Opinion

Guest column: Urgent care has eased pressure on medical field
Monday, July 27, 2015
One of the most prominent new trends in U.S. health care is the rapidly increasing popularity of the urgent care business model. There are many reasons this form of care has become so widespread. Urgent care facilities focus on providing immediate and appropriate treatment, with patients able to walk in without appointments and receive on-the-spot care at a typically lower cost than visiting the emergency room. The average cost of an urgent care visit is $55 to $75, while the average cost of an ER visit is $400 ...
Tesla, Faraday can be electrifying for Nevada‘s future
Tesla, Faraday can be electrifying for Nevada‘s future
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Where I Stand:
Tesla, Faraday. There is a pattern coming together, and it looks like Nevada could be the pot into which the future of electric travel and electric power is melded. We all know about the incredible all-electric car ...
Guest column: Risks, benefits of hiring outside the family
Sunday, July 19, 2015
A recent study of more than 7,000 family businesses from across the nation, conducted by researchers at UNLV, Mississippi State University and the University of North Carolina suggests that while professional managers may have superior capability, they take positions that potentially could be filled by family members. Thus, they may not only threaten the familial nature of the business but, in the long run, increase barriers to successfully grooming family successors, inhibiting a business’ ability to succeed ownership to later generations ...
The Biden family is a class act
Friday, July 17, 2015
letter to the editor:
If you listened to the people eulogizing Beau Biden, you would have to be absent a heart to not shed a tear.
Ruling doesn’t impede rights
Friday, July 17, 2015
letter to the editor:
I hear people on the right crying daily about how they have lost the freedom of religion and speech because of the ruling on gay marriage. Can anyone explain that to me?
When Bush opens his mouth, Romney comes out
Friday, July 17, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Jeb Bush ought to be running away with the Republican nomination. He isn’t, and his persona as a national candidate looks increasingly — how shall I put this? — Romneyesque.
Striving to be remembered as a good man
Friday, July 17, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Barack Obama’s eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney would deserve to be part of the American canon even if the president — his voice crackling in emotion and devotion — hadn’t broken into his own rendition of “Amazing Grace,” a rhetorical gesture with no equal since Lyndon Johnson used the phrase “we shall overcome” in a speech before a joint session of Congress a half-century ago this year.
Instead of running from identity, Jindal should embrace hyphenated America
Friday, July 17, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Bobby Jindal is tired. Or so he says in an ad supporting his presidential candidacy. Not tired as in fatigued by the 24/7 demands on a candidate and governor. Not tired of failing schools, Obamacare or the Islamic State, all of which are noted priorities on his campaign website. In this ad, Jindal says he is “tired of hyphenated Americans.”
What will limited government cost?
Friday, July 17, 2015
letter to the editor:
Too many Americans chaff under the belief that government is too big, too intrusive. They complain every April when the tax man cometh. They become upset and irrational when they perceive that government has favored one group over another.
Obama not convincing on Iran deal
Thursday, July 16, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
President Barack Obama needs to do a much better job of explaining why the Iran nuclear deal makes good sense. The case can be made, barely, but the president didn’t make it Tuesday.
Take action to stop culture of hate
Thursday, July 16, 2015
letter to the editor:
Relatives of the nine victims of the Charleston, S.C., shooting reached out to the accused killer and told him they forgive him. Forgive the suspect two days after he committed the murder? I can see people forgiving those who have murdered their loved ones over time, but not immediately. It sends the wrong message.
Teacher shortage still plagues state
Thursday, July 16, 2015
letter to the editor:
Every child in Nevada deserves the best teacher we as a state can provide. Every child deserves to be in a class where he or she can be treated like an individual instead of as part of a herd. We can’t pass legislation or institute school district policies to eliminate poverty or bad parenting, but there are things we can do to give our children a better education. The most important factor we can control is the quality of the teacher in each classroom.
Jimmy Carter could beat the rabbit any day
Thursday, July 16, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
One of our worst traits in journalism is that when we have a narrative in our minds, we often plug in anecdotes that confirm it. Thus we managed to portray President Gerald Ford, a first-rate athlete, as a klutz. And we used a distraught rabbit to confirm the narrative of Jimmy Carter as a lightweight cowed by anything that came along.
Lochner case still inspires Supreme Court debates
Thursday, July 16, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Today’s most interesting debate about governance concerns a 110-year-old Supreme Court decision. Two participants in this debate are the chief justice of the United States Supreme Court and a justice in the Texas Supreme Court. The latter is trouncing the former.
If Obama ‘lost,’ who really won?
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
letter to the editor:
Fox News reported that President Barack Obama suffered major defeats at the Supreme Court in recent weeks.