Opinion

County showing lack of vision in considering expressway plan
County showing lack of vision in considering expressway plan
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Sun Editorial:
In their zeal to build an elevated expressway, some Clark County elected leaders are poised to send Las Vegas back to a time when you might have overheard something like this in an average American household: ...
Common sense should guide us
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Common sense goes a long way. ...
Heller should be ashamed
Sunday, April 30, 2017
As a supporter of Planned Parenthood, I decided I wanted to talk directly to Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. ...
Cuts to EPA are out of line
Sunday, April 30, 2017
President Donald Trump’s budget and the cuts he wants to implement, especially to the Environmental Protection Agency. ...
GOP should retreat on repeal-and-replace
Saturday, April 29, 2017
I realize there is great pressure to follow through on the GOP promise to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. And I realize that President Trump, as he neared the 100-day mark, sorely needed a legislative victory to tweet about. King Pyrrhus needed a win, too, but that didn’t work out too well for him. ...
Trump resistance expanding, strengthening, taking action
Saturday, April 29, 2017
The resistance to the travesty of Donald Trump’s presidency is holding up just fine, thank you very much. ...
Nevada economy on the rise, but we can’t be complacent
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Nevada recently hit a major milestone when for the first time in 10 years, its jobless rate fell to 5 percent as all sectors of the state’s reported job gains. ...
Western civilization ideals in need of defense
Friday, April 28, 2017
Between 1935 and 1975, Will and Ariel Durant published a series of volumes that together were known as “The Story of Civilization.” They basically told human history (mostly Western history) as an accumulation of great ideas and innovations, from the Egyptians, through Athens, Magna Carta, the Age of Faith, the Renaissance and the Declaration of the Rights of Man. The series was phenomenally successful, selling more than 2 million copies. ...
How to pay for infrastructure
Friday, April 28, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
By the end of World War II, the U.S. had sold more than $185 billion ($2.5 trillion in today’s dollars) worth of war bonds to finance the war. War bonds were government-issued savings bonds that generated capital for that war and made citizens feel involved in the national effort. ...
Land program deserves support
Friday, April 28, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
For many of us in Southern Nevada, the public lands that surround Las Vegas are a place to picnic with our children, hike, mountain bike, camp and boat. Many of the amenities that we enjoy and make our experiences richer have been funded through the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act (SNPLMA). Recently, a leak of the federal budget proposal revealed a plan to remove $230 million from the program. ...
French poised to elect their version of Obama
Friday, April 28, 2017
The French are too intellectually vain to borrow others’ political ideas, but too interested in style not to appreciate and appropriate that of others. So on May 7, they might confer their presidency on a Gallic Barack Obama ...
In health care, equality could be unreasonable goal
Friday, April 28, 2017
It’s mostly in health that the egalitarian drive is all-consuming. Why so? My pet theory is illustrated via three hypothetical cases: ...
Did backlash from Trump vote help sink O’Reilly?
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Fans of Bill O’Reilly are predictably upset that Fox News has pulled the plug on his popular show, “The O’Reilly Factor.” But take heart, folks. Bill O’Reilly isn’t really gone. Not only has he started a podcast, but you can hear his spirit in the Oval Office. ...
Climate scientists aghast at Trump’s actions
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Nearly 100 days into a presidency remarkably thin on legislative success, one area where the Trump administration and Republican-led Congress have notched indisputable gains is on the environment. ...
Trump test: The president’s first 100 days
Thursday, April 27, 2017
We’re coming up fast on Donald Trump’s 100th day as president. I know, I know, it seems like longer. But a lot has definitely happened. So here’s Part I of the Trump 100-Day Quiz. Today: friends, family and assorted appointees. ...