Opinion

What happened? Nation’s political axis tilted
Friday, September 22, 2017
Leaders of both major parties are wrong to think of the 2016 election as some kind of fluke. I believe a political realignment is underway, and those who fail to discern its outlines could end up powerless and irrelevant. ...
ACA repeal bill will test McCain’s principles anew
Friday, September 22, 2017
It looks as if John McCain’s Senate colleagues are going to test him once again. And the health insurance of millions of Americans depends on the outcome. ...
Latinos must get involved in water issues
Friday, September 22, 2017
Guest Column:
Recently, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced that Lake Mead has enough water in it to avoid cutbacks in use for Nevada and Arizona — barely. We must get educated and engaged if we want to protect this precious resource and millions who depend on it. And Latinos, whose cultural and historical roots have been watered by the Colorado River, must lead in this effort. ...
S. Korea’s goal: Make Kim fear for his life
Friday, September 22, 2017
Kill the king and the regime will collapse. ...
Talking Trump with a voice from above
Thursday, September 21, 2017
The famous televangelist Jim Bakker, who is preaching again on television after a rape accusation and a prison term for financial fraud, recently warned that Christians would start an armed insurrection if President Donald Trump were impeached. ...
Empty promises: Government debt will keep rising
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Candidate Donald Trump said last March that he would eliminate the federal debt in eight years. This would be possible, he said, by renegotiating trade deals. He never actually explained how more favorable trade deals would fill government coffers, but he didn’t really have to. This was a campaign promise he never had any intention of keeping. ...
Federal diabetes program is vital
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
I urge Nevada’s legislators to renew the Special Diabetes Program — historically bipartisan federal funding that is vital to finding a cure. ...
Heller should oppose EPA cuts
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
The Environmental Protection Agency is looking at a potential budget cut of 31 percent. Across the nation, people are protesting bids by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to put their own special interest first. ...
For some in Congress, silencers are golden
Thursday, September 21, 2017
The gridlock in Congress has been so bad that there’s even been a shortage of insane gun bills. ...
EPA must be fully funded
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
I was personally affected by Hurricane Irma. Hopefully my concerns, along with all the others who know the effects of global warming, will lead the powers that be to understand the importance of the job the Environmental Protection Agency has done to protect our environment, and in turn, our lives. ...
Time will not erode opposition to Trump
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
When Congress has to pass a joint resolution condemning white supremacy and plunk it on the desk of the “president” — in an effort to force him to sign it and daring him not to — you know that we as a country are beyond the pale. ...
Inclusive STEM workforce key to state’s economic health
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Before representing Nevada in Congress, I worked in Las Vegas as a computer programmer and systems analyst in what’s been long considered a male-dominated industry. It wasn’t easy. Like millions of women today, I experienced wage discrimination and the difficulties that come with challenging the gender stereotype associated with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Despite the progress we’ve made since then, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women still make up less than a quarter of the STEM workforce despite making up nearly half the U.S. workforce. ...
Promises by both parties facing reality test
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
A week ago, Donald Trump demanded that Congress move quickly to enact his tax reform plan. But so far he has not, in fact, offered any such plan. Not only is there no detailed legislative proposal, his administration hasn’t even settled on the basic outlines of what it wants. ...
I’ve had it with Trump
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Letters to the Editor:
I don’t regularly write letters to the editor of newspapers, but it’s time I make an exception. ...
L.V. goes to D.C.: Why 100 local leaders are headed to Washington
L.V. goes to D.C.: Why 100 local leaders are headed to Washington
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
EDITORIAL:
Put the brakes on Yucca Mountain. Hit the accelerator on Interstate 11. Those are among the messages that local government, community and business leaders will take to Washington, D.C., next week during the ...