aug. 13, 2015
In light of the senseless hunting and poaching of endangered species in Africa, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), announced he will introduce the Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act to curb the sport killing of species proposed to be listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
Government must regulate unreasonably high gasoline prices
Aug. 12, 2015
Despite oil prices falling to six-month lows, prices at the pump haven’t followed.
Cecil the lion’s death should spur U.S. rule change
Aug. 12, 2015
The death of Cecil the lion has shocked and angered people around the world. It should. Hunters argue that the fees they pay for the right to shoot a lion can benefit conservation. Conservation is expensive, and money helps, though tourism revenue exceeds hunting revenue in many African countries.
Reducing billions in Medicaid fraud is worth the investment
Aug. 12, 2015
I am in substantial agreement with Paul Krugman’s article regarding Medicare (“Medicare must survive zombies,” Las Vegas Sun Aug. 2), but he omitted one troubling factor: Medicare fraud. According to the FBI, Medicare fraud could be as high as $67 billion annually.
Break away from the establishment
Aug. 6, 2015
I am sick and tired of hearing the pundits say that only certain candidates are electable. It seems more important to listen to all candidates, find the one you agree with on the most issues, and then support and campaign for that candidate.
Change Rebels’ mascot, but not the name
Aug. 6, 2015
UNLV could keep the Rebels name if it would change the emblem of a Confederate to a Continental soldier of the American Revolution. Now there is a Rebel of which to be proud.
Join the fight to protect senior health care
Aug. 6, 2015
Fifty years ago, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Medicare and Medicaid programs, designed to protect the health and well-being of millions of Americans.
Join fight to reduce child poverty
Aug. 5, 2015
Nevada’s rising child-poverty rate is alarming (“23 percent of Nevada children live in poverty,”, July 21). But what’s appalling is that political gridlock obstructs action to reduce devastating child-poverty levels.
Hardy should take pride in monument
Aug. 5, 2015
Just two hours outside of Las Vegas, you’ll find our country’s newest national monument, Basin and Range. The designation made many Nevadans, like me, immensely proud, but not Congressman Cresent Hardy. The congressman called this designation a “land grab” and said it was a “scene demonstrating that having friends in high places is more important than popular will of the people.”

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