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July 17, 2018

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As Rosenstein says, Americans must think patriotically, not politically
With a few calmly delivered yet thunderously powerful remarks Friday, Rod Rosenstein delivered a triumphant moment for American patriotism.
Illinois congressman is back to waste more time on Yucca Mountain
Maybe the 11 congressmen who are scheduled to accompany Rep. John Shimkus this weekend on a tour of Yucca Mountain will ...
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Voter purge is un-American
The right and opportunity to cast a ballot is how communities hold elected officials accountable. It is why the right to …
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By Gretchen Adams, Las Vegas
China has reason to fear
Donald Kirk’s June 26 column “Little has changed on the Korean Peninsula” was interesting. China did save North Korea in the Korean War (albeit for its own national security interests), and China is now again …
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By Fred Bilello, Laughlin
Trump has killed the GOP
Donald Trump — notice I did not refer to this person as “president” — is not fit to lead or manage himself, let alone a country. I just pray we don’t have to …
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By Gary Barr, Henderson
Carbon plan can lower your bills
My car insurance rates have gone up almost 50 percent in the past three years. It is estimated that Hurricane Harvey damaged over 500,000 cars last year, but during the previous two years, there were…
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By Jon Becker, North Las Vegas
You can’t please some Democrats
Before President Donald Trump nominated a replacement to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Democrats were readying for another “Bork” moment.
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By Carmine DiFazio, North Las Vegas
Carbon program is a winner
Three major oil companies have endorsed and are lobbying for a carbon fee and dividend framework proposed by two well-known Republicans. Growing congressional support could lead to the implementation of this win-win solution.
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By Rita Ransom, Las Vegas
We can afford to care for our own
Why can’t we afford to feed our children and adults who go hungry but we have money to give to countries that detest us and we have presidents who waste tremendous amounts of money needlessly flying to places that have nothing to do with our security?
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By Myke King, Boulder City
Airline is discriminating against dogs
Pit bulls rank among the most tolerant dogs tested by the American Temperament Test Society.
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By Darryl Cornelius, Las Vegas
Our president is anti-children
His 2017 tax legislation favors children of the 1 percent to the detriment of children of the 99 percent.
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By Mark Bird, Las Vegas
GOP is no friend of middle class
Now, to lower the deficit that was exacerbated by their tax cuts, the House is ready to bring a bill to the floor cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits.
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By Dave Starr, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • Will the blue wave start in Jersey?
    “Do you feel like there is a steady hand at the wheel? Do you feel like you’re in good hands right now?” Andy Kim, a Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur for a congressional seat in south-central New Jersey, sees these questions as pivotal to November’s election. They are singularly appropriate after …
  • ‘Evil has won’
    Klaus Scharioth, who served as Germany’s ambassador to the United States during both George W. Bush’s and Barack Obama’s administrations, was born in 1946, the year after Germany’s surrender in World War II. His earliest impressions of America were of a …
  • Why development at arroyo is a bad idea
    Why development at arroyo is a bad idea
    The storm began when Yohan Lowie bought the now-defunct Badlands Golf Course in November 2015 and brought his first development proposals to City Hall …
  • We might be able to save an innocent man
    The horror began with a nighttime home invasion and the stabbings of a white family, and was compounded when sheriff’s deputies arrested and framed a black man for murder.
  • Kidnapping doesn’t make America great
    The Trump administration’s kidnapping — that’s the proper word — of the children of would-be migrants should be seen as an ongoing criminal conspiracy. Somebody ought to go to jail.
  • Kavanaugh is not the fight to pick
    With apologies to “Animal House’s” Otter, Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is not the time “a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.”
  • Baseball may be broken, but don’t fix it
    It is a prudential axiom: If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. This reflects the awareness that things can always be made worse, and the law of unintended consequences, which is that they often are larger than and contrary to intended ones. As baseball reaches the all-star break amid lamentations about several semi-broken aspects of it, it is time to amend the axiom: Don’t fix it even if it is broken.
  • Boomers to blame for the mess we’re in
    When did we move from being the No. 1 superpower both in military and economic terms to a nation torn in half and fighting among itself?
  • Affirmative action on the ropes in Trump era
    If there were ever a time to be alarmed by the state of our nation’s civil rights in the 21st century, it would be now.
  • The center isn’t dead, it’s thriving
    Enough about the Freedom Caucus. Enough about the Democratic Socialists of America. They’re flamboyant players in our political debate, but they’re extremes: More politicians — and most Americans — occupy the expansive territory in between.
  • No time for liberal despair
    The fight over President Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee is going to feel frustrating for Democrats. Not long after stealing one Supreme Court seat, Republicans will have a chance to fill a second and move the court further to the right.
  • After Kavanaugh, the deluge
    In the second year of his presidency, Donald Trump has become more and more willing to act Trumpishly rather than deferring to the official wisdom of his party.
  • Public debates need more veteran voices
    In 2002, I was a 23-year-old platoon leader, and I didn’t have much interest in politics. I considered my role in policy to be solely in the execution, especially during a time of war. My job was to take lawful orders and lead my men to their successful completion. But it wasn’t that I was totally oblivious to national and international issues.
  • Hypocrites move the judicial goalpost
    Be prepared for a festival of hypocrisy, evasion and misdirection from supporters of the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Begin with the idea that because Kavanaugh is qualified, well-educated, intelligent and likable, senators should fall in line behind him. Sorry, but Senate Republicans have already demonstrated …
  • Trade wars have serious ramifications
    The United States is fighting everyone, it seems. Not in shooting wars, mostly limited these days to skirmishes in the Middle East, but in trade wars that could erupt …