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August 19, 2018

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By taking a knee, NFL players stand up for freedom of expression
Despite an enormous amount of criticism from fans who have misconstrued the purpose of the protests, the players have stuck to their principles and continued to conduct themselves with quiet dignity and grace ...
Take it from the Founding Fathers: Journalists are Public Ally No. 1
Trump couldn’t be more incorrect in calling the media the enemy of the people. The media is actually the enemy of dictators and tyrants …
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Fears may not be reality-based
It would be helpful if the writer of the Aug. 5 letter “Have some empathy for Americans” would be more specific.
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By Bob Fuller, Bullhead City, Ariz.
Kavanaugh may have matured
We all have regrets about our professional life.
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By Carmine DiFazio, North Las Vegas
Government seemingly being run by children
The children playing government are getting away with a no-rules-apply game. There seem to be a few elders, but they are afraid of the bad boy who has the seat at the head of the table.
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By Bob Hartman, Las Vegas
No compromise on air quality
For years, we’ve been hearing about the importance and value of better gas mileage: It helps consumers at the pump, reduces our reliance on foreign oil imports, and protects our air quality — and it’s worked. California is a great case study. Smog alerts in LA and other areas used to be a regular event.
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By Leslie Morpeth, Henderson
Trump no expert on patriotism
I served in Vietnam and received a purple heart. I don’t think President Donald Trump served anywhere. He received five deferments.
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By Richard Watson, Las Vegas
President has too many fooled
Our democracy is under attack.
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By Robert Blanner, North Las Vegas
Not all boomers are selfish
I take offense to being called selfish, as the July 31 letter “Boomers are a selfish age group” asserted.
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By Alan Schaff, Las Vegas
Wrong way on fuel standards
Take a look around the city. I mean literally. A lot of that haze is smoke from the wildfires raging in California. But much of it isn’t.
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By Victor Rivera, Las Vegas
Rail project is a raid of treasury
The article July 31 article concerning the “$100 billion rail line” under construction in California misses the …
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By James Moldenhauer, North Las Vegas
Socialism is not communism
Right-wing provocateurs need to stop rewriting the dictionary. Communism and socialism are …
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By Joyce Mauriello Weisdorf, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • Interstate 11 in Nevada: Where do we go next?
    Now that Nevada’s initial section of Interstate 11 to Phoenix is complete, the Nevada Department of Transportation is soliciting input on where the road should go next …
  • Bolton’s fanciful theory on dealing with North Korea
    Is President Donald Trump offering a tutorial on how to negotiate with the North Koreans — reminding them of the riches and rewards awaiting them the moment they enter his magic kingdom?
  • Republicans are playing with fire in the states
    The backlash to President Donald Trump and the steady rightward journey of the Republican Party could sharply shift the distribution of political power in state capitols across the nation in this fall’s elections. And because reapportionment is coming, this could change the contours of American politics for more than a decade.
  • Will Mother Nature vote in 2020?
    There is an assumption that the 2020 presidential election will be business as usual: Donald Trump will run on the economy, social issues and immigration, and the Democratic candidate will run on income inequality, Democratic socialism and Trump’s character — the 2020 version of right-left U.S. politics.
  • End the pious prevarication around crisis pregnancy centers
    The Nevada Democratic Party and attorney general candidate Aaron Ford have rightly criticized Republican attorney general candidate Wes Duncan’s cozy campaigning with …
  • Markets know better than bureaucrats
    Governments, seemingly eager to supply their critics with ammunition, constantly validate historian Robert Conquest: The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is …
  • Trump’s spiritual spawn are taking their revenge
    The problem with being Donald Trump isn’t just being Donald Trump. It’s all the other, lesser Trumps around you. It’s the versions of yourself that you create, the echoes of yourself that you inspire. They’ll …
  • Trump and Omarosa deserve each other
    It’s hard to take Omarosa Manigault Newman’s word for anything. But Lordy she has tapes, and they offer vivid proof that Donald Trump’s White House is part clown show, part …
  • Who’s afraid of Nancy Pelosi?
    Normally, a party that gives away $2 trillion without worrying about where the money will come from can buy itself at least a few votes. But Donald Trump’s tax cut remains remarkably unpopular, and Republicans barely mention it on the campaign trail — in fact, Democrats are running against the tax cut more than Republicans are …
  • We are not the ‘enemy of the people’
    When the president attacks the media, he immediately makes the gathering of the news more difficult. Those who want to brush us off, lie to us, subvert our work, endanger our income and our lives are …
  • Why students need stronger career and technical education
    The president recently signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. This bill updates the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, the primary federal law governing career and technical education, and provides …
  • The white strategy
    In the aftermath of the 2012 election, when just about everyone assumed Mitt Romney lost because he didn’t win enough Hispanic votes, election analyst Sean … produced a dissenting take. A close look at the results across the Midwest and Appalachia revealed a large population of what Trende called …
  • Don’t get dumbed down by politics
    In the era of President Donald Trump, politics is reduced to a fatuous, debilitating spectacle. We screech, we weep, we laugh bitterly. We don’t seem to …
  • What’s in a name? A political taste treat
    As concerned citizens, I know you’re following the election action this summer. Today is another big day. Let’s look for some potential lessons. Or at least lighthearted observations. We could use a little …
  • If you want peace, you must prepare for war
    Scholars have already debated for decades, and will debate for centuries, the role U.S. policies — military, diplomatic, economic — played in bringing the Cold War to endgame and the Soviet Union to extinction. One milestone was Ronald Reagan’s 1983 Strategic Defense Initiative proposal, a technological challenge that could not be met by a Soviet economy already buckling under the combined weight of military spending and socialism’s ignorance. But before SDI, there was …