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May 23, 2018

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Any discussion about school safety must include sensible regulations
May 23, 2018
In the aftermath of yet another tragic school shooting, the rhetoric coming from gun lobby fanatics would suggest that school administrators have ...
Trump’s demolition crew leaves students vulnerable to lender abuse
May 21, 2018
After facing accusations that he treated the students in his so-called university as prey, Donald Trump made a move last week that could make it easier for lenders to do the same thing to the millions of Americans with student loans.
Nevadans must remain vigilant to protect women’s health rights
May 20, 2018
With the administration’s newest assault on Planned Parenthood, President Donald Trump and the far right have further demonstrated their discrimination against women and disregard for their well-being.
Teachers union deserves demerit for Sisolak attack ad
May 15, 2018
At a time when far too many national politicians have sacrificed truth in the name of winning at any cost, a recent attack ad is especially disappointing ...
Victims of real tragedies need not endure conspiracy theory nonsense
May 14, 2018
There was a time when the term “conspiracy theorist” brought to mind an image of an individual who, while odd and perhaps even deluded, was perfectly harmless.
For stability in higher ed, Nevada should turn back the clock to 2005
May 13, 2018
Restructuring and reforming Nevada’s system for governing the state’s colleges and universities will require some complicated and lengthy steps, but there’s one improvement that can and should happen immediately.
Eric Smith, a second-year Teach for America corps member, instructs students during a math class at O'Callaghan Middle School  Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.
Relationship with Teach For America only helps Clark County students
May 9, 2018
At a time when it’s becoming harder and harder to find talented teachers for the nation’s public schools, the Clark County School District is fortunate to have a partner in ...
Don’t fall for hateful rhetoric
May 8, 2018
A series of recent reports about undocumented immigrants and crime has revealed President Donald Trump’s narrative on the subject for exactly what it is …
Recycling nuclear waste is not the win-win it seems like it should be
May 6, 2018
The idea of turning Yucca Mountain into a nuclear waste reprocessing facility, which some Nevadans are proposing, sounds wonderful.
Trump administration’s cruel plan puts screws to nation’s working poor
April 29, 2018
With its proposal to drastically raise rents for the poorest Americans living in federally subsidized housing, the Trump administration has …
Participants in a 2015 congressional tour of Yucca Mountain enter the project’s south portal. The site is near the Nevada town of Mercury, about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
Should nuclear waste be dumped here? Sound off on Yucca Mountain
April 25, 2018
Few ideas are so bad that they can legitimately be labeled as potentially catastrophic, but that term fits the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository like a brightly glowing glove. So Friday, when a legislative panel conducts a public hearing on the ...
U.S. exporting its opioid crisis
April 22, 2018
An American-made phenomenon is on the cusp of gripping the world, but this one is nothing to be proud of.
With tirades against Comey, Trump sends harmful message on leaking
April 18, 2018
Some of the most important leaking happens at the municipal, county and state levels, when people loyal to the public interest blow the whistle on improprieties by elected officials and administrators. That saves lives, literally.
In Nevada, strengthening ethics regulations is a worthy pursuit
April 16, 2018
The ban on payments to family members would add clarity to a current state law barring candidates from overpaying their relatives or using campaign funds for personal ....
Jessup saga illustrates need for overhaul of state’s higher-ed system
April 15, 2018
UNLV has endured a shocking amount of institutional dysfunction courtesy of the behavior of some members of the Nevada Board of Regents and Chancellor Thom Reilly. To understand the magnitude of ...

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First things first for waste dump
The Sun’s May 6 roundup of opinions regarding nuclear waste in Nevada was a study of contrasting opinions — there is a lot of uncertainty in dealing with such waste. Two of the opinions point to issues that need to be addressed before …
By Evan Blythin, Blue Diamond
Trump caught in another lie
Our liar-in-chief continues to dazzle and amaze his minions. What one sees in the news “Trump promotes hiring military spouses” was simply another hollow photo op and a platform by which he could …
By Richard Rychtarik, Las Vegas
What happened to just driving?
In the past few months, self-driving cars have been involved in traffic accidents. There was a time, in the not-so-distant past, that when someone got in the driver’s seat of a car …
By Rubre Gratton, Las Vegas
Like it or not, future is nuclear
The Sun readers are stuck in the past; nuclear energy is the way of the future. Nothing can stop the forward advance of human progress — not the Las Vegas Sun, not hundreds of its readers, not the …
By Carmine DiFazio, North Las Vegas
The meaning of religion
The May 8 column “Hypocrisy and the flight from religion” asks the question, “Do you wonder why the proportion of Americans declaring themselves unaffiliated with organized religion has skyrocketed in recent decades?” First, let me say…
By Robert Nycek, Boulder City
Cabinet member needs to go
Since taking office, President Donald Trump and his Cabinet have been plagued with scandals, with one of the most recent being that of …
By Beth Putinta, Las Vegas
Trump makes us untrustworthy
We now are alone, because the president yanked the United States from another multinational pact, the Iran deal.
By Bob Hartman, Las Vegas
Get it right the first time
Time after time, we are told that some person put in a position to investigate or prosecute possible wrongdoing is experienced, widely respected and admired, and oozing integrity.
By James Moldenhauer, North Las Vegas