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October 21, 2019

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What do candidates propose to prevent the next lawless presidency?
We urge every candidate seeking to unseat Trump to issue concrete proposals on how they will work with Congress to establish legal limits protecting against ...
Stadium has been a success story for diversity in local construction industry
Look at it this way: Of the $1.1 billion in subcontracting work awarded through July, $231 million went to small local businesses. In addition, 2.37 million work hours were …

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Trump is a brazen crook
An impeachment inquiry is underway over President Donald Trump’s infamous phone call soliciting help from the Ukraine government to find dirt on Joe Biden. He has refused to cooperate with the investigation, which indicates consciousness of guilt.
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By Don Hiddleson, Millcreek, Utah
Medical costs are obscene
When will these people stop trying to gouge us?
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By Jim Tellier, Las Vegas
Our money being mismanaged
President Donald Trump has boasted about his ability to use other people’s money to invest and gamble.
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By Robert Hall, Las Vegas
Our laws apply to everyone
We say we are a country of laws, not men. But if I, an ordinary citizen, do not obey a subpoena, I will be arrested and jailed.
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By Theresa Maue, Las Vegas
Trump’s ‘perfect’ call is unraveling
The phone call to the Ukraine president continues to blossom.
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By Richard Strickland, North Las Vegas
Sustainability is a core concern
According to researchers from UNR, business aviation generates nearly $130 million in economic output for Nevada, while accounting for more than 1,600 direct and indirect jobs.
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By Ed Bolen, Washington, D.C.
Kurds not our responsibility
In the Oct. 16 letter “We are enabling another genocide,” the writer says she is a third-generation Armenian-American. I am a 91-year-old second-generation Armenian-American whose father was …
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By Malcolm Telloian, North Las Vegas
Even presidents subject to law
President Donald Trump doesn’t think he’s accountable to anyone. In court, his lawyers argue that only Congress — not prosecutors — can hold the president accountable to the rule of law. But when Congress tried to do just that, the White House …
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By Rick Hall, Muscle Shoals, Ala.
New campaign slogan: MIGA
President Donald Trump is …
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By Carl Heck, Aspen, Colo.
Horses’ fate best left up to nature
Exactly what plan does Congress have for “fixing” the wild horse issue other than …
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By Ron Moers, Henderson

Other Voices »

  • Test your knowledge of Prohibition
    One hundred years ago this month, the Volstead Act — or National Prohibition Act — was passed. The act created a legal mechanism to enforce the 18th Amendment, which prohibited “the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors.”
  • Meet the congressman Trump wants you to hate
    The paradox of Adam Schiff is this: He is depicted by some Republicans as a fanatical partisan, with President Donald Trump suggesting that he is a “radical left” “lowlife” who should be arrested for treason, yet in real life Schiff is a cerebral and mild-mannered moderate.
  • ‘Texodus’ bodes badly for GOP
    Nationally, Republicans are decreasingly strong where two generations ago they were especially robust — in suburbs. Texas ranks high among the states in terms of the percentage of the population that is suburban. And statewide, whites are a minority.
  • Children are largest casualty of Kashmir crisis
    After decades of conflict, Kashmiris already suffer from staggering rates of depression, anxiety and PTSD. For children, direct and indirect trauma exposure causes behavioral and psychological problems.
  • Trump is shaking the unshakable alliance
    While the world anxiously awaits the end results of the president’s experiment in “tough love” toward people who believed and trusted and counted on us to have their backs, I have to express some alarm about another country and another people who have placed their trust in this president and about whom we have heard very little since Trump pulled a Trump and upended …
  • California law is a win for college athletes
    College athletes have always been barred from receiving financial compensation for the cash cow they create — perhaps until now.
  • Warren’s plan worked. Now she needs another.
    For Elizabeth Warren, the hard part begins now. The Massachusetts senator is unquestionably the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, which made her the focal point of attacks from her rivals in Tuesday’s Democratic debate.
  • God is now Trump’s co-conspirator
    Listening to the speech Attorney General William Barr gave recently at the University of Notre Dame Law School, I found myself thinking of the title of an old movie: “God Is My Co-Pilot.” What I realized is that President Donald Trump’s minions have now gone that title one better: If Barr’s speech is any indication, their strategy is to make God their boss’s co-conspirator.
  • Trump, Democrats and true defenders of the United States
    Last Thursday and Friday, two important Americans bore witness to the state of our nation. One was President Donald Trump, addressing political rallies. The other was Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine until suddenly told to get …
  • We all have a stake in fight against poverty
    We know that while genius is spread equally across ZIP codes, opportunity is not. In Nevada, nearly one in five children are living in poverty. These kids face a fundamental injustice from the very start; growing up without …
  • Is Democratic Party splitting from within?
    The same presidential race that’s united Republicans is dividing Democrats who must choose among White House candidates promoting very different …
  • Progressives too willing to cut constitutional corners
    Presidential aspirant Beto O’Rourke says tax exemptions should be denied to churches and other institutions that oppose same-sex marriage. O’Rourke’s suggestion, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan to tax the “excessive” exercise of a First Amendment right, and the NBA’s painful lesson about the perils of moral grandstanding illustrate how progressivism has become …
  • Western values may depend on Ukraine
    Certainly, Ukraine has manifold problems, but today it’s a remarkably vibrant, multiethnic democracy in a region full of aggressive nationalism and authoritarian backsliding. That makes it all the more contemptible that President Donald Trump has leveraged U.S. support for Ukraine to try to …
  • Do we just have to accept a nuclear North Korea?
    No way can President Donald Trump dream of a foreign policy success on North Korea’s nukes and missiles as a break from the cacophony of one revelation after another of his dubious dealings with Ukraine, China and maybe …
  • America exporting its corruption
    In 2014, Ukraine’s wildly corrupt president, Viktor Yanukovych, fled to Russia after mass protests on the Maidan, Kyiv’s central square. During what Ukrainians call the Revolution of Dignity, police snipers killed dozens of demonstrators. In the revolution’s aftermath, a number of young idealists decided to plunge into politics, hoping to …