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January 21, 2018

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How long should TPS recipients have to prove their worthiness?
What does it take for an immigrant to prove that he or she is worthy of being here? Working hard, staying out of trouble, raising families, practicing their faith, contributing to their community — sounds like bedrock American values here ...
We stand with our neighbors against unfair deportation
Kicking out people who have been a part of our community for decades would hurt the economy and weaken the social fabric of Southern Nevada.

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AGs could ask for notification
State attorneys general might be able to accomplish the intent of the proposed NICS Denial Notification Act, which would …
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By Steven P. Haver, Las Vegas
Enough with the taxes!
God help us, they will never stop! (“Segerblom floats proposal to boost CCSD funding via county sales tax hike,” Jan. 3, Las Vegas Sun.) So now that he’s term limited out of the state Senate, Tick Segerblom is running for Clark County Commission so he can continue to ;
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By Josh Kunis, Las Vegas
Why is Trump barking?
If there was nothing wrong with the conduct of the Trump campaign, why is Donald Trump so dismissive of the Russia investigation? It is said that the dog who barks the loudest is …
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By Don Hiddleson, Millcreek, Utah
Trump goes his own way
President Donald Trump doesn’t fit the mold, which is why almost every working citizen I know …
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By Victor Homick, Las Vegas
He’s a genius, all right
Donald Trump recently tweeted that he was a “stable genius.” Nobody would disagree with him, as long as …
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By Steve Danning, Las Vegas
Tune in while you can
The latest hit reality television show is being produced, directed and staged at the …
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By Thomas Hayden, Henderson
Columnist out of line
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat’s column on Mitt Romney and the Repubican Party (“Romney has opportunity to cure illness he helped create,” republished Jan. 8 in the Sun), was interesting but included one glaring …
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By Michael R. Stilley, Mesquite
Time to address isolation
Repulsed at this horrific massacre, I still wonder: Where were we as a society — teachers, family members, personnel at …
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By Carol Mason, Las Vegas
Let’s rethink president’s song
Traditionally, the U.S. Marine Band has played “Hail to the Chief” when the president arrives at state functions. However, since Vladimir Putin is not present at these events, is it …
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By Michael Plaisted, Las Vegas
Horses should be protected
I have been witnessing the ridiculous travesty involving the fate of the …
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By Rebecca Barrymore, Pacific Grove, Calif.

Other Voices »

  • President Trump, meet a hero whom you maligned
    After Germany became an enemy in World War I, the Trump family was embarrassed enough about its heritage that it claimed to be from Sweden instead. President Trump himself repeated this …
  • Will Trumponomics work long-term? Jury’s still out
    In 1972, almost 200 years after the French Revolution, Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai is supposed to have said that it was still too early to draw definitive conclusions about that revolution. One has to wonder whether the same might …
  • Know-nothings dragging the US downward
    The parallels between anti-immigrant agitation in the mid-19th century and Trumpism are obvious. Only the identities of the …
  • Sex ed, guns spark spirited debates
    Opinions clashed on whether to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom. While some participants felt it had the potential to provide additional protection, others raised concerns that teachers and staff …
  • Sex and the presidency: Attitudes have shifted
    In any other administration, evidence that the president paid hush money to the star of “Good Will Humping” during the election would be a scandal. In this one it has, so far, elicited …
  • TPS decision threatens to damage US economy
    After ending Temporary Protected Status in late 2017 for Haitians and Nicaraguans, the White House announced this month it would end TPS for Salvadorans, the largest group of TPS recipients. This will subject more than 200,000 immigrants to deportation if they …
  • Nostalgia infects book on trust in government
    Is there anything more depressing than a cheerful liberal? The question is prompted by one such, historian David Goldfield, who has written a large-hearted book explaining that America’s problems would yield to government’s deft ameliorating touch if Americans would just …
  • Flu shots help guard all of us in Las Vegas
    As a pharmacist, the question I get asked most often this time of year is, “What can I do to make sure I don’t get the flu?” The answer is simple: Get your flu shot. It is the best protective measure you and your family can take against the flu. And since we know flu season peaks in January and February, and that the flu vaccine can take up to two weeks to become fully effective, it is imperative that …
  • If liberalism is doomed, what will come next?
    Fourteen months ago, in the first flush of power, Steve Bannon gave an interview to Michael Wolff — beginning a relationship that would prove his undoing — in which he boasted about his plan to realign our politics. His nationalist-populist movement, he argued, would transform the GOP into something truly new: a right-wing worker’s party that …
  • Trump rejects American ideals of diversity
    President Donald Trump’s intent could not be more explicit: He wants immigration policies that admit white people and shut the door to black and brown people. That is pure racism — and the Republican Party, which traces its heritage to Abraham Lincoln, must decide whether …
  • Gun safety laws are inadequate, students agree
    In today’s society, rancor is pervasive. Social media is filled with disheartening comments on political leaders, policies and standpoints. Everyone has an opinion, and our advanced technologies and culture of open discussion have made it …
  • GOP’s cuts to federal aid are about inflicting pain
    GOP opposition to programs helping the less fortunate, from food stamps to Medicaid, is usually framed in monetary terms. For example, Sen. Orrin Hatch, challenged about Congress’ failure to take action on the Children’s Health Insurance Program, a part of Medicaid that covers nearly 9 million children — and whose federal funding expired back in September — declared that “the reason CHIP’s having trouble is that …
  • Trump damaging the fabric of our democracy
    Political leaders in democracies have a few core obligations. They are charged with solving today’s problems and preparing their nations for the future. They are responsible for creating some sense of shared purpose and mutual respect among their citizens — above all a common commitment to …
  • Instead of talking to each other, students monologued
    As soon as we neared actual cultural or policy improvements, people shied away. It was hard to distinguish whether the group was merely unwilling to focus on solutions, or …
  • Trump’s supporters are part of his racism
    I find nothing more useless than debating the existence of racism, particularly when you are surrounded by evidence of its existence. It feels to me like a way to …