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February 25, 2017

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Trump’s first month definitely different from other presidents’
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Other Voices:
You just came out of a yearlong coma and you’re trying to catch up. The unimaginable is real. The Cubs won the World Series. California has been drenched with so much rain that its biggest dam may fail. And in the first month of a new presidency, the leader of the free world has ...
Say no to Gorsuch, whose manifesto bodes ill for climate change fight
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Other Voices:
Judge Neil Gorsuch was not on President Donald Trump’s first list of potential Supreme Court nominees. Gorsuch did, however, appear on a revised list just weeks after he wrote a controversial manifesto arguing that it should be easier for corporations and individuals suing federal agencies to have courts strike down regulations and overrule decisions by experts at agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency ...
Approach to the law makes Gorsuch good fit for Supreme Court
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Other Voices:
Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, will be a worthy heir to the man he will replace: Justice Antonin Scalia ...
Protected speech isn’t just for white people who agree with you
Monday, February 20, 2017
Other Voices:
Everybody loves free speech, it seems — and just about everybody also knows someone who they wish would just hush up.That’s an old saying that I just made up. It came to mind amid some of the protests that have been busting out all over Donald Trump’s America ...
Trump could make much-needed friends by embracing fraternity
Monday, February 20, 2017
Other Voices:
If you could give Donald Trump the gift of a single trait to help his presidency, what would it be? My first thought was that prudence was the most important gift one could give him ...
Voting rights nightmares have just begun for US
Monday, February 20, 2017
Other Voices:
When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell silenced Elizabeth Warren as she was reading Coretta Scott King’s 1986 letter denouncing Jeff Sessions, he jogged the memory of another Massachusetts Democrat, Rep. William Keating ...
US jobs suffer more at hands of Americans than others
Monday, February 20, 2017
Other Voices:
At their post-Civil War apogee, 19th-century Republicans were the party of activist government, using protectionism to pick commercial winners and promising wondrous benefits from government’s deft interventions in economic life. Today, a Republican administration promises that wisely wielded Washington power can rearrange commercial activities in ways superior to those produced by private-sector calculations in free market transactions ...
Methane rule will benefit Nevadans
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Guest Column:
We are also calling upon Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Dean Heller to hold oil and gas companies accountable by supporting a recently adopted rule that will cut natural gas waste on federal and tribal lands. The deliberate waste of methane through venting and flaring happens during the oil and gas production process throughout our nation every day. Emitting methane is dangerous. Methane release can trigger life-threatening asthma attacks, worsen respiratory conditions and cause cancer, which disproportionately affects the Hispanic community. What’s troublesome is that a significant level of these emissions are being generated in operations conducted on our public ...
Disruption may be best response to the Trump administration
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Donald Trump is a vulgar, uninformed, anti-intellectual, extremely unpopular grifter helming a family of grifters who apparently intend to milk their moment on the mount for every …
Mayor: Las Vegas is open, inclusive
Mayor: Las Vegas is open, inclusive
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Guest Column:
I strongly believe the solution to our immigration issues is to find a pathway to citizenship for those in our country who came here for the same reasons many of our ...
For Americans to unify, we must first decide who we are
Monday, February 6, 2017
As late as the 1960s, liberalism as well as conservatism identified with these particularisms, and with a national narrative that honored and included them. The exhortations of civil rights activists assumed a Christian moral consensus. Liberal intellectuals linked the New Deal and the Great Society to Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. Pop-culture utopians projected …
Mayor must remember immigrants’ vital role in city
Monday, February 6, 2017
Guest column:
This isn’t about legal or illegal immigration. It is about creating an atmosphere that welcomes those who make an effort to come to this country to work, raise their families, pay taxes and follow the path to citizenship. I believe that should be accomplished legally and within the framework of existing laws and regulations, but as a businessperson, I know firsthand …
When Trump plays God, tell him to go to Heller
When Trump plays God, tell him to go to Heller
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Where I Stand:
No good Bible story is complete without a devil. So ours will be called Lucifer Bannon. He sits on Lord Trump’s right shoulder, whispering all manner of evil thoughts designed to undo all that the other Bible’s God has so painstakingly created over many millennia. What we have today isn’t the greatest but we continue to work toward making our union more perfect. And now the people are concerned that all they have accomplished will be reversed. ...
Trump isn’t working for Americans, so keep fighting
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Donald Trump’s America is not America: not today’s or tomorrow’s, but yesterday’s. Trump’s America is brutal, perverse, regressive, insular and afraid. There is no hope in it; there is no light in it. It is a vast expanse of …
Hope and a prayer for our new president
Hope and a prayer for our new president
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Where I Stand:
It is our ability to cede the power of the presidency from one person to another every four or eight years — without guns or bloodshed, and with proper respect for our Constitution — that distinguishes the United States from almost every other country on Earth. ...