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November 23, 2014

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Letter to the readers:

Changes to the opinion page

If you haven’t noticed, we’re tinkering a bit with the opinion pages. A week or so ago, we tweaked the design, putting more letters to the editor on the front page of the opinion section, providing more visibility for local opinions.

Now, we’re starting to expand the op-ed section and you’ll find a full slate of op-ed columnists under the “Other Voices” section. In the past, we have occasionally run some nationally syndicated columnists but you can expect to see more in the future, including some of the nation’s best known writers and thinkers.

Today’s columns include Thomas Friedman of The New York Times, who see potential for the GOP to gain points on energy policy, The Times’ Joe Nocera on “mortgage fraud fraud,” Jonathan Gurwitz of the San Antonio News-Express on a belated honor bestowed on a World War II hero, and Rex Smith of the Albany Times Union in New York on the proposal to ban large sugar sodas in New York City.

We’d love to hear what you think.

Best,

Matt

Matt Hufman is the assistant managing editor/opinion. On Twitter follow: @MattattheSun.

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  1. I think it's great to have other voices heard from various parts of the country.Opinions that are from some of the best writers in the nation can only open others to what people are thinking and saying.I welcome the newest addition to the Las Vegas Sun newspaper.

  2. For OP-ED articles, pages, and posts, it's pithiness that matters not verbosity.

    Carmine A. DiFazio

  3. Now that the Sun editors changed its OP-ED format, perhaps it should revisit some of its OP-ED viewpoints and do the same. For example, Wisconsin recall election--What's the impact on the Nov 2012 election. Hint: Americans are disgusted and disappointed with progressive/liberal Democratic entitlement governance.

    Carmine A. DiFazio

  4. These 'changes' are making the BEST, even better!!!
    The Las Vegas Sun is absolutely AWESOME!

    Blessings and Peace,
    Star

  5. Matt, can you advise the moderator to permanently ban the BULLY POSTERS? Just those who repeatedly attack other posters 'cause they don't agree with them. Not concerned about an occasional snide remark.

  6. Matt,

    The more viewpoints the better. I know it's tough to find a commentary writer that can write about policy without putting people to sleep, but if you find one you should publish their article.

    Many Americans are somewhat intellectually lazy so it is much easier to argue 'politics' rather than policy. That's why shows that are mostly pointless, like Fox News Sunday, Meet the Press, etc are on the air. They are fun to watch but do not really move the ball.

    If newspapers can do the opposite and include more on policy, we will all benefit and so will the country. I know it's tough but it is worth the effort.

    Michael