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June 26, 2017

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Fight against drug addiction was another empty Trump campaign promise
Of the many ways that President Trump and the Republican Party leaders are betraying their core voters, one of the most despicable involves ...
Legislature quietly did quality work for people of Nevada
Public schools were helped, opposition to nuclear waste dump was reaffirmed, and voting rights were restored to citizens, among other accomplishments ...

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Reasons for not helping Trump
Our nation is in political turmoil, and Republicans are constantly blaming Democrats because we are not helping President Donald Trump to succeed. ...
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So what went wrong?
Donald Trump just can’t understand what’s gone wrong with his plans. ...
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Reasons for not helping Trump
Donald Trump just can’t understand what’s gone wrong with his plans. ...
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By Don Ellis, Henderson
So what went wrong?
Donald Trump just can’t understand what’s gone wrong with his plans. He won the election, expecting everyone would do as he wanted, and it’s harder than he anticipated. ...
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By Dave Starr, Las Vegas
EPA funding critical to nation
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to cut its budget by a third. ...
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By Jane Ashe, Las Vegas
Knowledge over Prozac, Ativan
Not many will read the lengthy article, “Prozac nation is now the United States of Ativan,” (June 16 in the Sun), but I am one who did read it and I have a response. ...
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By Owen Nelson, Las Vegas
Praise won’t fix character flaws
I remember seeing Donald Trump ginning up his base in some campaign rallies by asking them to make a pledge of loyalty to him. ...
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Don Hiddleson, Millcreek, Utah
Don’t emulate other autocrats
This fellow seems to enjoy emulating Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Rodrigo Duterte and other autocrats around the world. This is not what we expect from an American president. ...
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By Marvin Adelman, Las Vegas
Thanks for push on solar bill
Why would Congress want to get rid of this essential tool? The fact is, interest deductibility drives economic growth, and eliminating it would ultimately be a tax hike — one that could put at risk the million jobs projected to be created in 2017. ...
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Arturo Gonzales, Las Vegas
Time to ban animal acts
In the wild, elephants roam in large social herds for miles per day, eat fresh vegetation and bathe in mud holes. In circuses, they live lives of confinement, shackled in boxcars, fed bland diets of hay and denied everything natural to them. They travel in weather extremes that are unsafe and unnatural to them. Taking elephants from the wild to perform in circuses …
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By William McMullin, Royal Oak, Mich.

Other Voices »

  • Heat is on, yet Trump remains oblivious
    President Trump is perhaps the only person in America who remains uncommitted to the plain truth that the Russians interfered with the free and ...
  • Let us plunge toward our fast-unfolding future prepared
    Soon America will be 241. It is too young to flinch from the frictions — and the more than compensating blessings — of a fast-unfolding future. ...
  • Free speech isn’t improving on campuses
    No matter what is being show in the news media these days, the free speech climate on the American college campus is still a bleak one. ...
  • House win a victory for party, not Trump
    What we learned from Tuesday’s special congressional election in Georgia is that there is no magical solution to the country’s Donald Trump problem. This will be a long fight. ...
  • Heller must vote to protect health care for all Nevadans
    Senate Republicans have released their version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and a floor vote is expected soon. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked a rule that allows him to bypass the committee process — including public hearings or input from industry experts — and bring the AHCA directly to the floor of the Senate at any time. ...
  • Cellphone users have a right to know
    For better or for worse, cellphones have become an indispensable part of most Americans’ everyday lives. In recent polls, about half the country said they couldn’t imagine living without their phones. In one pocket-size package, phones have become our navigators, photo albums, video cameras, music libraries, organizers, and the way we stay connected to our friends and loved ones. ...
  • Bill Cosby and the crumbling of an icon
    The final chapter of Bill Cosby’s public life is far from the most important spectacle we are witnessing, but it may be the saddest. ...
  • Imploding 1931 Davis-Bacon Act would reduce infrastructure costs in US
    King came to Congress in 2003 and has been stubbornly submitting repeal legislation since 2005. He would not have succeeded even if he were less of a prickly cactus and more of a shrinking violet. ...
  • Book examines myriad reasons fathers leave children
    Yet when you ask absent fathers themselves, you get a different picture. You meet guys who desperately did not want to leave their children, who swear they have tried to be with them, who may feel unworthy of fatherhood but who don’t want to be the missing dad their own father was. ...
  • Cyberwarfare constitutes new front for US military
    Warfare has traditionally been executed within easily defined periods of time and geographic boundaries. These conflicts have been fought on identifiable terrain in the air, on the ground, under the sea and, as of the last 20 years, in space. ...
  • Let’s hold Heller to his word on health care
    Don’t all Nevadans deserve the same piece of mind? I believe our state’s policymakers have an obligation to ensure everyone has access to quality, affordable, accessible health care. ...
  • Cost benefits, if any, outweighed by drawbacks
    The most prominent corporations — Core Civic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) and GEO Group — collectively manage more than half of the private prison contracts in the United States, which resulted in combined revenues of $3.5 billion in 2015. ...
  • Return to misguided policy will be boon for companies
    Since the election of President Donald Trump and the installment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, there has been a concerning shift in the approach and rhetoric around criminal justice — one that may prove to be a boon for for-profit private prisons. ...
  • Fla. sugar farmers are aiding Everglades
    A recent column on InsideSources about sugarcane farming (“Big Sugar makes sour impact on Everglades,” June 3, Las Vegas Sun) painted a wholly incomplete and inaccurate picture of the industry, which has done more to help Everglades restoration than any other private entity to date . ...
  • Sessions is latest to feel sting of President Trump’s vanity
    But as I watched him, a flustered Gump in the headlights, I saw a broader story, a dark parable of bets misplaced and souls under siege. This is what happens when you …