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February 21, 2019

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In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego.
Wall fight is worthy of Nevada’s name
Feb. 21, 2019
By joining 15 other states in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration on the border wall, Nevada has positioned itself in exactly the right place on ...
NRA shoots itself in the foot with weak attacks on new Nevada law
Feb. 20, 2019
As Nevada lawmakers were carrying out the will of state voters last week by enacting universal background checks on gun purchases, the opponents of the measure were already …
A rendering of a proposed light rail system along Maryland Parkway.
Light rail is the winning option for Las Vegas transportation
Feb. 18, 2019
Starting this week, the Regional Transportation Commission will hold a series of meetings to gather input on plans for mass transit along the Maryland Parkway corridor into downtown Las Vegas.
Sheriff’s decision on ICE protects families as well as the community
Feb. 17, 2019
Tearing apart immigrant families over minor offenses does nothing to promote public safety. Rather, it hurts families financially and emotionally, and leaves them vulnerable to ...
Americans deserve to know the whole truth about the Russia report
Feb. 11, 2019
Darkness is poison for democracy, which is the underlying reason why Nevada’s congressional delegates should support a bipartisan bill to require disclosure of information in the Trump Russia investigation.
In this June 5, 2017, photo, people walk in front of the Nevada Legislature building in Carson City.
With show of urgency on gun safety, Legislature off to encouraging start
Feb. 10, 2019
Thanks to a group of Nevada lawmakers who are prioritizing the will of state voters over party ideology and special interests, the years-long wait for extended background checks on firearm sales may soon be over.
A proposal to build an urban light rail or bus rapid transit system on Maryland Parkway between McCarran International Airport and downtown Las Vegas is moving forward. This image from the Regional Transportation Commission shows a version of the proposal that involves running light rail lines down both sides of the street.
Brookings expert: Light rail would be an antidote to sprawl, LA-like commutes
Feb. 8, 2019
For Southern Nevada residents who may be on the fence about whether to support development of light rail, the Brookings Institution’s Adie Tomer offered some compelling food for thought during a visit to UNLV …
Trump’s family separations policy is latest racist stain on US history
Feb. 6, 2019
Across the nation, there are thousands of children locked up in no-touch detention facilities who may never see their parents again, because of an administration that carried out massive-scale separations with virtually no regard for …
Despite his tough talk, Trump has been consistently soft on Russia
Feb. 5, 2019
Once again, the Trump administration’s actions are exposing the dangerous falsity of the president’s claims about taking a hard line on Russia. The latest example comes from recent reports that the administration had yet to impose harsh new sanctions over …
Trump’s presidency does have a biblical feel
Feb. 1, 2019
The Bible tells us that God has been testing humankind since the dawn of time by unleashing all kinds of torments upon us. So in this respect, we think White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was absolutely right when she said God …
Secret, deceitful nuclear shipment into Nevada demands consequences
Jan. 31, 2019
Who’s responsible for putting Nevadans at extreme risk by sneaking the deadly material into our state? Who signed off on delivering the stuff to a site just 90 miles from Las Vegas …
Trump’s radical immigration stance is a barrier to meaningful solutions
Jan. 30, 2019
In listening to President Donald Trump demand money for his border wall, you’d think 2016 and 2017 never happened …
Clark County schoolteachers are long overdue for some budget relief
Jan. 29, 2019
Our public schools have struggled for far too long amid underfunding, which not only is hurting our children but is holding back our economy by deterring good businesses from …
The larger the field, the less likely we are to get a moderate president
Jan. 27, 2019
In a crowded field of presidential candidates, most of whom are at or near the middle of their party’s political spectrum, an extremist can grab enough solid support from the fringe to win ...
The Identilock gun lock is shown in this image submitted by the product's manufacturer. The lock uses fingerprint-identification technology to allow gun users to control who can and can't use it but to also access it themselves instantly.
Cheers to those who are taking safety seriously in the gun industry
Jan. 25, 2019
At a small booth tucked away at the massive annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, attendees could find an example of what could happen if the gun industry devoted the same effort to …

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History has seen Trump’s ploy
We’ve seen him stumble, reading speeches on a teleprompter and we’ve heard that he won’t, or can’t, read daily CIA intelligence briefing reports. But there is one book that Donald Trump kept beside his bed and studied carefully, according to his first wife, Ivana. Adolf Hitler’s “My New Order” held Trump’s attention as he read this tome on using propaganda to …
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By Bruce Joffe, Piedmont, Calif.
It’s time to rebuild America
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should sit down and invite every governor in the nation for a heart-to-heart powwow regarding …
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By Don Ellis, Henderson
The nation has gone downhill
How did we ever get to this place where 20-30 percent of the population is afraid of anyone who isn’t like them; where respect, dignity, ethics and the rule of law …
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By Paul Gary, Las Vegas
Those who want a wall can buy it
Drive down the highway and we see signs such as “Litter removal next 1 mile courtesy of Zappos.” How about a border barrier that says “Next 50 miles courtesy of …
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By Stan Olson, Las Vegas
Fix immigration problem locally
Amid the ongoing national debate about illegal immigration, we seem to have lost sight of the fact that our existing E-Verify system complements our physical border security measures, and likely could be …
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By Robert Greenhalgh, Reno
Background bill is a money grab
The universal background check bill will go down as a $25 tax on law-abiding gun owners. Criminals are …
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By Gary Good, Las Vegas
Unifying letter is a must-read
Kudos to Robert Carreau for his excellent letter Feb. 9, “Embrace our laws, traditions.” 
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By Malcolm Telloian, North Las Vegas
Social Security is a bad investment
I take offense at the Smith’s World editorial cartoon in the Feb. 12 edition of the Sun.
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By Margaret Madine, Henderson