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October 17, 2017

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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 ...
Bump stocks are the tip of the iceberg in stopping the tide of gun violence
The nation averaged a mass shooting every four and a half weeks between Orlando and Las Vegas. It’s way past time to take action to reduce gun violence. And the solution goes far beyond ...

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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
City becomes Angel Town
Las Vegas headliner/entertainer Frankie Moreno, who donated the entire proceeds of his most recent performance to the families of the victims, said it best when he proclaimed that “Sin City” became “Angel Town” on that night and on the days that followed. ...
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By Darryl Cornelius, Las Vegas
Weapons simply too destructive
The indiscriminate killing of concertgoers Oct. 1 demonstrated the lethality of military-style assault weapons when used for a purpose befitting their design. ...
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By Rick Reynolds, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • 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
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Companies that sell data should be held responsible
    Lately, it feels as if we’re all connected but no one’s in charge. ...
  • Congress should tie Trump’s hands on nukes
    Over the past few months, the country has been in a foul sort of trance. ...
  • For Drai’s Beachclub team, memories of party for local kids will never fade
    When most people think about summer in Las Vegas, one of the first things that comes to mind — aside from the sweltering heat — are pool parties and sun-soaked celebrations. ...
  • Corker’s revelations show democracy is in jeopardy
    The truth can no longer be ignored: Donald Trump is dangerously unfit to be president and could lead the nation to unthinkable disaster. So what are we going to do about it? ...
  • Virginia election could decide nation’s path
    Which brings me to Virginia, which is holding crucial state elections in four weeks. ...
  • Politics sully cost-benefit analysis of regulations
    Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, announced Monday his intent to discontinue the Clean Power Plan. ...
  • GOP infected by right-wing extremism
    An Indiana Tea Party leader told The New York Times at the height of the movement’s rebellion in 2010 that some people described him as extreme, “but they said the John Birch Society was …
  • Message of NFL demonstrations is being lost in translation
    However, don’t tell Vice President Mike Pence anything about good intentions. The former governor of Indiana abruptly left the San Francisco 49ers-Indianapolis Colts game Sunday, explaining …
  • Will the Federal Reserve get Trumpified?
    The Fed, which sets monetary policy, is by far our most important economic agency; its chairwoman (or chairman) is arguably the most powerful economic official in the world, more than the president himself. Its institutional status is peculiar: It isn’t exactly part of the executive branch, but it isn’t exactly independent, either. Its board members are …