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March 24, 2018

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What holds America together
Friday, March 23, 2018
Recently, I went to Houston to see the rodeo. That rodeo is not like other rodeos. It’s gigantic. It goes for 20 days. There can be up to 185,000 people on the grounds in a single day and they are of all human types — rural ranchers, Latino families, African immigrants, drunken suburban housewives out for …
Kids’ voices valid, deserve a hearing
Friday, March 23, 2018
Some people think arming teachers is a good idea, but what stops us from going further? Should we arm doctors, shopkeepers, religious leaders? If you don’t want your friendly neighborhood bakery owner or pediatrician with a gun in their side pocket, why should we …
Budget proposal has been portrayed unfairly
Friday, March 23, 2018
Other voices:
The president’s legislative proposal for a Public Lands Infrastructure Fund would use funds produced from federal energy leasing and development activities to invest up to $18 billion over 10 years to …
Trump victory aided by a dark, dirty player
Friday, March 23, 2018
Cambridge Analytica, the shadowy data firm that helped elect President Donald Trump, specializes in “psychographic” profiling, which it sells as a sophisticated way to digitally manipulate huge numbers of people on behalf of its clients. But apparently, when you’re trying to …
Resource management plans help Nevada’s outdoor businesses
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Guest column:
Many of us enjoy the abundant outdoor opportunities that the Las Vegas area has to offer, and some of us are even passionately addicted to the mountains, rocks and expansive outdoor vistas. For some small businesses, like mine, our public lands are also an integral part of …
The principle behind anti-Trump pragmatism
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Former Rep. Barney Frank and the writer William F. Buckley Jr. could hardly have been more at odds in their political views. The Massachusetts Democrat remains a staunch liberal while Buckley was the intellectual founder of modern conservatism. But they had something important in common: Each wanted …
Freedom of speech includes right to remain silent
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Governments routinely behave badly, but sometimes their mean-spiritedness comes to the Supreme Court’s attention. Today, it will hear oral arguments concerning the constitutionality of measures that California’s government has taken to compel …
Trump’s getting worse
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
It’s not your imagination. Donald Trump’s occupancy of the White House is every bit as insane, corrupt and dangerous as you might fear. Witness this jaw-dropping message to the sitting president of the United States from the …
Have we kept Madison’s republic?
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
More than 200 years ago, our Founding Fathers faced a question: How could they build a democracy to withstand the trials of time and survive the pressures that …
This time, machines could take our jobs
Monday, March 19, 2018
There is a shortage in the millions for skilled labor jobs in the United States. The country is desperate for men and women who drive trucks, operate machines, weld, wield hammers — or can fill skilled jobs in dozens of categories from bulldozer operator to utility lineman.
Revolt in Trump country
Monday, March 19, 2018
President Donald Trump put his political standing on the line in western Pennsylvania’s special congressional election last week. He lost.
With US benched, dictators flourish
Monday, March 19, 2018
If you’re a murderous dictator, this is a joyous time to be alive.
On road to greatness, regents take a wrong turn
On road to greatness, regents take a wrong turn
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Just when we thought our community and UNLV were on the same page — you know, the one that says a city is only as strong as its university and the university is only as strong as the community behind it — along comes a challenge that requires us to prove the point.
Test your knowledge of Irish Americana
Saturday, March 17, 2018
St. Patrick’s Day has become a favorite day of celebration for millions of Americans. There are parades and parties, displays of shamrocks and green everywhere, meals of corned beef and cabbage and, of course, ample spirits.
Springtime for sycophants
Friday, March 16, 2018
When Donald Trump came to office, many feared he would break up our close economic relations with Mexico and/or start a trade war with China. So far …