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June 26, 2019

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Columns by Brian Greenspun

On climate change: Do something right now before we can’t do anything, ever!
June 23, 2019
Climate change is more than a looming disaster predicted to doom future generations. We are seeing the effects of climate change now, even here in Nevada, and have only a brief moment to make the changes that will …
Father's Day wisdom worth sharing
June 16, 2019
I have celebrated with my family enough Father’s Days in my life to understand that today is more about our role as fathers and the responsibilities that come with the job.
Where I Stand: Biden can’t Hyde on this one
June 9, 2019
The Hyde Amendment, for most practical purposes, has been viewed as a nuisance over the past few decades — its legal proscriptions notwithstanding — since the smart and determined people who believe a woman has a right to deal with her own personal health decisions have found the loopholes necessary to allow all women the access to such health care as they deem necessary.
Where I Stand: Impeachment drums grow louder
June 2, 2019
Should the House move toward impeachment hearings and should the evidence be elicited as expected and as Mueller reports does exist, it will become clear to one and all that our president has a lot for which to answer. That could also turn a few Republican heads in the Senate …
Speaker is spot-on: Let’s all pray for America
May 26, 2019
Forget the hypocrisy needed to allow people of faith to condone the faithless and classless acts of a man whose moral compass constantly spins out of control, what is important is that most people of faith are patriots and want only …
A Holocaust survivor cries as she arrives at the Touro University spring commencement ceremony at Westgate Monday, May 13, 2019. Twenty-one Holocaust survivors were awarded honorary degrees by the university.
Lessons these new doctors teach must be retold
May 19, 2019
Even though today we have institutions dedicated to keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive and teaching its tragic lessons to the newer generations, it is all too evident that those lessons have not yet …
A mother’s role in life is the most important of all
May 12, 2019
Of all the days set aside each year to pay tribute to presidents, holy days, national holidays and other special events, I can think of none more worthy than Mother’s Day …
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks before a panel discussion with former Speaker of the House John Boehner at the Bellagio Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The panel was part of the inaugural symposium of the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV.
Even in retirement, Reid remains the leader
May 5, 2019
Unlike most people who use retirement as an excuse for taking it easy and seeking new thrills out of life, Harry Reid remains the leader. And Nevadans are …
Where I Stand: For now, voters should decide ‘impeachment’ in 2020
April 28, 2019
To impeach or not to impeach. That is the question. Actually, that is just one question Americans must answer as we head toward the 2020 presidential election cycle. My answer is simple …
Bruce Deifik was a warrior who never forgot where he came from
April 14, 2019
My friend, Bruce Deifik, passed away last Sunday in Denver. During his years in Las Vegas he made many friends in the business and civic communities. His death at a relatively young age came as a terrible shock because Bruce was the guy who would probably live forever — he was just too tough to die. And, he was …
Come November 2020, will the ‘I’s’ have it?
April 7, 2019
There are plenty of “I” words that we should be talking about, now that the Mueller Investigation is over and his report has been turned over to the Justice Department, which so far has seen fit to not do much with it. I expect we will be fighting over its complete release to the public well into the 2020 election cycle. Soon enough, voters will be able to weigh in on issues like …
Russian election interference — nyet. GOP condemnation — not yet
March 31, 2019
The dust hasn’t even settled on the 300-page Mueller report, a four-page summary of which was released last week by Attorney General William Barr when partisans on both sides — mostly in the dark about what Mueller actually found because …
GOP spines re-emerge; cue the next emergency
March 17, 2019
Twelve Republicans stood up for the Constitution, the Congress and the foundational belief of our Founding Fathers that our democracy could and would work best when there existed three co-equal branches of government — the executive, the legislative and the judicial. Whatever other reasons those 12 GOP senators who voted to put a check on Trump’s power grab this past week may have had, at the core was the …
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, whispers to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as Democrats rally outside the Capitol ahead of passage of H.R. 1, "The For the People Act," a bill which aims to expand voting rights and strengthen ethics rules, in Washington, Friday, March 8, 2019. The House passed a resolution to condemn anti-Semitism and other bigotry on Thursday following debate over Omar's recent comments suggesting House supporters of Israel have dual allegiances.
Anti-Semitism, not Israel, is the issue
March 10, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American Muslim woman from Minnesota, is the latest leader to speak the words that have for centuries caused pain, suffering and death to Jews ...
Brian Greenspun: Shut the Russians down now!
March 3, 2019
Our democracy is under attack by some bad people who are doing their best to undermine our way of life and our collective belief in a government of, by and for the people. There isn’t a sane and thinking American who doesn’t believe the entirety of our intelligence community when they tell us that the Russians interfered with the 2016 presidential elections. And while some Americans may argue about the extent of that interference and the impact it had on the outcome, there is …

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Media coverage enables Trump
It’s astonishing that the media has not learned anything from the 2016 presidential campaign, as CNN, MSNBC and many newspapers follow President Donald Trump around …
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By Marnin Spigelman, Henderson
Will anyone take the torch?
I thoroughly enjoyed your June 23 article “World War II planes can still fly, but who will keep them flying?” The people who can keep them flying are still out there, ready and willing to …
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By Robert Mann, Pahrump
Mind your pets during fireworks
Animal shelters get the most turn-ins from dogs running loose from jumping their enclosures upon …
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By Ardelle Bellman, Las Vegas
Build a wall, but not that one
The Secret Service announced the construction of a new 13-foot fence around the White House. I suggest it be …
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By Gil Eisner, Las Vegas
GOP can still save itself
I am amazed that Republicans in Congress have not begun impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. These politicians have abandoned their sworn oaths to …
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By Charles Goshow, Las Vegas
Drugs are bigger than the border
We can add one more huge lie to the more than 10,000 issued by our “stable genius.” It was reported that 33,000 pounds of cocaine were confiscated …
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By Bob Hartman, Las Vegas
Demand is our drug problem
I read with amazement a recent article about the discovery of about $1 billon worth of cocaine at the port of Philadelphia.
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By Rich Inman, Las Vegas
Those who work reap the rewards
When I watch ABC, CNN and CBS, I have noticed that they are always trying to scare the American people.
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By Verne Stewart, Boulder City