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April 18, 2019

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Is Pence in favor of religious freedom or simply opposed to LGBT equality?
Amid the recent back-and-forth between Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg and Vice President Mike Pence, conservative media sided with Pence by saying there was no proof that he was anti-LGBT. Rather, commentators said, he is a Christian who believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Energy secretary endangers us by shrugging off grave warnings
Once again, Rick Perry is treating Nevadans like the stuff he used to scrape off of the bottom of his boots in Texas. Perry is proving to be a key threat to our state, not only with his stance on Yucca Mountain but in ...

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Passover holds lessons for us all
The Haggadah is a book that tells the story of the holiday and is meant to teach a lesson.
By Stanley Cohen, Henderson
President is all about branding
Mostly, President Donald Trump just wants to replace the name of “Obamacare” so in the future, it’ll be “Trumpcare.”
By Joan Ivins, Las Vegas
Be thankful and giving for Easter
As Easter approaches, take time to review many of the gifts we enjoy, living in the United States.
By Bob Sweeney, Warwick, R.I.
How soon they forget history
The recent gathering of Jews to pay homage to President Donald Trump, an amoral neo-Nazi supporter, was something I never thought I’d see.
By Nadia Romeo, Las Vegas
Democrats are too divided
This inability to rally around a base could essentially lead to the re-election of President Donald Trump, whose base is cemented.
By Peter McMurran, Henderson
Clean energy is tied to our health
It’s time that we demand action for cleaner air. The American Lung Association classified Las Vegas as the 12th-worst air quality in the country.
By Ana Moreno, Las Vegas
Celebrate black women’s success
April is Black Women’s History Month. African-American women are most worthy of this honor. Their rise to great heights in spite of enduring suffering and subjugation in America is exemplary.
By Clyde Dinkins, Las Vegas
Saving Earth is our only option
As a Generation Z voter, I understand that my generation will face the negative impacts caused by polluted air and fossil fuels. Therefore, millennials and Gen Z youth are fighting back and asking our government to protect us and prioritize our well-being.
By Areli Alarcon, North Las Vegas
Administration of bad actors
The country is being run by a bunch of temps.
By Joe Van Rhyn, Las Vegas
Public land is ours to enjoy
As someone who has long enjoyed hunting and fishing on Nevada’s public lands, I’ve become more and more concerned in recent years as I’ve encountered “no trespassing” signs, fences and gated roads, preventing legitimate access to those lands.
By Kevin McNair, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • Trump’s ‘No Vacancies’ sign is the new Jim Crow
    The Trump administration has manufactured and exacerbated an immigration “crisis” to further the president’s most consistent goal: to Make America White Again.
  • GOP hasn’t cornered the market on God
    We know that slaveholders in the American South used Scripture to justify keeping their fellow humans in bondage. They could find no words from Christ on this, for there are no words from him. Just a line in the New Testament from mere mortals presuming to speak for him.
  • Most vulnerable patients must be protected
    When Congress passed Medicare Part D in 2003, it took steps to protect patients in the midst of a health crisis. When time is of the essence and the stakes are life-and-death, that is not when Washington bureaucrats or health insurers should be trying to eke out cost savings.
  • Guest column: Study is first defense against wildfires
    Unchecked wildfires have dire economic and environmental impacts on local communities. They destroy grazing lands and disrupt ranching operations that are vital to our state’s farmers.
  • Trump-Moon summit almost an afterthought
    Summit fever wasn’t exactly a problem in Washington last week. In fact, aside from those with a stake in observing, analyzing and assessing South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s summit with President Donald Trump, most people hardly noticed it.
  • They are hungry and desperate, but better off than at home
    After traveling along the border with Mercy Corps, an aid group helping Venezuelans in this border region, I ache with stories from so many people.
  • Who can be the most frivolous Democrat?
    The Democrats’ presidential aspirants seem determined to prove that their party’s 2016 achievement — the election of the current president — was not a fluke that cannot be repeated. But the Republican Party, whose last remaining raison d’etre is to frustrate Democrats, seems to be thinking: We are determined to lose the 2020 election in order to foil Democrats’ attempts to lose it.
  • A snapshot of science’s power to amaze
    Forget everything else for a moment and behold infinity. On Wednesday, scientists unveiled a fuzzy image that should blow every mind on the planet: the first-ever picture of a black hole, which is a region of space so dense that nothing can escape its gravitational pull, not even light. Black holes were predicted by Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, and their existence has been inferred from decades’ worth of indirect observation. But we’ve never actually seen one until now, and the experience is humbling. Indulge me. I’m just back from vacation. Before charging back into the frenzied melee of ...
  • For Trump, every vote counts, including those of his smaller base
    President Donald Trump’s dogged, Captain Ahab-like obsession with immigrants and asylum-seekers crossing the southern border is many things.
  • Nevada still has much work to do in fight against homelessness
    Nevada still has much work to do in fight against homelessness
    More than a half-million people in the U.S. are homeless, and Las Vegas is among the top 10 cities in the country with the largest number of unsheltered residents.
  • Legislation would support my wish to die peacefully
    I have incurable cancer, but death does not scare me. My biggest fear is dying painfully in a horrific way.
  • A test on the day Americans love to hate
    It’s here, the day most Americans dread above all others: April 15, when income tax returns must be filed. As you read, this millions of people are furiously crunching numbers in a frantic game of beat the clock, rushing to get their forms off to Uncle Sam in time.
  • Two-state solution lost with Netanyahu’s win
    The past decade has been trying for liberals who support the existence of a democratic Jewish state and believe that Palestinians have a right to self-determination within a state of their own. Tuesday’s election in Israel made the liberal path even rockier, both inside the country and in the United States.
  • US falling behind in new arms race
    This is the race to build and put in the field super-fast or hypersonic weapons.
  • Four questions to consider before giving abroad
    Whether you traveled to distant parts of the world and were inspired by the inventiveness of communities you visited, or read about an issue in an article, the desire to help can quickly move to the top of your priority list.