Opinion

Protected speech isn’t just for white people who agree with you
Monday, February 20, 2017
Other Voices:
Everybody loves free speech, it seems — and just about everybody also knows someone who they wish would just hush up.That’s an old saying that I just made up. It came to mind amid some of the protests that have been busting out all over Donald Trump’s America ...
Trump could make much-needed friends by embracing fraternity
Monday, February 20, 2017
Other Voices:
If you could give Donald Trump the gift of a single trait to help his presidency, what would it be? My first thought was that prudence was the most important gift one could give him ...
US jobs suffer more at hands of Americans than others
Monday, February 20, 2017
Other Voices:
At their post-Civil War apogee, 19th-century Republicans were the party of activist government, using protectionism to pick commercial winners and promising wondrous benefits from government’s deft interventions in economic life. Today, a Republican administration promises that wisely wielded Washington power can rearrange commercial activities in ways superior to those produced by private-sector calculations in free market transactions ...
Voting rights nightmares have just begun for US
Monday, February 20, 2017
Other Voices:
When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell silenced Elizabeth Warren as she was reading Coretta Scott King’s 1986 letter denouncing Jeff Sessions, he jogged the memory of another Massachusetts Democrat, Rep. William Keating ...
How to prevent violence in the workplace
Monday, February 20, 2017
GUEST COLUMN:
Rather than react to workplace violence, consider being proactive to stop these incidents before they occur.
Legalized prostitution is safer
Sunday, February 19, 2017
As a woman, such issues are close to my heart. As an economist, I look to the economic way of thinking and the data when analyzing government policy. It’s with these two things in mind I suggest it’s time to consider legalizing sex work. ...
Leaks like Flynn information are responsible, not unpatriotic
Leaks like Flynn information are responsible, not unpatriotic
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Sun Editorial:
Given that Flynn was privy to the nation’s most sensitive secrets, intelligence officials then leaked rather than let another day go by with a possible Russian plant on the National Security Council. ...
There’s a gold lining to Trump’s administrative mess
Sunday, February 19, 2017
He has breathed new zest into a wide range of things: feminism, liberalism, student activism, newspapers, cable news, protesters, bartenders, shrinks, Twitter, the ACLU, “Saturday Night Live,” town halls, George Orwell, Margaret Atwood, Hannah Arendt, Stephen Colbert, Nordstrom, the Federalist Papers, separation of powers, division of church and state, athletes and coaches taking political stands, and Frederick Douglass. ...
Trump’s actions do not inspire confidence
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
Then there are his press conferences with foreign heads of state. Watching him deliver his prepared speeches can be excruciating, most recently when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited. Trump speaks so slowly that one could believe he has a significant impairment. On the podium, his hands follow every word on a prepared page while his mind attempts to follow. This does not engender confidence in his ability to govern. ...
Heller sold out kids for a chairmanship
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
He is a senator of a state with one of the poorest records in public education. I would think a high priority of his would be to have the best person possible to head the Education Department. He knew his no vote would have stopped this nomination, yet he chose to be a just another mop squeezer for the party and feather his own nest. He gets a cushy chairmanship while gambling with our children’s education. Every mom, dad, administrator and educator should view his vote as a slap in the face — something to remember in 2018. ...
Encourage clean energy in Nevada
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
n a best-case scenario, Nevada could potentially produce enough renewable energy to cover 77 percent of the state’s electricity use by 2030. Even in a worst-case scenario, Nevada could go beyond Environmental Protection Agency expectations of renewable energy development (seven times over). Here is a call to Nevadans to make their voices heard during the legislative session. ...
Trump’s ignorance is frightening
Sunday, February 19, 2017
In some ways this cluelessness may be a good thing: Malevolence may indeed be tempered by incompetence. It’s not just the court defeat over immigration; Republican ignorance has turned what was supposed to be a blitzkrieg against Obamacare into a quagmire, to the great benefit of millions. And Trump’s imploding job approval might help slow the march to autocracy. ...
Marvin Menzies deserves credit
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
Any sane individual tasked with what he faced would understandably decline. He had a returning roster of three players, one of whom dwells in constant injury hell. How he fielded a team in the time allotted is truly miraculous. And the fact that the team has won games is a tribute to his coaching ability. This was a good hire. ...
Trump’s policies hurting animals
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
The animals’ turn came at the beginning of the month by taking down the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) site that reports on government regulation of roughly 9,000 animal-handling facilities, including laboratories, dog breeders, fur farms, circuses, zoos and aquariums. The site is used every day by animal-protection activists to monitor government enforcement of the 1966 Animal Welfare Act, the only effective federal law protecting animals. ...
Trump won’t be able to stop deluge of facts
Saturday, February 18, 2017
The latest round involves former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who this week was forced to resign following disclosures about his communications with the Russian ambassador on the same day that then-President Barack Obama announced sanctions against Russia for its interference in our election to help Trump and damage Hillary Clinton. ...