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April 25, 2017

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Trump’s vitriol toward Mexico is dangerous to U.S.
Donald Trump promises to crack down on drug trafficking from Mexico to make the United States safer from cartel violence. But his policies not only will fail to ...
UNLV makes deft choice in hiring A.D. with a J.D.
Incoming UNLV Athletic Director Desiree Reed-Francois has spent nearly 20 years as a college athletics administrator, including at such high-level universities as Virginia Tech University and the University of Tennessee. ....

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Beastiality bill deserves support
It’s a sensitive subject, but having sex with animals in Nevada is still surprisingly legal. ...
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By Annoula Wylderich, Las Vegas
Help environment by changing diet
At a time of concern over environmental budget cuts, each of us can also help with our driving, our recycling and our diet. ...
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By Lester Valez, Las Vegas
I’m hanging up on Las Vegas
On March 15, I was enjoying my annual trip to Nevada and Arizona. ...
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By Paul Smotas, Calabash, N.C.
Mexico already paying for wall
I believe Mexico has already begun paying for the wall when you consider they lost Carrier and Ford. ...
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By Malcolm Telloian, North Las Vegas
Trump is unfit
It is clear that we have a president who could, because of his mental imbalance, lead us to a nuclear war or break the bonds of our alliances in many parts of the world and turn our country into a lackey of Russia. ...
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By Cesar F. Lumba, Las Vegas
Saying goodbye to a funny man
Rickles left a wide void with his departure from the insult comedy world. ...
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By Bill Spitalnick, Newport Beach, Calif.
Security bill is outrageous
Thank you for your April 10 article headlined “No rest for the wary,” concerning the strain that the Trump family is imposing on the Secret Service. ...
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By Carole Manganaris, Henderson
Thinking out of ‘The Boxer’
What led to a Donald Trump presidency? ...
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By Jim Graham, Las Vegas
Dealth penalty should endure
I do not live in the Assembly district which Mr. Ohrenschall represents. Additionally, I am unaware of any position held by Mr. Ohrenshall that empowers him to represent me as one of “all Nevadans.” Therefore, I do not empower Mr. Ohrenshall to espouse his personal preferences as though they were mine, with respect to …
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By Kenneth Hines, Las Vegas
Experts on patriotic resistance offer tips for opposing Trump
Yes, Trump opponents lost the election and we have to recognize that elections have consequences. But if “resistance” has a lefty ring to it, it can also be framed as a patriotic campaign to protect the United States from …
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By Nicholas Kristof

Other Voices »

  • Sessions’ comment on Hawaii hints at the damage he’s causing
    Members of the executive branch have every right to criticize and appeal lower-court decisions, but what Sessions suggested is that Derrick Watson, the federal judge in question, somehow lost his right to rule because of …
  • Are our tax dollars buying us security?
    Russia has for some time been more, rather than less, dependent on nuclear weapons for its security, and North Korea, sadly but predictably, sees its nuclear arsenal as a deterrent or counterbalance to the overwhelming military, nuclear, economic and political power of the U.S./South Korea/Japan alliance. So it’s fair to ask if U.S. nuclear and conventional superiority encourages rather than …
  • GOP can’t think its way out of this box
    The important thing to remember is that these problems don’t keep popping up because the people devising the plans are careless, and keep forgetting crucial issues. They’re popping up because the GOP is trying to stuff a big balloon into a small box, and every time you squeeze it somewhere it …
  • Our government is not Trump’s property
    Two issues are paramount in American politics. The first is whether President Trump will get away with his arrogant dismissal of the public’s right to a transparent government free of corrupting conflicts of interest. The second is whether those who would hold him to account remain focused, mobilized and determined. ...
  • Blame game now being played in court
    What can you say to defend yourself after you are accused of roughing up a protester at a Donald Trump campaign rally? Well, you can try blaming Donald Trump. ...
  • Ethnic wealth gap shows no sign of shrinking
    Thirteen times. After the “Great Society” War on Poverty programs instituted by President Lyndon Johnson in the 1960s, after the economic “empowerment zones” implemented in ghettos by President Richard Nixon in the 1970s and after tremendous post-recession job growth during President Barack Obama’s two-term administration, that’s the number that reverberates. ...
  • Dealing with ugly speech should be in curriculum
    Controversial, critical, confrontational and challenging speech is an essential part of any successful college education. Without it, institutions of higher education cannot truly be said to be preparing students for the world outside of the ivory tower. ...
  • Bannon paved way for his own ouster
    If you’re any student of politics, you saw Steve Bannon on the cover of Time magazine in early February — “The Great Manipulator,” it called him — and knew to start the countdown then. ...
  • Don’t deport immigrants, tax them for permits
    It is ugly today, it will be uglier tomorrow, and months from now it will be even uglier. The relentless rounding up of undocumented people living in the United States is the horror that can be ended, if there was a will to end it — and if it were not a source of political feedstock for unyielding positions so close to the Trump presidency. ...
  • Even coal industry knows renewables are the future
    The coal mining museum is going solar, for solid economic reasons, and President Donald Trump is reviving coal, with no economic logic at all. ...
  • Powerful ambition: Let’s raise bar on renewable energy in Nevada
    As a fourth-generation Nevadan, I know that when folks in our state set their minds to something, anything is possible. Our can-do attitude and strong independent streak are particularly reflected in our state’s energy sector.
  • In sexual trafficking of minors, demand often swamps enforcement
    Three months ago, State Trooper Jonathan Otto, 33, of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, pulled over a car that had caught his attention by traveling 104 miles per hour long after midnight, just south of Kingman. ...
  • Why don’t all jobs matter to politicians?
    President Donald Trump is still promising to bring back coal jobs. But the underlying reasons for coal employment’s decline — automation, falling electricity demand, cheap natural gas, technological progress in wind and solar — won’t go away. ...
  • Trump chumps taxpayers with his frequent travel
    President Donald Trump’s spending of public money on his own ease and comfort is lavish and wasteful. His attitude toward taxpayers seems to be, roughly: Let them eat “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you’ve ever seen.” ...
  • Community effort key to successful vaccination
    National Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of infants and children. ...