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December 16, 2018

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Affordable health insurance is still available, but time is running out
Today and Saturday are the last days to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act this year, so now is the time to act for those…
Compassionate communities don’t let traffic tickets spiral into bankruptcy
In Las Vegas, there is some relief for residents who are struggling with court fines. This past August, for instance, the UNLV Boyd School of Law initiated a “warrant quashing” event aimed at resolving outstanding cases in courts that …

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Wheeler should not be confirmed
Last year, Andrew Wheeler said he believed man has an impact on climate change, but “what’s not completely understood is …
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By Cyndi Stearns-Estes, Las Vegas
Hard work will lift the Knights
The Dec. 4 game between the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals was not about payback. When you lose in the Stanley Cup Final, the only possible redemption is to …
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By Paul Gary, Las Vegas
Trump deserves more credit
Instead of the too often repeated line, mainly by Democrats, that “we really need to get this country back on track,” I say this country is …
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By Brian Gardner, Las Vegas
How far the GOP has fallen
At one time, it was a point of pride to have an R behind your name as a Republican. It must be sad to find out that R now stands for …
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By Bob Moore, Las Vegas
Too much asked of teachers
In America, it’s never been enough to teach children. Teachers have to be counselors, motivational speakers, advisers, mediators, abuse detectors, leaders, entertainers, disciplinarians, paper pushers, standardized test protectors and …
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By Jeremy Christensen, Las Vegas
Fox News is just a cheerleader
Isn’t it ironic that acting in a fair and balanced manner, your newspaper would print the Dec. 5 letter “Lay off of Fox News,” in which the writer criticized your Nov. 30 editorial, stated that Fox News offers sanity and cogent coverage regarding the Trump administration, and that NBC, CBS, ABC and CNN provide only …
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By Tom Harper, Las Vegas
Trump’s golf costs exaggerated
The Washington Post’s fact checker gave 3 (out of 4) Pinocchios to the claim that President Donald Trump’s golf outings cost taxpayers more than …
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By Carmine DiFazio, North Las Vegas
EPA boss must be pro-environment
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 …
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By William Shettler, Las Vegas
What about CNN’s Brazile?
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 …
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By Victor Moss, Las Vegas
Accountability is crucial
Recently, there have been ongoing debates about the public records requests processed at …
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By Joan Miller, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • Jalapeños, drug prices and economic logic
    Health care is intrinsically different from other economic sectors — the conventional wisdom goes — because in health care, competitive markets and innovation push costs up, rather than down.
  • GOP power grab backed by corporate donors
    Walgreens portrays itself as the friendly neighborhood drugstore. It gives flu shots to children, helps communities after storms, donates to charity — and makes feel-good advertisements trumpeting its various good deeds. But Walgreens also has a tougher side, one you won’t see in those ads.
  • Europe should focus on fixing NATO
    Many of America’s allies in NATO have slashed their military budgets since the end of the Cold War. Those “peace dividends” have taken a severe toll on the free world’s military power.
  • Test your knowledge of the Bill of Rights
    Today is Bill of Rights Day, which commemorates the adoption of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.
  • States, feds must working together for cleaner transportation
    The United States just reached a major milestone, with more than 1 million electric vehicles now on our nation’s roads. This achievement caps a decade of work by automakers, environmental groups, electric companies and other stakeholders to …
  • Don’t just laugh at Trump’s fecklessness
    The democratic world is burning, and we have a president obsessed with a purely symbolic, trivial, and politically manipulative fight over a wall — a giant piece of concrete that …
  • The presidency or prison
    Donald Trump — or, as he’s known to federal prosecutors, Individual-1 — might well be a criminal. That’s no longer just my opinion, or that of Democratic activists. It is the finding of …
  • Reluctant challenger to Trump may be best hope
    With his gravelly voice and his lack of senatorial sheen — even in a well-pressed suit he somehow radiates rumpledness — Sherrod Brown could have wandered into the Senate from Depression-era proletarian literature. The Ohio Democrat’s populist persona is …
  • Democrats have a cornucopia of candidates
    Deval Patrick is not running for president! I know. First Michael Avenatti drops out and now the former governor of Massachusetts. Who do the Democrats have left? Hehehe …
  • The GOP goes full authoritarian
    President Donald Trump, it turns out, may have been the best thing that could have happened to American democracy. No, I haven’t lost my mind. Individual-1 is clearly a wannabe dictator who has contempt for the rule of law, not to mention being corrupt and probably in the pocket of foreign powers. But he’s also …
  • Don’t run, Mr. Biden
    He’s an admirable person. He pressed on with public service long after he could have cashed in. His devotion to his family is palpable; his strength through its tragedies, extraordinary. He’s informed, he’s affable and he’s real. But is he the best …
  • Rodeo shows what Las Vegas can accomplish when acting boldly
    The broncs and bulls are bucking at the Thomas & Mack Center, boots are scooting on dance floors up and down the Strip, and cash is flowing all around. The National Finals Rodeo is in full swing, providing an annual reminder of the good that can happen when …
  • Trump’s presidency is without humor
    As with September’s memorial services for John McCain, expressions of mourning for George H.W. Bush — extolling his humility, loyalty, temperance, decency, bravery and devotion to public service — have contained thinly veiled rebukes of the current president. The sharpest one, I thought, came …
  • What has he been smocking?
    President Donald Trump was up early Monday morning, tweeting falsely that investigators have found “No Smocking Gun” that proves he did anything wrong. He meant “smoking,” of course. His vision must be …
  • 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 …