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November 19, 2019

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Decision to build Tesla project in the north offers lessons for community
An investigative story by USA Today on the Tesla gigafactory near Reno offers a sobering lesson for Nevada leaders. It shows why the state should steer such massive projects to Southern Nevada if possible, considering our region boasts far more …
Neighboring water deal reeks of cronyism
For decades, Nevada has fought to update the 1922-vintage Colorado River Compact so that our state can receive its fair allotment of water from the river. Now comes news of a sketchy water deal in California that should spur us into action.
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Biden immaterial to Trump’s guilt
The Republican defense to impeachment is, to a large extent, to explain that President Donald Trump is justified in fighting corruption in Ukraine, including that of the Biden family. But any alleged corruption by the Bidens is …
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By Michael Westerhaus, Las Vegas
Global warming will do us all in
According to the latest numbers issued by the United Nations, the human population is expected to increase from 7.7 billion to 10.9 billion by the year 2100. This represents a growth of …
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By Jason Brent, Las Vegas
Sun journalism is reassuring
I am very grateful for the Las Vegas Sun. It inspires me. And I am also very grateful for the words of its editor and publisher, Brian Greenspun. They always …
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By Mary Agresti, Henderson
Trump backers put to the test
During his 2016 campaign, Donald Trump said he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and his supporters would let him get away with it.
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By Ron Mitchell, Henderson
Kudos to school for hearing and respecting veterans
Recently, several Korean War veterans were invited to Doris French Elementary School to talk about our military experience.
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By Vincent and Judith Ariola, Las Vegas
What else would Jesus not do?
The Nov. 12 letter “Jesus wouldn’t abort a fetus” took us all to task. But let’s expand on this.
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By Jim Cassidy, Henderson
Ukraine call was about bribery
The U.S. has committed more than $1.5 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since 2014. In providing this aid, did President Donald Trump ever make it contingent on investigating Joe Biden or corruption in general? Of course not. So, why now? Simple: because now Biden could be his political opponent.
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By Edward Mikula, North Las Vegas
Ignoring an issue won’t solve it
The mayor has decided to take bold steps to curb the homelessness problem. She proposes making it illegal to “camp out” or sleep on the street. If these folks were capable of not “camping out,” they would get jobs, get clean and sober and reassemble their broken minds. Easy.
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By Mari Dylan, Henderson
State’s outdoor space is precious
Preserving our open spaces is critical, not just for families to experience but for our economy. The state’s outdoor industry …
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By Brina Marcus, Boulder City
Dems’ attitude turns off voters
Next November, after the Democrats lose the presidential race, if they have tucked away the Nov. 11 Nicholas Kristof column “Don’t be numbed to what’s unacceptable,” they will have a clue …
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By Ed Dornlas, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • Republicans don’t respect the president; they fear him
    While Ronald Reagan’s legacy will be helping to tear down communism and that wall, Donald Trump’s legacy will be turning Republican lawmakers into dupes assisting Russia as it …
  • Fox News is Trump’s impeachment shield
    When President Richard Nixon’s Watergate misconduct was being dissected before congressional committees in 1973 and 1974, Republican support for him collapsed because most Americans shared news sources and inhabited a similar political reality. In short, facts mattered. Aides to Nixon did propose to him a plan to create sympathetic television news coverage; Roger Ailes backed the idea …
  • South Korea and Japan need each other
    Koreans have innumerable reasons to resent Japan’s sense of superiority and also every reason to get over it.
  • Trump can’t bear true professionals
    The impeachment inquiry and the events that led to it tell many stories. One, obviously, is about abuse of power. Another illuminates the foul mash of mendacity and paranoia at the core of President Donald Trump.
  • Q&A: Cortez Masto shares plans for mental health care
    Kim Palchikoff shares two stories about her experiences with the mental health care system, and asks Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., about the future of health care ...
  • Hope for our future: Youths at forum prove civility still has place in society
    Unlike their parents and grandparents who refuse to acknowledge any opinion different from their own, these young people were all too eager to engage, no matter how divisive …
  • Millennials want a better, fairer economy, no matter what you call it
    In an unlikely turn, socialism has become part of the 2020 presidential campaign. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has reiterated the case for “democratic socialism,” while President Donald Trump has said a vote for any Democrat next year is a vote for “radical socialism.”
  • Let’s talk about Bloomberg while we can
    Gail Collins and Bret Stephens discuss current events from different sides of the ideological spectrum . ...
  • Bursting the billionaire bubble
    Billionaires aren’t necessarily bad people, and most of them probably aren’t. However, some are, and my unscientific sense is that billionaires are more likely than the rest of us to exhibit bad judgment warped by runaway egos, especially in …
  • Trump’s story on Ukraine keeps changing
    The tangled saga of President Donald Trump’s effort to muscle Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and others in return for U.S. aid or a state visit to Washington hasn’t been …
  • Fast times at Capitalism High — what young people need to thrive
    The Founding Fathers had a vision of country that valued personal liberty and free enterprise, but they would be gobsmacked by the pace of today’s change, the scope of geopolitics and the scale of trade. What would the Continental Congress make of …
  • Republicans embrace Russian disinformation
    As the Republican questions continued, former National Security Council official Fiona Hill seemed to have grown almost indignant. "I'm really worried about these conspiracy theories, and I'm worried that all of you are going to go down a rabbit hole, you know, looking for things that are not going to be at all helpful to the American people or to our …
  • 2020 candidates must talk climate
    The moderators of the fourth presidential primary debate did not ask a single question about climate change even though almost 80% of Democratic primary voters nationwide say that a candidate’s position on climate change is very important to them.
  • Las Vegas homeless ordinance blends compassion and pragmatism
    The Las Vegas City Council acted commendably last week by addressing the homeless issue in a balanced manner. It took courage to step in on this …
  • Kim Jong Un’s friendship cannot be trusted
    President Donald Trump should know one thing by now: You can't make a deal with North Korea and expect the North to keep its side of the bargain. That should be obvious from the …