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August 20, 2019

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Trump administration sacrifices safety in pursuit of deregulation
Drivers currently are restricted to 11 hours of driving over a 14-hour period. The 14-hour clock starts after a 10-hour off-duty period. In addition, truckers must take a 30-minute break after driving for eight consecutive hours.
Light rail could save the city from perpetual Project Neon-like traffic
The completion of Project Neon, the massive upgrade of Interstate 15 and the Spaghetti Bowl, is cause for both celebration and reflection. After three years of headaches ...
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Wrong place for nuclear waste
I am fortunate to have been able to enjoy nature, and it is something I feel needs to be preserved — not only to maintain the world so I can continue to appreciate it, but also for …
By Dexter Lim, Las Vegas
Hate backfires with electorate
President Donald Trump’s tsunami of hatred continues to roll across this country, washing away …
By James Begley, Henderson
This is not how a president acts
Nerve, arrogance, gall, disrespect, chutzpah, egotism, impudence and audacity are a few of the terms used to describe characteristics of …
By Sheila Morse, Henderson
Union’s voice helps all workers
A seat at the table through collective bargaining means a better Nevada for everyone.
By Harry Schiffman, Las Vegas
Security worries are overblown
The July 30 Associated Press story “U.S. issues hacking security alert for small planes,” published on, missed or mischaracterized some key points about small-airplane security.
By Ed Bolen, Washington, D.C.
Democrats face Biblical truism
“If a house is divided against itself, it cannot stand.”
By Carmine DiFazio, North Las Vegas
Air Force doesn’t need more land
The Air Force plans to take over a gigantic portion of local public lands to expand its bombing range.
By Craig Turner, Las Vegas
Elections must be protected
Today, America’s elections are under attack from hostile foreign actors such as Russia and Iran. That’s not a talking point, it’s a fact.
By Chris Gagin, Clarenceville, Ohio
Trump wants to divide America
Encouraging his supporters to chant “Lock her up!” and “Send her back!” shows how low President Donald Trump will go to divide this nation along racial lines in his effort to hang onto power.
By Joe Van Rhyn, Las Vegas
A good question for the census
Republicans want a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
By Earle Malkin, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • A checkered past should not deny Americans their voice
    Make It Work Nevada believes that voting is a right for all Americans, and one of the most important ways to be engaged is …
  • Real change depends on the Senate elections
    There are two quite different paths toward change in the 2020 elections. One would involve getting rid of President Donald Trump but leaving Washington gridlocked. The other would see …
  • On Trump’s watch, the world spirals into chaos
    In a world spiraling toward chaos, we can begin to see the fruits of President Donald Trump’s erratic, amoral and incompetent foreign policy, his systematic undermining of alliances and hollowing out of …
  • Henderson is reaping benefits of planning
    Henderson is reaping benefits of planning
    While we are fortunate to enjoy a wide array of city amenities, we also recognize this was not achieved by chance. Henderson is a thriving community because of the visioning and planning that …
  • Climate denial could hasten demise of Trump’s empire
    Someday, in the not-so-distant future, sea-level rise could claim Mar-a-Lago. Perhaps President Donald Trump — by then no doubt disgraced, shunned and all but forgotten — would still be around to see his beloved Florida resort wiped out by a “Chinese hoax.”
  • United States owes explanation for forgotten Korean massacre
    You have to wonder what a typical U.S. embassy does with a petition pleading a cause that some people don’t want to know about.
  • Persistent mass shootings are too high a price to pay for love of guns
    Large-capacity magazines make it largely impossible to guard against mass killings. In nearly every case, the proverbial “good guy within a gun” isn’t going to end the horror in less than 30 seconds.
  • We must find common ground
    We must find common ground
    When I chose to run for public office, I pledged to stand with the people of Nevada rather than follow a partisan line. Throughout my time in Congress, I've made it my priority to …
  • Trump’s China policy incoherent, value-free
    A concern for human rights and democracy has often been seen as an add-on to our country’s foreign policy, an attractive veneer over the usual realpolitik. But President Donald Trump is demonstrating that a supposedly “America First” policy focused entirely on trade and divorced from a commitment to our values is incoherent.
  • NATO still relevant in a dangerous world
    This year, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization marks its 70th anniversary. In international statecraft, such long-lasting alliances are exceedingly rare. NATO’s longevity is due partly to the fact that it combines national interest, which can be fleeting, with national values, which it is hoped are more lasting.
  • Two narcissists have the world in their hands
    Trump and President Xi Jinping of China are still locked in a cage match over who is the true big dog in today’s global economy. Both are desperate not only to “win,” but to be seen to win, and not be subjected to the scorn of their rivals or critics on social media.
  • Getting numb to the word racism? That’s by design
    Tucker Carlson often reserves an entire “Tucker Carlson Tonight” show on Fox News for discussions on the so-called buzz words “racist” and “racists” and “racism.” And he often ridicules the use of those words. As if he sometimes seems to revel in himself or conservatives being …
  • When to take a conspiracy seriously
    The challenge in thinking about a case like the suspicious suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, who spent his life acquiring sex slaves and serving as a procurer to the ruling class, can be summed up in two sentences. Most conspiracy theories are false. But often some of the things they’re trying to explain …
  • A mayor’s vision for North Las Vegas
    A mayor’s vision for North Las Vegas
    Let me take you on a journey into the future: It’s 2029, and North Las Vegas has hit its stride. Industry bustles at Apex Industrial Park, where tens of thousands of workers arrive …
  • Trump undermines belief in truth
    President Donald Trump will do just about anything to get his daily, hypodermic fix of attention, including the spread of racist tropes and conspiracy theories. And no, I am not starting a rumor that Trump is secretly a drug addict. It is a metaphor. But if my editors and their fact checkers were all on vacation, encouraging this lie would surely kindle enthusiasm in portions of the left, outrage on the populist right and tut tutting from centrists concerned about …