Opinion

All cars should be self-driving here
Thursday, February 11, 2016
letters to the editor:
I write to you on a very sad day. Someone in a stolen vehicle, eluding police, driving down Rainbow Boulevard at a reported speed of 100 mph, T-boned an innocent driver at Spring Mountain Road, killing her.
Sanders is palatable, but is he electable?
Thursday, February 11, 2016
other voices:
When Bernie Sanders won election as mayor of Burlington, Vt., in 1981, I called his office to see if there was a story there about a socialist elected official. I was interning at The Washington Post (I didn’t mention the intern part!) and spoke at length to some assistant who answered the phone in the mayor’s office.
Court’s wisdom won’t just affect teeth-whitening
Thursday, February 11, 2016
other voices:
It is frequently said that, unfortunately, Americans disdain government. It is more usefully said that, unfortunately, they have abundant reasons for doing so. In coming days, the Supreme Court, by deciding to hear a case from Connecticut, can begin limiting a contemptible government abuse that the court’s passive deference to legislatures has encouraged.
Choose Clinton, not a revolution
Thursday, February 11, 2016
letters to the editor:
Let’s not have a political revolution. We had one. Chicago, the ’60s, the Vietnam War, hippies, Gene McCarthy. The revolution did not work then, and it’s pie in the sky now.
Heroin scourge is scarier than ISIS
Thursday, February 11, 2016
letters to the editor:
Recently, “60 Minutes” had a 10-minute segment on heroin addiction and deaths in Ohio. It claimed more people die from heroin addiction each year than from car accidents. It is way more serious than the ISIS scare in America, which has killed a fraction of what drugs have killed.
Groundhog Day isn’t over for mistake-repeating GOP
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Other Voices:
By now everyone who follows politics knows about Marco Rubio’s software-glitch performance in the most recent Republican debate. (I’d say broken-record performance, but that would be showing my age.) Not only did he respond to a challenge from Chris Christie about his lack of achievements by repeating, verbatim, the same line from his stump speech he had used a moment earlier; when Christie mocked his canned delivery, he repeated the same line yet again.
Bad taxi experience reflects poorly on Las Vegas
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
letters to the editor:
My wife and I came with another couple to visit your wonderful city for a fun weekend. We arrived at the airport and hopped into a taxi to take us to the Palms.
Split-second decisions often are life-or-death
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
letters to the editor:
The residents of Nevada must know that our police officers frequently have to make split-second decisions. I distinctly remember when I made a split-second decision as a substitute teacher in a classroom years ago in Compton, Calif. That decision saved my life.
Refugees’ plight resonates here at home
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
letters to the editor:
Bill Silverstein’s donation of the flag that flew on Exodus in 1947 to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington reminded me of the plight of my people, who were in the same position as the Syrian refugees today.
Know the difference between real and junk mail
Monday, February 8, 2016
OPINION:
Beware of mailings that appear to be official because they are sent by a company that has a name similar to a state or county agency. These companies prey on customers who do not know the difference between junk mail and legitimate services.
Sanders, Clinton both want reform
Monday, February 8, 2016
Other Voices:
If Republicans are engaged in a three-sided civil war, Democrats are having a spirited but rather civilized argument over a very large question: Who has the best theory about how progressive change happens?
Kind nurse proves gems exist even in the busy state mental health world
Monday, February 8, 2016
Guest Column:
Years ago I wrote a story for the Los Angeles Times about a nurse I had met at Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services. It’s a free government clinic and I felt like a total loser. I had bipolar disorder. I was afraid, desperate, embarrassed and broke.
Iowa was shot of reality for Trump’s reality-TV campaign
Monday, February 8, 2016
Other Voices:
Ever since Donald Trump entered the Republican presidential race, I have been waiting to see him lose. I wanted to see how he would handle it. Humility, after all, is not an emotion with which the Donald appears to be intimately familiar.
Knock a respite for the elderly and alone
Monday, February 8, 2016
Other Voices:
For some Americans today, tomorrow and the day after, on and on, a knock on the door is the high point of a lonely life. They are the old, infirm and shut-in; and they are a growing part of our aging society. Even though many of them have children and grandchildren, if you live alone and you are old, you know what it is to be all by yourself and lonely.
Not a hard-hitting prediction: Pro football will shore up safety
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Other Voices:
How many deceased players had, and how many former players have, or how many current players will have, CTE is unknown because it can only be confirmed by autopsy. Its symptoms, however, are similar to those of dementia.