Las Vegas Sun

June 28, 2017

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Big lies about the Senate health care plan
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
To succeed in gutting health coverage for millions of Americans, Senate Republican leaders need to get a series of lies accepted as truth. Journalists and other neutral arbiters must resist the temptation to report these lies as just a point of view. A lie is a lie. ...
White House moving from twilight to dark
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Freedom of the press, in my view, has two parts. First there is the freedom to publish, to criticize and to petition. Then there is the critical issue of the freedom to gather the news — not just to report it but also to gather it. ...
Baseball’s pace of play needs some juice
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
From Little League on up, players emulate major leaguers, so Major League Baseball’s pace-of-play problem is trickling down. Four innings into a recent College World Series game here, just seven hits and three runs had consumed 96 minutes. During a coach’s visit to the pitcher’s mound, the other team’s three base runners visited their dugout to confer with their coach. The Congress of Vienna moved more briskly. ...
Dealing in Doom: By playing to Americans’ fears, Trump doing his best McCarthy impression
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Since he took office, Trump has expressed an apocalyptic vision of the United States and the wider world at nearly every turn, starting with an Inaugural Address in which his most memorable phrase was “American carnage.”
Heat is on, yet Trump remains oblivious
Heat is on, yet Trump remains oblivious
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Where I Stand:
President Trump is perhaps the only person in America who remains uncommitted to the plain truth that the Russians interfered with the free and ...
Free speech isn’t improving on campuses
Saturday, June 24, 2017
No matter what is being show in the news media these days, the free speech climate on the American college campus is still a bleak one. ...
Let us plunge toward our fast-unfolding future prepared
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Soon America will be 241. It is too young to flinch from the frictions — and the more than compensating blessings — of a fast-unfolding future. ...
House win a victory for party, not Trump
Saturday, June 24, 2017
What we learned from Tuesday’s special congressional election in Georgia is that there is no magical solution to the country’s Donald Trump problem. This will be a long fight. ...
Heller must vote to protect health care for all Nevadans
Friday, June 23, 2017
Senate Republicans have released their version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and a floor vote is expected soon. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked a rule that allows him to bypass the committee process — including public hearings or input from industry experts — and bring the AHCA directly to the floor of the Senate at any time. ...
Cellphone users have a right to know
Friday, June 23, 2017
For better or for worse, cellphones have become an indispensable part of most Americans’ everyday lives. In recent polls, about half the country said they couldn’t imagine living without their phones. In one pocket-size package, phones have become our navigators, photo albums, video cameras, music libraries, organizers, and the way we stay connected to our friends and loved ones. ...
Bill Cosby and the crumbling of an icon
Friday, June 23, 2017
The final chapter of Bill Cosby’s public life is far from the most important spectacle we are witnessing, but it may be the saddest. ...
Imploding 1931 Davis-Bacon Act would reduce infrastructure costs in US
Thursday, June 22, 2017
King came to Congress in 2003 and has been stubbornly submitting repeal legislation since 2005. He would not have succeeded even if he were less of a prickly cactus and more of a shrinking violet. ...
Book examines myriad reasons fathers leave children
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Yet when you ask absent fathers themselves, you get a different picture. You meet guys who desperately did not want to leave their children, who swear they have tried to be with them, who may feel unworthy of fatherhood but who don’t want to be the missing dad their own father was. ...
Cyberwarfare constitutes new front for US military
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Warfare has traditionally been executed within easily defined periods of time and geographic boundaries. These conflicts have been fought on identifiable terrain in the air, on the ground, under the sea and, as of the last 20 years, in space. ...
Let’s hold Heller to his word on health care
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Guest Column:
Don’t all Nevadans deserve the same piece of mind? I believe our state’s policymakers have an obligation to ensure everyone has access to quality, affordable, accessible health care. ...