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November 15, 2018

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Columns by Brian Greenspun

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 …
Keep up the blanket coverage of Trump; it hurts him
Aug. 13, 2018
Some healthy soul searching is taking place in newsrooms across the country these days over whether the mainstream media should be covering President Donald Trump’s every tweet and rally. My answer ...
Superintendent aims to make CCSD #1forkids
Aug. 12, 2018
Having served in public education for more than two decades, I am pouring my heart and soul into this job for the benefit of all students, staff and our community …
In this June 13, 2018 file photo, Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. he separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration’s immigration policy.
Where I Stand: It’s 2018, do you know where your kids are?
July 29, 2018
Today, there are hundreds of parents — in varying degrees of immigration status — who have no idea where their children are at any time of day. And, despite court orders to the contrary, that problem doesn’t seem like it will …
Where I Stand: Is Trump a traitor?
July 22, 2018
By this time, most Americans have an opinion about President Donald Trump’s disastrous performance on the world stage with Russia’s Vladimir Putin this past Monday. Mine is simple. It was nothing short of the worst example of American leadership in the face of our enemy since …
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?

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AR-15 is not just a normal rifle
I am concerned about the continual misrepresentation of military weapons. The AR-15 rifle is exceptionally deadly because it uses the .223 Remington round, with a muzzle velocity of 3,300 feet per second, about three times the speed of sound. When that round enters the body, it creates a supersonic shockwave that …
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By Jon Becker, North Las Vegas
With rights come responsibilities
I am semiretired and came to the United States in 1957 from Mexico after I graduated from the University of Mexico. Here, I obtained postgraduate medical education and specialization in the well-organized medical system of this country. I was impressed with Americans’ …
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By Dr. Oscar Ramos, Las Vegas
Next AG must understand role
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned by request after a tenure of 21 months, never regretting his recusal from supervising Robert Mueller’s Russia collusion probe. President Donald Trump frequently said that …
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By Carmine DiFazio, North Las Vegas
Now, let’s look toward 2020
Donald Trump, the duly elected sitting president of the United States, is a self-declared enemy of …
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By Mike Mattingly, Las Vegas
Time to act on climate change
After the election last week, we now know that Congress will have a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives. This is good news for those of us who are furious at the current administration’s failure to …
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By Rita Ransom, Las Vegas
Cherish, defend our right to vote
I contacted 1,092 people this fall in the fight for democracy. As an intern for the national voting rights organization Let America Vote, I got to meet face-to-face with members of my community to ensure …
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By Destiny Reinoehl, Las Vegas
Turn the page on controversies
Now that the midterm elections are over, we will no longer hear certain words and topics discussed.
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By Joe Van Rhyn, Las Vegas
Trump not the only fuel for hate
Something about the goose and the gander comes to mind.
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By Richard Pulsifer, Henderson