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June 29, 2017

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Fight against drug addiction was another empty Trump campaign promise
Of the many ways that President Trump and the Republican Party leaders are betraying their core voters, one of the most despicable involves ...
Legislature quietly did quality work for people of Nevada
Public schools were helped, opposition to nuclear waste dump was reaffirmed, and voting rights were restored to citizens, among other accomplishments ...

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The nerve of some senators
Can you imagine the nerve of some of her fellow senators? They actually expect her to treat witnesses with enough civility and dignity so her questions can be answered. ...
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By James Moldenhauer, North Las Vegas
VA earns praise for care
As a U.S. Army Vietnam-era veteran, I would like to express my thanks to the great care I have received from the Department of Veterans Affairs over the past 15 years. ...
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By Marte Jones, Las Vegas
Give Heller a break
For the life of me, I can’t understand why anybody would want to run for public office! Take poor Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., for instance. He is currently enduring a barrage of AARP political commercials every 15 minutes on my local outlets. ...
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By Ed Dornlas, Las Vegas
Meddling cuts deeper than votes
The Russian hacking of the DNC, voter-registration systems, state voting machines does not get to the root of the problem. ...
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By Sandra Miner, Las Vegas
Attacking poor is a sickness
I’m addressing President Donald Trump’s comment regarding a poor person directing the economy. It’s not about being more secure; in fact, it isn’t that poor people are any less smart than someone else. ...
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By Kevin Avera, Monticello, Fla.
Nevada’s national monuments worth saving
In case you haven’t heard, President Donald Trump is seeking to overturn Nevada’s national monuments. And in case you also haven’t heard, we have excellent elected officials in Congress working to …
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By Michele Burkett, Mesquite
Change course on North Korea
hen the same methodology fails, then it is time to go the alternate route. In teaching, when a …
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By Ardelle Bellman, Las Vegas
Why the secrecy in a democracy?
A country cannot be called a democracy when its leadership prepares secret legislation without public input, hearings, etc. …
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By Gilbert Eisner, Las Vegas
Reasons for not helping Trump
Our nation is in political turmoil, and Republicans are constantly blaming Democrats because we are not helping President Donald Trump to succeed. ...
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So what went wrong?
Donald Trump just can’t understand what’s gone wrong with his plans. ...
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Other Voices »

  • Democrats need something for people to be for
    You know who is really sick and tired of Donald Trump winning, to the point where they beg, “Please, Mr. President, sir, it’s too much”? Democrats. ...
  • How Twitter pornified politics in America
    This is the column in which I formally forswear Twitter for good. I’ll keep my Twitter handle, and hopefully my followers, but an editorial assistant will manage the account from now on. I’ll intercede only to say nice things about the writing I admire, the people I like and the music I love. ...
  • It’s time to take on the frat boys of the Senate
    Everybody seems to hate the Senate health care bill, which was created by 13 Republican men meeting behind closed doors. ...
  • Big lies about the Senate health care plan
    To succeed in gutting health coverage for millions of Americans, Senate Republican leaders need to get a series of lies accepted as truth. Journalists and other neutral arbiters must resist the temptation to report these lies as just a point of view. A lie is a lie. ...
  • Baseball’s pace of play needs some juice
    From Little League on up, players emulate major leaguers, so Major League Baseball’s pace-of-play problem is trickling down. Four innings into a recent College World Series game here, just seven hits and three runs had consumed 96 minutes. During a coach’s visit to the pitcher’s mound, the other team’s three base runners visited their dugout to confer with their coach. The Congress of Vienna moved more briskly. ...
  • White House moving from twilight to dark
    Freedom of the press, in my view, has two parts. First there is the freedom to publish, to criticize and to petition. Then there is the critical issue of the freedom to gather the news — not just to report it but also to gather it. ...
  • Dealing in Doom: By playing to Americans’ fears, Trump doing his best McCarthy impression
    Since he took office, Trump has expressed an apocalyptic vision of the United States and the wider world at nearly every turn, starting with an Inaugural Address in which his most memorable phrase was “American carnage.”
  • Heat is on, yet Trump remains oblivious
    President Trump is perhaps the only person in America who remains uncommitted to the plain truth that the Russians interfered with the free and ...
  • Free speech isn’t improving on campuses
    No matter what is being show in the news media these days, the free speech climate on the American college campus is still a bleak one. ...
  • Let us plunge toward our fast-unfolding future prepared
    Soon America will be 241. It is too young to flinch from the frictions — and the more than compensating blessings — of a fast-unfolding future. ...
  • House win a victory for party, not Trump
    What we learned from Tuesday’s special congressional election in Georgia is that there is no magical solution to the country’s Donald Trump problem. This will be a long fight. ...
  • Heller must vote to protect health care for all Nevadans
    Senate Republicans have released their version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and a floor vote is expected soon. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked a rule that allows him to bypass the committee process — including public hearings or input from industry experts — and bring the AHCA directly to the floor of the Senate at any time. ...
  • Cellphone users have a right to know
    For better or for worse, cellphones have become an indispensable part of most Americans’ everyday lives. In recent polls, about half the country said they couldn’t imagine living without their phones. In one pocket-size package, phones have become our navigators, photo albums, video cameras, music libraries, organizers, and the way we stay connected to our friends and loved ones. ...
  • Bill Cosby and the crumbling of an icon
    The final chapter of Bill Cosby’s public life is far from the most important spectacle we are witnessing, but it may be the saddest. ...
  • Imploding 1931 Davis-Bacon Act would reduce infrastructure costs in US
    King came to Congress in 2003 and has been stubbornly submitting repeal legislation since 2005. He would not have succeeded even if he were less of a prickly cactus and more of a shrinking violet. ...