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December 11, 2018

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Dec. 11, 2018

2 a.m.

Just who are Trump’s allies in trade war?
Where, after all, is the major constituency supporting Donald Trump’s tariffs and threats to exit international agreements? Big business hates the prospect of a trade war, and stocks plunge whenever that prospect becomes more likely. Labor hasn’t …

2 a.m.

Reforms can help Nevada get the most out of its higher ed system
Reforms can help Nevada get the most out of its higher ed system
Sun editorial:
Nevada’s higher education system suffers from a bloated administration, inequitable funding that favors UNR at the expense of other schools, and mismanagement that has ...

2 a.m.

What about CNN’s Brazile?
Letter to the editor:
Did the Sun express outrage about CNN’s Donna Brazile giving Hillary Clinton questions in advance of a debate, as it did in its Nov. 30 editorial, “Fox News …

2 a.m.

Accountability is crucial
Letter to the editor:
Recently, there have been ongoing debates about the public records requests processed at …

2 a.m.

EPA boss must be pro-environment
Letter to the editor:
Andrew Wheeler was hired as deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency just before Scott Pruitt resigned amid 14 counts of fraud and misuse of public funds. Wheeler has been …

2 a.m.

Worried about a second term
Letter to the editor:
Historically, a term-limited president takes actions that would not be considered appropriate if he were seeking re-election. If President Donald Trump runs and is re-elected in 2020, I caution all to see …

2 a.m.

Christmas in Europe coming under leaden skies
There is not a dark cloud hanging over Europe. There are a bunch of them. Taken together they account for a sense of foreboding, not quite despair, but a definite feeling that things are unraveling and, worse, that there is no leadership — second-raters at all the national helms. That was the near consensus at the annual …

2 a.m.

GOP attacking democracy on several fronts
In case after case, Republicans have demonstrated an eagerness to undercut democracy and tilt the rules of the game if doing so serves their ideological interests. The quiet coup by the GOP-controlled legislature in Wisconsin is designed to defy the voters’ wishes. It reflects …

Monday

Dec. 10, 2018

2 a.m.

Tiny bee’s survival has big implications for the environment
Guest column:
No species offers any clearer snapshot of the intricate relationships required to sustain a desert ecosystem that evolved over tens of thousands of years than the tiny Mojave poppy bee, which has now been reduced to only seven small populations, all of them …

2 a.m.

Photo: Indalecio Hernandez, left, gets some help from Mar
Proposal to consolidate elections is a winner
Sun editorial:
The 2017 municipal elections in Southern Nevada drew turnout that could only be described as pathetic. So here’s to the Nevada Secretary of State’s office for drafting a bill that would force cities to hold their elections in even-numbered years, at the same time as general elections and midterms …

2 a.m.

For justice to prevail, the ‘blue wall of silence’ must come down
This just in: Black men are still being killed by police officers for …

2 a.m.

The ‘Next America’ is right around the corner
“You know William Gibson’s line, ‘The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed’? Well, the future is here, and now it’s starting to really get distributed. This is the Next America. But our institutions and political parties have not …

Sunday

Dec. 9, 2018

2 a.m.

Las Vegas Lights FC looking for 'most interesting player in the world'
Las Vegas Lights FC looking for 'most interesting player in the world'
Eric Wynalda and Las Vegas Lights FC are running a job search unlike any other on the Strip at the moment. Not that you would expect anything less from them ...

2 a.m.

DHS targets immigrants
Letter to the editor:
On Sept. 22, the Department of Homeland Security proposed to change a law that has worked for over 100 years — the public charge. This proposed change will …

2 a.m.

Two pictures of patriotism
Letter to the editor:
Laura Bush is a first-class lady. I can just imagine what she may have been thinking when …

2 a.m.

Kiss Trump’s ring — or else
Letter to the editor:
I praise and admire Republican Congresswoman Mia Love’s accomplishments and the good she’s done. However, let all Republicans realize that loyalty to Donald Trump is the …

2 a.m.

Reverse logic in play
Letter to the editor:
It has become more and more obvious that if President Donald Trump says you are lying you are telling the truth, and if he supports you and praises you, you …

2 a.m.

Why are so many Republicans making assaults on democracy?
Why are so many Republicans making assaults on democracy?
Sun editorial:
In recent years, a pattern has emerged in which the GOP first tries to suppress the vote and then, when it loses elections despite those efforts, tries to limit the powers of those who …

2 a.m.

Photo: Questbridge Scholarship winner Pablo Alarcon, pose
Colombian immigrant at Clark High is living his American dream
Pablo Alarcon is at the top of his class in Clark High School’s challenging Academy of Math, Science, the Arts, and Technology magnet program. He’s proud to claim that he’s never received a grade lower than an A in mostly honors classes, even in those earlier years when …

Saturday

Dec. 8, 2018

2:19 p.m.

Photo: The Las Vegas Aviators name and logo are unveiled
Triple-A baseball team to be known as Las Vegas Aviators
Las Vegas' minor league baseball team is in the midst of a renaissance. And now, there's a new name and colors that fans can identify with . The team, formerly the Las Vegas 51s, is now the Las Vegas Aviators. The brand is a homage to the namesake of ...

2 a.m.

Focus should be on people issues
Letter to the editor:
John Dombek’s recent letter to the editor (“2020 focus on issues” Nov. 28) is on the right track about ignoring Donald Trump’s presidential tirades and concentrating on …

2 a.m.

Photo: Navy defensive end Jarvis Polu (67) tackles Army q
Jarvis Polu of Las Vegas chose Navy despite Army connections
Army's loss has been Navy's gain the last four years. After graduating from Liberty High School in Las Vegas in 2014, Jarvis Polu committed to play football for Army. His father had retired from the Army after 25 years and Polu was ready to ...

2 a.m.

NYT columnists ponder world affairs — and those red trees in the White House
Bush 41 was probably the last president who refused to govern in a state of remorseless partisan war with his opponents. Obviously that wasn’t true of his political campaigns, particularly against …

2 a.m.

Border wall cuts scar through desert environment
Deep in this beautiful wilderness of sagebrush, wildflowers and soaptree yucca, a freshly minted 18-foot-high steel barrier towers over the landscape. Out here in the remote New Mexico desert, the new border wall is …

2 a.m.

Just turn off the noise
Letter to the editor:
Wow, I am so impressed! According to a recent Sun editorial, little Fox News is …