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May 30, 2017

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Our picks in municipal races: Ross, Seroka, Marz, Wood
Echoes of the 2016 presidential campaign can be heard in a a Las Vegas City Council race ...
Municipal elections: Ross, Seroka, Marz and Wood are the best choices
In 2016, Nevadans listened carefully to a political candidate who railed against the federal government, stoked unwarranted fears of crime and vilified ...

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Letters to the Editor

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Thank you, Rep. Titus
While it is easy to complain about what we feel our representatives are doing wrong, we rarely acknowledge them for doing what’s right. ...
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Let Nevada light the way
I enjoyed reading the Sun’s May 9 guest column, “’Solar gardens’ should bloom in Nevada.” ...
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By Michael Pravica, Henderson
Trump voter offers advice
But Mr. President, this is not a TV show, and a president can’t be spouting off. ...
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By David B. Wright, Las Vegas
Obamacare in death throes
The Democrat-sponsored Obamacare plan is imploding at this very moment in the health care market. ...
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By Bob Jack, North Las Vegas
Experiments on pets are cruel
As an animal lover and someone who hates wasteful government spending, I was so pleased to see on local and national news that Las Vegas’ own Congresswoman Dina Titus is leading national efforts to investigate a cruel proposed experiment on dogs by the Department of Veterans Affairs. ...
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By Alexis Young, Las Vegas
Bible lesson for Trump
Before the 2016 presidential election, we learned of Donald Trump’s propensity to lie through articles like one published Sept. 25 by Politico finding that Trump “averaged about one falsehood every three minutes and fifteen seconds over nearly five hours of remarks.” ...
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By Tom Harper, Henderson
Climate change must be fought
The real victims in gutting the EPA will be my children and grandchildren as well as the author’s progeny. ...
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By Tom Harper, Henderson
Solar measure good for state
AB405 is a thoughtful measure that addresses the needs of customers, the solar industry, public health and the utility’s mandate to keep the lights on. ...
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By Krystal Hosmer, Las Vegas
This is what you wanted?
The congressional Republican leadership doesn’t ask the Democrats to work on new policies with them, they just start creating policies on their own and vote for their approval using their …
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By Dave Starr, Las Vegas
Another view of the nation
If aliens from another planet saw pictures from the White House, they would think 90 percent of Americans are …
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By Alberta Gresh, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • Respectful, face-to-face dialogue key to healing
    Social media is creating a dangerous feedback loop that is making it difficult to consider other points of view, further exacerbating the nation’s political divide. Many universities are struggling with how best to navigate the highly charged political divide that has become even more pronounced since the election of Donald Trump. ...
  • Lack of compassion lies at core of Trump budget
    On the face of it, President Donald Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget for 2018 is risible. Its math doesn’t add up; it assumes an unlikely growth rate of 3 percent per year through 2027; and it avoids calculating the tax cut, which has been promised as the largest in history. ...
  • Trump’s view of nation is miles away from reality
    I just took a four-day car trip through the heart of that landscape — driving from Austin, Ind., down through Louisville, Ky. ...
  • With budget, Trump again proves untrustworthy
    President Donald Trump’s budget demonstrates the costs of accepting lies as a normal currency in politics, broken promises as a customary way of doing business, false claims of being “populist” as the equivalent of the real thing, and sloppiness as what we should expect from government. ...
  • With eloquence on the ropes, New Orleans mayor offers hope
    These are hard days of coarse language — of tweets and catcalls that appeal to the worst in us, not the best. Maybe that’s why a big, sweeping, old-fashioned speech delivered in New Orleans recently made such an impression on me. ...
  • Senate appears poised to follow House’s lead on health care
    While the rest of the country has been transfixed by Trumpian chaos, members of the Senate have spent the past two weeks talking about taking health insurance from millions of Americans. ...
  • Trump due credit on Mideast peace efforts
    The president got it right, I believe, when he decided that the key to Middle East peace ran through Riyadh. This isn’t the first time the Saudi king has been at the tip of the Arab spear when it comes to leading the charge toward peace with Israel ...
  • Nevada on healthy trajectory
    Nevada is headed in the right direction when it comes to health care. Recent changes to the state’s Medicaid program are helping to counter economic patterns that have been disproportionately affecting rural Nevadans and minorities, including our large and vibrant Hispanic community. ...
  • Portentous election for congressional seat approaches in Georgia
    By the time Georgia’s 6th District votes in the June 20 special congressional election, $40 million — perhaps more than $130 per ballot — will have been spent to pick one-435th of one-half of one of the three branches of one of America’s governments. ...
  • Reconciliation, not hostility, should drive US-Iran relations
    President Donald Trump seems to be reconciling with Saudi Arabia. Why does he not do so with Iran? The re-election of President Hassan Rouhani shows that Iranians want a more open society and normal relations with the world. ...
  • Politics of alienation come home to roost
    The campaign of 2016 was an education in the deep problems facing the country. Angry voters made a few things abundantly clear: that modern democratic capitalism is not working for them ...
  • Financial analysis shows $636,000 to $1.1M benefit
    While a college education improves earnings, we also know about the rising level of student debt (now $1.4 trillion). ...
  • Higher education pays off, but not like it should
    If you are prepared for college-level work, and especially if you intend to major in something in demand in the economy, by all means go to college. ...
  • Energy measures deserve support
    Our elected state representatives have the opportunity to make Nevada the nation’s solar energy leader, creating jobs and generating other benefits for Nevada and the nation. They are about to vote on the bills needed to realize this goal. ...
  • Communities must unite to aid wounded warriors
    The conflicts of the post-9/11 era are the first time since the end of the Cold War that the United States has attempted to fight extended wars with an all-volunteer force. ...