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October 20, 2017

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On clips, silencers, NRA an enemy of public safety
On its website, the National Rifle Association has posted talking points for opponents of bans on high-capacity magazines. But what’s absent from the NRA’s list is any claim of a legitimate need for high-capacity clips.
NRA fires blanks in campaign against commonsense gun controls
When the NRA argues against banning high-capacity magazines, what it is really saying is that public safety takes a backseat to gun-owner convenience ...

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This isn’t the 1700s
Tragedy has struck again, this time with the massacre in Las Vegas. ...
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By Rubre Gratton, Las Vegas
Christian values? Please
I read a newspaper article Saturday regarding the speech given by President Donald Trump last Friday at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. ...
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By Thomas Hayden, Henderson
Tucson victim sends prayers
My heart and prayers go out to the victims’ families, the survivors and the entire community as they begin to process …
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By Jim Tucker, Tucson, Ariz.
GOP two-faced on Russia
Many GOP leaders have largely kept their distance as House and Senate intelligence committees and the Senate Judiciary Committee conduct their separate Russia probes, which are independent of the current one by special counsel Robert Mueller, a former FBI director. But as reported by Politico, most ardent Donald Trump supporters say it’s time to …
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By Sam Pizzo, Henderson
Constitution has no gun limits
When bad actions take place, such as what happened in Las Vegas, some people are so quick and desperate to propose ways to deter such actions from occurring in the future that they have no care in the world about …
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By Mark Zloczover, Boynton Beach, Fla.
Give the gift of a hug
My heart goes out to the city of Las Vegas. There is nothing I can say to ease your pain from the horrific killings of so many people, to those injured or to all the people who witnessed the carnage. ...
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By Nancy L. Smith, Proctor, Minn.
Trump won’t be ousted
One piece of advice: Trump’s removal ain’t ever gonna happen, sir. Better suck it up for the next four years or it’s gonna be a bumpy ride for all you of the liberal persuasion. ...
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By George Pucine, Las Vegas
Australian sends warm thoughts
Our heart goes out to the families of all those who lost their lives, the injured and those who were not injured but will carry mental scars for the rest of their lives. ...
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By Jim Vagne, Moggill, Queensland, Australia
Arctic refuge is a treasure
Recently, I traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with our federal representatives about the attempt to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. ...
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By Paul Rodriguez, Henderson
Hefner column hits sour note
Give Hugh Hefner some credit for his style of putting a little fun in our lives. ...
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By Stan Broselow, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • Trump holding Iran deal hostage
    Negotiators warn never to take a hostage you can’t shoot. By announcing last Friday that the administration would not certify that the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran was in the national interest, Donald Trump has taken a hostage. ...
  • Price, Udall establish foundation for reforms
    Reformers are by nature impatient. But historically their victories have come from long, sustained efforts that began in periods when conservatives were dominant. ...
  • On deliveries via drones, leaders should start looking ahead
    New drone technologies that can put packages directly into the hands of customers represent the latest breakthrough for consumer delivery and bring to mind a future dotted with unmanned aircraft dropping packages from the sky. ...
  • What if Maria had struck in Trump country?
    From the beginning, President Donald Trump — who literally seems to think that he deserves praise for throwing a few rolls of paper towels into a crowd — has suggested that Puerto Rico is responsible for its own disaster, and he has systematically denigrated the efforts of its people to take care of one another. ...
  • Trump’s faithful blind to his disdain for them
    Unshakably smitten, they are impervious to the Everest of evidence that he disdains them as a basket of gullibles ...
  • Guest column: Why I am a Democrat
    The Democratic Party is not about one candidate or one campaign; this party is an institution for every American who believes in lifting up working families and worker rights ...
  • Laws, not thoughts and prayers, help curb gun violence
    Despite those who insist that it’s never the right time to talk about gun violence prevention, policy change is exactly what people who have been affected by gun violence deserve to see. ...
  • Don’t open door to imported drugs
    As drug prices continue to soar in the United States, many individuals see importing drugs from abroad as the best solution to overcome this problem. ...
  • Here’s why I went to North Korea
    Getting a visa to North Korea is always tough, and my latest attempt involved long and delicate negotiations with North Korean diplomats — and with my wife. (That’s not a complaint: If she were eager for me to go to North Korea, I’d …
  • On Puerto Rico, Trump flirting with impeachable action
    Puerto Rico, as any fifth-grader knows, is part of the America that President Donald Trump promises to make great again. But the mayor of San Juan has had the temerity to criticize the Trump administration’s response to the calamity of Hurricane Maria as slow and inadequate. For Trump, everything is always all about Trump. He desperately
  • Is Trump a madman with nuclear codes, or crazy like a fox?
    Donald Trump at times engages in such flights of rhetorical fancy that a lot of people think he’s crazy or unpredictable. How can you be sure of a president who talks about destroying North Korea, who holds out “the military option” — but professes to …
  • Auto industry taking road to New Economy
    Today, GM’s CEO Mary Barra is wagering that the industry soon will be manufacturing New Economy products. ...
  • Holding Dreamers hostage is an act of extreme cruelty
    If the deportations begin to include the Dreamers, then there will be shame aplenty to go around. ...
  • Behind the tweets, Trump rolls out awful policy
    Last week, courtesy of Twitter, we were offered a glimpse of why more Americans chose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as the appropriate person to be president of the United States. ...
  • Companies that sell data should be held responsible
    Lately, it feels as if we’re all connected but no one’s in charge. ...