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August 25, 2019

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Whether citizens or not, veterans have earned a place in this country
An estimated 100,000 veterans of America’s armed services are noncitizens who stepped up to protect the nation. But an alarming new report has revealed that the Department of Veterans Affairs and President Donald Trump won’t protect them.
Evangelicals see their enforcer in Trump
Are the dominant voices of white evangelical Christianity in the United States destined to be angry and defensive? Is President Donald Trump making sure they stay that way?
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Take Nevada caucus seriously
Folks in Nevada are positioned to narrow the field and recommend the best candidates to the rest of us.
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By Gary Wesley, Mountain View, Calif.
Trump’s rhetoric is inflammatory
On Aug. 3, the white writer of an anti-Hispanic manifesto killed 22 people and injured numerous others in a mass killing in El Paso, Texas, a Hispanic community.
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By Tom Harper, Las Vegas
Gun regulations are long overdue
President Donald Trump, most of the Republicans in Congress and the National Rifle Association are culpable in the mass shootings and killings that have been occurring recently.
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By Gary Beckman, Las Vegas
America has a big problem
We have never had a president tell us so many lies in such a short period of time.
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By Bob Hartman, Las Vegas
Everyone needs good health care
As political conversations on health care issues continue, it’s important for everyone to recognize the diversity of health conditions that the American health care community is able to serve.
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By Kanani Espinoza, Henderson
Don’t accept risk with no reward
Being active in protecting our environment has become a necessity in my life, as it should be for all Nevadans.
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By Michelle Trajtman, Las Vegas
Trump damned no matter what
A reporter on “Good Morning America” on July 26 said that critics claim President Donald Trump aws pandering to the black community because …
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By David Tulanian, Las Vegas
Respect each others’ views
On Aug. 3, my letter “Trump mentally unfit for office” was published by the Sun. Shortly thereafter, an individual sent me an unsigned postcard with no return address. The card displayed …
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By Don Ellis, Henderson
Sanders doesn’t incite violence
In the Aug. 10 letter “Trump didn’t pull the trigger” the writer criticized Democrats for condemning President Donald Trump for his incendiary racist rhetoric in the wake of recent mass shootings, and suggested that because a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders shot Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., that Sanders …
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By Tom Harper, Las Vegas
Don’t risk our basic rights
We live in a divisive political climate, and people are polarized or apathetic. However, environmental issues affect us all. Nevadans need to …
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By Margaret Storey, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • Benefits of solar power development cross party lines
    When the topic strengthens our nation’s economy, our national security and the prosperity of our citizens, Democrats and Republicans can still find common ground.
  • Constitutional changes will spur higher-ed reforms across Nevada
    The Board of Regents has argued in court that it has virtual “immunity” from checks and balances. The board has used this status as a sword, defeating reform proposals …
  • Primary care doctors are a viable option for mental health care needs
    According to the 2017 UNR Med Health Policy Report, “Health Workforce Supply in Nevada,” the Silver State ranks 47th in the nation for its number of practicing psychiatrists: 190. And only three of them work in our state’s 14 rural counties.
  • Create a personal Medicare account
    Would you like a way to store your health records in one place online, so you can quickly share them with …
  • How toxic nostalgia can breed derangement
    In 2014, Peter Pomerantsev, a British journalist born in the Soviet Union, published “Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible,” which drew on his years working in Russian television to describe a society in giddy, hysterical flight from enlightenment empiricism. He wrote of how state-controlled Russian broadcasting “became ever more twisted, the need to incite panic and fear ever more urgent; rationality was tuned out, and Kremlin-friendly cults and hatemongers were …
  • Trump panicking that his reality show presidency won’t be renewed
    Uh-oh. President Donald Trump is in such a state of panic about his dimming re-election prospects that he’s getting his lies mixed up and occasionally …
  • Future of nation’s outdoors depends on cultivating passion in youths
    Future of nation’s outdoors depends on cultivating passion in youths
    Getting kids outdoors and in touch with nature is crucial today when it seems like millions of screens are fighting for our attention. But this is doubly important for Latino and other diverse communities, and the fate of our public lands …
  • The world economy has a Germany problem
    You might think that recent events — market turmoil, weakening growth, declining manufacturing production — must be producing some soul-searching in the White House, particularly over President Donald Trump’s view that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.” That is, you might think that if you haven’t paid any attention to …
  • How to make math more meaningful
    We all want the best outcomes when teaching mathematics to students. But how many teachers and parents are passing up golden opportunities to present math principles alongside …
  • Nevada: America’s innovation state
    We’re leading the way in groundbreaking transportation technologies and renewable energy production to create more accessible cities and a more sustainable world …
  • Recession would save us from Trump but not Trumpism
    This column is not in the business of forecasting recessions, based on inverted yield curves or any other form of augury. But when enough credentialed auguries suddenly think one might be possible, it seems prudent to …
  • The great western land robbery
    But you have to go pretty deep into the ranks of the Worst People to find someone equal to the man President Donald Trump has put in charge of your public lands — William Perry Pendley. This is another Onion headline that writes itself: Trump’s pick for public lands doesn’t believe in …
  • Here’s what’s at stake with Nevada’s Ruby Mountains
    Back in the 1960s, Nevada state officials devised a way to attract more hunters into the remote Ruby Mountains to boost tourism. Their plan: import and breed a large game bird from the Himalayan region, the snowcock. After some trial and error, their plan …
  • A checkered past should not deny Americans their voice
    Make It Work Nevada believes that voting is a right for all Americans, and one of the most important ways to be engaged is …
  • Real change depends on the Senate elections
    There are two quite different paths toward change in the 2020 elections. One would involve getting rid of President Donald Trump but leaving Washington gridlocked. The other would see …