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October 16, 2018

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Editorials »

Motor Voter ballot question aims for more secure, streamlined process
In a little more than three weeks, Nevadans will decide whether the state should join several others that have adopted automatic voter registrations for people doing business at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Re-emphasis on civics sorely needed
A recent survey on Americans’ grasp of civics pointed out the dangers of overemphasizing math and reading in classrooms at the expense of social studies, history and government.

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Jurists don’t act like Kavanaugh
Regarding the recent testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, there is wide spread agreement that Ford was emotionally authentic. By contrast, Kavanaugh was …
By Brad Kersey, Las Vegas
Pointless hurdle hurts patients
As a provider on the front line of dental care, my recent experience with Remote Area Medical's volunteer corps in Pahrump has shed some light on the issue of out-of-state medical and dental licensure.
By Kathryn Spargo, Henderson
Republicans play for keeps
Some are predicting that a blue wave will crash the shores of the current Congress, resulting in a consequential …
By Peter McMurran, Henderson
Divisive rhetoric poisons society
Donald Trump was right. He declared during his campaign that he could shoot someone in the street and there would be no repercussions.He didn’t kill a person but he, along with the hordes who cheer him on, did kill civility and honor.
By Terri Maue, Las Vegas
Why didn’t Oct. 1 inspire action?
Our government is supposed to be of the people, for the people and by the people. But the “for the people” has been left out by those elected to represent us. No action has been taken on gun violence.
By Frank Nagy, Las Vegas
Letter: State of America fuels much anger
I’m angry that the United States of America lost its way forward.
By Denise Kugler, Las Vegas
Haley would be a good candidate
In my opinion, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley was the best appointee the Trump administration made, and she might be a viable candidate in 2020 for the GOP.
By Earle Malkin, Las Vegas
Midterms are all about justice
How important is control of the Senate?
By Gil Eisner, Las Vegas
Ambassador a favorite for 2024
We can only hope to get someone remotely as good when Haley ends her employment.
By Bob Jack, North Las Vegas
Letter: Time to get fired up about voting
hese elections are extremely important and should be a referendum on decency, fairness, honor, integrity and competence.
By Tom Harper, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • Don’t be fooled by any hint of humanitarian reform in North Korea
    How about Pope Francis inspiring millions of the faithful in North Korea as he did in South Korea four years ago? Can we picture highly organized throngs cheering him on the way from Pyongyang’s sparkling new international airport, blessing one and all while host Kim Jong Un …
  • Goodbye, political spin, hello lies
    Do you remember political spin? Politicians used to deceive voters by describing their policies in misleading ways. For example, the Bush administration was prone to things like claiming that tax breaks for the wealthy were really all about …
  • Column: Refugees should not be political fodder
    In the madness of the Trump era, terrible things happen with almost no notice. An announcement is made, some news stories are written, and the issue quickly disappears, engulfed in a storm of crazy tweets and lies, followed by …
  • Can Ohio Democrats make populism their brand?
    “I think it’s all about the dignity of work,” says Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown in an interview in the backseat of his Chevy Suburban. “I talk about how we value work. People who get up every day and work hard and do what we expect of them should be able to get ahead. I don’t think they hear that enough from Republicans or national Democrats.”
  • Hurricanes could blow in a carbon tax
    There are no solutions to complex problems — except when the problem becomes so complex it must have a simple solution.
  • Florida stricken by the ‘greatest hoax’
    As Hurricane Michael rips through homes and communities, we send our sympathies to all those in its path, but let’s also review what some leading Florida residents have said about climate change.
  • Why make Canadians pay more for drugs?
    Imagine we caught a burglar breaking into our neighbor’s house. As we call the police, the burglar tells us it’s OK because he was going to spend part of his loot at our restaurant down the street.
  • Trump’s trolling vs. the ‘constitution of knowledge’
    Although 2018 has two and a half more months in which to provide redundant evidence against belief in progress, it is not too soon to award the trophy for the year’s most cogent distillation of urgently needed thinking. It is this: “We don’t mail Elvis a Social Security check, no matter how many people think he is alive.” No. Matter. How. Many.
  • The jungle is growing back quickly
    When President Donald Trump spoke at the United Nations on Sept. 25 and provoked guffaws from the diplomats in the audience for his boasting, Trump insisted that they were not laughing at him, they were laughing with him. I can’t say what they were actually doing on the outside. But on the inside, I’m pretty sure they were crying.
  • A really good thing is happening in America
    Not long ago, in Spartanburg, S.C., I visited the offices of something called the Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM). The walls were lined with charts measuring things like kindergarten readiness, third-grade reading scores and …
  • Fortifying the electric grid
    America’s electric grid is 5.5 million miles, which makes identifying the weakest links in the chain inherently …
  • Trump gives dictators the green light
    The crown prince might be a liberalizer when it comes to business, using a mastery of startup jargon and Saudi investments in think tanks, media businesses and technology companies like Uber to buy the goodwill of the Davos class. But he’s also a tyrannical thug who has been emboldened by President Donald Trump’s disregard for …
  • He may be phony, but he’s fun
    Do Trump fans care about this stuff? Thanks to our colleagues, we know he’s a phony billionaire who represents all the things they in theory hate about the New York economy. But he’s already run a populist anti-immigration campaign that managed to jump right over the undocumented workers he’s …
  • Climate report reveals planetary horror story
    Here is how to interpret the alarming new United Nations-sponsored report on global warming: We are living in a horror movie. The world needs statesmen to lead the way to safety. Instead we have President Donald Trump, who essentially says, “Hey, let’s all head to the dark, creepy basement where …
  • Turn outrage over Kavanaugh into action
    Republicans rushed through Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to avoid the possible consequences of an election. They aborted a full investigation because they feared what it might find. They made themselves complicit in a presidential attack on Christine Blasey Ford, a brave woman who …