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April 18, 2014

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Offer alternative for funding schools
April 12, 2014
We have heard and seen lots of discussion about the Education Initiative. As shown in the Sunday editorial “You want a better Nevada? It starts with our schools,” Nevada ranks near the bottom of every education category.
Sheriff’s actions punitive, childish
April 11, 2014
Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie recently made a statement about an insurance industry spokesperson who said insurance rates may increase in the county due to the sheriff’s decision not to investigate noninjury traffic accidents.
America is in bad shape nowadays
April 11, 2014
I read Brian Greenspun’s Sunday column “It seems like our republic is moving backward.” He wrote about an America that is like a foreign country compared with what I was brought up in as a child and a young man.
It’s time to act, not bicker, on climate
April 10, 2014
What’s wrong with Professor John Christy asking questions about climate change? It’s not that he asked the question; it’s that he doesn’t accept the answers.
Right wing’s plan to rule the roost
April 9, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has put its imprimatur on the right-wing’s drive to erect apartheid, to establish a state religion, to end the war on poverty in this country.
A battle that’s been waged for decades
April 8, 2014
The Affordable Care Act signed up 7.1 million enrollees for health insurance before the March 31 deadline, as was stated by President Barack Obama on April 1, but that hasn’t stopped the Republicans from trying to repeal the ACA.
Rabbits are not good Easter gifts
April 8, 2014
As we approach Easter, it is time to warn people against buying baby rabbits, chicks or ducks.
Campaign finance rulings’ effects
April 7, 2014
The majority on the U.S. Supreme Court will be dumbfounded when they realize that their recent ruling on campaign funding coupled with their Citizens United nonsense will have been what was necessary to wake this country up, to restore democracy and to finally get people voting in their own interests.
Costco sets a good example on wages
April 7, 2014
Raising the minimum wage would be great for Nevada. The money would flow directly back into the local economy, subsidies including food stamps would be reduced, and workers would not have to struggle as hard for basics, including food and lodging.
More to learn on climate change
April 7, 2014
It seems professor John Christy has drawn a lot of vindictive criticism for his assessment of the global warming/climate change issue.
EPA’s water ruling won’t hurt farmers
April 6, 2014
It was good to read about the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent ruling clarifying what bodies of water should be included under the Clean Water Act. Although the act has been successful in cleaning up toxic streams, rivers and wetlands across America since 1972, in recent years water policy has become muddied with confusing and arbitrary decisions by the Supreme Court.
Oil, not Reagan, led to end of USSR
April 6, 2014
Chuck Muth wants to name a mountain in Las Vegas after former President Ronald Reagan. Mount Reagan would be appropriate if it were hidden somewhere inside Nevada’s Sheep Range but not out in the open for all to see.
To win, GOP must get specific
April 5, 2014
For the GOP to gain control of the Senate and hold the House, it must do the following:
U.S. tax system is hurting economy
April 5, 2014
April 15 is just around the corner. This time of year, our fellow citizens are wrestling with how to best comply with the tax codes to avoid being thrown in jail or having to undergo an audit by the IRS. They are also given the bad news about how much they had to pay during the past year and how much they may or not get back.
Health insurers harming America
April 4, 2014
Competition in the health care industry does not exist. If you want to see competition in the insurance line of business, look at automobile, life or home. Better yet, turn on the TV and watch commercials. That’s what competition looks like.

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