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May 22, 2018

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Opinion

Cabinet member needs to go
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Letter to the editor:
Since taking office, President Donald Trump and his Cabinet have been plagued with scandals, with one of the most recent being that of …
The meaning of religion
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Letter to the editor:
The May 8 column “Hypocrisy and the flight from religion” asks the question, “Do you wonder why the proportion of Americans declaring themselves unaffiliated with organized religion has skyrocketed in recent decades?” First, let me say…
Battling campus oppression of the freedom of expression
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
On election night 2016, Mark Schlissel, the University of Michigan’s president, addressed more than 1,000 students, declaring that the 90 percent of them who had favored the losing candidate had rejected “hate.” He thereby effectively made those who disagreed with him and with the campus majority eligible to be targets of the university’s “bias response teams.” That his announced contempt for them made him a suitable target of the thought police is …
Media must hold itself to a higher standard
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
When Donald Trump takes his swipes at the “disgusting and corrupt media” and tens of millions of Americans agree, it’s not as if they …
Like it or not, future is nuclear
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Letter to the editor:
The Sun readers are stuck in the past; nuclear energy is the way of the future. Nothing can stop the forward advance of human progress — not the Las Vegas Sun, not hundreds of its readers, not the …
Transparency is lacking
Monday, May 21, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
Transparency in government at all levels leaves a lot to be desired. Nevada receives an extremely low grade by various watchdog groups that keep data on such a thing.
Trump’s demolition crew leaves students vulnerable to lender abuse
Monday, May 21, 2018
EDITORIAL:
After facing accusations that he treated the students in his so-called university as prey, Donald Trump made a move last week that could make it easier for lenders to do the same thing to the millions of Americans with student loans.
Did China bribe our president?
Monday, May 21, 2018
OPINION:
Did the president of the United States just betray the nation’s security in return for a bribe from the Chinese government?
At last, prohibition on sports betting has been lifted
Monday, May 21, 2018
OPINION:
Repeal of Prohibition in 1933 instantly reduced crime by reducing the number of criminalized activities, including some that millions of Americans considered victimless activities and none of the government’s business. Now, America is going to become more law abiding, the Supreme Court having said that the federal government cannot prohibit states from legalizing what Americans have been doing anyway with at least 150 billion of their dollars annually. This large figure (almost five times the combined revenues of MLB, the NFL, NBA and NHL; 14 times the movie industry’s domestic ticket sales) is a guess and might be much less ...
Nuclear waste in Nevada? Not on my watch
Monday, May 21, 2018
GUEST COLUMN:
While I understand that the publisher may be blinded by his own political bias, which is clear based on both his monetary and in-kind contributions, I would like to take the opportunity to provide the complete history of my successful efforts to stop Yucca Mountain. As the late Paul Harvey would say, here is “the rest of the story.”
Get it right the first time
Monday, May 21, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
Time after time, we are told that some person put in a position to investigate or prosecute possible wrongdoing is experienced, widely respected and admired, and oozing integrity.
Teacher abuse continues
Monday, May 21, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
The Clark County School District says it is $68 million short, so principals have to cut $47 million from 2018-19 school budgets.
Trump makes us untrustworthy
Monday, May 21, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
We now are alone, because the president yanked the United States from another multinational pact, the Iran deal.
Politicians aren’t as dumb as we think
Sunday, May 20, 2018
OPINION:
Let’s posit three rules of political analysis. First, data are better than presuppositions. Second, actual votes cast can tell us more than the polls. Third, even when we carefully examine the facts, we’re all vulnerable to seeking confirmation of what we believed in the first place.
Let’s talk peace in the Middle East
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Where I Stand:
This past week marked two distinct celebrations of the state of Israel’s 70th birthday. One was the official opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem. The other was an acknowledgment in Washington, D.C., by Israel of 70 Americans who have contributed to …