Opinion

Let’s get ready for the Raiders, Las Vegas
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Sun editorial:
Monday was a momentous day — one worthy of a celebration that would be spectacular even by Las Vegas standards — but a lot of work is in store to …
Lawmakers have every reason to speed along light rail plan
Lawmakers have every reason to speed along light rail plan
Monday, March 27, 2017
EDITORIAL:
Southern Nevada’s transportation system is long overdue for an update, and the RTC has come through with a plan that would connect McCarran International Airport to the Strip. Senate Bill 149, introduced by Sen. Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas ...
The evolution and rise of the southwest valley
Monday, March 27, 2017
GUEST COLUMN:
With the emergence of the 215 Beltway making the area more accessible to the resort corridor, McCarran International Airport, Green Valley and Summerlin, the southwest valley continues to be ripe for new development.
Trump’s ‘name and shame’ tactic unfair to police, immigrants
Sunday, March 26, 2017
President Donald Trump’s Homeland Security Department turned its immigration purge — and assault on the Constitution — up a notch this month. It posted the first of what it says will be weekly online reports identifying state and local law enforcement agencies that decline its requests to keep immigrants in jail to give federal agents time to pick them up. ...
For millions of Americans, the science and safety of Yucca don’t add up
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Guest Column:
Let’s be clear.: As a radioactive waste dump, Yucca is a sieve. It would first leak radioactive gases to the air, then would release contaminants into the groundwater. ...
Photo: Congressmen, including Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., l
Trump’s proposed Yucca Mountain revival should be dead on arrival
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Sun Editorial:
President Donald Trump’s budget proposal hurts a lot of people both in the U.S. and abroad, but it contains one measure that could be absolutely devastating to Nevada. That would be the $120 million that Trump directed toward the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas. ...
It’s time for a few good men to step up for the nation
Sunday, March 26, 2017
I am writing you directly because I believe you are the last “few good men” who can stand up and reverse the moral rot that has infected the Trump administration from the top. ...
Texting and driving: Let’s get tough
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
Texting while driving is a problem for all ages. It is a criminal offense and should be treated as such. ...
School vouchers tear at fabric of our nation
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Guest Commentary:
We don’t give out a lot in America — one is expected to work hard and earn what he or she gets. But by guaranteeing everyone in America gets an education, we do provide an opportunity for one to succeed. ...
Time to stand with Israel, condemn BDS efforts
Time to stand with Israel, condemn BDS efforts
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Where I Stand:
When I arrived in Washington for the start of my congressional service in 1999, many things about how the federal government worked surprised me. There was not much that Republicans and Democrats agreed upon, and the partisan battles on issues from health care and financial regulation to energy and even national security were intense. There was really only one issue I found that united Republicans and Democrats across party lines: support for Israel. ...
Wearable technology is changing health care
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Internet pioneer and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously said, “Software is eating the world.” In other words, information technology is transforming the structure and sociology of virtually every economic sector. ...
What’s our national narrative? US must answer that question
Saturday, March 25, 2017
For most of the past 400 years, Americans did have an overarching story. It was the Exodus story. The Puritans came to this continent and felt they were escaping the bondage of their Egypt and building a new Jerusalem. ...
Fragile egos causing leadership to crumble
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Two weeks after President Donald Trump claimed, bizarrely, that the Obama administration had wiretapped his campaign, his press secretary suggested that GCHQ — Britain’s counterpart to the National Security Agency — had done the imaginary bugging. British officials were outraged. And soon the British press was reporting that the Trump administration had apologized. ...
A matter of health
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
The religious rights of a corporation should not be placed above my health and well being. ...
Travel ban is justified
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
These are anti-American and anti-constitutional doctrines which must be either uprooted or prevented from taking place in this country in order to preserve America’s political integrity and freedoms. ...