Opinion

Thanks for push on solar bill
Friday, June 23, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
Why would Congress want to get rid of this essential tool? The fact is, interest deductibility drives economic growth, and eliminating it would ultimately be a tax hike — one that could put at risk the million jobs projected to be created in 2017. ...
Heller must vote to protect health care for all Nevadans
Friday, June 23, 2017
Senate Republicans have released their version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and a floor vote is expected soon. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked a rule that allows him to bypass the committee process — including public hearings or input from industry experts — and bring the AHCA directly to the floor of the Senate at any time. ...
Bill Cosby and the crumbling of an icon
Friday, June 23, 2017
The final chapter of Bill Cosby’s public life is far from the most important spectacle we are witnessing, but it may be the saddest. ...
Cellphone users have a right to know
Friday, June 23, 2017
For better or for worse, cellphones have become an indispensable part of most Americans’ everyday lives. In recent polls, about half the country said they couldn’t imagine living without their phones. In one pocket-size package, phones have become our navigators, photo albums, video cameras, music libraries, organizers, and the way we stay connected to our friends and loved ones. ...
Don’t emulate other autocrats
Friday, June 23, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
This fellow seems to enjoy emulating Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Rodrigo Duterte and other autocrats around the world. This is not what we expect from an American president. ...
Praise won’t fix character flaws
Friday, June 23, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
I remember seeing Donald Trump ginning up his base in some campaign rallies by asking them to make a pledge of loyalty to him. ...
Imploding 1931 Davis-Bacon Act would reduce infrastructure costs in US
Thursday, June 22, 2017
King came to Congress in 2003 and has been stubbornly submitting repeal legislation since 2005. He would not have succeeded even if he were less of a prickly cactus and more of a shrinking violet. ...
Book examines myriad reasons fathers leave children
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Yet when you ask absent fathers themselves, you get a different picture. You meet guys who desperately did not want to leave their children, who swear they have tried to be with them, who may feel unworthy of fatherhood but who don’t want to be the missing dad their own father was. ...
Cyberwarfare constitutes new front for US military
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Warfare has traditionally been executed within easily defined periods of time and geographic boundaries. These conflicts have been fought on identifiable terrain in the air, on the ground, under the sea and, as of the last 20 years, in space. ...
Let’s hold Heller to his word on health care
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Guest Column:
Don’t all Nevadans deserve the same piece of mind? I believe our state’s policymakers have an obligation to ensure everyone has access to quality, affordable, accessible health care. ...
Cost benefits, if any, outweighed by drawbacks
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The most prominent corporations — Core Civic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) and GEO Group — collectively manage more than half of the private prison contracts in the United States, which resulted in combined revenues of $3.5 billion in 2015. ...
Return to misguided policy will be boon for companies
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Since the election of President Donald Trump and the installment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, there has been a concerning shift in the approach and rhetoric around criminal justice — one that may prove to be a boon for for-profit private prisons. ...
Fla. sugar farmers are aiding Everglades
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Guest Column:
A recent column on InsideSources about sugarcane farming (“Big Sugar makes sour impact on Everglades,” June 3, Las Vegas Sun) painted a wholly incomplete and inaccurate picture of the industry, which has done more to help Everglades restoration than any other private entity to date . ...
Legislature quietly did quality work for people of Nevada
Legislature quietly did quality work for people of Nevada
Monday, June 19, 2017
EDITORIAL:
Public schools were helped, opposition to nuclear waste dump was reaffirmed, and voting rights were restored to citizens, among other accomplishments ...
Nuclear power booms in Asia as US scientists innovate new technologies
Monday, June 19, 2017
The nuclear electric industry has sustained some mighty blows in the United States and Western Europe in recent years. It might be reeling, but it is not out and it is not going down for the count. Taken globally, things are good. ...