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August 19, 2018

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In this Sept. 11, 2017, photo, from left, Miami Dolphins' Jelani Jenkins, Arian Foster, Michael Thomas, and Kenny Stills kneel during the singing of the national anthem before a game against the Seahawks in Seattle.
By taking a knee, NFL players stand up for freedom of expression
Aug. 19, 2018
Despite an enormous amount of criticism from fans who have misconstrued the purpose of the protests, the players have stuck to their principles and continued to conduct themselves with quiet dignity and grace ...
Take it from the Founding Fathers: Journalists are Public Ally No. 1
Aug. 16, 2018
Trump couldn’t be more incorrect in calling the media the enemy of the people. The media is actually the enemy of dictators and tyrants …
Smear ads diminish democratic process
Aug. 15, 2018
Rarely has there been a need for the adults in the room to step up and focus on substantive issues. But in far too many cases, Nevada candidates have taken the typical …
Casualties of Trump’s trade war have been American businesses
Aug. 13, 2018
Businesses big and small are feeling the heat.
Falsely besmirching Rosen does nothing but distract from the issues
Aug. 12, 2018
Smearing a political opponent is bad enough. But doing so by repeating an accusation that has already been debunked? That’s way out of bounds, even by today’s low standards in political advertising.
Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara meets with the Las Vegas Sun editorial board on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.
New superintendent has plan to tackle district’s unique challenges
Aug. 10, 2018
As is, the district’s curriculum is a hodge-podge that varies from school to school. Although state standards for educational aptitude are in place across the district, the actual curriculum plans are approved at the building level. With more than 350 schools in the district ...
Ride-hailing and self-driving cars only increase the need for light rail
Aug. 5, 2018
Among those who detest the thought of spending tax dollars on public transportation, there’s a misguided argument that mass transit systems like light rail are being made obsolete by ride-hailing services and other new transportation technology.
Immigration raids can inflict an ugly toll on American communities
Aug. 2, 2018
Univision News examines how the town of Postville, Iowa, suffered economically, socially and in human terms after its main business was disrupted. “America First: The Legacy of an Immigration Raid” focuses on …
AG candidate’s past is impressive, as is Nevada’s future if he wins
Aug. 1, 2018
Aaron Ford’s political opponents want Nevadans to focus on his past as he campaigns to become the state’s next attorney general. Fine. Let’s just …
Laxalt wastes court’s time, taxpayer money on political grandstanding
July 30, 2018
The Nevada attorney general’s office has hit a low point with its appeal of the recent ruling blocking the execution of Scott Dozier ...
On the whim of the president, we could see another Great Depression
July 29, 2018
Farmers aren’t the only Americans who’ll suffer collateral damage in President Donald Trump’s trade war if it goes to all-out escalation.
Parents too afraid of their children getting hurt can stunt their growth
July 26, 2018
Left on their own, children can and do get hurt in a dizzying number of ways. That’s an unavoidably ugly fact of life for parents. But new studies are showing that parents who try too hard to keep children out of harm’s way are actually …
By saying nothing, Sandoval tells Nevadans all they need to know
July 25, 2018
Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval’s term-limit clock is down to five months and change, but he appears to be doing something very important for Nevadans on his way out of office …
Budget cuts sound great until their real-life consequences are felt
July 24, 2018
Donald Trump chainsaws the federal government, and his supporters cheer. But they may not be so happy when they realize the full effects of Trump’s cuts, particularly when …
March for Our Lives activist and Stoneman Douglas high school shooting survivor Ryan Deitsch, center, speaks to reporters during the Road to Change gun control reform town hall at Sierra Vista High School, Monday, July 16, 2018.
Young activists refuse to be ignored
July 19, 2018
For any Nevadan seeking public office, here’s word to the wise in relation to Monday’s March for Our Lives event in Las Vegas. Ignore these young people at your own peril …

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Fears may not be reality-based
It would be helpful if the writer of the Aug. 5 letter “Have some empathy for Americans” would be more specific.
By Bob Fuller, Bullhead City, Ariz.
Kavanaugh may have matured
We all have regrets about our professional life.
By Carmine DiFazio, North Las Vegas
Government seemingly being run by children
The children playing government are getting away with a no-rules-apply game. There seem to be a few elders, but they are afraid of the bad boy who has the seat at the head of the table.
By Bob Hartman, Las Vegas
No compromise on air quality
For years, we’ve been hearing about the importance and value of better gas mileage: It helps consumers at the pump, reduces our reliance on foreign oil imports, and protects our air quality — and it’s worked. California is a great case study. Smog alerts in LA and other areas used to be a regular event.
By Leslie Morpeth, Henderson
Trump no expert on patriotism
I served in Vietnam and received a purple heart. I don’t think President Donald Trump served anywhere. He received five deferments.
By Richard Watson, Las Vegas
President has too many fooled
Our democracy is under attack.
By Robert Blanner, North Las Vegas
Not all boomers are selfish
I take offense to being called selfish, as the July 31 letter “Boomers are a selfish age group” asserted.
By Alan Schaff, Las Vegas
Wrong way on fuel standards
Take a look around the city. I mean literally. A lot of that haze is smoke from the wildfires raging in California. But much of it isn’t.
By Victor Rivera, Las Vegas