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January 20, 2019

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Columns by Brian Greenspun

Wall or no wall, this government shutdown is immoral
Jan. 20, 2019
Walls can be immoral as well as moral, so whatever the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks about the president’s campaign promise and the universally agreed-upon need to secure our country’s borders, that political position pales when pressed up against the sheer immorality of President Donald Trump’s decision to shut down the government of the United States.
Mr. Adelson, take responsibility for your newspaper
Jan. 13, 2019
I haven’t much cared about what is written in Sheldon Adelson’s newest acquisition in Las Vegas — the Review-Journal — because whatever his folks write, there is always the …
Ike had it right: Be an informed citizen
Dec. 16, 2018
As we head into the Christmas season with high hopes for more joy, not less, more freedom, not less, and a better understanding of our responsibility to keep our democracy strong and vibrant and not one given to autocratic tendencies by some of our leaders, try to remember the concerns of President Dwight Eisenhower …
Lexie Villanda, of Spring Valley High School, participates in a discussion during the 62nd annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center Thursday Nov. 29, 2018. Over 1,000 juniors and seniors from 50 high schools participated in the event. The Clark County School District and Barrick Gold Corporation partnered with the Las Vegas Sun to put on the forum.
Youths offer the antidote to our ills
Dec. 2, 2018
How do we get our country back and where are the leaders who will get us there? That answer to our ills has been available for 62 years. It is called the Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum …
Obvious choice for speaker is Nancy Pelosi
Nov. 25, 2018
Nancy Pelosi has been made the poster child for all that is bad in our country, a yearslong effort by the Republican Party, whose playbook is simple and to the point: Find the one person whom your opponents can’t live without and make that person too hot to handle, an unspeakable household name and a person not worthy of belief or consideration by decent people.
Firing of Sessions shows there’s no time to rest
Nov. 11, 2018
The 2018 midterm election results weren’t even in the books Wednesday morning when President Donald Trump stuck yet another finger in the eye of justice ...
A woman writes on a "Why I Vote" wall before a rally for Democrat Jacky Rosen, Nevada candidate for Senate, at the Arts District in downtown Las Vegas, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.
A word to the young: Vote!
Nov. 6, 2018
This election has to be about putting the brakes on crazy, on delusion, on authoritarianism, on demagoguery and on everything else about this administration that reminds many of us too much of the run-up to to Nazi Germany in the late 1920s …
Will America correct its mistake?
Oct. 28, 2018
What have the people done to sully the idea of America and threaten the 21st century ideal of world leadership — in all aspects of human life?
FBI probe will put trust back in confirmation process
Sept. 30, 2018
Regardless of the machinations grinding through the Senate halls this weekend, a razor-thin majority has been frothing at the mouth to push this nomination through come hell or high water because most of the Republicans feel compelled to seat Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court …
Brian Greenspun: The decency of America demands the truth
Sept. 23, 2018
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 …
Brian Greenspun: For US, it’s time to rekindle the light
Sept. 16, 2018
We find ourselves and our world at a point that most people would consider challenging, certainly when viewed historically over the past century. A worldwide depression and a world war — which witnessed the worst of man’s inhumanity — was overcome by the nations of the world coming together in a way previously …
High praise for an anonymous act of courage
Sept. 9, 2018
It is not lost on me that the Trump echo chamber wants people to believe that only a disloyal and cowardly person would write such a pointed prescription for …
Las Vegas is the City of Reinvention
Sept. 2, 2018
After some lean years during the recession, Las Vegas — like Caesars Entertainment — is now back at full throttle. Cranes are up in the air along the Strip, the biggest names in entertainment now boast Las Vegas residency deals, and we have officially become a professional sports town. While Las Vegas has long been hailed as the Entertainment Capital of the World, I believe a better moniker for might …
Las Vegas is stronger, more dynamic today
Aug. 26, 2018
As Las Vegas continues to advance as the premier entertainment destination in the U.S. and the world, I’d like to take stock of where we’ve been, where we’re going — and why our community’s continued evolution is …
Interstate 11 in Nevada: Where do we go next?
Aug. 19, 2018
Now that Nevada’s initial section of Interstate 11 to Phoenix is complete, the Nevada Department of Transportation is soliciting input on where the road should go next …

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Steyer points way to prosperity
Instead of impeachment, the focus of Tom Steyer’s recent event in Las Vegas was more about how we can heal and become prosperous together.
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By Sandra Miner, Las Vegas
Responsible media is valued
I am writing about the great article Brian Greenspun wrote in the Jan. 13 of the Las Vegas Sun — “Mr. Adelson, take responsibility for your newspaper.”
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By Joelene Smith, Henderson
Shutdown is hurting workers
I want to thank all of our workers who are still doing their jobs regardless of this inane shutdown.
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By Myke King, Boulder City
Don’t neglect nation’s veterans
Recently, I visited friends at the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City. The home is something every citizen can be proud of …
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By Stan Olson, Las Vegas
Citizens being used as pawns
The was no sense of urgency to build a wall during the two years that President Donald Trump had almost complete control over all branches of government. Suddenly, once Democrats …
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By Jeremy Christensen, Las Vegas
Wall should cost Trump his taxes
Congress should give President Donald Trump the initial $5 billion he is requesting for his wall, but with one major condition: He has to …
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By Gary Fisher, Las Vegas
A qualified woman can win
To put forth, and expect me to vote for, a candidate for no other reason than that she is a woman is …
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By Richard Pulsifer, Henderson
Consider what’s best for the US
As a conservative, freedom-loving American, I find very little in your publication that I …
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By Larry Young, Henderson