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October 7, 2015

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Nevadans show strong support for Clinton
Sept. 18, 2015
Last month, I attended a barbecue in east Las Vegas in support of the Hillary Clinton campaign here in Nevada. Despite the national media narrative of the campaign losing support, more than 60 people showed up for an outdoor event in 100-plus degree heat in the middle of the day. When people knocked on doors, they were not hearing about email scandals but real issues Nevadans face, such as creating a fair immigration system and providing all students with a quality education.
Racist policies hurt poorest students
Sept. 17, 2015
I would like to commend education reporter Ian Whitaker for his excellent exposé of the problems we have in Clark County in regard to the teacher shortage in low-income schools (“Teacher shortage hits low-income schools especially hard,” Las Vegas Sun, Aug. 30). We are always led to believe by the educators and teachers that children are our highest priority and that all children should have an equal education in our public schools. Apparently, this is not the case in Clark County.
Stop pretending guns aren’t to blame
Sept. 17, 2015
C’mon America! Get with it. Yes, these horrible, outrageous killings are newsmakers ...
Share tips, but let diners have a say
Sept. 16, 2015
Patricia Cohen’s article “As minimum wages rise, restaurants devise systems to replace tipping,” (Las Vegas Sun, Aug. 26) completely ignored …
Berkshire bigwigs need to see the light
Sept. 16, 2015
Rooftop solar puts power production in the hands of homeowners and businesspeople. It has zero costs for fuel, provides jobs for thousands of Nevadans, operates with no pollution …
Democrats represent ‘we the people’
Sept. 16, 2015
As a child, I asked my parents: Why are we Democrats? They told me the Democratic Party represented …
Catholic Church is a leader on science; look it up
Sept. 3, 2015
Catherine Snow’s negative stance on “Should Americans heed the pope’s warning about climate change?” (Aug. 11) concludes: “Remember, when it comes to science, the church does not have the best track record. Turns out, Galileo was right. The Earth does revolve around the sun.”
Teacher shortage shouldn’t be a shock
Sept. 1, 2015
While reading Ian Whitaker’s story on the Clark County School District teacher shortage, I have to laugh. Did no one in the district see this …
Trump winner in race to the bottom
Sept. 1, 2015
I kept thinking Donald Trump wouldn’t run for president. Then, I thought he blew it with John McCain, and then with Megyn Kelly. No matter what Trump says or does, the Republican base …
GOP candidates’ boasts are frightful
Aug. 30, 2015
Watching the GOP debate I couldn’t help but cringe in fear. They boasted proudly of bringing down unions, overhauling Social Security and eliminating Obamacare.
Banning abortion would only increase dangers
Aug. 30, 2015
I couldn’t tell if George Will’s column “Planned Parenthood shows nation’s barbarity” (Las Vegas Sun, Aug. 6) was a movie review:
County quickly fixed storm damage
Aug. 30, 2015
In mid-June a storm caused damage to a portion of Twain Avenue at Edmond Street. The damage was virtually invisible from the road, so I sent an email to the Clark County Public Works folks with photos of a dangerous situation in which another storm would collapse the sidewalk and start undermining the street. The email address was
Simple steps can prevent drownings
Aug. 27, 2015
Nothing is more heartbreaking to me than a child’s death. As a parent of young children, I am deeply saddened to learn that 2-year-old Israel Hall died in a drowning at his northwest Las Vegas home (“Toddler’s death in Las Vegas apartment hot tub probed as drowning,”, Aug. 4). Within the past few weeks, there have also been two near-drownings in neighboring communities, leaving one toddler in critical condition (“Toddler in critical condition after being pulled from pool,”, Aug. 5).
Trump, like Cheney and Romney, is an elitist draft dodger
Aug. 27, 2015
As a World War II veteran, it is always irritating to me that most rich people can avoid military service. I’m thinking about Dick Cheney, Mitt Romney and now Donald Trump, who were able to avoid the draft for the Vietnam War.
Jeb Bush mixes messages about Iraq ‘victory’
Aug. 26, 2015
Jeb Bush, GOP presidential candidate, has said American and allied forces won a hard-fought military victory in Iraq during the 2007-08 surge. He also claimed Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state at that time, stood by as the military victory was thrown away. The military offensive better known as the surge (2007-08) is a deeply flawed statement, claiming the war had been won by President George W. Bush, and that Barack Obama was the president who lost the war. Another big lie.

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