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September 23, 2018

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Columns by Brian Greenspun

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?
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 …

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Medicare made more flexible
Medicare’s annual enrollment period is almost upon us.
By Brian McEvilly, Las Vegas
Kavanaugh was vetted, cleared
It’s very interesting to me that the Democrats release a sexual assault charge against the Supreme Court justice nominee in the eleventh hour of the hearing process — an allegation they received, but kept under wraps, for more than two months.
By George Gerlach, Gardnerville
Don’t fall for the brainwashing
I just received a piece of voter mail called “2018 Voter Registration Confirmation Survey.” It talks about an anti-Christian left that wants to eliminate Christianity — a lie. People like my family on the left believe in religious freedom for all.
By Karen Koehn, Las Vegas
Trump has his own reality
President Donald Trump gave himself an A-plus grade for his handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
By Robert Blanner, North Las Vegas
Judge’s denial is his undoing
The accusations of sexual assault against then-teenage Brett Kavanaugh are more important for his denial than the act.
By Larry Winking, Henderson
More info needed on judge
After last week’s hearings before the Senate Judiciary, it is clear that my Senate delegation must vote against confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
By Ida Gaines, Las Vegas
Freezing CAFE is a step back
The rollback on Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards is detrimental to the American people in ways that will have serious consequences not only for our economy, but …
By Chantalle Uzan, Las Vegas
Grateful for the return of Obama
I strongly recommend the Sept. 11 column by Charles Blow, “In finally taking on Trump, Obama heeds cry for help,” which expressed thanks to former President Barack Obama for …
By Tom Harper, Las Vegas