Las Vegas Sun

July 27, 2017

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Editorials

Don’t let feds tear families apart, Congress
July 25, 2017
Nearly 3,000 of our neighbors urgently need our help, Nevada. They’re immigrants who are allowed to legally live and work in the state after being granted what’s known as …
GOP’s let-them-eat cake policies betray working class
July 24, 2017
These are very good times for the wealthiest Americans, and yet the Republican-controlled Congress and President Donald Trump seem to think there’s no such thing as enough for ...
Heller did the right thing; now it’s time for bipartisan effort
July 22, 2017
Sitting at Donald Trump’s right-hand side on Wednesday, Sen. Dean Heller looked about as comfortable as a man watching his teenage daughter marry Gary Busey. ...
Environmental regulations weren’t created without cause
July 17, 2017
So, Donald Trump supporters, you say you’re all for dialing back environmental regulations and taking us back to the good ol’ days before those frumps at the Environmental Protection Agency started ...
Reid, Sandoval, Clinton and Bush offer leadership worth emulating
July 16, 2017
On the same day the nation endured yet another blast of idiocy from our president — this one involving the need to make his border wall transparent so that people wouldn’t be hit by bags of drugs being thrown over the existing wall — news out of Carson City and Dallas showed what can happen when responsible leaders are …
Florida rescue shows Americans at their finest
July 14, 2017
At a time when Americans sometimes seem to be at each other’s throats more than ever over politics and social issues, a story about people linking hands in Florida offers …
Trump targeting women’s health, rights on contraception mandate
July 13, 2017
Not content to merely choke off federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the Trump administration is preparing another attack on women’s health and reproductive rights. ...
Residents must lead the way on action against gun violence
July 10, 2017
In Las Vegas and across the United States, children are paying in blood for the nation’s refusal to control firearms and reduce gun violence. A recent study ...
Trump creating hardship, danger by widening net on ICE arrests
July 9, 2017
No doubt, Trump would love for Americans to believe that’s proof of follow-through on his campaign promise to kick “really bad dudes” out of the country. But is someone driving without a license a really bad dude? ...
Sen. Dean Heller is shown at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 3, 2014. Heller, who could be the swing vote on his party’s 2017 health care bill, is being torn between his majority leader and his governor for his decision.
On health care, Heller should stand up for Nevadans, not bow to Trump
July 4, 2017
A no vote on the GOP health care plan would allow Heller to show true courage and leadership, traits that are woefully lacking among the nation’s political leaders …
Election workers wait for voters during the primary election at Green Valley High School in Henderson Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Voter turnout suggests it’s time to combine elections
July 3, 2017
The argument against rescheduling local elections in Southern Nevada to coincide with voting on state and national races is officially dead.
The only way forward on health care involves bipartisan leadership
July 3, 2017
In the political fight over health care, neither team is winning. The Affordable Care Act isn’t perfect and never was. The replacement plans that have emerged in the House and Senate are hideously cruel. So all that has been proven ...
Presidential panel’s request for voter records sets off alarm bells
July 2, 2017
Amid the furor over Donald Trump’s latest bout of Twitter idiocy on Thursday, something chilling happened in the background. ...
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Ambridge, Pa.
Fight against drug addiction was another empty Trump campaign promise
June 26, 2017
Of the many ways that President Trump and the Republican Party leaders are betraying their core voters, one of the most despicable involves ...
Legislature quietly did quality work for people of Nevada
June 19, 2017
Public schools were helped, opposition to nuclear waste dump was reaffirmed, and voting rights were restored to citizens, among other accomplishments ...

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Feds shouldn’t run health care
After reading a letter published July 15 in the Sun (“Single-payer the way to go”) about health care, it should be noted that the writer’s description of single-payer federal sponsored health care is quite different than our working civilian population would experience under a Canadian-type system. ...
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By Robert Latchford, Henderson
Let’s debate health care
I would like to address a recent letter about having an honest discussion on the cost of a single-payer for the nation’s health care. ...
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By F. George Tucker, North Las Vegas
Senate plan a catastrophe
As a cancer patient terrified by the dire health consequences the recent health care reform proposals may bring, I recently traveled from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C. , along with 60 others participating in a “patient fly-in.” ...
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By Jet Mitchell, Las Vegas
EPA funding a necessity
When Congress turns its attention to the budget, we need to be aware of the impact of some of the proposed curtailments. ...
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By Francine Hutton, Las Vegas
Net neutrality a key issue
On July 12, many companies participated in a Net Neutrality Day of Action. As a local IT professional, I strongly believe the role of government in the internet needs to be as limited as possible for our economy to reach its full potential. ...
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By Leo Bletnisky, Las Vegas
Pushing back on EPA cuts
I am writing to push back on the idea that the Environmental Protection Agency needs to be defunded and deregulated. ...
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By Marcia Bollea, Las Vegas
Column on AG was offensive
In your June 20 edition, the Sun published a character-assassination hit piece column by Frank Bruni of the New York Times against Attorney General Jeff Sessions. ...
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By Tom Brown, Henderson
Where is the compassion?
In reading a current report on the status of DACA I pondered as to whatever happened to compassion in America. There are 800,000 “Dreamer” children who were brought here by their undocumented parents, their language English, educated in American schools many of whom have achieved higher degrees, and have lived a peaceful life like all legal citizens. ...
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By Marnin Spigelman, Henderson