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October 18, 2018

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Local elections officials deserve a hand for protecting our voting rights
At a time when Americans in far too many places are being subjected to voter suppression, Clark County shines as a place where …
Down the ballot: We share our picks for local and state races
Candidates for positions in Washington, D.C., and the top offices in Carson City may be the most recognized by voters, but others on the ballot will also play a key role in shaping Las Vegas and Nevada.

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In search of middle ground
Liberals and conservatives have been pleading for others to come to a middle ground on political issues. They are asking folks to abandon the extremes and find issues on which we can actually engage each other, resolving problems found. This can be done if and only if …
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By Richard Strickland, North Las Vegas
Climate change demands action
I am not alone in having concerns about the effects of climate change, including health impacts, economic losses, extreme …
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By Rita Random, Las Vegas
No one will rein in Trump
Why do we allow this Republican oversight over this president? What can this American …
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By Robert Henderson, North Las Vegas
Value of teachers is incomparable
I agree with the Oct. 11 editorial “Comparison of teachers with other jobs makes a unrealistic conclusion,” — you cannot …
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By Yulia Garcia, North Las Vegas
Democracy in danger in Georgia
Last year, before Stacey Abrams captured the Democratic nomination for the Georgia governor’s race, I asked her how a forthrightly progressive black woman could win in a Southern state that has been governed only by …
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By Michelle Goldberg
Can millennials save America?
Mocking millennials has become a sport and a pastime. You’ve heard most of the complaints: about the trophies for showing up, the Instagramming of tedium, the use of …
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By Timothy Egan
Mob rule alters our republic
It is so ironic that Republicans are now calling the Democratic Party the leader of the mob when they have their own …
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By Tilano Rey, Henderson
Checks and balances needed
Our forefathers would be appalled with our politicized Supreme Court and the loss of checks and balances as the court, in Republican guise, encamps with …
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By James Begley, Henderson
Republicans play for keeps
Some are predicting that a blue wave will crash the shores of the current Congress, resulting in a consequential …
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By Peter McMurran, Henderson
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.
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By Kathryn Spargo, Henderson

Other Voices »

  • Will Trump evade Hispanics’ wrath?
    The Hispanic question is so crucial because many high-profile races that could decide control of the House and Senate are happening in …
  • Building a bridge begins with a knock on the door
    I’m registered to vote, but things keep happening every day that threaten to take away the essentials I need to live. Living in Nevada means that Repubilican Sen. Dean Heller’s bad decisions affect me and my family. He’s against the programs that …
  • The tale of Taylor Swift and Kanye West is no ‘Love Story’
    When the big political news of the week involves Taylor Swift and Kanye West, we’re in serious trouble. I’m trying to “Shake It Off,” but …
  • Can millennials save America?
    Mocking millennials has become a sport and a pastime. You’ve heard most of the complaints: about the trophies for showing up, the Instagramming of tedium, the use of …
  • Democracy in danger in Georgia
    Last year, before Stacey Abrams captured the Democratic nomination for the Georgia governor’s race, I asked her how a forthrightly progressive black woman could win in a Southern state that has been governed only by …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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 …