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August 17, 2017

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GOP plot against state senators an affront to Nevada voters
An effort by Nevada Republicans to recall two Democratic state senators and replace them with GOP candidates is despicable in so many respects, it’s hard to know where to start criticizing it. ...
Embraced by neofascists, Trump is the 1st un-American president
As became clear Tuesday at Trump Tower, we now have a president who is loath to fight Nazis. The unimaginable has happened. The leader of the nation that sacrificed ...

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Thank goodness ACA survived
Tonight, in my Henderson living room, I watched live the Senate’s vote on the partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act. I am relieved that it did not pass. ...
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By Rebecca Paul Hill, Henderson
It’s a matter of health
Although the health care debate has attracted much of the focus on national politics, our environment here in Nevada is at risk of massive degradation. ...
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By Christian Eng, Las Vegas
EPA cuts are appalling
I spent over 40 years trying to invoke an appreciation for the fragility of our environment in my science students, so I find the proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency budget very troubling. ...
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By Sharon Batterham, Las Vegas
This is no laugh line
When President Donald Trump was called out on the impropriety of his recent comments to a group of police officers, encouraging them to rough people up when arresting them, he said that he was only joking. ...
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By Don Hiddleson, Middlecreek, Utah
Rabbits aren’t throwaways
Animals are not toys — they need love and care to thrive. Parents often give rabbits to children on a whim, especially at Easter, only to abandon them as soon as the novelty wears off. ...
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By Craig Shapiro, Norfolk, Va.
Trump should watch and wait
President Donald Trump continues to call the Trump-Russian scandal a witch hunt. ...
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By Sam Pizzo, Henderson
Veterans take healthy path
In our society, too many people often depend on the largely unchallenged “quick fix” of medication without first investigating other, more healthful and …
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By Anne Dorre, Kingman, Ariz.
Funding needed to fight cancer
Nevada has made progress (but still has a way to go to change cancer rates and outcomes) on legislative efforts to combat cancer, according to …
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By Jennifer Nordstrom, Las Vegas
Heller should get the boot
His actions make it obvious that what Nevada needs is a strong and enlightened woman to …
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By Gary Sylvester, North Las Vegas
Readers Corner: Letter explaining vote for Trump draws impassioned responses, part two
In Saturday’s edition, the Sun published a package of letters to the editor responding to Las Vegas resident Mike Measday’s July 28 letter in which he explained why he voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. For space reasons we were unable to publish the full collection of letters on the subject, so today we present more. ...
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Other Voices »

  • How can the nation roll back fanaticism?
    We’re living in an age of anxiety. The country is being transformed by complex forces, such as changing demographics and technological disruption. ...
  • Oil and gas industry is part of axis of climate evil
    “It’s Not Your Imagination: Summers Are Getting Hotter.” So read a recent headline in The New York Times, highlighting a decade-by-decade statistical analysis by climate expert James Hansen. “Most summers,” the analysis concluded, “are now either hot or extremely hot compared with the mid-20th century.” ...
  • Trump is walking on a pathway to a one-term presidency
    Not long ago, an outsider came to Washington to be president of the United States. He ran as an anti-politician, a man who was not going to play politicians’ tawdry games. Washington was broken and he had solutions to fix it. ...
  • Trump shows true colors after Va. violence
    No one should be surprised to see President Donald Trump playing footsie with racists. He’s been doing it for years. ...
  • North Korea dashing hopes of South Korea’s president for stronger ties
    South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in must be a severe disappointment to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Far from fulfilling the dreams of some of the extremists who supported Moon in the snap election in March that ended nearly a decade of conservative rule, he prefers to show serious resolve in the face of the North’s refusal to back down from escalating threats. ...
  • From the West Coast comes a plea to an unstable leader
    You may very well hate us. After all, you were rejected by a margin of nearly 5 million votes in the three states on the West Coast mainland, where more than 1 in 7 Americans live. We are the reason you lost the national popular vote by such a historic margin. Since you’ve been president, you’ve never set foot in our time zone. ...
  • President doesn’t share ideals, values of real Americans
    Remember back in 2008, when Sarah Palin used to talk about the “real America?” She meant rural and small-town residents — white residents, it went without saying — who supposedly …
  • US workforce in danger of losing protections
    The U.S. government has tried for decades — and with considerable success — to make workplaces safer; to provide free access to research, information and guidelines to inform best practices for businesses of all sizes; and to enforce the law when …
  • Trump has forfeited claim to moral leadership
    The proper response is for Democrats and Republicans willing to take a stand to force a vote in Congress condemning the president for his opportunistic obtuseness and making clear where the vast majority of Americans stand on white supremacy. This is important for many reasons, but especially to …
  • New slogans would help both Trump and Democrats
    A picture may be worth a thousand words, but in America a great slogan is far more powerful, especially when it drives us to do something, buy something or believe in something. ...
  • Trump’s threats to NKorea were useless and divisive
    If ever there was a foreign policy issue around which our nation should be united, it’s the nuclear threat from North Korea. ...
  • Dems should aim for the gut of Trump’s support
    I was talking the other day to a wise executive friend and he recalled for me something his favorite boss liked to say: When people rise to the top of an organization and get power, they usually do one of two things: “They either swell or they grow.”
  • For college graduates, huge debt shouldn’t be cost of public service
    In 2007, Congress and President George W. Bush realized that jobs critical to the day-to-day operation of our country and crucial to the well-being of millions of Americans would go unfilled. ...
  • How to fix Obamacare? Look at the system used in the Netherlands
    For now, at least, the attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears dead. Sabotage by a spiteful Trump administration is still a risk, but there is — gasp! — a bipartisan push to limit the damage, with Democrats who want to preserve recent gains allying with Republicans who fear that the public will blame them for declining coverage and rising premiums. ...
  • Pence sold his soul, but will he be rewarded?
    The other day, from the Naval Observatory in Washington, you heard a howl of such volume and anguish that it cracked mirrors and sent small forest animals scurrying for cover. ...