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July 17, 2018

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As Rosenstein says, Americans must think patriotically, not politically
July 15, 2018
With a few calmly delivered yet thunderously powerful remarks Friday, Rod Rosenstein delivered a triumphant moment for American patriotism.
Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., stands near the north portal of Yucca Mountain during a congressional tour Thursday, April 9, 2015, about 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
Illinois congressman is back to waste more time on Yucca Mountain
July 14, 2018
Maybe the 11 congressmen who are scheduled to accompany Rep. John Shimkus this weekend on a tour of Yucca Mountain will ...
Killing international entrepreneur rule would be bad for US, Nevada
July 10, 2018
The Trump administration’s irrationality on immigration policy could soon hurt Las Vegas and the American economy at large in a new and profound way. The blow would come if the Department of Homeland Security follows expectations and kills …
Hasty action on fuel standards would hurt environment, business
July 9, 2018
In a report issued last week, researchers from the Brookings Institution laid out a scenario in which the regulatory change could disrupt the industry — particularly auto supply companies — and blunt the gains it has made since the recession.
Working together, groups of different political stripes score a major win
July 8, 2018
A recent story out of Nevada offered refreshing news of what can happen when groups of Americans from different political ideologies ...
Rupert Murdoch and his then-fiancee, Jerry Hall, arrive to the Vanity Fair Oscars party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif., Feb. 28, 2016.
Wielding his influence over Trump, Murdoch is a danger to democracy
July 1, 2018
The Fox News boss not only provides Trump with a megaphone to activate his base supporters, but he’s also become aligned …
By stooping to Trump’s level, his critics only further divide the nation
June 28, 2018
With his hate-filled rhetoric, tweets and policies, President Donald Trump is doing his best to divide the nation into two warring tribes — those loyal to him, and everybody else. Americans can’t let that happen. But some are doing just that by letting their anger get the best of them and …
The only way Trump can lead is with an iron fist, surrounded by yes men
June 26, 2018
Here was a president openly acknowledging that he couldn’t work with anyone who didn’t share his views and therefore needed a rubber-stamp Congress …
Both aisles of Congress needed to put a stop to Trump’s cruel policies
June 24, 2018
President Donald Trump’s reversal on separation of families at the border was a relief only in the sense that children coming across the border will no longer be torn away from their parents.
Trump asks why we should help nearby nations in need. Here’s why
June 23, 2018
These are people who have experienced the breakdown of order. They want law enforcement, they want justice, they want education, they want employment ...
Trump quietly executing plan to fill judicial branch with extremists
June 22, 2018
Amid the deafening noise of the Washington news cycle, the Trump administration is making a relatively quiet yet profoundly disturbing effort to flood the …
With family separation policy, the U.S. takes a turn toward cruelty
June 20, 2018
Since it was instituted in April, the policy has resulted in 2,342 children being separated from their parents and sent to detention facilities while the parents were detained for …
Expansion of president’s war powers moves nation in the wrong direction
June 19, 2018
While the act would require the president to give Congress 48 hours notice to broaden the war on terror, a vote by Congress would be subject to veto …
All aboard with light rail moving Las Vegas another step toward big-city status
June 18, 2018
A special group of people gave Las Vegas something to cheer about recently, and we’re not just talking about the Vegas Golden Knights. The recommendation was ...
Nevada voters can take the lead on renewable energy development
June 17, 2018
In 1997, Nevada became one of the first states in the U.S. to adopt a minimum requirement for green energy production. Today, however, other states have zoomed past us ...

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Voter purge is un-American
The right and opportunity to cast a ballot is how communities hold elected officials accountable. It is why the right to …
By Gretchen Adams, Las Vegas
China has reason to fear
Donald Kirk’s June 26 column “Little has changed on the Korean Peninsula” was interesting. China did save North Korea in the Korean War (albeit for its own national security interests), and China is now again …
By Fred Bilello, Laughlin
Trump has killed the GOP
Donald Trump — notice I did not refer to this person as “president” — is not fit to lead or manage himself, let alone a country. I just pray we don’t have to …
By Gary Barr, Henderson
Carbon plan can lower your bills
My car insurance rates have gone up almost 50 percent in the past three years. It is estimated that Hurricane Harvey damaged over 500,000 cars last year, but during the previous two years, there were…
By Jon Becker, North Las Vegas
You can’t please some Democrats
Before President Donald Trump nominated a replacement to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Democrats were readying for another “Bork” moment.
By Carmine DiFazio, North Las Vegas
Carbon program is a winner
Three major oil companies have endorsed and are lobbying for a carbon fee and dividend framework proposed by two well-known Republicans. Growing congressional support could lead to the implementation of this win-win solution.
By Rita Ransom, Las Vegas
We can afford to care for our own
Why can’t we afford to feed our children and adults who go hungry but we have money to give to countries that detest us and we have presidents who waste tremendous amounts of money needlessly flying to places that have nothing to do with our security?
By Myke King, Boulder City
Airline is discriminating against dogs
Pit bulls rank among the most tolerant dogs tested by the American Temperament Test Society.
By Darryl Cornelius, Las Vegas