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April 24, 2014

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Columns by Brian Greenspun

Preserving my marriage
April 20, 2014
Communication was key when deciding to try to break into medical marijuana business ...
Hearing from the Greatest Generation
April 13, 2014
I have spent a lifetime reading the comments of readers of the Las Vegas Sun and, more recently, our new weekly publication, The Sunday. For the most part, those who comment on stories and columns are thoughtful and sincere. It matters not whether I agree with what they say, only that they are respectful and considerate of the ideas of others.
It seems like our republic is moving backward
April 6, 2014
Votes matter. No matter how many times we have heard that – or I and others in the media business have said that – the truth remains that our votes do matter. But after all this time, I don’t think the majority of voters get it.
How many more chances will we get for peace?
April 6, 2014
Strangely enough, Iran gives us hope for peace in the Middle East.
Commemorating the day Vegas came together
March 30, 2014
Last Wednesday was Moulin Rouge Agreement Day. What a day it was.
One short trip will make you grateful — and fearful
March 30, 2014
And although many of us argue about the rightness and wrongness of government assistance for those in need, few of us ever have the opportunity to actually touch someone who is living the nightmare of not having enough. Of anything.
Business community wises up over UNLV
March 23, 2014
Six years after the Great Recession knocked our city and state for a loop to beat all loops, the issue of UNLV and what it could mean for Southern Nevada is front and center. And it comes to that status when everyone understands ...
Jackie Gaughan bought the El Cortez in 1963. Over the years, he had stakes in many Las Vegas casinos, but this was his love, his baby. He held onto his majority stake until 2008, selling to his longtime friend and partner Kenny Epstein.
Vegas loved Gaughan. New Jersey? Not so much
March 16, 2014
Jackie Gaughan died earlier this week at the age of 93. Las Vegas will continue to live on, just as Jackie had always known. What all of us who knew him know, however, is ...
In this case it’s Ukraine, but it could be anywhere
March 16, 2014
Millennials wonder why it is in our national interest to worry about what Vladimir Putin wants to do in countries that have nothing to do with us anyway, but there are very good reasons to care ...
Bright ideas on how to avoid pedestrian deaths
March 9, 2014
Do we need to start wearing glow rings around our necks, miner's lamps on our heads and reflective tape on our arms and legs?
The early days of the Moulin Rouge
March 2, 2014
Bob Bailey reflects a lifetime of black history. His life is also the history of Las Vegas. I was thinking about the just-concluded Black History Month and couldn’t get away from the name of Bob Bailey, my friend. Actually, Bob was a dear friend of my father, Hank Greenspun. Bob inherited me when my father died.
It could have been us instead of New Mexico
March 2, 2014
Don’t worry. It’s safe. Where have we heard that before?
Fairness, 54 years in the making and counting
Feb. 23, 2014
Northern politicians from both parties hang tight as Northerners first, partisans second. Southern lawmakers align themselves as partisans, putting political party ahead of our region’s needs. The South has struggled for respect since Las Vegas was a small, dusty town, easily ignored by Reno and the mining interests of the North. We grew up, but attitudes didn’t change.
Lovers, leaders and laws that are lemons
Feb. 16, 2014
The gaiety of a Las Vegas wedding. If the past is prologue, this weekend in Las Vegas will have once again proved that it is the unofficial wedding capital of the country.
To the readers of The Sunday, thank you
Feb. 16, 2014
As I did last week, I am asking for your comments, criticisms and suggestions about how to make this product more readable, more relevant and more a part of your Sundays.

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America’s might takes money
The column “If Walgreen Co. moves home base to Europe, blame D.C.’s tax failure,” in Monday’s Sun, leaves me with some questions.
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By Jerry Mosier, Pahrump
Bundy is a victim of government
The editorial “Bundy is no victor” stated, “He could have staged an act of civil disobedience to garner help.”
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By Thomas “Tommy D” DiGiacomo, Las Vegas
Don’t horse around with carriage idea
How quaint! A horse-drawn carriage ride on Las Vegas streets? How incredibly stupid for so many valid reasons.
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By Carole LaRocca, Las Vegas
Talking tough with big stick in hand
I was impressed by all the big, brave macho men with all their weapons coming to defend a moocher who feeds his herd on public land and does not want to pay for it. A handout, like some Tea Party folks call welfare.
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By Bruce Karley, Las Vegas
Truths behind the Bundy situation
Perhaps I don’t see the situation between Cliven Bundy, his armed militia supporters and the Bureau of Land Management as clearly as others —but some truths poke through, i.e., Bundy has not paid taxes imposed on his use of public land for private grazing rights, and Bundy and the militia men and women apparently feel that they are above the law.
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By John Esperian, Las Vegas
The lies that pop up in the desert
If you ever wondered what those poor souls who were in the East German Stazi were doing in their idle time, look no further than Mesquite.
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Wayne P. Brotherton Sr., Amargosa Valley
Using Bundy as a distraction
Regarding the Nevada rancher and his long court battle against the Bureau of Land Management:
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Peter Sams, Henderson
Use juries to teach feds a lesson
The most effective way for “We the People” to neuter the federal government in its fight with Nevada’s Cliven Bundy is to hang every federal jury in cases against Bundy.
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By Joe Boyett, Montgomery, Ala.