Las Vegas Sun

September 26, 2018

Currently: 77° — Complete forecast

Columnists

Trump is making tariffs corrupt again
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
In normal times, President Donald Trump’s announcement of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, bringing us closer to an all-out trade war, would have dominated headlines for days. Things being as they are, it was a below-the-fold story, drowned out by …
The Supreme Court is coming apart
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Today, the Supreme Court is in trouble. And the issues are much larger than the mess of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Absent some kind of course correction, the court risks …
Kavanaugh, accusers deserve investigation
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Make no mistake, this is a crisis of the GOP’s own making. Republicans are in such a hurry to cement a conservative, anti-abortion majority on the high court — and to do so before the midterm election — that they refused to meaningfully alter their fast-track timetable for Kavanaugh’s confirmation even after …
An antidote to Trump?
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
But if we’re going to start putting Democrats’ diverse options for 2020 on magazine covers, falling in and out of love with them and floating scenarios sublime and ridiculous, Michael Bloomberg warrants an iota of oxygen, a small pocket of the breathlessly speculative space that …
Keep guns out of our schools
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
It’s only September and already we’re seeing a terrifying pattern here in Clark County. So far this year, at least seven guns have been brought into our schools. As a parent of three children — two who attend Clark County schools — each of these incidents …
Attacks on Kavanaugh accuser were predictable
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Although many of the Supreme Court’s decisions have been contested and even condemned, its justices have been remarkably successful in performing the role Alexander Hamilton assigned them in Federalist No. 78: to be “an essential safeguard against …
Supreme Court confirmation process a swirl of insincerities
Monday, September 24, 2018
OPINION:
The current era of scorched-earth politics began five years after there was, according to Christine Blasey Ford, in 1982, an alcohol-soaked party in a Washington suburb. There her 15-year-old self was, she says, assaulted by 17-year-old Brett Kavanaugh, who categorically denies this accusation.
Test your knowledge of the land’s highest court
Monday, September 24, 2018
QUIZ:
The quiz below provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of the Supreme Court and several of its landmark decisions.
Kavanaugh confirmation a charade for Republicans
Monday, September 24, 2018
OPINION:
President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans have no interest in revealing the whole truth about Brett Kavanaugh.
The rush is on for smart cities
Monday, September 24, 2018
OPINION:
Ireland was a country that thought it could not compete before the 1990s. Its rail system was primitive, its ports were outdated and small, and its roads were problematic — mostly you had to share them with sheep or tractors hauling peat wagons.
Why the haste with Kavanaugh?
Sunday, September 23, 2018
OPINION:
For those insisting that Republican senators take Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh seriously, one aspect of the conversation is particularly infuriating: the notion that the timeline established by the GOP for completing this process is quasi-sacred.
Brian Greenspun: The decency of America demands the truth
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Where I Stand:
The issue is simple: Is an accusation by a woman toward a Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct, possibly attempted rape, worthy of the time and energy of the United States Senate? Or is it just a “hiccup,” as Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., described it, on the way to …
Of time, tides and Trump
Sunday, September 23, 2018
OPINION:
OK, I know you’re obsessed about sex and the Supreme Court. But the hurricane flooding in North Carolina has been terrible. Let’s give it some serious thought right now.
What the ‘scooter wars’ can tell us
Sunday, September 23, 2018
OPINION:
Electric scooters have been around for decades, so why have they suddenly gone from novelty to regular sight on the streets of many American cities? The recent e-scooter craze shows how entrepreneurs can take an everyday product and change the way consumers think about it. The resulting battles between officials and innovators might reveal even more.
Energy efficiency is key to reducing inequality
Saturday, September 22, 2018
OPINION:
This summer saw record-busting heat across the United States, with 90- to 100-degree days throughout the East, South and Midwest lasting well into September.