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March 24, 2017

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Cha-ching! AHCA will be bonanza for the rich
Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., came out swinging on the American Health Care Act this week on the House floor, zeroing in on a report from the congressional Joint Economic Committee showing that tax cuts in the legislation would save the wealthiest 0.1 percent of Americans $207,390 each in a single year. ...
Putin would be overjoyed by Trump’s budget plan
In producing President Donald Trump’s budget, his staffers said they “wrote it using the president’s own words.” Funny, we could have sworn …

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Letters to the Editor

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Where’s the truth?
Lying used to be a disgusting flaw in one’s character. To be labeled a liar brought shame and distrust. To be labeled a liar brought shame and distrust. We’d punish our children for doing it; a man of his word was admired. ...
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By Joe Van Rhyn, Las Vegas
Step it up, NV Energy
I support Assembly Bill 223 (to establish new and extended energy-efficiency measures), and would like to see the state of Nevada embrace home solar power for residents and energy efficient programs in both new construction and existing homes. ...
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By David Sanchez, Henderson
Tax talk aggravating
Our state and local governments hire economic analyst Jeremy Aguero to plead their case as to why the property tax cap law needs to be done away with because they are having a hard time making ends meet. ...
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By Greg Bourgeois, Las Vegas
A matter of priorities
No doubt, this will be a very long four years. ...
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By Mary Mistretta, Henderson
Nevadans need tax cap
Windfall? Save or invest? Is he serious? At best, the cap gave people an outside chance to hold on to their homes. ...
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By Knight Allen, Las Vegas
This is not child’s play
The Commander-in-Tweet held a news conference last month in which he called the news media “very unfair” for reporting the truth, and for exposing his many and frequent lies to the public. ...
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By Bruce Joffe, Piedmont, Calif.
Stop abusing animals to entertain people
After watching a recent “60 Minutes” story, it should be crystal clear about the abuse animals suffer to entertain people. ...
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By Linda Faso, Las Vegas
Heller serving GOP instead of Nevadans
Hello, Sen. Dean Heller: Are you serving Nevada or the Republican Party?...
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By Caryn Neidhold, Reno
Trump is trampling the Constitution
Here we go again. Do you remember how Richard Nixon was run out of office when he tried to shut down the CIA investigation of Watergate? ...
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EPA funding cut unacceptable
Many professionals who have put their life’s work into the EPA would lose their position, and in the process their income. This move is a tremendous contradiction of Trump’s promise of giving citizens jobs amid our supposed large unemployment rate ...
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By Jonathon Miller, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • Wage equality, violence among women’s issues in need of reform
    While celebrating Women’s History Month means reflecting on all we’ve accomplished, it is more important to consider what we have left to accomplish. The reality is women are still underrepresented and face adversities across our country. ...
  • GOP must seek truth behind Trump’s lies
    The director, the very complicated James Comey, didn’t use the L-word in his congressional testimony Monday. Comey serves at the pleasure of the president, after all. But his meaning was clear. Trump has repeatedly accused Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones, and Comey explained there is “no information that supports” the claim. ...
  • Movie demolishes the ‘postracial era’ myth
    The enthusiasm for the movie says a whole lot about how one group of Americans views the other, and it underscores the distance between them. I’m tempted to call “Get Out” a movie for the age of Trump, perhaps the movie for the age of Trump. ...
  • Will the FBI’s trail lead to ties with Russia?
    The FBI is investigating whether persons involved with President Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russian officials to help Trump win the election. Let that sink in for a moment. Then take a deep breath, exhale, and try to imagine where this might lead. ...
  • Did the Dutch reject Trumpism?
    There was always some hype in the commentariat’s obsession with Geert Wilders, the viciously anti-Muslim leader whose party managed only 13 percent of the vote in the Dutch elections. He was never going to form the next government and had already begun sagging at the campaign’s end. ...
  • Cuts to humanitarian aid could cost lives
    How is Trump responding to this crisis? By slashing humanitarian aid, increasing the risk that people starve in the four countries — Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria. The result is a perfect storm: millions of children tumbling toward famine just as America abdicates leadership and cuts assistance. ...
  • Focus on climate change may have hurt Democrats
    Perhaps the Trump card is the loss of workers’ votes. Some polls even suggested that the Republican carried union families, something unprecedented in the last 80 years, since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In effect, Trump stole Democrats’ clothes while they were skinny-dipping in the river. ...
  • By gutting Bannon’s agenda, Trump inflicts harm on his base
    I continue to worry about Steve Bannon. I see him in the White House photos, but he never has that sprightly Prince of Darkness gleam in his eye anymore. ...
  • Private donors would step up if lawmakers defunded NEA
    Although the National Endowment for the Arts’ 2016 cost of $148 million was less than one-hundredth of 1 percent of the federal budget, attempting to abolish the NEA is a fight worth having, never mind the certain futility of the fight. ...
  • The cruel gospel according to Pious Paul
    A woman who had been bleeding for 12 years came up behind Jesus and touched his clothes in hope of a cure. Jesus turned to her and said: “Fear not. Because of your faith, you are now healed.” Then spoke Pious Paul of Ryan: “But teacher, is that wise? When you cure her, she learns dependency. Then the poor won’t take care of themselves, knowing that you’ll always bail them out! You must teach them personal responsibility!" ...
  • GOP health plan the embodiment of selfishness
    Republicans speak of the wondrous things that will happen if they succeed in slaying the monster known as “Obamacare.” ...
  • Moral argument should lead health care debate
    It is possible, I assume, that President Trump was the only person in this country who actually believed his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare on Day One or thereabouts. But not likely. I am certain there were millions of American voters who believed candidate Trump when he said it would all happen just like that! ...
  • Rail companies offer solid careers in uncertain times
    Most agree that today, despite the falling unemployment rate, fewer and fewer jobs are providing workers true financial independence. However, one industry is defying the reality of today’s “underemployed employee”: freight rail. ...
  • To fix public schools, go to the principal
    Gregory Jones, the principal of Kenwood high school, has learned that when spring finally arrives in Chicago, trouble often arrives with it. He saw it happen again on a warm afternoon last May, when students were lingering outside the school, on the city’s South Side, and a fight broke out. ...
  • Key to battling offensive speech? Rigorous dialogue, not limitations
    Bottom line: “Our response always to challenging speech is more speech.” ...