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November 24, 2017

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To our heroes: Thank you
Thanksgiving has taken on special meaning in Las Vegas this year, with the Oct. 1 shooting all too fresh in the minds of local residents. This is a community where we truly have ...
Voters must send message: We choose our lawmakers
Candidates and political experts said that in supporting the “for cause” movement, voters sent a message that they should decide who holds elected offices ...

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Sun provides balance to R-J
You should be glad you have both sides of opinion. ...
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By Elsie Aimar, Las Vegas
Why not eye Social Security?
Once again Congress tinkers with the tax code and now plans to save all of us average taxpayers money by again increasing the national debt. ...
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By Richard Rychtarik, Las Vegas
Too much noise? Shut it off
After months of debilitating depression that resulted in sleep deprivation, emotional instability and an indifference to the plight of my fellow man, I have come up with a fool-proof solution that I feel compelled to share with everyone. ...
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Am I happy? You betcha!
Every day, I smile when I think about how much better off the nation is with President Donald Trump as opposed to “What’s her name.” ...
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By Greg Behrendt, Henderson
Don’t limit birth control
Please leave necessary abortion alone and also leave birth control alone. ...
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By Joan Caldeira, Las Vegas
Our rights are at stake
The Trump administration is prioritizing industry interests over the health and safety of Nevadans and all Americans, putting us at risk of returning to the world before the EPA. I won’t stand to let that happen, and neither should you.
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By Mihaela Genova, Las Vegas
Nothing sweet about this
Judge Roy Moore’s salacious attraction to teenage girls is absolutely repulsive, especially as described by a woman who said Moore attacked her in a car in a back alley when she was …
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By Peter McMurran, Henderson
Hate to see Sandoval go
I do not always vote a straight Democratic ticket, especially since moving to Nevada over 20 years ago. One of my split votes was for Gov. Brian Sandoval, whom I believe is one of the best state chief executives I’ve experienced. But he will be …
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By Earle Malkin, Las Vegas
Tax plan will bring relief
Each year, it gets tougher for us to stay afloat. Although small businesses are the backbone of America, it seems we have somehow …
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By Sherman Ray, Las Vegas
It pays to shop around
Twenty-plus years with my auto/home insurance came to an abrupt end when, at renewal, the auto premium was increased by 42 percent from the previous six-month premium. The home insurance on my condo is on a yearly premium.
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By Dee Hopkins, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • Blue states practicing what red states preach
    As we watch Roy Moore thumping his Bible to defend himself from accusations of child molestation, let me toss out a verbal hand grenade: To some degree, liberals practice the values that conservatives preach. ...
  • Film sheds light on misunderstood disease
    The movie is called “Unrest.” The unrest of the title is one of the many symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, often expressed as ME/CFS. It is at one level a touching love story and at another, where its real purpose lies, a cry to be heard. ...
  • Moore election hinges on political tribalism
    Can the descent of American political culture into ugly tribalism be halted? Alabama voters will give their answer when they decide whether to send Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate. ...
  • Destructive ‘blue model’ driving heated election
    This state’s story, which lately has been depressing, soon will acquire a riveting new chapter. In 2018, Illinois will have the nation’s most important, expensive and strange election. ...
  • GOP backed its way into unpopular tax bill
    The Republican Party seems to have backed itself into a corner on tax policy. ...
  • Gap between ultra-rich and wage earners is growing rapidly
    Jeff Bezos recently became the richest person on earth. ...
  • Pick for chemical post a danger to our health
    As a grandmother, and now great-grandmother, I know it’s up to me to protect my grandchildren, whether teaching them how to safely cross the street, feeding them healthy food or keeping an eye on them as they play outside. ...
  • The ultra wealthy desperately need US taxpayers’ help!
    It is so hard to be a billionaire these days! ...
  • US has its problems; Latinos not one of them
    For Latinos, the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s election marks the day when a demagogue who treated the nation’s largest minority like a pinata was rewarded with the highest office in the land. ...
  • Who will stand up to the GOP’s recklessness?
    The GOP bill that should be called the Cut Taxes on President Donald Trump and Other Very Rich People Act of 2017 always had a secondary purpose: to jack up the deficit so Republicans could later cry out in horror, “Look at that awful debt!” They’d then use the pools of red ink they created to justify deep cuts in social programs. ...
  • With Allen, Brookings will continue to lead
    Last week, at the dawn of the next 100 years of Brookings leadership throughout the world, a new president took the helm. He is, I believe, a man for these times. And he represents what I believe are the qualities of great and inspired leadership. ...
  • While Trump looks behind, China zooms ahead of US
    There is a saying — “When you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there” — and it perfectly sums up the contrast between China’s President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump. ...
  • Class warfare: Republicans make money grab for the rich
    The other day, Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, admitted to The New York Times that he “misspoke” when he declared that his party’s tax plan wouldn’t raise taxes on any middle-class families. But he misspoke when he said “misspoke”: The proper term is “lied.” ...
  • Tax plan would bring big relief to small businesses
    The House Ways and Means Committee is currently marking up the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, bringing pro-growth tax cuts one step closer to long-awaited passage. It’s certainly long-awaited among small-business owners like myself. ...
  • To employers, veterans offer rich mix of skills, know-how
    Like too many veterans, when Sanchez looked to exit the Marines and return to civilian life, he knew nothing of private-sector work and wasn’t sure how to find any. He recalls walking up and down Madison Avenue with a three-page resume. ...