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July 23, 2017

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Heller did the right thing; now it’s time for bipartisan effort
Sitting at Donald Trump’s right-hand side on Wednesday, Sen. Dean Heller looked about as comfortable as a man watching his teenage daughter marry Gary Busey. ...
Environmental regulations weren’t created without cause
So, Donald Trump supporters, you say you’re all for dialing back environmental regulations and taking us back to the good ol’ days before those frumps at the Environmental Protection Agency started ...

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Where is the compassion?
In reading a current report on the status of DACA I pondered as to whatever happened to compassion in America. There are 800,000 “Dreamer” children who were brought here by their undocumented parents, their language English, educated in American schools many of whom have achieved higher degrees, and have lived a peaceful life like all legal citizens. ...
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By Marnin Spigelman, Henderson
Leading us to oblivion?
I am sure I am not alone in being disgusted by the antics and vile words coming from President Donald Trump. ...
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By Mimi Williams, Las Vegas
NKorea hits tipping point
North Korea has now reached the tipping point in its quest for far-reaching nuclear weapons, having displayed the capability to destroy American targets and devastate the South Korean peninsula, including Seoul and up to 30,000 U.S. troops now stationed in South Korea. ...
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By Bob Jack, North Las Vegas
Tweets are for the birds
After watching TV “news” for an hour this morning, I had to turn it off as I could not believe what was just tweeted by the tweeter in chief. There is something radically wrong in Washington, D,C. ...
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By Bob Hartman, Las Vegas
Voter panel an overreach
While our president was campaigning, he and other Republicans insisted there was too much government in our lives. ...
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By Theresa Krause, Boulder City
Lands need protectors
Public lands need to remain public. That’s the purpose of our National Park Service and the value our national monuments bring. ...
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By Cherry Vercher, Las Vegas
Message was spot-on
Any and all elected officials who are not willing to work together with unbiased goals should get out of politics. ...
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By Mary and Bob Sprenger, Las Vegas
Artist was Comic Con hero
I fought sluggish crowds in vain at the Con in search of the right piece to get signed by Burt Ward, until I came to Eddie’s lonely booth in the back. Initially, he said he had nothing with Robin, but then searched in a box and found the magic piece — the original black-and-white drawing of the …
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Larry Estes, Las Vegas
Voter probe a vital need
Over the years there have been many scattered reports of voter fraud, but there has never been a real investigation into just how widespread voter fraud has become. I especially am curious about …
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By Nicholas P. Gartner, Henderson
Remove politics from health care
Just think of all the benefits we’d get with a single-payer health care system. And it doesn’t have to be Republican, Democrat, independent, …
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By Elizabeth “Betty” Jones, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • McCain well-equipped for his fight, as all should be
    I am writing about John McCain because his recently revealed medical challenges are not dissimilar to those of so many Americans. And, like many others in this great country, the courage he displays in dealing with those challenges is what we should celebrate and respect. ...
  • What if Trump were your heart surgeon?
    It’s a dark and stormy night, and the hospital corridor is eerily illuminated by lightning flashes as Dr. Donald Trump and Dr. Mitch McConnell enter a patient’s room and approach the bed of a young woman, Janet. ...
  • Costs, unplanned pregnancies would both see declines
    Making birth control pills available over the counter would greatly increase convenience and access for many women, ultimately leading to fewer unintended pregnancies. There is no reason women should have to obtain a prescription for this common, safe and effective drug that has been around since the 1960s. ...
  • Efforts should focus on expansion of free access
    Here’s the main problem I have with the concept of over-the-counter birth control: It’s not free and it doesn’t enable people to get the best option for them based on medical advice. ...
  • ‘Five-O’ contract dispute puts CBS under microscope
    If the four actors were originally cast as equally billed co-stars, then why were Kim and Park apparently lowballed on their salaries? ...
  • Privatization a solution to nations with failing schools
    Imagine an elementary school where students show up, but teachers don’t. Where 100 students squeeze into a classroom but don’t get any books. Where teachers are sometimes illiterate and periodically abuse students. Where families pay under the table to get a “free” education, yet students don’t learn to read. ...
  • Up for a challenge? Look at tough issue with fresh eyes
    Righteousness comes easily in these polarized times. We all have reasons for our opinions, and we tend to be surrounded by people who hold similar ones. The more we talk politics, the more confident we can become that we’re right. ...
  • Senate should seek clarity on NATO policy
    In nominating former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to be America’s next ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, President Donald Trump tapped a top-notch stateswoman to serve in an important diplomatic post. ...
  • Senator to stage career fairs for veterans
    America’s veterans deserve the utmost respect and gratitude for their courageous service and the profound sacrifices they and their families have made for our country. ...
  • Opinion: Trump’s use of language anything but ‘beautiful’
    I know that there are things of graver consequence in Donald Trump’s regime than his diction, but as a person whose vocation concerns him with language, I am simply appalled by Trump’s savage mauling of that language. ...
  • Air Force eyeing next frontier in combat
    It is said that America’s armed forces have been stressed by 16 years of constant warfare, the longest such in the nation’s history. For the Air Force, however, the high tempo of combat operations began 26 years ago, with enforcement of the no-fly zone in Iraq after Desert Storm. ...
  • Trump at 6 months: Suffering just starting
    How long could Donald Trump’s presidency possibly last? Would impeachment or the 25th Amendment undo him? Before Trump, few of us even knew of the 25th Amendment, which allows …
  • Is a CEO worth 347 times more than average worker?
    An awful lot of Americans are skeptical about the value of their nation’s corporate executives. As a 2016 nationwide survey reveals, 74 percent of Americans believe that top corporate executives are overpaid. This public dismay with CEO compensation exists despite the fact that …
  • Americans deserve better than Trump — much better
    It’s exhausting, I know, but don’t let outrage fatigue numb you to the moral bankruptcy and gross incompetence of the Trump administration. This ugly departure from American norms and values must be opposed with sustained passion — and with the knowledge that …
  • Nevada students need Heller’s support
    Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., has a chance to advocate for such schools as those in the Clark County School District, which received $5.2 million in funding to expand access to high-speed internet services in 2016 thanks to …