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July 17, 2018

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Columns by Brian Greenspun

Boomers to blame for the mess we’re in
July 15, 2018
When did we move from being the No. 1 superpower both in military and economic terms to a nation torn in half and fighting among itself?
Are we near dissolving ‘our political bands?’
July 8, 2018
It is no secret that our country has been dividing itself between right and left in a way that is causing great frustration and anger between the two sides ...
Heller can stand up for Nevadans. Will he?
July 1, 2018
If Heller stands up to Trump and says “no” to any nominee who isn’t at least as fair and open-minded and independent as Justice Kennedy has been, Heller will force his party to …
President Donald Trump talks to reporters before getting into his vehicle at McCarran International Airport to go meet with victims and first responders of the mass shooting, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas.
A conditional welcome to President Trump
June 23, 2018
Welcome to Las Vegas, Mr. President. I hear you are coming for a fundraiser for Sen. Dean Heller. He can use your help. I am sure you will do well because raising money is ...
Sound fatherly advice: Follow the money
June 17, 2018
It is Father’s Day, so I am thinking about my role as a father and grandfather and my ongoing responsibility to my family and my country. It’s just like every father in America. And how does that mesh with …
The Vegas Golden Knights salute fans before leaving the ice after losing to the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena Thursday, June 7, 2018.
Knights more than filled Las Vegas’ cup
June 10, 2018
When the game was over and the fate of the Stanley Cup was sealed, what impressed me most is that the fans didn’t file out. They stayed at their seats in T-Mobile Arena …
Brian Greenspun: We must restore checks and balances
June 3, 2018
Who in the Republican Party has dared to challenge the president when he lies, bullies, denigrates and deceives the American people?
This city’s rally cry: Go Knights, go!
May 27, 2018
I am putting important matters on ice for a while.
Sharron Angle introduces Sen. John McCain at a campaign rally for Angle on Oct. 29, 2010.
How do we honor the dead who honored us with their lives?
May 24, 2018
Memorial Day gives our country pause to reflect on brave men and women who died while in the service of the United States Military.
Let’s talk peace in the Middle East
May 20, 2018
This past week marked two distinct celebrations of the state of Israel’s 70th birthday. One was the official opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem. The other was an acknowledgment in Washington, D.C., by Israel of 70 Americans who have contributed to …
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 2nd left, his wife Sara Netanyahu, left, Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner, 3rd left, US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, center, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and Las Vegas resident Miriam Adelson, third from right, attend the opening ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, Monday, May 14, 2018.
Let’s talk peace in the middle east
May 17, 2018
This past week marked two distinct celebrations of the State of Israel’s 70th birthday.
UNLV President Len Jessup delivers the State of the University address at Judy Bayley Theatre on UNLV campus Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. UNLV turns 60 this academic year.
UNLV’s President is leading on his way out the door
May 10, 2018
Pushed out by the Board of Regents and Chancellor Thom Reilly, UNLV’s dynamic president, Len Jessup, was a gentleman.
Even on the way out, Jessup is a leader
May 6, 2018
He didn’t need to be as gracious and forward-looking and honorable as he was when he spoke to the UNLV Foundation Board members this past Wednesday morning — especially in front of a room full of UNLV community supporters who were still seething at the way the Nevada Board of Regents and Chancellor Thom Reilly chased UNLV’s dynamic leader out of town — but to Jessup, UNLV deserved the best of what this community could muster and not a devolution into some of our less-worthy instincts.
Nevada needs Heller to just say no to Yucca Mountain
April 29, 2018
I realize there are many new as well as younger residents of Southern Nevada who may not be familiar with the federal government’s efforts to bury the nation’s high-level radioactive waste just 90 miles from Las Vegas. For those of us who have been fighting against the feds’ desire …
Believe it: True believers of Trump will be our downfall
April 22, 2018
The tell-tale sign that we may, as a country, have crossed that line between democracy and authoritarianism-in-the-making was what I witnessed this past week on two occasions following former and fired FBI Director James Comey’s interview with George Stephanopoulos.

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Voter purge is un-American
The right and opportunity to cast a ballot is how communities hold elected officials accountable. It is why the right to …
By Gretchen Adams, Las Vegas
China has reason to fear
Donald Kirk’s June 26 column “Little has changed on the Korean Peninsula” was interesting. China did save North Korea in the Korean War (albeit for its own national security interests), and China is now again …
By Fred Bilello, Laughlin
Trump has killed the GOP
Donald Trump — notice I did not refer to this person as “president” — is not fit to lead or manage himself, let alone a country. I just pray we don’t have to …
By Gary Barr, Henderson
Carbon plan can lower your bills
My car insurance rates have gone up almost 50 percent in the past three years. It is estimated that Hurricane Harvey damaged over 500,000 cars last year, but during the previous two years, there were…
By Jon Becker, North Las Vegas
You can’t please some Democrats
Before President Donald Trump nominated a replacement to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Democrats were readying for another “Bork” moment.
By Carmine DiFazio, North Las Vegas
Carbon program is a winner
Three major oil companies have endorsed and are lobbying for a carbon fee and dividend framework proposed by two well-known Republicans. Growing congressional support could lead to the implementation of this win-win solution.
By Rita Ransom, Las Vegas
We can afford to care for our own
Why can’t we afford to feed our children and adults who go hungry but we have money to give to countries that detest us and we have presidents who waste tremendous amounts of money needlessly flying to places that have nothing to do with our security?
By Myke King, Boulder City
Airline is discriminating against dogs
Pit bulls rank among the most tolerant dogs tested by the American Temperament Test Society.
By Darryl Cornelius, Las Vegas