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February 1, 2015

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Recalls aren’t meant to be used for political bullying
As state lawmakers prepare for the start of their regular session Monday, there has been a stir in the Assembly about the potential recall of several Republicans.
Is this lawsuit good for Nevada, or just for Laxalt?
The state’s new attorney general is wasting taxpayer money needlessly fighting the president’s immigration policy.
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Enforce penalties for gun offenses
We don’t need new gun laws. What we need is the courts to …
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By John Walsh, Las Vegas
Higher gas tax not needed for roads
There is no tax or increase in taxes that politicians and lobbyists don’t love. The fact that an increase in the gasoline tax is not needed to fund roads and bridges seems to …
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By Michael Donnelly, Las Vegas
Work to avoid sage grouse listing
There is a tendency among us here in Nevada to put our heads in the sand when we think about the many public-lands issues we face, but …
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By Jim Boone, Las Vegas
A GOP Congress and the market
There is a well-known phrase in Latin, “post hoc, ergo propter hoc,” translated as “after this, therefore because of this.” Although this …
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By Earle Malkin, Las Vegas
The myth of compromise
Until now, the Obama administration was largely portrayed in the media as willing to compromise and the GOP …
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By Michael Casler, Las Vegas
The marriage problem
In regard to the Frank Bruni column “Your God and my dignity,” I have listened to and read rantings about marriage more times than I can identify. I think the whole problem is …
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By Valerie Goldstein, Las Vegas
Here’s why God would be Democrat
Private charity is great but lacks efficiency and the ability to cover large groups of people and is too arbitrary to do the job. In other words …
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By Daniel Olivier, Bullhead City, Ariz.
End of crime bad for economy?
What if there were no more need for police, lawyers, judges, prison guards, probation officers …
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By Stephen Anthony, Las Vegas
Voter ID controversy has easy solution
When I registered to vote, not only did I have to produce documentation proving I was a citizen of the U.S., but I was subject to …
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By Earle Malkin, Las Vegas
Give consumers a break at the pumps
The price of gas is down and now the feds want to raise the interest rates and the gas tax. Can us common folks…
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By John Walsh, Las Vegas

Other Voices »

  • Church wants you to be fruitful, but don’t be bananas
    My mother always believed that when you signed up for a regimen, you owed it your best shot.
  • U.S., Europe unequipped to douse Arab Inferno, only contain it
    Fifteen years ago this fall, Americans awoke to a shocking image: the destroyer USS Cole listed hard to port halfway around the world in the harbor of Aden, Yemen, its hull smoldering, 17 of its sailors dead, with 39 more wounded. Al-Qaida, barely known to most Americans, despite the deadly bombings of two American embassies, had struck again.
  • For the Patriots, without apology
    Having rooted over the years for Boston teams that many felt sorry for — God help us — and found psychologically interesting, it was a rush to hear MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough the other morning describe my Patriots as …
  • 3 ways to level economic playing field
    Ours is not a country where everyone plays by the same set of economic rules. Many long-standing federal and state policies privilege some businesses and not others. This tilted playing field isn’t just …
  • And now: Air Republicans
    Perhaps we could all use this distinction in our daily lives. When your spouse quotes something you wish you’d never said, just explain that …
  • Mitt’s third run would be no charm
    Mitt Romney might understandably think a third try would have a happy ending in a successful presidency. First, however, he must …
  • How unions could help Republicans on wages
    If Republicans are serious about fighting stagnant wages but don’t want to expand government or tax the rich, here’s an idea: Why not …
  • France needs a better ‘melting pot’
    Mounting frustration with the lukewarm temperature of their melting pots led British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and then-President Nicolas Sarkozy of France to agree in 2011 that “state multiculturalism,” as they knew it, was …
  • Technology’s role in the violence against journalists
    The murderous attack on the office of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris can be seen in the context of modern French society: its challenges …
  • How did Islam come to this?
    It is time for the debate on recent events to move from the relatively familiar ground of questions about freedom of speech and the importance of satire to thornier and …
  • What change sounds like
    Since the economic recovery is now so strong that the GOP can no longer complain that President Barack Obama failed to bring the economy back to health, Republicans need to …
  • How speech rights went wrong in France
    Unlike leaders in the United States, French leaders seldom talk about how much their fellow French increasingly …
  • Will taxing the rich save the middle class?
    Middle-class incomes have been stagnating since the 1970s, and it’s a problem that economists and observers on the left have been …
  • We back free expression in Paris but not in U.S.?
    Like all civilized world citizens, I was outraged by the brutal killings this month in France. Those who first died were the cartoonists and editors of Charlie Hebdo. They were slain in retaliation for their creative satire of the Prophet Mohammed by extreme Islamists who felt the need and the right to impose their own judgment on these talented writers and illustrators. The world was outraged. Why?
  • GOP stays stubborn on climate change
    We now know that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. We also know that President Barack Obama can expect little help from Republicans in Congress — some of them cynical, others clueless — in facing the most daunting environmental challenge of our time.