Opinion

This holiday season, consider giving gifts with meaning
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Other Voices:
Sure, you can buy your uncle a necktie he won’t wear, or your niece an Amazon certificate she’ll forget to use. Or you can help remove shrapnel from an injured child in Syria or assist students at risk of genocide in South Sudan ...
Fake news on the internet and winds of hate roil the US
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Other Voices:
There is an ill wind blowing across the nation. Sometimes it is a foul gale, other times just a smelly zephyr. But it is as evil as it is nauseating, as noisome as it is cruel. It blights good fellowship, throttles reasonable discourse, and brings threatening clouds for the future ...
Truth is being suppressed in the name of sensitivity, propriety
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Other Voices:
The word “inappropriate” is increasingly used inappropriately. It is useful to describe departures from good manners or other social norms, such as wearing white after Labor Day or using the salad fork with the entree. But the adjective has become a splatter of verbal fudge, a weasel word falsely suggesting measured seriousness. Its misty imprecision does not disguise — it advertises — the user’s moral obtuseness ...
Bring solar back to Nevada and help vets, too
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Guest Column:
In the aftermath of the presidential election, much has been said about the need to bridge divides, build a new American economy and get the country back to work ...
Air Force One: Was Trump renegotiating contract or punishing Boeing?
Air Force One: Was Trump renegotiating contract or punishing Boeing?
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
ANALYSIS:
To his supporters, President-elect Donald Trump’s Twitter suggestion to cancel the order for the new Air Force One was a sign that ...
Democrats must mend fences but can’t abandon their core
Monday, December 5, 2016
Other Voices:
Democrats are in danger of moving from complacency to panic. Neither is particularly helpful ...
Infrastructure spending stimulates boondoggles, not economy
Monday, December 5, 2016
Other Voices:
History has a sly sense of humor. It caused an epiphany regarding infrastructure projects — roads, harbors, airports, etc. — to occur on a bridge over Boston’s Charles River, hard by Harvard Yard, where rarely is heard a discouraging word about government ...
Forget about ‘identity politics’; think instead about ‘coalition’
Monday, December 5, 2016
Other Voices:
Should political candidates appeal to particular racial, ethnic or gender groups? Or should they broaden their message to appeal to all groups? Such are the questions that presidential campaigns ask themselves in the circular firing squad of blame and finger-pointing that follow a big loss ...
By declining to answer, pope raises more questions
Monday, December 5, 2016
Other Voices:
“This is not normal” — so say Donald Trump’s critics as he prepares to assume the presidency. But the U.S. republic is only the second-oldest institution facing a distinctively unusual situation at the moment. Pride of place goes to the Roman Catholic Church, which with less fanfare (perhaps because the papacy lacks a nuclear arsenal) has also entered terra incognita ...
Going forward, Democrats must look beyond populism
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Other Voices:
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2 million, and she would probably be president-elect if the director of the FBI hadn’t laid such a heavy thumb on the scales, just days before the election. But it shouldn’t even have been close; what put Donald Trump in striking distance was overwhelming support from whites without college degrees. So what can Democrats do to win back at least some of those voters?
Trump’s actions may push public to bend the arc toward more justice
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Other Voices:
Maybe this much is true. Donald Trump, pseudo-president-elect, loser of the real election, charismatic stump-speech populist whose actual ability to govern may well be non-existent, has inflicted significant damage on America’s political infrastructure ...
Will Trump set his own path or be a bigger ‘Little Marco’?
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Other Voices:
Republican economic policy doesn’t have a good recent track record. The past two Republican presidents left office deeply unpopular, thanks to recessions. Ronald Reagan’s record was much better, but still not as good as Bill Clinton’s ...
In 60th year, Sun Youth Forum still inspires
In 60th year, Sun Youth Forum still inspires
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Where I Stand:
I am writing about the youth forum as I do every year about this time because it continues to inspire not only me but every student counselor, educator, administrator and moderator who are committed to the forum’s success, This year, more than most, the passion …
Trump should emulate Nevada's energy-smart Republicans
Monday, November 28, 2016
Guest Column:
With so much focus on scandals, tweets, leaks, intemperate remarks, and other drama, this year’s presidential race did not focus a whole lot on issues and policy. This is especially true with regard to energy. Even in the debate held here in Las Vegas, which was praised as the most policy focused of the three, the moderator failed to ask a single energy-related question ...
The more things change ...
Monday, November 28, 2016
Letter to the Editor:
Uttered decades ago: “My parents told me that anybody can become president. I’m starting to believe it!” — Clarence Darrow ...